Super Bowl Post-Mortem
Sorry, just finished a piece of humble pie!
OK,..first up,...to prove I'm not another in-your-face sports nut, I heartily salute the New England Patriots. You don't win three of the last four Super Bowls by being lucky, you win them by being good.
Now, some random thoughts about the game and the future:
- The Eagles did look bad, but the good things are:
- The Eagles have almost all of their top-tier talent locked up into long-term contracts. Unlike teams like the Florida Marlins, the 2004 Eagles weren't cobbled together from a bunch of primadonnas to make one big shot at the brass ring.
- Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb will learn from their mistakes and come back stronger next year. Bill Belichick didn't become the dominant coach we know today overnight.
- It only took the Eagles a few tweaks (Jevon Kearse and T.O.) to get over the NFC hump. A few more tweaks and we're the next dynasty.
- T.O. really is a football god.
- Ankle fracture? What ankle fracture.?
- The Super Bowl isn't a best-of-seven series.
- For God's sake,..I'm getting tired of all the Monday-morning quarterbacking from sports pundits! The game is over. The Eagles lost. We'll learn from our mistakes. See ya all in 2006!
- If you didn't choke up during the National Anthem, you need your head examined!
- If you didn't think Bush 41 wasn't whispering to Bubba "I deserve to be here, you don't!" you need your head examined, too!
- Wow! So that's what a Super Bowl halftime show looks like when you hire some REAL talent!
- Only four songs, but Sir Paul ripped the house down!
- Best Commercials of the night:
- Budweiser's salute to the Armed Forces. Whoever designed adverts like that (and the 2002 post-9/11 NYC salute) deserves a big raise!
- The Americhoice cat-sauce-and-knife commercial. ROFLMAO!!
- 3. Diet Pepsi and Sean "Puff Pastry" Combs: most realistic commercial of the night. Monkey see, monkey do.
- 4. Speaking of monkeys,...how many Philadelphians saw the "Career Builders" commercials and thought "Hey, that looks like Mayor Street, a City Council meeting, and the token Republican councilman?"