Man, I must be getting old. I thought the Super Bowl halftime show was a bit too much when you consider how many young people are tuned in.
And not just youngsters. If my mum were still alive and watching it with me, I would have covered her eyes so she didn’t go into shock.
Yeah, I get it. Call me old-fashioned. I hate when people throw around F-bombs like it was a normal part of speech. And I get upset that young people think it’s OK to bury their faces in their phones.
And I’m well aware of what can be found on the Internet. I remember a comedian pointing out that if they ever banned sex from the Web, there would only be one site left on the entire Internet – bringbacktheporn.com.
Still, the overly explicit gyrations of the two superstar singers and the dancers was a bit much for me to think it should be acceptable during one of the biggest watched TV shows every year.
Maybe next year they will have porn stars. Is Stormy Daniels busy?
That said, the only thing I took away from J.Lo’s performance was that A-Rod is one lucky guy!
The game itself was pretty darn good. I would have called it “super”, but I’m not that hard up for puns.
Were there some coaching mistakes? Oh, yeah. And was Kansas City’s young quarterback Patrick Mahomes his usually great self. No. But when the game was on the line in the final quarter, he showed why he is the best QB in the business right now.
After Super Bowls like that people want to play the blame game. San Fran tried to pass too much with a 10-point lead and should have run to eat up the clock ... the highly touted 49ers defense didn’t live up to the billing ... Jimmy Garappolo gagged ... the 49ers came out of the locker room too early and were shocked by Shakira.
What it comes down to is simple. The Chiefs were a better team that day.
Are they the new NFL dynasty like New England was? I doubt it. This age of salary caps and players moving to earn more money makes that extremely difficult.
As usual, the ads during the game were pretty good. As always, some didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but they were entertaining. Why were they dropping that giant Snickers bar in a big hole, anyhow? Do I really care if someone has the stain of a hand on his shirt. If anyone watched me eat, they would know stains on shirts.
Still, I have always been a fan of the old Clydesdale and dog ads and miss them. I guess I’m just an old softie.
Maybe they could bring the horses and dog back next year for the halftime show. Now that I would love.
LYNN SATERNOW is sports editor of The Herald and The Allied News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.