I guess the NFL didn't get the memo from the programming and consulting geniuses that it's time to "skew younger." Even though only two of the original four members are still alive and both of them are in their 60's, the Who kicked big-time ass on the Super Bowl halftime show, in keeping with a recent run of classic rock Super Bowl acts including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Tom Petty. There's a reason those performers are still relevant - it's called artistic excellence, something that's entirely foreign to de facto bureaucrats who rely on "demographic trends" when they (mistakenly) decide what the audience wants
-A New Orleans victory was the only possible happy ending to Super Bowl XLIV. The Saints have been NFL doormats for so much of their 43 year existence and the memory of what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans in 2005 is fresh enough that only the most dedicated Indianapolis fans could in good conscience have hoped for any other result.
-The Saints' onside kick to start the second half was one of the gutsiest and most inspired coaching calls in recent Super Bowl memory. Of course, if the Colts had recovered, it would have been one of the dumbest.
-Is there a bigger waste of air time than having a "panel of experts" weigh in with their pre-Super Bowl predictions on the final score? If I want random conjecture, I'll read Nostradamus or the Book of Revelations.
-Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin - why are we still even having this debate? Presumably, it's because Ovechkin hasn't won a Stanley Cup. Whatever. He's Rocket Richard with a Russian accent.
-Anybody besides me think Kelly Hrudey looked massively hung over on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday afternoon? A friend of mine who works in TV says the camera never lies if you've been out the night before, presumably because no amount of makeup can disguise puffy and sweaty.
Best Super Bowl commercial: Casual Friday.
Second best Super Bowl commercial: Punxsutawney Polamalu.
Best Super Bowl commercial ever: Terry Tate, Office Linebacker.