Lombardi Trophy Returns To Green Bay

Zeta Oph: Runaway Star Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, WISE Team
Zeta Oph: Runaway Star Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, WISE Team

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, who edged the Pittsburgh Steelers, and rode to victory on the crest of three turnovers. Without these turnovers, the contest could have easily gone the other way, but that’s what football is all about. You can have the greatest team play in the world, but it is still possible to shoot yourself in the foot with penalties and turnovers. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

I’m always glad to see Green Bay win. It just goes to prove you don’t have to enlist the support of  a large metropolis to be competitive at the highest level. And not only is the Green Bay franchise given out to a comparatively tiny community, but the team is owned by the city municipality, instead of your usual billionaire tycoon. True, the iconoclast owners can be quite colorful to follow, but variety has its advantages also.

And then there were those lovable commercials. The one that stuck in my mind the most was the McDonald’s ad just before the game began. You know the one where the bears turn a car upside down to shake loose the last remaining french fries, while the previous occupants hide in the woods. There were many good commercials during  the game, but they kind of got blurred together. The one thing that came through was the large number of movie previews that got filtered into Sunday evening  viewing experience. They were definitely fun to watch.

All in all, it was a good night to be glued to the tube.

The San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX trophy, photo by BrokenSphere from Wikipedia
49ers' Super Bowl XXIX trophy, photo by BrokenSphere from Wikipedia
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