When we watch a TV show from our DVR, we fast forward past the commercials. A half-hour show takes 22 minutes to watch, less if you go past the show’s opening and closing credits. It’s great.
I don’t know what we were thinking, though, when we decided to watch the Super Bowl that way. We set up to record as usual, and decided we would start the game at 6:30. Our family arrived just as the official botched the coin toss, which was one of the more interesting plays of the entire game. Then we watched the Seahawks score a safety and the Broncos collapse on the field never to be fully revived.
If that weren’t bad enough, we found ourselves faced with a dilemma – we didn’t want to fast forward past the commercials. They were the only saving grace of the night. On hind sight, we should have watched the commercials and fast forwarded past the game, but that seemed wrong.
Our granddaughter, Ella, who is eight, was surprisingly excited about watching the game. I never knew Ella cared about football, but she found in this game something to love. She was excited that her two favorite animals were playing – horses and birds. I think Ella will make an excellent wife one day with that kind of outlook.
So, to sum up the game, Seattle won by a lot. Denver lost its dignity. Birds beat horses. I think the Doritos Time Machine Commercial was the best.