I know. I was supposed to watch The Super Bowl yesterday. What with all the $4-5 million dollar commercials floating around and fancy new trailers for every movie under the sun, you would think they would have my rapt attention.
Even if “my” team was playing, I learned that Super Bowls are not for me. I tried, I honestly did. I thought to myself, “Okay, there is a big explosive Hulk movie coming out so I will watch the celebration and be all excited and such.”
Yeah, turns out I am more of a football-movie kinda guy than an actual football-watcher kinda guy. Last year for The Super Bowl I watched We Are Marshall and called it “good enough”.
What cracks me up is that thanks to the 2004 festivities, we now have a delay in live broadcasts. (Apparently, as of 2007, “Nipplegate” was the most searched term online”.) What I find even more hilarious was that YouTube was more or less created so people could re-watch one or two frames of live television. Then, only a year later, the company was worth $1.65 billion dollars. Oh internet.
At the same time, the internet makes it easy to watch all those wacky commercials at your leisure. Y’know, the ones that won’t be airing for the next three months. Oh The Super Bowl; you sure do put the mass in mass media.
I rested yesterday, confident that I could look it all up today. I sat around with the cat, indulged in comic books and took part in my own little bowl. Try to Keep the Cat From Eating All the Food in My Cereal Bowl. It was quite the lively battle. Sadly, no touchdowns were scored. An no, we will not be going to Disneyland.
(Just in case you need one commercial to tide you over until next year, here is one of my favorites.)