Super Bowl Tunnel Vision: The Biggest Takeaways From Super Bowl XLV

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was shocking yet predictable, efficient yet sloppy, and entertaining yet lackluster.  Aaron Rodgers played phenomenally under a pass-heavy game-plan while Ben Roethlisberger, an elite quarterback in the two minute drill, folded late.  The more experienced team committed the stupid penalties while the less experienced team remained poised in its execution (minus a few drops), and both teams came out relatively flat on offense before finding their respective sparks.  Only in America’s biggest sporting event can such dichotomies co-exist, and Super Bowl XLV showcased exactly that.
The Green Bay Packers’ 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers was a four-hour spectacle of vicious hits, fantastic commercials, and one botched National Anthem.  But underneath the glitz and glamour of the highest-rated program in television history, defining details are waiting to be articulated.
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