The Super Bowl in the Big Apple was a big bust for one of the NFL’s all-time greatest quarterbacks. Peyton Manning watched the opening snap sail over his head and into his own end zone, leading to a Seattle safety and the quickest score in Super Bowl history.
Peyton Manning made the first of his many Manning Faces and the rout was on.
This year’s Super Bowl will most likely be remembered for what happened before the game, during halftime and the commercial breaks instead of for anything that happened on the field.
At Least He Didn’t Kiss Anyone
The first truly entertaining moment of the game occurred before the opening kick off. The NFL sent out former New York quarterbacks Joe Namath and Phil Sims for the opening coin toss. After the referee handed the coin to Namath, Broadway Joe immediately flipped the coin before the referee had a chance to ask the players to call heads or tails. The referee deftly caught the coin out of the air, asked the player to make a call and then handed the coin back to an embarrassed Namath for a second flip.
This probably isn’t the Super Bowl appearance Namath was hoping for considering the incident that a lot of fans still remember him for.
Bruno Mars Shines
There was a lot of hype surrounding this year’s Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers but it’s safe to say that unlike Peyton Manning, these stars lived up to expectations.
Mars opened with a series of fast past paced songs before joining the Chili Peppers in a riveting rendition of Give It Away. Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis. gave a great, shirtless performance that may have been the most skin the Super Bowl has scene since Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Mars then closed the show with a great solo performance of Just The Way You Are. The song was preceded by a video that played in the stadium and on television of American troops overseas dedicating the song to their loved ones.
Commercials Bring the Laughs
There were a number of interesting commercials throughout the game that caused considerably more discussion on Twitter than the game in some circles.
One of the funniest was an ad by T-Mobile featuring former NFL player Tim Tebow. The company touted its contract less cell phone service, by showing everything that Tebow was able to do in the past year without a contract from an NFL team. The antics included starring in his own TV show and going to the moon.
John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier got big laughs for reprising their roles from the 1980s TV show Full House in a yogurt ad. Bob and Dave, in character as Danny Tanner and Joey Gladstone, interrupt Uncle Jesse’s hot date with a sexy woman after Stamos makes a mess.
Toyota was also trending on Twitter for its hilarious car commercial that featured a sing along from Jim Henson’s Muppets and Terry Crews.