Superbowl

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I watched the Superbowl. There I said it. Not all of it mind you, but enough that I can't deny it. My roommate turned it on during halftime so he could watch Gwen of No Doubt jump around on the stage.. I found this deeply amusing that this wannabe punk looking band is there performing with this rigid time limit (can't short change the sponsors!) in one of the most-watched commercial events ever. Then Sting starts singing message in a bottle with them with hardly a gasp of breath for poor Gwen between songs. I swear the songs were sped up slightly to make sure they fit exactly into their alloted time.

Then of course there is the game. Reminds me of the joke: I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Well, in this case I was watching some commercials and a football game broke out. I know it has been discussed ad nauseum elsewhere, but I still had to comment. I feel it was particularly surreal for me because I don't watch TV regularly. Watching 8 seconds of gameplay (if that!) followed by 30 seconds of commercials and sponsor announcements was just hilarious.

Most people I talked to felt the game sucked. Tampa Bay trounced Oakland and there wasn't much more to it. From a non-sports watcher point of view though the game was excellent. If there ever was a game that was just ripe for mocking it was that one. At halftime if was 21 to 3 (or something equally silly)... and although it looked like Oakland MIGHT at somepoint decide to maybe sorta kinda attempt at a comeback.. it never came through and instead we got to watch Tampa Bay make interception after interception and even get another touchdown with just 2 seconds to play. Final score 48-21. It don't envy the Oakland coach after that poor performance.

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Don't forget the degradation of those of us who got to watch our streets turn to flames and broken glass at the hands of the "mighty" (mighty retarded) Raider Nation!

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