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February 5, 2006

Superbowl XL

Filed under: Entertaining,Games — Bob @ 8:10 pm

This year’s Superbowl has now come and gone. We had a few friends over again, its become traditional to host a small gathering at our place every year. The reason? We have digital cable which allows us to tune into a U.S. station to see the commercials. Most of the “good” commercials don’t air on Canadian channels, so normally unless you like football there isn’t much reason to watch. But we get to see the ads in all their splendor.

My favorite this year was the Magic Refridgerator. As usual, I don’t recall what it was for; probably a beer company, since it seems beer companies buy more ad space than anyone else. Most other ads weren’t very exciting although the GoDaddy.com ad sparked a lot of interest. I still have no idea what they do and don’t really care. :^)

This year I cared who won the game, so I watched the football almost as intently as the advertisements. I was rooting for Seattle (nearly local team), and I think they were capable of winning. A couple of bad calls didn’t break their way, although at least one other questionable call did. In the end though it was clear that the Steelers battled harder; their defense did an amazing job to shut down the Seattle game for the second half. Even so, the Seahawks didn’t help themselves with two missed field goals, bad penalties and an interception. I guess there is always next year!

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