Feb 8, 2010

Who Dat Won the Super Bowl?

Well I may not have lost my voice tonight like some o' you Cajuns down there in N'Orlins, but that was a great game...and I did my share of yellin' besides. I thought I'd share some of my favorite highlights of the night. So let's reminisce together, shall we?

Did you see Wynton Marsalis, the legendary jazz trumpeter, during the pre-game show? I thought he was great. He's from New Orleans, and had a few things to say about it.

Favorite Wynton Marsalis pre-game quotes:

"Ah, those N'Orleans Saints...confined to a purgatory of their own making...where fathers bounce kids on their knees while explainin' how we'd certainly blow a 30 point halftime lead by game's end. And the Saints did not disappoint."

"Have you ever waited for sumthin' so long, that waiting for it becomes the sumthin'?"

"We're with our Saints even when we ain't."

"Here comes that unflagging optimism and tabascco tough spirit..."

"It's like waiting fowty-three years for someone to say, 'I love you back.' And they do."

Love it.

More highlights:

Tim Tebo commercials. If you missed what these highly-offensive {insert sarcasm here} pro-life commercials were about, go here.

Obama's 30 minutes of more fame talking about the Health care stuff...again. NOT!
Honestly, don't we see him enough on national TV as it is? Do we really have to go over that during the Super Bowl pre-game? Seriously? And while I'm on my soap box, I've had enough of Katie Couric, too.

Drew Brees' special story...even though Couric did that one, too. I loved the parallel he made about his injury recovery lining up with the city's recovery from Katrina. It was a beautiful picture.

Missing Man formation after the National Anthem. It gets me every time.

A Cowboy heading up the coin toss.

"Don't put yo' hands on my momma, and don't touch my Doritos."

"Men, it's time to wear the pants again." Dockers commercial...too funny. Although I have to say I was a little concerned at the beginning watching that group of men walking and singing through an empty field in their underwear.

Watching the refs peel NFL players like an onion after the half only to reveal after much anticipation...
Saints' ball!

I came in from the kitchen right before the Saints' touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Good times.

This guy is camping in Africa...he sleepwalks waving to a cheetah, bumps into the rump of an elephant, crosses a river and almost gets eaten by a hippo. He finds a hut with a refrigerator and  a coke inside. That's it, but we were absolutely mesmerized.

Six minutes left in the fourth quarter: "The points are good." 
Yes! Touchdown Saints!

Screaming chickens. Screaming chicken in space. Free grand slam at Denny's on Tuesday. Free food is definitely a highlight.

Interception and 74 yard run with 3 minutes left in the game~! Game OVAH!

Drew Brees with tears in his eyes and holding his one year old son after the big win.

This isn't the image I'm talking about, but I'll come back and edit it if I can find it.
But this one's pretty good, too.

[Edit: Here's what I'm talkin' about.]


Abiding Branch said...

I only saw the coke commercials online with a sneak preview before the game. I missed just about everything except the end with Drew holding his little one. That was great. Oh, there was one commercial truly "got me" but at the moment I can't remember what it was. lol glad you had some fun!

sara said...

love your highlights!

I have to say there were too many men in underware....what was up with that?

and the chicken commercial....we all looked at each other and said "portraying Obama as a chicken?..."

loved the Cowboy heading up the coin toss!!!

great game for sure!

myletterstoemily said...

we were cheering for the saints, too. how precious
was drew with his baby, his eyes welling up with
tears over and over again.

i tried to write a funny pre-super bowl blog, but
your post-one was MUCH better.

guess i better stick to what i know.

the doritos commercial was hilarious!!!

i watched the game primarily to see the tebow/
prolife commercial, because we are strongly
prolife. have to admit, i was a bit disappointed,
but guess they did steer people to a website.

oh well, i am still proud of them.

really great blog.

Anonymous said...

Got in on the game second quarter and watched for the Tebow commercial. Was disappointed not to see it during the game. The men in the underwear were too much. Glad for the Saints. Brees and son were the hit for me.

jenny said...

Happy to hear that you enjoyed it. We don't have that here. Only a few of us watch super bowls like that

Angela said...

Thanks for a good laugh! I only half way watched the game so I think I missed alot! I need to check out the Tim Tebo commercials!
Loving your new layout too!

Merrie said...

I did love the Drew Breese shots with his son. Probably the only thing I zeroed in on during the Super Bowl - except the brownies... I'm not a sports fan, much to my husbands dismay. We have a party every year, but I usually manage to refrain from the watching. LOL... I love the food and fellowship.

Edie said...

Well this is where our similarities part ways because I don't do sports. :) But I loved your review! I feel like I was there and can now join in any discussion of the game and sound as though I'm in the know. LOL.

I loved this quote: "Have you ever waited for sumthin' so long, that waiting for it becomes the sumthin'?"

Greg C said...

My favorite part was the E-Trade commercial. Milk-a-what????? haha

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OH, MY GOODNESS! That shot of Drew Brees with tears in his eyes holding his baby boy! I was crying like a baby myself! Priceless I tell you! Priceless. Loved the whole thing!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.

Chel, I love the pictures you posted of Brees with his son. I was so happy for the Saints to win. I feel that the gulf coast needed that uplifting, even if it came from a football game.

God Bless You!