I'm going to come out and say it: today was the Super Bowl, and boy did it disappoint. Last year we had Left Shark, Pete Carroll's horrible mistake, and I'm sure some kind of memorable commercial that I can't seem to remember off the top of my head. This Super Bowl, Super Bowl 50 to be exact, was the Super Bowl of good defense, hating on Cam by old white dudes, praise of "The Sheriff" (a.k.a., Peyton Manning — BTW, WTF is that nickname, ew) even though he hardly did anything and his defense pretty much won the game, and the random halftime show with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, featuring Coldplay (even though Coldplay was the headliner). This year was incredibly boring, so boring that I actually fell asleep in the last quarter, only to wake up and see the confetti streaming down inside Levi's Stadium in the Bay Area.
Another disappointment was the lack of any memorable Super Bowl commercials. Other than it being the biggest sporting event of the year in America, the Super Bowl is also known for having the funniest, most creative, celebrity-filled commercials. Usually advertisers try to one-up each other, but this year it was like they weren't even trying. This year's most memorable commercial involved a choir of various groups of people singing about a car or something (I can't exactly remember, that's how bad these ads were this year), with the gimmick being that the groups were comprised of people who were conceived after Super Bowl wins, a.k.a., they were "Super Bowl babies." And to be honest, the only reason why I vaguely remember this commercial is because I saw it trending on Twitter. Yeah. On a related note, because the Super Bowl was broadcast on CBS this year, we had to witness a number of excruciatingly unfunny promos for The Big Bang Theory. Moving on.
Even the halftime show was kinda lame. Coldplay was the headliner (WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS?), which I kind of don't understand because they're definitely light rock/light alt. and not really the Super Bowl's demographic. I mean, I personally really like Coldplay, but I just don't think they're right for the Super Bowl. Their most "intense" song is Clocks, and I think that song is about love filtered through the metaphor of clocks. I have no idea. Anyway, the performance was fine, but a little more Live 8 than Super Bowl 50, in my opinion. Thankfully, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars joined Coldplay for a little more of an upbeat tempo. That was fun. There was a lot of color, which was cool. But legitimately, that was it.
Honestly, after that I don't really remember what happened because I fell asleep. All I know was that someone mentioned Michael Oher, a.k.a. the guy who inspired The Blind Side movie, so naturally I became a little more excited. But it was a super boring game with a boring halftime show and boring commercials. The best part was Eli Manning's reaction to the Broncos sealing up the win. The look on his face was the internalized defeat of knowing that the one thing he had over his older, more talented brother (two Super Bowl rings) was no more.
BONUS! Enjoy my Super Bowl 50 experience in Snapchats:
All Snaps courtesy of @ameliadeew