Nate Bukaty, Twitter
GH: Super Bowl 45 was one of the all-time greats. Great drama, great commercials, great halftime show and great outtakes like ARod getting finger-fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz and Christina Aguilera flubbing lines in the National Anthem. Plenty of juice for the family to cuss and discuss for the four-hour game.
Bob Wolfey, columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GH: The pop singer was ripped on Twitter almost immediately for her anthem miscues as if she was Jay Cutler sitting out the second half. Did she screw up? Yeah, but that’s what happens sometimes when you sing the anthem on live TV. I was not nearly as bothered by her screw up as some. Read on.
Bob Fescoe, Twitter
GH: I am considering adding “Fescoe” as a new word to the English language. Fescoe: verb; to say or do something remarkably stupid even for you.
Steven St. John, Twitter
Troy Aikman, after the Steelers’ QB’s pass was high, Fox
GH: No take backs on live TV, Troy.
Mike DeArmond, Twitter
GH: How do you write about sports but not watch the Super Bowl? I spent a portion of the fourth quarter explaining “this downs thing” to my sons – neither being much of a sports fan. But even they wanted to watch most of the game. My wife also tried but pulled a Jay Cutler after halftime.
Adam Shefter, Twitter
GH: Great to see the former Riley County High quarterback and K-State walk-on DB turn the NFL onto his talents during Super Bowl 45. Nelson had a couple of crucial drops that could have padded his stats to near record-setting levels. But what he did best is not let the drops affect his play. If anything, the drops made him even more determined and focused.
Nickname for Jordy Nelson in high school according to Wikipedia
GH: Nelson isn’t your typical white NFL receiver. He’s not a gritty possession receiver who is simply outworking the more talented guys on the team. Nelson is more like Anquan Boldin than Steve Tasker. Nelson ran away from the Steelers’ DBs in the Super Bowl because he is fast, not simply “heady.” With Aaron Rodgers as his QB, Nelson’s star power might shine brightly for the next decade.
Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner, on the 1,250 fans who were displayed from their Super Bowl seats due to safety reasons, New York Times
GH: 400 fans were denied any seats for the game. This just cannot happen. It makes me wonder how we can expect Goodell and the NFL players union to figure out a labor agreement if they can’t get organized enough to have a seat for every fan that buys a ticket.
1. Volkswagen: The Force: One of the best ads of the night. Little Darth’s acting was lightsaber sharp (and funny).
2. Bridgestone: Reply All: We can ALL relate and be glad it wasn’t us.
3. Volkswagen: Black Beetle: Cute but not in my top 10.
Most Viewed Ads
1. Doritos: Pug Attack: Doritos win for most consistently funny ads. This one was their weakest.
2. Volkswagen: The Force
3. Bud Light: Hack Job: Bud Light has lost most of their mojo from past years.
Overall Most Liked Ads by Women
1. Volkswagen: The Force
2. Bridgestone: Carma
3. NFL: Super Bowl Celebration: Great ad with The Fonz, Sopranos’ cast, Alf, Seinfeld, etc. In my top three.
Overall Most Liked Ads by Men
1. Bridgestone: Carma
2. Volkswagen: The Force
3. Paramount: Captain America: The First Avenger: Lots of movie ads. None that made me make early reservations at my local cinema. Although Johnny Depp’s animated “Rango” looks fun.
Women Strongly Favor
1. Chevrolet: GMME
2. Play60: Who’s Next?
3. Twentieth Century Fox: Rio
4. Chevrolet: Cruze Status: This Facebook ad had Twitter ablaze with concern over driving while facebooking. I’m more concerned about a guy who can’t read his date without an electronic update.
5. Living Social: It’ll Change Your Life
Men Strongly Favor
1. Columbia Pictures: Battle: Los Angeles
2. Universal: Cowboys and Aliens
3. Skechers: Kim Kardashian: Hello Skechers: Maybe the day’s sexiest ad. A bit uncomfortable viewing it in the family room.
4. Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY: Surgeon – Extended
5. Paramount: Thor
Overall Most Disliked Ads
1. Salesforce: Chatter.com Launch: Still Doing Impossible Things: I still have no idea who or what Chatter is.
2. Salesforce: Chatter.com Launch: Do Impossible Things
3. Go Daddy: The Contract: Hard to believe the Go Daddy ads work. 80-year-old Joan Rivers as a sex symbol?