To celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, we took Jacob over to my husband's friend's house. We always gather at his place for events requiring a TV since his TV is, by far, the largest. This is why I refuse to allow my husband to buy a TV the size of a small elephant, because we would always be the default hosts (ok, and because we don't really have the money).
Since I care more about my grandma's toenail fungus than I do about football, I celebrate the beer and pizza. Oh and the commercials. But this year, the commercials were very disappointing.
Most of them left me wondering "wtf?!" It was pretty funny to watch the guys put on their 3-D glasses at every commercial break just to make sure they didn't miss the 3-D Sobe commercial though.
You could tell which companies' marketing budgets had taken a hit. Ivars and Miller Highlife both featured a 1/8 of a second ad- which probably costs them about three Executive Officer salaries. It was so pathetic, it was funny. But by far my favorite commercial was one from CareerBuilder.com. I swear I laughed for ten whole minutes (sorry koala bear):
Oh and watching Springsteen during halftime was more painful than an hour of admin law. He's so.....old. Every time he did a jump we wondered if he was going to break a hip. And then that funny slide thing he did into the camera which resulted in a "crotch shot" .... too too funny.
The best entertainment of the day, of course, was Jacob. He was fun and charming the whole afternoon and evening. He belly laughed when we played peek-a-boo with him and chatted up a storm. The guys loved passing him around and making crazy faces at him. He even napped during parts of the game (football has that effect on me too).
Oh yeah, I almost forgot that there was even a game. I have some random thoughts about football in general that always puzzle me:
-how do the players NOT get constant wedgies in those tight pants?
-how can guys that large run so fast? or does the tv just make them look fast?
-does anyone else find it objectively strange that people all over the country tune in to watch men in tights doggy pile each other?
-why does that one ref have the letters "BJ" written on the back of his uniform? Is that his name? That is just unfortunate.