(This will be my last Super Bowl post, I swear. Okay, probably not, since there’s nothing to talk about now until next season starts… but for now, this is it.)
The New York Giants pulled off one of the most improbable upsets in sports over the weekend, by knocking off the seemingly unbeatable Patriots in the process. Will this be considered the greatest upset of all time? Of course, it is always difficult to compare different sports along with different generations, but in the present, it is absolutely the biggest story in sports.
And what of the team that is being overlooked in all of this discussion? The
Of course, the great City of
Left out in all this discussion of the “Big Game” are the commercials, and the fact that more than half the viewers were likely there just to see the new ads this year. For those folks, they were probably mostly disappointed with the selection this year between the slightly over-testosteroned Under Armor ads, the cars.com commercials that barely made sense, and the uncomfortably racist Sales Genie spots.
There were a few bright spots however, with Dwayne Wade finally making Charles Barkley’s “T-Mobile fave five” and paying the consequences, and the funnier-than expected Justin Timberlake Pepsi ad. Overall though, a pretty weak selection to go along with a great game. I suppose it’s a zero-sum day.
Congratulations to the Giants of
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