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Super Bowl Leftovers
February 7, 2011 - Seth Staskey
Well, after two weeks of basically non-stop coverage from the national media, Super Bowl XLV came to an end Sunday night and as most know -- unless they've been under a rock for the past 24 hours or so -- the Packers walked away with the Vince Lombardi Trophy in a good game.
I agree with the masses that the key to the game was the Steelers' inability to take care of the football and the fact that their impressive defense got little pass rush and let Aaron Rodgers do whatever he wished. However, having said all that, the Steelers still had the ball and a chance to win with a time out and 1:59 to go in the game.
Like many Super Bowls, the game was almost secondary. Between the commercials, the weather in North Texas, the fans not being allowed to their seats, Alex Rodriguez getting fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz on national television, Christina Aguilera's awful job with the National Anthem and all of the other sideshows, the Super Bowl is much more than a game. It's the ultimate spectacle in sports.
That's good and bad. Obviously, it's the most popular event of the calendar year where basically everyone ceases what he or she is doing and watches this game, regardless if they like sports or not. However, the limelight sometimes gets taken off the players who, if it weren't for them there would be no added spectacle, are the guys who the game should be about.
However, the Super Bowl coming and going marks the end of another football season. While some are probably extremely upset about that, to me, it means pitchers and catchers report in a week. Two fold, obviously, baseball is coming quickly and secondly, spring isn't too far away.
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