I was wrong on my Super Bowl prediction. I didn't blog about it, but I mentioned on the air last week that I thought the Colts would win in a blowout. The way the game started out, (Colts quickly jumping to a 10-0 lead), it sure looked like I was going to be right. But the Saints played well and deserve credit. Having said that, I'm a little amazed that the Colts didn't keep running the football. They were moving the ball effectively on the ground. Why not keep doing it? I realize the Colts are a passing team, but if the run is working, I see no reason to abandon it. It can be a real demoralizing thing for a defense when the opposing team runs right over you and you can't stop them. Joseph Addai for the game averaged nearly 6 yards a carry.
As far as the Super Bowl commercials are concerned, I thought this year's batch was only marginally better than last year. The only commercial that made me laugh out loud was the one in which everybody in the office was walking around in their tighty-whities for casual Friday. I must say, though, I don't recall what business or product that commercial was for.
Oh, and for you conspiracy theorists out there who believe NFL games are fixed (you know who you are), Mike Florio from profootballtalk.com reports that espn.com had a page up on their site on February 4th - 4 days before the Super Bowl - asking readers to rank the quarterbacks that have won only one Super Bowl. Oddly enough, Drew Brees was one of the QB's listed. Problem is, up until Sunday night, Brees hadn't even appeared in a Super Bowl, much less won one. According to Florio, the exact wording was, "After completing the best season in New Orleans Saints history, Drew Brees has finally won his first Super Bowl. Brees' lone Super Bowl victory puts him on an eclectic list of starting quarterbacks with one title to their names." Let's get out the tinfoil hats, shall we?