The Super Bowl was last Sunday. I hear the horsey team won. Obviously, I'm not big into sports. But I do enjoy checking it out for the entertainment value. So let's talk about what was (and wasn't) entertaining.
1) Lady Gaga sings The National Anthem
When you hear the name "Gaga" your first thought may be of outrageous costumes and meat dresses. Truth is, she's quite a talented singer, as she proved with her stirring rendition of The National Anthem.
2) The Half-Time Show
I had mixed feelings. Coldplay was good. I loved Bruno Mars. Beyonce underwhelmed me. Not because of any controversy about what she wore or how she danced, but just because every Beyonce performance feels the same now (to me, anyway).
3) The Commercials
As usual, Budweiser provided my favorite. But this year, it doesn't have Clydesdales or an adorable puppy? This year, I was captivated by the amazing Dame Helen Mirren.
Mountain Dew's "puppymonkeybaby" was creepy, disturbing, and not something I choose to inflict on you with an embedded video. You're welcome.
There were two other commercials that a lot of people seemed to love, but I found mildly disturbing. One is the "Super Bowl Babies." Children singing about the night their parents got jiggy with it... uh, gee, I'll pass. Also, the Doritos sonogram commercial. Anytime a baby starts fights its way out of the uterus to grab junk food, I think we've gone a bit to far. Again... that's just me.
But I will leave you with a commercial that made me want to search Google maps to discover the enchanted town of Ryanville.
How about you? Aside from the game itself (hope you liked the horsey team!) what did you enjoy most about the Super Bowl?
JENNIFER ALLEE was born in Hollywood, California, and spent her first ten years living above a mortuary one block away from the famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine. Now she lives in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas, which just goes to prove she’s been blessed with a unique life. When she’s not busy spinning tales, she enjoys playing games with friends, attending live theater and movies, and singing at the top of her lungs to whatever happens to be playing on the car radio. Although she’s thrilled to be living out her lifelong dream of being a novelist, she considers raising her son to be her greatest creative accomplishment. She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Christian Authors Network. Her novels include The Pastor’s Wife, The Mother Road, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, Last Family Standing, and Vinnie's Diner from Abingdon Press; Diamond in the Rough, Vanishing Act, and Curtain Call from Whitaker House and co-written with Lisa Karon Richardson; the novella Comfort and Joy in the Christmas anthology, Mistletoe Memories from Barbour; and A Worthy Suitor from Harlequin's Heartsong Presents.
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