And now for a brief discussion of the six days, I mean hours, of pre-Super Bowl game coverage, which was about five-and-a-half hours too long...
"Paul Blart: Mall Cop"?! Are you people kidding me? Now Doris Kearns Goodwin on a Segway, THAT would have made for some great TV, but Kevin James promoting his crappy film? Puh-lease. (Though the "Chuck" 3-D promo was also pretty -- make that incredibly -- lame, even with the supermodel.) And while I still get chills thinking about and watching "the Catch," did we really need, NBC executives, to spend 15 minutes (or however long it was) watching you guys dissecting every part of it, from every angle (even though David Tyree seems like a nice enough/hard-working enough guy)?
Heck, even Bob Costas was getting punchy toward the end of the pre-game marathon -- and seemed relieved when it was over. Though it could have been worse. The Super Bowl could have been aired on Fox, which would have meant six hours of Terry Bradshaw and the rest of those clowns. (Crossing self, even though I am not Catholic.)
I did, however, really enjoy Matt Lauer's interview with President Barack Obama.
Well, Jennifer Hudson just finished singing the national anthem (another great performance), and it's time to play ball. May the better team win.
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