This isn’t what you’d call an extensive live blog. Here’s what happens when you have three kids. You sequester yourself in a side bedroom with a 13-inch TV, sacrificing technology for the ability to watch the game in peace.
So I’m not seeing the game any differently from anybody else. No C-J columnists at the Super Bowl this year.
And to be honest, I’ve gotten over the pregame coverage. I don’t watch any of the buildup. I turned it on in time to see Jordin Sparks sing the national anthem, and I thought the best shot was of her just standing there afterward, after the applause had stopped, wiping her eye a bit. And you would think that, wouldn’t you, if you were her? “I just sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl.”
It was a nice little shot.
I can’t tell you how much I loved the Giants’ opening drive. Smash-mouth. Running down the play clock to under 4 seconds with almost every play. Eli Manning delivering on third down. I didn’t like the shot at the end zone on first down on the final set of downs, but it’s evident that the Giants can move the ball.
Now we see how explosive the Pats are going to look. Lawrence Maroney already looks like he aims to be a factor, with a big kickoff return and an 8-yard carry on second down.
One faux pas for FOX so far — the game clock on their score graphic was stuck on 6:12 for the entire end of New York’s first drive.
Not many thoughts on the commercials yet — but I do want to give kudos for Ford for getting the Kings of Leon on their Focus commercial. It’s been out for a while, but it’s a good one for a good band.