The impact of advertising on the Super Bowl is a disaster.
The TV producers control the game, to such a degree, that football only comes in brief slices between a gluttony of commercials. This TV control changes the continuity of the game, with respect to timing and tempo. As a viewer you lose a coherent comprehension of what has, or is happening. I stopped watching at halftime yesterday and determined that the best way to understand the game is to read about it in the next day newspaper.
4. I disagree - it was a GREAT game and the commercials were mostly invisible...
to the crowd I had here last night.
I think CBS did a great job with the GAME telecast, with a minimum of shots of famous people in luxury boxes and other junk. Granted, they walked into a shit storm with the flap about the commercials, but they did a great job with the GAME. If you didn't see the shot of Drew Brees holding his very young son in his arms at the end of the game, you missed a touching moment.
It was all guys and there was only on priority on everyones agenda and it was the game. However, they were distracted by the ear splitting volume I cranked the surround sound up to as THE WHO took the stage for the halftime show.
"Hope I die before I get old" indeed.
When New Orleans pulled the onside kick and recovered at the start of the second half - we had a minor eruption.
Again, Drew Brees with tears running down his face, holding his one year old son with confetti streaming down around him, got to most of the hard core guys watching with me.
Great game, great day, great food, great company, great music, who could ask for anything more?
9. "Continuity of the game" should not be spoken in the same sentence with "football".
And I like football, but it's not a continuous game, compared to soccer, hockey, or basketball. Football is a made-for-TV game, intentionally or unintentionally, it does not matter. A marriage made in corporate heaven.
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