IT WAS A SAD DAY for Pittsburgh Steeler fans around the world. As I’m sure you know by now…the Green Bay Packers held off the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl 45 yesterday, by a score of 31 to 25.
The Packers jumped out to an early lead…and seemed on the brink of a blow out when they went ahead 21-3 late in the second quarter.
But the Steelers got a touchdown just before halftime, and they carried the momentum into the second half…then closed the gap to just four points in the third, and later three points in the fourth. But they never caught up thanks to THREE turnovers…which all led to scores…while the Packers didn’t turn the ball over once.
Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS was named the MVP.
MAYBE A BIGGER FLUB than all of the Steeler turnovers was CHRISTINA AGUILERA messing up the the National Anthem. She was about to sing the fourth line of the song, which goes…”O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.”
Instead, she sang…”What so proudly we watched, at the twilight’s last reaming.”
Afterwards, Christina said she just got caught up in the moment…”I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
Obviously it can happen to any singer…and it does all the time…but Christina DID sing it correctly at Game 7 of the NBA finals last June.
THE REALLY BIG WINNERS were the commercials. There were some really good ones. Doritos had a few big ads early in the game, including one that blew up online featuring a guy licking Doritos cheese dust off his co-workers’ fingers.
Volkswagen killed it with a commercial featuring a little kid dressed as DARTH VADER trying to use the Force on different objects…and thinking he succeeded when his dad secretly started his Volkswagen with the remote. I actually posted it last week.
Snickers tried to recapture the magic they had last year when they relaunched BETTY WHITE into a superstar. But this year, they picked a couple of far less likeable celebrities… RICHARD LEWIS and ROSEANNE BARR.
I liked the commercial…mostly because Roseanne got hit with a giant log…but I still don’t see this leading to her hosting Saturday Night Live by popular demand in a few months.
If you missed any of the commercials…or you just want to watch them again…click HERE.
LEADING UP TO THE SUPER BOWL…Visa had been running those ads with the four old guys in the Never Miss a Super Bowl club. They’ve been at EVERY SINGLE SUPER BOWL in person, starting with Super Bowl One in 1967.
Well…it looks like the Visa ad was a jinx. One of the four guys MISSED this Super Bowl. And, to make it worse, he’s a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan.
The guy who missed the game is 79-year-old Robert Cook of Brown Deer, WI. He had to be hospitalized with an illness. So his two daughters went to see the game instead, and took a photo of their dad on a stick to hold up. The other three men in the club made it to the game.
THE ONE WEEK I SKIP SNL…and the show was actually good! If you missed it too…Wayne’s World returned. DANA CARVEY hosted, and MIKE MEYERS guest starred. The shows started with the two of them giving their 2011 Oscar picks.
AS I WRITE THIS…one of my neighbors is probably stealing my Wi-Fi. According to a new nationwide survey, 32% of Americans… or ONE out of THREE… admit they’re stealing their neighbor’s Wi-Fi Internet connection.
In 2008, only 18% of people said they were hopping on a neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection. Then again, a lot more people have high-speed Internet today than back in ’08.
There are two big reasons you should password-protect your connection so that other people can’t steal from you. One, you’re PAYING for that connection…probably a lot of money. And two, if your Internet connection isn’t secure, someone else could jump on it and easily hack your Facebook password…or use your connection to download illegal things…maybe something as sick and twisted as child pornography.
If you don’t know how to make your connection secure…just ask your kid!
IT’S A BIG DAY FOR PEOPLE who like to inconspicuously drink HUGE AMOUNTS of wine while they’re at work.
STARBUCKS has been rolling out its 31-ounce size, called the Trenta. Well…someone figured out that the cup is big enough that once you’re done with your iced coffee, you can fill the cup with an ENTIRE BOTTLE OF WINE.
THE RECESSION IS HURTING RELATIONSHIPS…or at least those folks trying to end their relationship. A new study has found that 38% of couples who were thinking about getting divorced or separated in the past few years have stayed together… because of the recession.
Divorce is expensive, and in an era where jobs and steady income can be hard to come by, people are choosing a somewhat-unhappy-but-financially-secure marriage over the freedom of splitting up, and being straight-up broke.
The recession has also helped some couples that weren’t considering splitting up. 29% of couples said that the recession has made their marriage stronger. Only 13% say that it’s made their marriage weaker.
ONE COUPLE obviously not feeling the pinch is CAMERON DIAZ and ALEX RODRIGUEZ. Cameras caught Cameron feeding A-Rod popcorn yesterday at the Super Bowl.
ONE FINAL FOOTBALL NOTE…The NFL has been putting microphones on players and coaches for years. But what if they put one on the FOOTBALL?
JUST A NOTE…this is the last full week that I’ll be putting out STRAIGHT FROM THE FOX HOLE for a couple of weeks. Next Monday and Tuesday I’ll be on the road headed to Lincoln, NE and unable to post.
So enjoy this week…and then I’ll try to get things back to normal on 2/16/11 if possible.
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