Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Actually, I am an Alabama football fan who follows NFL teams with my favorite Alabama players. That means that I have to follow the Philadelphia Eagles (QB Jalen Hurts and WR DeVonta Smith); the New England Patriots (QB Mac Jones); the Miami Dolphins (QB Tua Tagovailoa and WR Jaylen Waddle); and the Pittsburg Steelers (RB Najee Harris).
After the upcoming draft, I’ll also have to add another team to my roster when current Alabama QB Bryce Young gets drafted. I only hope (and pray) that the Lions don’t take him. I REALLY REALLY don’t want to have to be forced to watch the Detroit Lions.
So back to the Super Bowl… if you watched it, you saw that the Eagles had NO DEFENSE whatsoever which was 90% of the reason they lost. And although my guy, Hurts (who is my favorite Alabama QB) was responsible for most of the touchdowns, he was also responsible for fumbling the ball which led to a Chiefs touchdown. So that’s why I am giving him 10% of the credit for the loss.
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However, Hurts played a great game for most of the night with 27 of 38 passes complete for 304 yards and a touchdown throwing the football, 70 yards on 15 carries with an NFL record-making three rushing touchdowns…and I think he completed EVERY quarterback sneak. It’s not surprising because during the season, the Eagles converted on 33 of 37 of them.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was definitely impressed by Hurts. He said, “If there were any doubters left, there shouldn’t be now…The way he stepped up on this stage, ran and threw the ball and did whatever his team needed to win, that was a special performance. I don’t want it to get lost in the loss that they had.”
The main problem of the night was NOT Hurts. The Eagles had no pass defense and no run defense. Period. And they didn’t get anywhere near the zip code of where Mahomes was standing. No pressure at all. It was ridiculous to watch. You think they would have figured out what to do and how to fix their problems during the extended (and horrible) halftime show, but they didn’t adjust. Things just got worse.
As for the night’s entertainment and the advertising…Babyface did a good job singing “America the Beautiful” and Chris Stapleton was okay (not great) singing the national anthem. Rihanna’s halftime show sucked with her annoying red outfit and the white condom-looking characters jumping around. There was nothing spectacular about her halftime show at all – definitely not up to other performances in the past and it will soon be forgotten.
And, as has been the case for the past few years, the Super Bowl ads completely sucked. I liked the animal ones of course – the Amazon one with the crate and one for Farmer’s Dog Food.
The Jesus ads weren’t too bad although I didn’t know he had his own advertising budget. The best thing about those ads is that it irritated liberals like AOC. Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t think that Jesus would support Super Bowl commercials. Although, I’m sure she thinks he totally agrees with her stance on abortion and being anti-semitic, right?
The lovely AOC tweeted about the ads, “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”
I thought the T-Mobile ad with Travolta was tone-deaf and tacky with Olivia Newton-John dying less than a year ago. I almost expected to hear her voice in the ad but I don’t think, alive or dead, she’d sign up for that horrible commercial. It was an embarrassment. The T-Mobile ad with Bradley Cooper and his mom, on the other hand, was pretty cute and it was the only non-dog commercial that I liked during the night.
And as expected, we had to put up with the woke-ism liberals injecting their crap into the ads including Disney, the electric vehicles and the M&M’s. They should have just pooled all of their money together and had some M&Ms driving electric vehicles through Walt Disney World with an “Elect Biden” bumper sticker on the back of their SUV.
And there was no Budweiser ad with the Clydesdale horses for some reason even though it was the 90th anniversary of their appearance in a Super Bowl. Instead, they used their three minutes of advertising for lackluster promos for Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Busch Light. What kind of FUBAR decision was that?
Also odd Sunday night was how many movie trailers there were. I rarely see any ads for movies all year but they seemed to dominate the Super Bowl advertising.
The only good thing about last night, in my opinion, is that we didn’t have to put up with a Joe Biden interview. BRAVO for the folks who stopped that from happening.
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