After all that, I guess I’ll go with Clint as the victor. I think Madonna’s performance was solid, though not a gamechanger. I give her props because that was one of the most unrestrained performances since Janet/JT. But in the end, I don’t think it did anything to boost Madonnna’s status. Watching Clint Eastwood made me wonder why he hasn’t done more ads in the past. I imagine many other corporations are knocking on his door to get his gravelly voice to endorse their products. He’ll probably say no, because he knows that a little Clint goes a long way. My personal favorite Super Bowl game is the Steelers against the Cardinals in the 2008 season.
I was in sixth grade at the time, and that was around my peak of NFL fandom. During the football season, I used to spend all of Sunday watching pregame coverage, the games, and then postgame coverage. My family had Bills season tickets, so we would go and watch them. I also watched NFL Network at least 2–3 hours a day, played Madden all the time, and constantly threw the football around. The game exceeded my expectations. Probably most of you remember Harrison’s amazing interception return to put the Steelers up at halftime, Warner’s ferocious arial assault to take the lead late in the game, and then Holmes’ heroic catch to steal the game at the last moment.