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50 Shades Mentioned In Super Bowl Commercial
5 years ago

Did you see the reference to 50 Shades of Gray?  It was in the Best Buy commercial.  Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live fame, asked if a tablet would read 50 Shades of Gray in a sexy voice.  The Best Buy employee said no.  So she asked, "Will you?"  ROFL

5 years ago

We are just now coming up on the half time ... meaning we are about 2 hours behind the live game.  So I will be away until the end of the game so I don't see any reports on score or emails on news of who won.  Be back after the DVR wraps up the game!

5 years ago

Hubby's workplace had a game pool going, $1.00 per box. He picked 5. He won $20.00 with a 1 and 6 at the half time. 

5 years ago

I did hear the reference to Fifty Shades of Grey in the commercial.  What a game this turned out to be....we were yawning at half time, including the horrible half time show....that had to be one of the worst ever.  Even the commercials were nothing to cheer about.  But I did like the Ram commercial..."That's why God made Farmers".....that was beautiful.

Congrats to your hubby Sherry......

5 years ago

He was rooting for Baltimore this time, usually he likes SF. Me, I was reading, on and off was here, talking on the phone,  but I enjoyed the ribs he made for it! LOL

5 years ago

ARRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!  The blackout caused the game to longer than the DVR was scheduled!!!!  12 minutes left in the 4th quarter, the recording just stopped!


Maui, it was right after God Made Farmers, so I did get to see that.  Our favorite commercial was the one by Kia where the guy kicked the tire.  Well, I'm not sure it was actually the favorite, but it was the one that made both of us LOL. 


Now it's time to watch Puppy Bowl 9!

5 years ago

Baltimore WON!! By 3 pts I think it was..mighta been was a really good game though and we were cheering for Baltimore! Bob can't stand the coach for SF he is always screaming about something and to know that they were both brothers on each team made it that much more exciting! A little rivalry there huh!? I think the one who lost did congratulate his brother at the end though even though he didn't really look happy about it..LOL

I missed the 50 shades of gray commercial though Michael...maybe I wasn't paying attention though. And the half time show I thought was horrid too Maui! It seems all they can have anymore for those shows is showing tits and ass!! It is so pathetic and the songs they sang were unreal...I wonder how many times in that one song they said the same dang word over and over and over again! And it was stupid!!!!!!

I liked the commercial with that little 2 years old that talks in an adult voice!! He is SO cute!!! Then thje commerical with the Budweiser horses where the one horse was watching the young guy that taught him and took care of him and then the horse followed him when he took off in his truck..I thought that was pretty neat! Then the other one where they advertised about the troops was good too! I think Oprah did that one. The rest of the commericials I thought were kinda stupid myself!!

5 years ago

Oh WOW Michael...don't that just frost you!!!! Yeah..the dang power went out right after the half time where Baltimore ran back a 108 yd touchdown return I think it was..that was awesome!! I think the power was out for about 1/2 hr!! After the black out is when SF got it's second breath and came back charging!! Thank goodness Baltimore was able to hang onto the lead!!

5 years ago

You don't think the black out will cost the superdome future games? I hope not.

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5 years ago

I did like the troops commercial by Oprah...that was heart warming.  But still....Paul Harvey's "God made farmers" was my best.



Wow. This SuperBowl commercial is a testament to the power of religious language, Paul Harvey, and the dream of America presented through rural imagery:

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board." So God made a farmer.

God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,'Maybe next year,' I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours." So God made the farmer.

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark."

It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. "So God made a farmer."



The video is what does this commercial watch if you missed it:


5 years ago

Well I got to see the last quarter after all!  We automatically record Elementary every week.  Kristie wanted to watch Elementary this morning and turned out it was the last quarter of the Super Bowl!  Funny, the last 15 minutes of the game took the entire hour. LOL


I didn't realize the two coaches were brothers!  This is one Super Bowl that will never go away in that family!  Can you imagine Thanksgiving?  Every year it's going to be who is better and about bad ref calls! LOL 


Kristie asked at the beginning of the game, who are we rooting for?  I said, uhm, how about Ravens?  49'ers have been to Super Bowl before and I don't think the Ravens have.  So Ravens it was.  That made the first half pretty exciting watching SF getting trounced!  If they didn't have the blackout, I think the Ravens would have walked all over them.


Carol, the talking baby, do you mean the ones about eTrade?  We love those!  My favorite is when they are at the hospital looking at new borns.  He smacks the glass and hollers hey Bobby what are you doing in there?  Bobby replies, Speed dating!  ROFL


Maui, that farmer commercial was very good, very moving.  The reason we didn't list it as a favorite is we only count the ones that make us laugh.  We love all commercials about our veterans and now we add the farmers.  Come to think of it, I can't remember a single time I did not enjoy the wisdom of Parl Harvey.  I used to listen to him everday.  The good ones are gone ... Paul Harvey, Walter Cronkite, Johnny Carson, John Wayne.  <sigh>  Had to throw in the Duke! haha

5 years ago

Michael, I'm glad you both got to watch the last hour of the game.....I guess you could say it finally picked up in excitement.  I really didn't have much interest in either of the teams...(GREEN BAY PACKERS)  But I wanted the 49ers only because of Ray Lewis.....I am not a fan of his, in fact, I compare him to michael vick!!!  For Lewis to thank God during his interview I found quite disgusting...I'm sure his dead girlfriend he was accused of murdering rolled over in her grave over that remark.  But this is just my opinion.....



Having the two coaches being brothers did make the game interesting though.....that's a tough spot for any Mother and Father to be in.  I bet the next Holiday dinner they are together, they will be discussing that last play at the goal line and "no interference" call was made......



I thought the half time show was disgusting....and I didn't like Keys version of the National Anthem, which I think I stated on another thread....but hey.....moochelle liked Beyonce in one of her I guess it had to be good....what do I know about talent????




I do like the talking eTrade baby commercials.....they are so adorable and funny.   I did like the commerical looking at the funny.  I really didn't find too much humor in the commercials this year.....nothing really stood out as lmao funny.  But Paul Harvey's voice in that commercial and the video stole my heart.....I have listened to it again today.  You are so right....the good ones are gone.....I'm glad you mentioned John Wayne....he was one of Cam's favorites also.

Super Bowl: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers in thriller
5 years ago
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4 February 2013Last updated at 04:36 

Super Bowl: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers in thriller
  • Touchdowns: Boldin, Pitta, Jones (2)
  • Field Goals: Tucker (2)
  • Touchdowns: Crabtree, Gore, Kaepernick
  • Field Goals: Akers (3)
  • Safety:Against Koch

Jacoby Jones scored two of the most spectacular touchdowns in Super Bowl history as Baltimore Ravens edged San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in a thriller.

First Jones, playing in his native New Orleans, caught a long Joe Flacco pass before running into the endzone.

Then, after Beyonce's stunning half-time show, Jones returned the kick-off 108 yards in barely 11 seconds for the longest ever Super Bowl play.

After a long delay due to a power cut, the 49ers hit back but fell just short.

The third quarter will go down as one of the most crazy and dramatic encounters ever seen in the NFL, let alone in a Super Bowl.

Many of the 70,000-plus crowd at the Superdome were still recovering from a high-octane half-time show performance by Beyonce and her old Destiny's Child bandmates when Jones received David Akers' kick-off eight yards deep inside his own endzone.

Rather than take the sensible option of appealing for a fair catch, he elected to run the ball and ghosted past the 49ers defenders without barely a touch.

After Baltimore raced into an early lead courtesy of a pair of Flacco touchdown passes to Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta, Jones extended Baltimore's advantage to 21-3 when he caught Flacco's perfectly floated downfield pass and then, realising he had not been touched by a defender, showed equally quick mental agility to get up and trot into the endzone.

5 years ago

After trailing 21-6 at the break, and then 28-6 following Jones's kick-off return, San Francisco could have been forgiven for giving up.

Power cut

The Superdome plunged into semi-darkness just after half-time because of a power cut

But they were inspired by something truly unprecedented - half of the lights going off, and not being fixed fully for 34 minutes.

While jokes circled that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh may have had something to do with it, the truth was that it was his side - rather than the floodlights - which had a power surge against the Ravens, who are coached by his older brother John Harbaugh.

First they were aided by some comical defending by the Ravens, which let Michael Crabtree turn an already impressive gain into a 31-yard touchdown as two defenders crashed into each other.

Then, after a good punt return, Frank Gore ran unopposed into the right hand corner of the endzone from six yards.

Suddenly the 49ers were only 20-28 down, and things got even worse for the Ravens when San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown stripped the ball out of Ray Rice's hands and fell on the loose ball himself for a turnover.

Following an exchange of field goals, Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick capped a long drive with a 15-yard run into the endzone down the left sideline.

But his two-point conversion attempt failed, and Justin Tucker's 38-yard field goal made it 34-29 to Baltimore deep into the fourth quarter.

San Francisco tried to battle back, but ultimately their recovery stalled when Kaepernick's pass towards Crabtree fell incomplete.

Jim Harbaugh cried foul, arguing his receiver had been held by a defender, but the officials were never going to change their mind and Baltimore were able, just about, to wind down the clock and seal their second Vince Lombardi trophy.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who ended his 17-year career with a second Super Bowl win: "How could it end any other way than that. And now I get to ride into the sunset with my second ring.

"It's no greater way, as a champ, to go out on your last ride with the men that I went out with, with my team-mates. And you looked around this stadium and ... Baltimore! Baltimore! We coming home, baby! We did it!"

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh congratulated his big brother John's triumph while struggling to come to terms with his side's loss: "Had several opportunities in the game. Didn't play our best game. Ravens made a lot of plays. Our guys battled back to get back in it. We competed and battled to win."

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5 years ago

discussing that last play at the goal line and "no interference" call was made......


Well, if they discuss that play, they should also discuss the dozen plays during the first 3 quarters where pass interference was never called against the 49'ers.  I couldn't believe how much they got away with it!  Not one PI called until either late 3rd quarter or early 4th quarter.  i think it was the 4th.


As for the players and the girlfriend issue, I know of nothing about them or any problems they've had.  We chose the Ravens since they never won Super  Bowl, no other reason.  Frankly, I'm glad I didn't know about the issues ... although it would have been fun to know the coaches were brothers! haha


I didn't listen to the national anthem because I'm usually upset with how it's screwed up under the guise of artistic license.  Kristie watched the half time, I did not.  I don't usually care for those either. 


What really irked me is what I found out today, that the NFL is a $3.4 billion annually non profit organization!  Now THAT ticks me off!  All these people bitching and moaning about the rich not paying their fair share in taxes and here's the NFL, where it costs $2 to $4 Million for a commercial during the Super Bowl!  Non profit my butt!


Another eTrade commercial I liked was where they showed things, like a monkey in a band, that had nothing to do with finance.  At the end of the commercial these words appeared:


                                    Well we just wasted $2 million bucks. 


                                    What are you doing with your money?

5 years ago

Carol, the talking baby, do you mean the ones about eTrade?  We love those!  My favorite is when they are at the hospital looking at new borns.  He smacks the glass and hollers hey Bobby what are you doing in there?  Bobby replies, Speed dating!  ROFL

YES Michael..that's the ones! I could sit through every commercial with that little guy I think..he is just adorable!!! I would love to know how they get his lips to move to synchronize with the words being said!!

I agree with you on the last call too and what the announcers were saying which is true whne it gets down to the last couple seconds of a game sometimes the ref's just have to let it go because it won't do any good. As you said in the first quarters they should have made more calls on SF and didn't!

I really liked that Budweiser commercial with the horse too! That was pretty cool!!

With the's funny how the one is always hollering at the refs and throwing stuff down on the ground and his brother would just stand over there real cool, calm and collective like nothing was bothering him..LOL..makes you wonder which parent it was that did all the screaming and hollering. They say the one you don't want to be like the most you end up being after all... Glad you got to see the rest of the game! What did Kristie think of the half time show!?

5 years ago

Maui..I LOVED that farmer one! It made people really STOP and listen for once...almost a meditation type silence!

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