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This year’s Superbowl was surprising from a couple of aspects. Namely, the game and the commercials.

Not only was the game not a blowout, but it was a defensive game. No overwhelming offensive lines running roughshod over the field, rather it was a tactical exercise in strategy and execution. The Giants prevailed over the heavily favored Patriots in a wild and woolly fourth quarter. An excellent showing by both teams.

The commercials were fairly decent this year as well. Some standouts for me were (in no particular order):

  • The Fed-Ex Pigeon Delivery
  • Pixar/Disney Wall-E
  • Bud-Light Wine & Cheese
  • Budweiser Hank the Clydesdale
  • E-Trade’s Baby Trader Commercials
  • SoBe’s dancing lizards
  • Garmin’s Napoleon driver
  • Bridgestone’s Animal (and Human) Screamers

Perhaps the best part (at least for me) was the Terminator coming out and nailing that annoying Fox robotic football player. I’ve seen that animation for years, and I’m tired of seeing it. But that’s just me…