The Super Bowl is one of the biggest social events of the year in the United States and Worldwide. However, the actual football game is one of the least important parts of the show for many of the 100 million viewers.
For those who didn't watch, The NY Football Giants prevailed over the favored New England Patriots 21-17 in a very physical and generally well played game. Eli Manning took home the MVP, but for the Giants it was a true team effort. The most important play occured on New England's first play from scrimage...a controversial safety call for intentional grounding from the end zone on Tom Brady. The Giants won the game in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Although New England had their chances, the Giants made fewer mistakes and controlled the line of scrimage for most of the game.
Super Bowl Sunday is not just about football;
According to the National Chicken Council...over 100 million pounds of chicken wings were consumed in the U.S. during the super bowl...that puts it into persective.
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for illegal gambling...so everyone was getting action. Did you buy a square?
A 30 second spot during the Super Bowl sold for approximately $3.5 million.
Madonna, striving to remain relevant layed down a super-duper lip-synced halftime show. She provided 12 minutes of chaos with Nicki Minaj, Cee-Lo Green and LMFAO.
Some of the ads were hits, some misses. Dogs, babies and super models were prevailing themes.
AspenSpin's 3 favorite Super Bowl Ads;
1) M & M's : I'm sexy and I know it. (watch vid below)
2) Sketchers : Mr. Quiggly moonwalks across the finish
3) Pepsi: Elton John with a sick cameo from Flava Flav.