Friday Potpourri Super Bowl Edition
We are coming LIVE from Indy. Home of this years Super Bowl.
What this will be today is random parts of my live blog of Sunday’s game.
I would do the live blog on the day of the game but it might get lost in the shuffle.
So, let’s do this thing!
12:00 – 6:00 A lot of meaningless stories about every coach, player, equipment manager, and waterboy.
A fun drinking game would be to drink everytime someone expresses their surprise at how well Indy has handled hosting the game. (Not that we here at the BellbottomBlog condone drinking.)
(At a party, somewhere in Texas, a woman armed with the world’s longest extension cord, a laptop, Cheetos, and a sizable bottle of vodka slips into a closet for the next several hours.)
6:01-6:25 Player introductions and the coin toss. Otherwise known as the last chance to get settled in for the game.
6:26 Kelly Clarkson sings the National Anthem ending with a dozen doves flying out of her skirt.
6:29 The Blue Angels have a flyover that no one can see because we are in a DOME.
6:30 The Giants coach informs Homeland Security that the guy on the opposite sideline is with Occupy: Indy.
6:31 A startled Bill Belichick is escorted out of the arena never to return.
6:32 The opening kickoff goes through the end zone.
7:35 Three minutes before halftime Madonna , furious over Kelly Clarkson and the dove trick, is back in her hotel room, refusing to come out.
7:40 A local high school band performs their usual halftime routine at the Super Bowl. Later it will be found to have gotten the highest ratings for any halftime show, ever.
7:58-8:08 More commercials including the Ferris Bueller one. John Hughes spins in his grave. People use this time for a bathroom and snack break.
(I am skipping the football action in deference to the friends of this blog who don’t care for football)
(And I don’t want to give away the ending)
Finally the game ends and to make up for a whole day of football, men all over America sit through the season opener of The Voice.
The regular Friday Potpourri will be back next week
If you have any topic that you would like me to cover next Friday, let me know on Twitter or in the comments section.
And someone should check that closet in Texas Sunday night to make sure everything is ok.
Better to sit through the season opener of The Voice than Smash. I am sick of that show already just because of the 50+ times a night commercials they show for it.
Thanks for not spoiling the ending of the game. One thing is for certain; at work the next day everyone will lament how “the playoff games were way more exciting than the Super Bowl.” This happens every year. The other certainty is those of us who do not enjoy football will be forced to listen to repeated play by plays of the game. Which, in retrospect, makes watching Smash seem less tortuous.
Smash is the Debra Messing one, right? I know when I think of singing and dancing, she leaps to mind.
The post-mortem of the game is way overdone.
Wait, is that person sipping vodka in the closet with Cheetos me? Because that sounds like me.
Yes, please check on me later. That would be nice.
I couldn’t write about a sporting event without you making a cameo appearance.
I wasn’t planning on watching. Now I really don’t have to, because I know how it will go. Thank you for that.
The Ferris Bueller commercial is awesome. But you’re right. I think John Hughes would have hated it.
And if you are going to remake it, why not use the other actors as well. The friends, the sister, the principal, hell, even Charlie Sheen is still around.
That actually did surprise me. I was hoping for a cameo from one (or more) of the others. I mean, Cameron (Alan Ruck, I think is the actor’s name?) guest-stars all the time on different series. So I know he’s not sequestered somewhere. He’d have gladly been in the spot. And the fans would have died to see more than just Broderick in it.
(Psst, I don’t think they’d want the principal. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/30/jeffrey-jones-busted-ferr_n_631699.html)