In the midst of the super Bowl mayhem sometimes it is simply nice to go old school.
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At the Super Bowl Press conference Beyonce decided to quiet the critics by singing the nationa anthem. Will this quiet the noise? Share your thoughts.
Yesterday Dan Marino appeared on CBS The Talk. He was there to promote the Super bowl, but in the course of the conversation he was asked how many children did he have? Without hesitation he answered 6, but today we learn he actually has 7. the last child he had with a CBS co-worker 7 years ago. Until now it had been a secret, but the Super Bowl is a big stage, and sadly when you are in the spotlight your entire life is under a microscope. Nothing is secret.
Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen has been taking heat today for committing an unpardonable sin…criticizing the Patriots receivers. Let’s set the stage. The game is over her team has lost and some fool sees her and yells “Eli owns your husband”. So she is upset and then she says that her husband can’t do it all. Is that a true statement? She says he can’t throw it and catch it? All of this is true, but wives know the unwritten law–you don’t talk about your husband’s teammates. Sure she is upset and she has to deal with her husband who will be upset from now until the new season starts. So I say give her a break. She’s human and she reacted like most humans would. (Maybe minus the profanity)
On many occasions I have asked for my friends and family members to pray for me or members of my immediate family, but we are not celebrities. I wonder can celebrities actually have friends or are their friends just looking for a way to exploit their relationship. While watching Morning Joe I heard them mocking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen prayer request for her husband, but how did they get it? It appeared in the NY Post today because one of the people on her email list leaked it and all I can say Gisele, is with friends like this who needs enemies.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the Super Bowl, and Ben Roethlisberger is the quarterback. If you watch any of the sports shows you will often hear them refer to Ben’s off season problems. Often they will talk about what he has “been through”. If one is not familiar with the antics of the quarterback they are left to wonder what happened to poor Ben. Ben was accused of sexual assault on two different women. He was never charged with a crime but the NFL felt there was sufficient evidence to discipline him. A friend of mine Gail writes the blog, Team Ravens. Today she addressed this issue and I encourage you to follow the link and read more on the real Ben Roethlisberger. http://teamravens.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/big-ben-what-he-went-through-was-getting-caught/
This is my last Super Bowl related post. One of the recurring themes of the commercials was the fact that men are very unhappy. There was a car commercial I think it was Dodge and we saw images of men and we could hear what was going on in their minds. They all seemed to be living quiet lives of desparation and the car would give them a chance at real joy. So having children, a significant other and a job in your life simply sucks the joy out of a man’s life but you can be happy with this car. That is really some negative thinking. You also had the man who had his spine removed and he was so sad because he actually liked shopping with his wife. Who are the people behind these commercials. Their bosses might need to put them on suicide watch because they view the world through a very joyless lens.
Yesterday as I watched Super Bowl I was struck by one of the Dorito commercials. To me it was disrepectful on two levels. First you have a man come into the home of a woman and leer at her as she leaves the room. Then there is her small son who slaps an adult. I get this was all done in humor, but there is something a little unsettling about a child striking an adult. We live in a society where if an adult hit a child in public he could possibly be arrested, but this is passed off as humor. We have seen the debut of the next “sassy black child”. Some probably will say lighten up, but too me this simply took the humor too far.
First of all while I am a fan of President Obama I do not want to hear him discussing policy of the day of the big game. Each network that host the Super Bowl uses it as an opportunity to hype all of their shows, and this was an opportunity for CBS to showcase Katie Couric at our expense. It is fine to interview the commander and chief but keep it light we came to have fun. The interview with Plaxico Burress was also somber but it was relevant. Burress was a participant in the Super Bowl two years ago and now he is a prison inmate so it was interesting to see him go from a celebrated athlete to a repentant prisoner. CBS Jim Brown also did a piece on the residents of the 9th Ward. When we listen to the New Orleans Cinderella story we would think the entire city has experienced a rebirth, but that is simply not true and I was glad to see the piece on the residents of the 9th Ward. That section of the city looks like Katrina was yesterday. So it was a good move to give them opportunity to talk about that part of the city and not just the remodeled Dome. All of these was important moments but it was a great game and I was happy to see the Saints win. So now they can say “Who Dat? Won That!”
NFL Network personality and former professional player Warren Sapp was arrested in Miami on domestic violence charges. He allegedly physically removed his girlfriend from his hotel room. She had visible marks around her neck and other bruises. Sapp’s explanation was he wanted her out of his room because he was going to have company. Sapp was subsequently arrested and he will not be appearing on the NFL Network Super Bowl coverage. If the charges are proven to be true Sapp is just the latest in a number of high profile people accused or convicted of domestic violence. At this point Sapp is innocent until proven guilty. Charlie Sheen was charged with domestic abuse back in December and he has been able to resume his career while he awaits adjudication. That always struck me as unfair. Sheen is star of one of CBS most popular sitcoms and there was never any thought given to suspension of the show pending the trial, but Sapp will not be that lucky today. He will be sidelined and rightfully so. My only question is why don’t all high profile people receive the same treatment?