I didn’t watch much of the Super Bowl pregame show but was surprised it was sponsored by Turkish Airlines. I can’t recall ever seeing any advisement from Turkish Airlines ever or even knew they existed.
Right after the opening kickoff, you used to see the stands light up in flashes from cameras, but this was the first year I didn’t really notice it. My guess is most attendees just use their phones to take pics and most don’t have the flash on, not to mention, the flash on a phone doesn’t work all that great.
I thought the playing surface looked very subpar for a Super Bowl. You could easily identify the seams, a huge square in the middle of the field, to place the NFL logo and the endzone’s showed a bunch of green patches where it was supposed to be red or blue.
First rule of a Super Bowl party, show the game. Second rule, no suit and tie or any type of formal wear.
The oil industry can afford a Super Bowl commercial? Well, the game was hosted in Houston, and it’s considered Texas Tea.
Alternative Fact – “Super Bowl” was originally spelled “Souper Bowl”.
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I’ve always felt when Lady Gaga is on the national stage, she totally brings it. She’s a fearless entertainer, and I loved her half-time performance. A lot of far-Left people were upset she didn’t use this huge stage to make some sort of political statement, she went above that and instead started the performance with patriotic music. In a small sort of way, she was doing what she could to unite the country.
Or if you are a flaming liberal, look at it this way. The start of the show was an artistic protest, which started loving and patriotic, but she became overwhelmed and jumped to her death. Think of it as some sort of metaphor of how someone once loved their country and was so sad of current affairs decided to end it all.
It would have been neat if she snuck Left Shark somewhere as a backup dancer.
When she started to sing “Telephone”, I thought Beyonce might make an appearance, because she’s in the video and she’s from Houston. But I’m glad she didn’t have any surprise appearances whatsoever.
We have a neighbor whose native language is Polish. In a recent Facebook post, she stated she avoids using “can’t” and instead says “can not” because with her accent, she doesn’t want to accidentally verbally insult someone.
Not a complaint, just an observation – There seems to be a lot more Trump bumper stickers than before the election.
On Saturday the family went hunting for a Star Wars pinata at the Harry Hines Bazaar and were totally out of our element. I saw a lot of custom made t-shirts, and since we were in a Mexican neighborhood, there were many “creative” anti-Trump ones.
My goodness, the SNL “Sean Spicer Press Conference” skit was one of the best of this century. It took the whole audience a bit to recognize it was actually Melissa McCarthy, and once they did, you got a feeling you were watching something that would become part of SNL lore. People are going to be referencing things like “moose lamb” for decades, though my favorite prop was the knot. Surely she’s going to win the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.