Best and Worst of Super Bowl Commercials and Halftime Show

Best and Worst of Super Bowl Commercials and Halftime Show

Watching Eli Manning be crowned Super Bowl MVP is clearly not how you wanted the 2011 NFL season to come to an end, but at least the game against the Patriots itself was pretty damn entertaining, making for an enjoyable final night of football. Here are a few of the things we liked about this year's Super Bowl (and some we didn't), from our party food, the entertaining commercials, and Bill Bellichick to Madonna, LMFAO, and the dog with sneakers on.


FOOD: Primo's Hoagies with some Herr's kettle cooked chips and some suicide chicken wings from Blarney Stone were the perfect mix of gluttony. Right up there with perfectly cooked ribeye in my "last supper" meals. Some times there's just nothing like a good Italian hoagie.


One of our favorites of the night was the Volkswagen overweight dog bit that led into a rehash of last year's Darth Vader kid. We're a sucker for Star Wars.

Aside from the Bud Light Platinum spots, I thought Budweiser did a nice job with their throwback/Americana spots. It's also crazy to imagine that it was illegal to purchase Budweiser for 13 years which we learned in their "Return of the King" spot.

The NFL spot ("Timeline") was awesome per usual:

Others receiving mention: I kind of enjoyed the Samsung Galaxy "Thing Called Love" spot featuring "The Darkness" even if a phone with a pen seems like a truly awful idea. Catchy tune made for a catch commercial.

Also well done: The Best Buy spot showing off technology inovators.


John Carter, Act of Valor


Doritos. That kid who had to pee. The dog "Quigley" with the sneakers, but we did enjoy his DeSean Jackson-style showboating.


Aside from Tom Brady's decision to throw a toss up ball that was eventually intercepted by the Giants, the other cringe-worthy play for the Pats and their fans had to be Wes Welker's drop late in the fourth. The reaction of the Patriots' players on the bench says it all.


I actually kind of enjoyed Madonna's half time effort. Aside from the strange Scott Hartnell-looking  dude bouncing on a high wire, it seemed like a solid show. People  complain that she wasn't really singing, but who really sings at these  things? Is that make or break? Madonna has some classic tunes that I  found to be enjoyable for a few minutes between football. Then there are  those LMFAO dudes. I have a feeling if I knew anything at all about  them, I'd hate them, but I don't, so I find them fairly entertaining.  Plus, that one song they have is always kind of fun to hear and Madonna  even did the Shufflin' Dance with them. And M.I.A. flipped off the cameras, which makes the whole thing edgier!

What'd you enjoy about Sunday night? Any good party setups? Foodie favorites? Commercials you loved/hated?

Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern


NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.

Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.

T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.

Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.

Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon


ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.

Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.

The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.

Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.

Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.

Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.