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The Big Game Review

Did you watch the big game?   Did you have friends over?

What did you think of the half time show?   How about the blackout?

What was your favorite commercial?

We did have friends over. Not a large crowd as in years past but a few people, all pulled together in the hours before kick-off.

Thankfully years of big football parties has left me with an ample supply of football decorations. We were able to pull some items together.

I used the windsock cans from last year to hold the goal post. 

This banner was made last year. It was the only banner that was not team specific.

We pulled together some yummy food. I made homemade chicken wings {which I will say I barely got to eat any of. I guess they were good!}.

I also made some Twisty Dogs, sausage wantons  and buffalo chicken dip.

I made Jello Jigglers and  a giant football shaped Rice Krispie. Our friend brought over some Beer Cheese Dip, Guacamole, and Rotel dip.

The teen boys in the house devoured large amounts of food. Luckily, we had very little leftovers!

What would a Big Game be without a drink...or two. I tried this new flavor of beer from Shock Top, Honeycrisp Apple Wheat.  This beer is AMAZING! If you love the tart sweet flavor of a Honeycrisp Apple, you will love this beer.

Another tradition in our home on Game Day is Prop Betting. We actually do not bet on anything. We do guess. We put out a few questions and let everyone guess on them. We then award prizes for those with the correct guess. It sure is a lot of fun and keeps everyone excited in the game. Even The Short Chic got in on the fun. She picked The Ravens to win everything {She really picked purple over red!}. Needless to say, her strategy paid off. She won a prize!

As far as halftime and the blackout. I have to say I thought Beyonce did a great job. I have been singing "All the Single Ladies" in my head all day. I was excited to see Destiny's Child. The blackout sure changed the momentum of the game! I think it was just what the 49'ers needed. Unfortunately, I think they get paid a lot of money to make big plays and I think they failed to deliver. {Sorry, but that is my opinion!}

In the end, The Short Chic was happy her purple team won. The Boy and The Husband were sad.  Me, I wanted Tony G and The Atlanta Falcons to be dancing at the Big Game and my heart refused to pick a team for this game.

As far as the commercials go I had a few favorites.

I loved the Paul Harvey/God Created a Farmer commercial for Dodge. I grew up with only an A.M. radio station and we listened to Paul Harvey every day. I enjoyed hearing him again and I loved the photography used in the video.

I also loved the Taco Bell/lively elderly people. How much fun was this commercial! Still can't read what the tattoo says, anyone else get it?

I also loved the Budweiser Clydesdale Commercial. The colt used in the commercial is from my home-state of Missouri. I love the song. And can I say, I had to choke back tears when I watched it.

I am not sure but my last favorite commercial might have been a local one. It was shown after the game and it so cracked me up. It is no big secret that our own Kansas City Chiefs had a rough, horrible, losing season. The only bright spot is that we secured a First Round Draft pick, an honor reserved for the team with the absolute worse record!  So my last favorite was the Leon Sandcastle video. Neon Deion still makes me smile. And if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?!!

Commercial I hated:  Really only one. I hope to NEVER see that Go Daddy commercial ever again.


  1. I love the rice krispie treat football!! I hated the Go Daddy commerical too :) My husband and I were talking about how we just ignored weird commericals per kids but now we wonder how some of them make it on TV. I just started following your blog :) Thanks!!!


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