Superbowl XLII & the Commercials
February 04, 2008
Underdogs, New York Giants beat the not so Perfect Patriots in a very exciting game 17-14. In the final quarter I was hiding behind Kevin - because I could not look. Eli Manning, Peyton's little brother played superbly. The Giants' Defense were spectacular - breaking through the Pats front line and constantly pressurizing Tom Brady, the Patriot Quarterback. The strategy worked. Brady didn't have the time to make those long passes. Instead the Patriots had to rely on shorter passes, when Brady wasn't being sacked.
The commercials this year were okay. I think I may have set my expectations a little high. I really didn't think they lived up to the hype.
Since I loathe car commercials I refuse to mention any of them.
1. Pepsi Diet Max
Weird but kind of cool see digitally engineered lizards dancing to "Thriller" Correction the dancing lizards were advertising water. Oops
2. Go Daddy
Now that Danica is their spokesperson the commercials are tame. Kevin is still mourning the exit of the first Go Daddy Girl.
3. Hank the Horse (Beer Commercial)
I loved Hank the horse being taken through his training by spotty dog with background music from Rocky. Beer commercials are starting to feel like car commercials - boring.
1. Fedex Carrier Pigeon
Especially the last scene - the effects of the giant carrier pigeons on packages, and people. Superb.
2. Bridgestone Tires (Animal only.)
I loved the series of animals (starting with the pesky squirrel) all screaming as the car approaches, but thanks to the tires, manages to swerve and avoid each creature. Didn't like the people version.
I loved the Coke Commercial - the one with the Republican and Democrat leaving their debate to go and get a coke, and have a tour of DC. Great commercial.
As for all the rest - If I don't remember them after 24 hours, then they are not worth mentioning.