Monday, February 7, 2011
Lorne Greene Super Bowl tribute and other Monday morning musings
Random thoughts on Super Bowl XLV in Dallas: Quarterbacks sometimes win Super Bowl MVP awards by default, but Aaron Rodgers was entirely deserving of the honor. If his receivers hadn't dropped so many passes, Rodgers would have had five or six touchdown passes instead of three. Green Bay fans who weren't over Brett Favre before last night are over him now...Prior Super Bowl experience was supposed to serve Pittsburgh well, but the Packers take the prize for pure poise for overcoming the loss of two starting defensive backs, and not coming unravelled on the two second half occasions when Pittsburgh made it a one possession game...I don't even try to understand the point of having famous Americans recite the Declaration of Independance on the Super Bowl pre-game show. I'm just grateful the CFL doesn't get Leonard Cohen to read the British North America Act before the Grey Cup...I've heard of people playing God, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took self-deification to a new level when he proclaimed that weather won't be an issue at the 2014 Super Bowl in New York. That's beyond presumptuous with snow on the ground at Super Bowl 45 in Dallas and New Yorkers still digging out from the snowiest January in the city's history. Maybe Goodell is in tight with David Suzuki and knows something we don't know about the pace of global warming...Awfully decent of the Lorne Greene estate to donate his Battlestar Galactica wardrobe for the Black Eyed Peas halftime show.