Top 10 Super Bowl Topics
2. The Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials
This is certainly a game day topic and water cooler fodder for all Monday morning fans. Which was the best, worst, and/or funniest commercials seen during the Super Bowl. There have been some classics over time including this one I really liked when Michael Jordan and Larry Bird played an outrageous game of h-o-r-s-e in a McDonald’s commercials from a past Super Bowl
3. First For New Orleans or Peyton’s Legacy?
Sentimental favorite is on the Saints side for obvious reasons. As for Manning, the guy who could not win the big one might own two championship rings within the next five days. Let the debate begin.
4. The score by quarters
This week, bosses may or may not know that productivity is going down, or, maybe they are part of it. Fans across the nation and around the world are filling in blank squares as Super Bowl football pools his their stride. True confessions. I have never won a dime in a Super Bowl pool, but usually play them every year. Why? We all want to have a vested interest in rooting for SOMETHING even if our favorite childhood team is not playing in the big game. What numbers do you own and how many squares did you initial?
5. Who is Playing at Halftime?!
The legendary rock and roll band, The Who, is scheduled to perform during halftime of Super Bowl XLIV. The talk is starting this week, will pick up into game time and be reviewed by anyone who saw the performance starting on Monday/
6. Classic Super Bowl Foods
I was visiting the farmer’s market in my neighborhood over the weekend and stopped at a particular farmer who sells avocados (que Pavlov’s dog cause my mouth is watering). I asked him how business would be this week, leading up to the Super Bowl His eyes got wide and said this is his biggest week of the year. No surprise. Need some off the wall Super Bowl trivia to throw at friends. try these food based facts I wrote about last year at this time.
7. Living Up to Expectations
Reggie Bush has proven, at times to be a dynamic, all-star caliber NFL player. Bush, the number two pick in the 2006 National Football League Draft, though has also vanished from other football games and has been called Mr. Kardashian by skeptics. It is certainly a below the belt shot and reference to girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Bush has three touchdowns during the playoffs and has the greatest chance to quiet the critics, once and for all with a big game.
8. Media Day
It has been called a circus-like atmosphere, which is disguised as Super Bowl Media Day. Hundreds of media descend on players, coaches, trainers and even fans looking for a unique angle or story to tell as reporters look to fill time on TV, radio, print and blogs until Sunday. I always enjoy the story about the idiot questions a few knucklehead reporters wind up asking. That said, there is no shortage of topics or story lines this week. The Colts are return to Miami where they defeated the Chicago Bears three years ago during a rain soaked Super Bowl. You have a few stories lines about Peyton Manning, the son of legendary Saints QB Archie who grew up in New Orleans. You have the city’s recovery from the Hurricane, the Saints First Ever Super Bowl appearance and on and on it will go…..
9. The Sentimental Favorites
The average fan is going to want the Saints to win. As mentioned above, having never won the big prize, plus the post-Hurricane impact favors the Saints. However, the Las Vegas odds-makers for the Super Bowl Think Otherwise. I heard on the radio, Los Angeles DJ’s mentioning the odds had started at 5 points in favor of the Colts and since have moved to six points. Are they right? We will have to see….
10. Oh Yeah, the Game
After all is said and done, it is about 60 minutes in the biggest game, on the largest stage for people in the United States and around the world to watch. Four hours of an actual game-day football presentation and even more hours of analyzing the pre- and post game make it a day that keeps millions of Americans glued to the TV. (Hint) If you enjoy shopping with no traffic, today is your day.