The Monday Memo

It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at that line for the rest of your life. – Anonymous

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Super Bowl Recap
  • Halftime Show
  • Commercials
  • Next Year

Super Bowl Recap:

The Super Bowl did not start well for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady started the game with the ball and led the Patriots down the field into Los Angeles Ram territory with four straight running plays. Then Brady threw his first pass and it was intercepted.

The Patriots missed a field goal in the first quarter and then made one in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead at halftime. The game was tied 3-3 at the end of the third quarter.

People were yawning.

There were 14 punts in the game. It was nice to see the punters get some publicity.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots finally got a touchdown and then put up a field goal late to seal the victory, 13-3. This was the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever.

The experience of the Patriots shined late. Julian Edelman was the game’s MVP with 10 receptions for 141 yards. Tom Brady is the only person with six Super Bowl rings – he the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

And now we wait for next season!

Halftime Show:

I like the music of Maroon 5 and thought the halftime show was OK, but not memorable by any means. Travis Scott and Atlanta native Big Boi did a song each for the audience.

Yahoo News reported that the most exciting thing that happened during the entire show was when Adam Levine stripped bare to the waist and wiggled his chiseled, tatted-up torso like a Chippendales dancer. They also called it the “dullest halftime show of all time.”

We are never going to please everyone in regard to the halftime entertainment – unless they have REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Cheap Trick perform…


I think my favorite commercial was the one from the Washington Post that was narrated by Tom Hanks. The commercial ends with the line, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

Watch it here:

Amen to that!

Next Year:

According to the folks in Las Vegas and reported by ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs (odds 6-1) are favored to win the next Super Bowl. New England, Los Angeles, and the New Orleans Saints have the second-best odds at 8-1 at Westgate. No other team has odds in the single digits.

The Miami Dolphins have the longest odds of any team at multiple sportsbooks.



6 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. I was at my sons super bowl party and was frustrated I couldn’t turn the channel to watch a Gunsmoke B&W rerun that I seen at least 10 times. Well Maroon 5 didn’t become the worse halftime show of all time but I was wondering how much the very young ladies were paid to act like it was Prince or Michael Jackson on stage. So sad in the era of the Me To Movement was the lack of female artists on stage. I was so disinterested in this game I didn’t even get on a gambling board. I wonder who the lucky guy was the won the first quarter on a 0-0. The Chiefs would of won this game for sure.

    • Dennis – I think I dozed off a few times. It was either the game or alcohol! Thanks, JmB

  2. About the only good thing that came out of the SB was that it sparked a national conversation about how light beers all suck, especially Bud Light.

  3. The best comment I saw on Twitter was You just spent $7,000 to see a Maroon 5 concert and a punting contest.

    Go RAIDERS!!!

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