Sunday, February 02, 2014

My Super Bowl Tweets

These are just a few of my live tweets during the Super Bowl game. You're welcome to follow me by clicking here.

Will the game headline be "Safety First"?

Who had 5-0 Seattle in the first quarter pool?

Don't know whether orange or day-glow green shoes are the bigger babe magnet.

There have been more shots of Manning on the sideline than on the field.

The Seahawks have more home runs than the Mariners.

They're now challenging the Bud Lite commercial

Who had 8-0 Seattle in the first quarter pool?

Lots of big furry animals and Joe Namath

Best commercial so far: Radio Shack. Good to see Cliff and the Cal Raisins

Seattle scores 8 times and leads 15-0

What? No washed up 60s group headlining the halftime show? Where are Gerry and the Pacemakers?

Namath should start the second half for Denver.

Seinfeld reunion was less fun than seeing Alf on the Radio Shack commercial.

Re Bruno Mars:

It's little Anthony and the Imperials!

Wait. I think I saw Bruno's nipple.

If your name is Percy you better be able to run.

Pam Oliver looks like a muppet.

This makes Seattle sports fans forget all about Chone Figgins once getting two hits in one game.

Who had Seattle 36-8 in the third quarter pool?

This is the point in the game where announcers give birthday shout-outs and thank viewers for bringing jam to the booth.

Denver is running out of time but they have all their time outs.

I think they beat the spread.

Seattle is a championship city that finally has a championship team. Congratulations to the long suffering great sports fans of Seattle!


By Ken Levine said...

No. The Academy Awards review is for my blog readers first.

Cap'n Bob said...

This was indeed a great day for the Seahawks fans and the PNW in general. I predicted Seattle would win by six. I was only off by 25 and I'll take that any day.

Maybe Russell Wilson should play for the Mariners during the off season.

Breadbaker said...

It's kind of noisy outside (particularly when our next door neighbors shoot off fireworks). It's nice.

Mike Barer said...

I echo Cap'n Bob.

Hamid said...

Hey Ken, just got round to listening to your aircheck. Appropriately HI-NRG for the disco era! I laughed when you called the girl "toots". Your impressions were funny too.

I was curious to see what you looked like in your Beaver Cleaver days. You've no doubt seen this pic online:

Mitchell Hundred said...

You know you can embed tweets in a blog post, right? There's a little button on the thingie that lets you do it.

W. Keith Sewell said...

Congrats to the Seahawks!! That defense may have been better than my '85 bears... (yeah we still taking 'bout them :)

W. Keith Sewell said...

Ken, That "Pam Oliver looks like a muppet..." line was classic!

Anonymous said...

I guess my age is showing, but I don't understand why the Peppers weren't the main half time act and why the other guy wasn't just a backup singer.
And was it immature to laugh at the last name of that Fort Drum soldier in the Bud commercial?

Mike McCann said...
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Mike McCann said...

I know this sounds like BLATANT copycatting, but watching the game made this lifelong baseball fan realize the first game of the World Series needs a little more packaging. How about creating a pre-game concert that would draw non-P1 fans to the telecast for starters?

Picture this -- for a game with an 8:05 first pitch.

1. The game and series starts on Saturday night.
2. At 7:30, you get an 15-minute on-field concert by an A-list star comparable to what you get at the Super Bowl.
3. At 7:50, player introductions (speed them up so they're over by 7:58]
4. Another A-list star does the national anthem.
5. Now... the most radical idea. Instead of the solemn moment of "God Bless America" at the 7th inning stretch, get that pre-game concert headliner to do ONE MORE SONG... then lead the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Give it pizzazz and make it LARGER THAN LIFE.

Remember the NFL does not feel the need to do "God Bless America" at the two-minute warning. Don't kill the dramatic momentum of a good game on the big stage, Instead, let's make it bigger.

Greg Ehrbar said...

Where the heck was "Heidi?"

Canda said...

12 ANGRY MEN was on TCM. Always a much tighter contest than the Super Bowl. Who can beat a lineup of Henry Fonda, Ed Begley, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Jack Klugman and Martin Balsam in their prime.

Cap'n Bob said...

My math was off, and I'm too groggy to correct it. I think it should say I was off by 29, not 25. Still basking in the glory of that dominant win.

vicernie said...

who owns the rights to a television or movie character that turns up in a super bowl commercial? the actor? the original writer/creator? or both?

W. Keith Sewell said...

I know you're probably waiting on a response from Ken... The writer/creator/producer of the show usually owns the rights in TV... but they do get paid residuals for its use... But if the character is being use in a totally different context... the creator usually gets the nod... Like Ray Bradbury and Star Trek franchise. Stan Lee was smart, he never sold his property... so now, he owns it all...

Curt Alliaume said...

@Mike: No need to ever do "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch again. At least a few teams have gone away from this, which started immediately after 9/11. It was fine then, but it's no longer necessary now. (Much like having "guest singers" do "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley in place of the late Harry Carey.)

@Ken: I thought Bruno Mars looked more like early James Brown, but that's just me.

W. Keith Sewell said...

He was definitely channeling James Brown moves... but his band is kind of a throwback to late 60's R&B bands with a horn section.

AAllen said...

Why is it called MetLife Stadium when The Mets don't play there?

Anonymous said...

Keith, Stan Lee did work for hire, he owns nothing and never did. Marvel's always given him credit for creating characters (even where he probably didn't) but for legal purposes he's only recognised as an author to the extent that the law requires a natural person to fill that role. All the rights to all his characters are owned by Marvel Comics, which is itself owned by Disney. --Steve

W. Keith Sewell said...

yeah Disney owns the rights to just about everything right now... including Star Wars...

Glen said...

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers played Give It Away, i tweeted what an appropriate song it was for this Super Bowl under the circumstances. For Denver. Because they were giving it - meaning the ball - away so much. I laughed.