Super Bowling

I’m going to be honest with. i’m not crazy about watching Football. In fact, I’m not so much a sports fan, either. I’ve watched Basketball. Boxing for sure, Track and Field, HELL YEA! Tennis, if Serena (or Venus should she ever) is on, but that’s outside the point. hell, I don’t even have cable so I couldn’t catch too much if I wanted too. I’m going well away from the point now.And yes, I am, for what it’s worth, an American AND a fully secure in his masculinity male child. BELIEVE IT! I say that because it always comes into question when I mention these facts. Meh!

The point is, while I suppose it is historic (for lack of a better word) that there are two teams with African American coaches playing, I’m not so much in caring. First of all, 32 teams, 5 African American coaches, 70 or 80 percent African American players, how ever many years of the NFL, and something still doesn’t add up but you do the math. And on that note, how many African American owners are there? maybe I’ll look into that, but I bet I don’t have to go far. That’s an issue that is as big as (if not bigger than) the coaches and THAT’S being glossed over for what it’s worth. That’s a whole other issue that i’m not yet qualified to argue, but I thought that I would mention it. As a matter of fact, that’s not even the point of this post.

The points are that, (a)while I might tune into the game around the forth quarter, the winner has already been declared. I site this article as evidence:

Colts Win (Madden) Super Bowl news from 1UP.com

(UPDATE) Here’s video of the match to support my claims.

See, now I don’t have to watch the game. Which brings me to what I will really be tuning in for: the commercials. I love the commercials that come around Superbowl time. They supply me with half of my year’s entertainment. Think about it, you know there will be some funny one’s. You know there will be some summer movie lovin’ going on! you know there is probably going to be the one tasteless one that everybody likes but will never ever be shown again. and you know that fool who is proposing to his girlfriend is finally going to get his shine. And I bet his girlfriend already knows about it. I call the dude a fool because you couldn’t turn on the TV or read the web without running across a mention of it. Dude’s been on Entertainment Tonight (a show I despise) with his back to the camera like no one who knows him well enough will EVER know it’s him. Don’t get me wrong, his idea was cool, but really. That should have been kept on the LOW low! And I hope for his sake that the girl says yes because you know it’s going to come out. Alright, once again off topic (DRINK).

Anyway, as much as I’m looking forward to the commercials during the game, I can think of better things to do than sit through the game to get to that part. Luckily, there is an answer for that. Last year, there was a website that posted all of the commercials as they aired. Come to think of it, there were a couple. Ifilm.com has a commercial channel that has old and new commercials on it (you will see this mentioned again one day). In that channel, there is a section for Superbowl commercials for the last year or two. I don’t expect them to stop doing that anytime soon. My personal favs are the Terry Tate, Office Linebacker (AKA The Mighty Rasta, BKA Calvin from My wife and kids). Dude ran for Governor of California. I did not know that! Anyway, Check it out:

Ifilm.com – Superbowl Ad Showcase

The site I’m really I’m really talking about is this site I ran across on a blog last year about this time. As i said, this site posted the commercials as they aired in an RSS feed so that anyone could download them and watch at their leisure. If you know anything about RSS (most of you have your own blogs, so you might have an idea), this means that you can suscribe to the feed and as the commercials air, you can download or watch them when the feed updates. I loved that idea last year and they are doing it again. As a matter of fact, if you go to the page:

Watch 2007 SuperBowl Commercials – Super Bowl Ads Podcast :: Technology News and Opinions

You can subscribe to this year’s feed (yes, there is also an iTunes link) or watch this or last year’s commercials as a podcast right there. And it appears that there are already some commercials for this year popping up. So now, all I have to do is check for halftime, and i’m set! Love it!

Didn’t see that one coming huh? Yea, I’m watching Prince at halftime. That’s a given! What! Don’t act like i’m the only one whose going to be checking out just the commercials!

Oh, I’m pretty sure Youtube will be doing this also… Call it a hunch.

YouTube – Supervote

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