Was Dallas a Swan Song?
Another Super Bowl has come and gone with the Green Bay Packers winning the hardware and the glory. Another Super Bowl has come and gone where I sit through all the annoyance of the ancillary entertainment surrounding the spectacle. Another Super Bowl has come and gone with the inane questions fielded by once-a-year viewers such as, “Why are they kicking the ball,” or, “How do you tell the teams apart? They’re wearing the same color pants!”
The 45th version of this Classic went from looking like a blowout when the Packers took the 21-3 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers to a nail-biter down the stretch. A record 111 million viewers watched the game here in the United States, and undoubtedly most of those eyeballs stayed with it until Ben Roethlisberger made that incomplete fourth-down pass that clinched the win for the Packers.
The commercials can wax and wane year in and year out. The half time performances can get one to yearn for the days when Up With People used to be featured in that slot. The National Anthem can creep ever closer to the one-hour mark.
In the end it’s about the game of football despite what that idiot Shelly from HR says. And if you hear her complain about the talking through the commercials while being shushed during the game, it is perfectly all right to wish her a lifetime of cramps and bloating. But I digress.
As great as the game was on Sunday, it can be taken away from us just like that.