I must say, I really enjoyed the commercials during last night's Superbowl. It probably has a lot to do with my hometown obsession, but I thought Indy really hit all the best Superbowl high notes.
The Volkswagen Beetle Commercial - there's nothing cuter than a dog training to get in shape, but I loved the commercial within a commercial concept. Especially since I couldn't imagine a commercial topping their Star Wars commercial from last year. Definitely the commercial of the year, in my opinion.
Budweiser Clydesdales - I'm a huge fan of these commercials every year, and the Prohibition/time warp theme was really cute. These commercials are always so beautifully produced.
Chrysler and Clint Eastwood - I got a little teary-eyed during this one.
Kia Optima - I'm not a Kia fan but the tag line of this commercial totally won me over - "A Dream Car. For Real Life."
Besides the commercials, I got another genuine surprise with last night's halftime show.
To be honest, I thought Indy had been shafted big-time with Madonna as the choice for halftime performer. I just didn't think there was any way for the show to be good. In fact, I was terrified that it was going to be super-super-bad.
To my surprise? I really, really enjoyed the show.
The opening number, which is apparently her new song, was a bit rough. Hell, the whole opening was rough. It was over-produced and the Queen of the Damned Egyptian theme was.... yeow.
But, after that, it really picked up.
Sure, it was awkward to see Madonna trying to act like a 24-year-old.... but I thought she definitely rocked it. She seemed to come out of her uptight shell and really enjoy the show, which was refreshing.
The middle to end of the show - when she performed with the marching band and a local Indy choir - that was really amazing. I just loved the energy and loved the song.
Yes, I downloaded Like a Prayer to my iPod last night right after halftime. It's cheaper on Amazon than on iTunes!
And last but not least... GIANTS WIN!
So, in the immortal words of myself from last night...