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Super Bowl Review

– Who dat say dey gonna beat them Saints?

– Ok, congratulations New Orleans, but isn’t Who Dat just a really slightly changed version of the Bengals’ ‘Who dey say they gonna beat dem Bengals’?

– After the game, there was a really nice shot of Drew Brees holding his child, looking into the child’s eyes and crying with joy. The announcer managed to completely rob the image of its pathos, transform it into pure kitsch, and make 99.999 percent of the audience feel bad by going on about how we were watching the most beautiful thing a father can share with his son. This of course prompted a million living rooms to resound with the thought: ‘Man, I feel bad about my relationship with my father.’

– The Saints pulled off two wins in a row by way of huge late-game interceptions off of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. The Favre pick wasn’t that much of a surprise, but Peyton Manning’s lack of poise at the end was pretty shocking.

– Finally, in actual analysis: I give the Saints coaching staff a ton of credit for this win. They were outmanned and they knew it, but they made a series of extremely gutsy and (mostly) well executed calls. These included going for it on 4th and goal from the 1, making a two point conversion, and kicking an onside kick to start the second half. Further, early in the game it looked like the Colts were going to run away in a blow out. The Saints made the key adjustments to clamp down on defense and stop Manning & Co. Anyways, it was really nice to see the braver and more entertaining team pull off a win.

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2 Responses to “Super Bowl Review”


  1. 1 paisleyreich
    February 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Did the Bengals invent that first or did the Saints? I thought the same thing but someone said the Saints invented it.

    On the Brees/child thing, yeah the announcer completely ruined it. In my recollection he made it seem like unless you had just won the Super Bowl you were somehow missing out on a big substantive part of life.

    Did anyone else notice the recurring theme of passive aggression and trapped misery in relationships brought up by at least three or four different commercials?

  2. 2 johuat
    February 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

    That was just the advertisers reminding us that we lose our manhood through our relationships with women, and that the best way to get it back is to buy things.


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