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I love Super Bowl Sunday even though I’m not a football fan, and I really don't care who wins. I’m all about the party, the music, the commercials, and the food! But this year, the game ended up being pretty exciting too.

I went to a big party with a bonfire outside and tons of food inside. It was potluck, and I took deviled eggs which only lasted about ten minutes (you can never make enough eggs). Other people brought things like shrimp, jerk chicken wings, buffalo wings, and guacamole (in fact, when Bruce Springsteen said “Back away from the guacamole dip” I was actually eating some, pretty funny). The big hit of the party was something called “Bacon Explosion” which was bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in more bacon and then smoked for two hours on the grill. I didn’t eat any of that but folks were raving about it.

My favorite commercial, hands-down, was the Pepsi commercial, “Forever Young,” with Bob Dylan and will.i.am. I love Dylan, love that song, and really enjoyed all those nostalgic images. Overall, I thought the commercials were pretty lame this year. WAY too much cartoon-type violence with people flying through windows and men getting hit in their privates. Please!

I always love the animal commercials and this year, I liked the chimpanzees (grease monkeys) and all the Clydesdale commercials, especially the one about Daisy the Dancing Horse with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” playing. I think those E-Trade talking babies are pretty funny too.

The music was wonderful this year! I was very moved by Jennifer Hudson’s National Anthem – one of the best versions of that song ever. And then there was The Boss! I love Bruce. I don’t listen to him as much as I did when I was younger but when I was in college, we played the heck out of his first four records. I went to see him live at some point in the early 80’s and it was an amazing experience.

At the party last night, there was a little bit of betting going on about what song Bruce would open with. Everyone got their money back because no one had picked “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.” I liked all four songs but especially that new one “Working on a Dream” with the gospel choir singing back up.

We were debating about the best halftime show ever and then tried to remember the music from the past several years. This is what we came up with ( I think these are in the right order).

Bruce Springsteen
Tom Petty
Prince
Rolling Stones
Paul McCartney
The Infamous Wardrobe Malfunction

I enjoyed all of these except for the wardrobe one. I remember everyone singing along on the chorus of “Hey Jude” when Sir Paul performed, and the Stones were lots of fun. But I think my favorites from this list were Prince and Bruce.

I also thought that having the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight crew come out was a nice touch. That is such an incredible story (and I'm a big fan of miracles).

Now that the Super Bowl is over, I can return to a sport that I really care about, college hoops!

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Anne:

Annie, I think I just might be the only person in history who has never watched the Super Bowl...ever, in my entire life...not even the commercials. Not much of a sports fan, clearly! I LOVE devilled eggs though, yummy...never had them with olives on top, must try that sometime :) Oh and who doesn't love a bonfire, your party sounds like a blast!!

Jan:

I totally agree. Great game--great Star Spangled Banner and absolutely awesome half time!

I agree about the commercials...there was way too much violence. Although I did like the Cheetos one, where they bring the birds down on the annoying woman talking on her cell phone.

I forgot about the Cheetos one - I agree, that one was hilarious. Another one I just remembered was the one with the moose head in the boss' office and the moose tail in the employee's office...pretty funny!.

There were too many car and car chase commercials too!

Annie,
I forgot about the Pepsi commercial, yes , that was good too. I am glad so many people enjoyed the half time show, I guess I am just not a Springsteen fan, but I loved Prince two years ago.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, great recap post! Those devil eggs look very delicious so I can see why they were gone in a flash! That is so hilarious that you were actually munching on guacamole dip when Bruce said that! :)

And best Superbowl Performance, you know for me would be Prince! Next is Bruce and then Sir Paul. (I'm not a big Stones or Tom Petty fan).

That's so funny, I just read about Bacon Explosion in the NYT on Saturday, and now you are writing about it too! It is a blogging sensation! :)

I only watched the halftime show and my favorite song was also the one with the gospel choir. Your deviled eggs look delish. Yum!

Eden:

I did not watch the game so did not see any of the commercials you talked about. I heard some great reviews about Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Springsteen. And your party sounded like a good one.

Barb Cabot:

Annie, I loved your recap. I am all about the party (I'm the any excuse for a party kinda gal) but yesterday we had just gotton home fomr SlowBowl when the game started so no party here for us. I could hear Mike hollaring and whooping it up throughout the game. Every once in a while I had to walk into the other room just to see what all the excitement was about. The game finally got me and I sat down and watched the last critical moments. Must admit it was exciting.

Super Bowl to me means baseball is almost here :) I took advantage of the trafficless roads and ample parking yesterday but did record the opening ceremonies (Faith and Jennifer were good) and the half-time show, one of the best I remember! Those eggs look deelish! I would love the recipe.

Thanks for visiting everyone!

Chiocciola, I just found that NY Times article you mentioned and added the link. I had no idea that it was such a trendy recipe. But 5,000 calories and 500 grams of fat?!? I'm glad I didn't eat any of it!

sandrac:

Annie, I've been reading about this Bacon Explosion everywhere! I also saw the NYT piece, last week the Toronto Globe and Mail had a story.....I think the public broadcaster CBC even did something!

The fat content is off the charts, but it seems that's the point.

SandraC, I had no idea that it was such a phenom...even in Canada?!? Too funny!

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