Monday, February 3, 2014

Superbowl Or Soupbowl? What Do You Care...

Who remembers this song? Really got the people pumped up for the Superbowl. There was once a time no one really even cared much about the Superbowl here in Jamaica but now we see Superbowl parties being held like it was always the norm. I'm all for the embracing of American Football because for far too long have i been mocked for my love of the pig skin  and referring to Jamaican football as soccer. For the most part though I know majority of the people just watch the Superbowl for two things; the half time concerts and the epic commercials that are aired during. So i'll save my thoughts about the Superbowl for the end of this blog and just get into the meat of the matter...

So this year we had the likes of Bruno Mars as the main centerpiece of the halftime show. Can't say he stacks up much to last years Beyonce concert but the boy definitely pulled his own weight in that stellar halftime performance. Much to my surprise as well was a duo with the one and only Red Hot Chili Peppers; time has not been kind to their lead singer I must say but it was good to see them up and about on such a grand stage. As much as i'm not a die hard Bruno Mars fan I must say he rocked the stage well; pretty much after his opening song "Locked Out Of Heaven" I didn't actually know any of the songs until Red Hot Chili Peppers sang "Give It Away". All in all excellent stage presence and audience control from Bruno Mars and the sky is the limit for this young man after rocking the Superbowl like that.

With that being said we get to the general entertainment value of the spectacle called the Superbowl. Every Superbowl millions of dollars are spent by companies to secure this optimal viewing time slot to air there commercials. It is the norm for a simple 30 second commercial slot during Superbowl to cost upwards of a million dollars. According to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post, a 30-second spot will cost approximately $4 million. It's with good reason though as Superbowl commercials typically go above and beyond the average commercial in terms of production value and impact. So much so that some people more so pay attention to the Superbowl for the commercials than the actual football game. Here are some of the major commercials:

  Bud Light: Ian Up for Whatever

Beats Music: Scary Funny with Ellen Degeneres

Audi - Doberhuahua

2015 Hyundai Genesis: Dad's Sixth Sense

The Phone Call: #InWithTheNew RadioShack Commercial

There is literally way too many commercials to list so if you are interested in the full list of commercials click here. That doesn't even include movie trailers so lets take a look at a couple of those now:

So closing off just want to say it was obvious the Seahawks would win just not obvious that it would be a total blowout for the Bronco's. When you have the best defensive team in the league going up against the best offensive team in the league is pretty obvious that the best offensive is always a good defense. Especially in a sport like the NFL that centers around downs, returns and field goals. Well that about rounds up our Superbowl coverage; thanks for passing through and hope you were entertained by the Superbowl highlights and my ranting. 


1 comment

February 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM

you didnt know the songs he was singing other than locked out of heaven ? lies !

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