Super Bowl 44 and Some Flashbacks

As a lot of you know, I am a California transplant from Indianapolis, Indiana.  And although I have lived in Southern California since March of 1975, I have remained a true fan of any sport that comes out of Naptown.  Basketball was always big, and although when I lived there we didn't have a pro football team, I remember going to many many MANY high school football games.

You can only imagine how happy I am that my Indianapolis Colts are back to win another Super Bowl! 

Since 1998, the Colts have become the first in league history to win 12 games or more in five consecutive seasons - extending this record to seven after the 2009 season.

The Colts came to Indy in 1984 - 9 years after I had moved to the West Coast.    

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The Colts have been in three Super Bowls - two while the team was in Baltimore (Super Bowl III when the New York Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16 to 7 and Super Bowl V when the Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys 16 to 13) and one since they have been in Indianapolis - Super Bowl XLI where the Colts beat up on the Chicago Bears 29 to 17 on February 4, 2007. 

This year The Who will be performing at halftime . . .

Want to purchase some advertising space on television during the SuperBowl?  Well, 30 seconds of advertising time during the 2010 telecast is expected to be around 3.01 million dollars.

And speaking of commercials, for the past 20 years the most famous commercial has been the "I'm going to Disney World!" ad.

In 1993, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird played a game of Horse for a McDonald's Big Mac and fries. The game was made more interesting due to the increasingly complex set of obstacles that were set up for both players.

And in 1973, the first famous Super Bowl commercial was for Noxzema and featured legendary New York Jets Quarterback Joe Namath.  Click on link to see commercial.

And what football fan can forget The Super Bowl Shuffle by the Chicago Bears back in 1985?    Starring Jim McMahon, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Refrigerator Perry and crew.  Click HERE to view this vintage video.

The Budweiser Frogs . . . Wazzzup . . . Michael Jackson 1993 Super Bowl 27 . . . 2004 Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson . . . U2's 2002 9/11 Tribute . . . and so many more.  Don't you think that the half-time shows and commercials are almost as good as the game sometimes?  Do  you have any favorites? 

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sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Okay girl, now you KNOW this is MY kind of post. Football comes even before scrapbooking! Of course, I LOVE Mike Singletary, as he is the BEST coach EVER for my 49ers!
So strange the Pro Bowl is on today! Can't get used to that, and to not have it in Hawaii anmore, something about that is jsut not sacred! lol Okay, I'll cheer for Peyton for you!!!!! As much as I love Joe Montana, this guy impresses me just as much if not more! xOxO love deb

paperqueen said...

Sorry, I got nothing for ya on this one (but can't visit and NOT comment!). My ex was a sports fanatic, and when I dumped him I also dumped all interest in things sports-related. Oh, I show a glimmer of interest when the Yanks are in the World Series, but just a glimmer. You know, I grew up in Brooklyn, so my house was a Dodger house, and we never quite recovered from their move to L.A. My dad once took me to a Mets/Dodgers game and guess when he took his 7th inning stretch? LOL!

Dawn said...

I don't watch the games leading up to the Superbowl but I do watch the Superbowl final! I LOVE the half time entertainment.
Here in the UK there are Superbowl parties and it causes a real buzz.

Thanks for your insight x hope your Colts do well, now when i watch I will be thinking of you!