Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhogs 'n Football: Two Things I Only Care About Once A Year!

Happy Groundhog's Day!  

Not sure what Buckeye Chuck said, but Puxy Phil said we will have an early Spring!!!!  There was no chance of him seeing his shadow today.  (We won't go into the technical details, but I suspect that there is a lot of spin on this event.  You see, if he sees his shadow, Boo, it's six more weeks of Winter.  If he doesn't, it's only six weeks until Spring...)

Around here Groundhog's Day is likely the day the critters celebrate not having a Jack Russell dig into their homes uninvited and ruining their day and/or life.

Now on to the Super Bowl...

I will be the first to admit I don't watch pro football.  Unless there is a Manning playing, I can't even name one member of either team.  I only watch it for the commercials and the half-time show, with the appropriate snacks.  I will be cutting it short this year as I need to be at work at 4 a.m. Monday.  Glad I have a DVR.

Beyonce sure has been in the news a lot lately.  Who cares if she lip-synced to her own music at the inauguration?  It was too important, in front of millions of people and outside in the cold with a questionable sound system.  She promises she will sing live at the game---besides, does anyone question that she can really sing???

The commercials always interest me, though I have never been persuaded to buy any products because of them (and I think they know that most folks don't.)  It's basically just a showcase for ad agencies, but it's fun to watch.

I still remember some of them, with the top of the list not even being funny.  It was the Budweiser one with the team of horses crossing the bridge from NJ and stopping to salute (and bow) right after 9/11.   Here is the link--it only played once during the game.


Of course I love horses, so another memorable one is the colt growing up to the tune of "Rocky's" theme song "Gonna Fly Now."  With his dalmatian coach, he is working out like a fiend so he can make the team.  

Last year I liked the vampire party one where the guy drives up and when the lights hit them they die one by one.  So, he gets out of the car to see what is happening ...

Spoiler Alert!
Here are a few ads that have had some buzz if you don't want to wait until the game.




Well, there are more, but I want to save something for you to watch during the game!  Enjoy!

Gale

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