Superbowl highs and lows….

Like millions of other Americans, I watched NBC’s Superbowl coverage on and off through the afternoon, and was glued to what turned out to be a real classic gridiron battle. Wow…what a game ending!  Highlights? For me, one of the best was the lovely Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem….for those of you who missed it or would like to see it again…here it is….

So moving, so well sung, and she took a well deserved deep breath of relief after it was over. As her first public performance after the brutal murders of her Mom, brother and young nephew….it must have been difficult for her. Wishing your Mother was watching…wondering if you can make it through without choking up. But a beautiful, poised performance, and everyone was wishing her well. I hope she felt that.

The Boss rocks it....

The Boss rocks it....

Second favorite highlight…the Boss at halftime. He totally rocked it…here’s a man for whom the term ageless applies. Sure he’s a boomer….but a boomer who brings it…every time. He’s the real authentic deal. And when he played his new song “Working on a Dream“…it seemed so appropriate for the troubled times in which we live…it really struck a chord, and sold some albums too….as Springsteen himself admitted when asked why he finally agreed to perform at the Superbowl…”I’ve got a new album out man…what do you think?”….and if you missed it, again compliments of youtube… Are our “glory days” behind us? You know, none of us know…I sure hope not. And speaking of those feelings…..  

Did you forget the economy is in trouble, just for minute? No worries, Maria is here to remind us!

Did you forget the economy is in trouble, just for minute? No worries, Maria is here to remind us!

A definite low point….not sure whose brilliant idea it was at NBC to put on CNBC’s Maria Bartelomo during the pre-game lead up to remind us all just how awful things are out there. Hey, thanks Maria, but you know, I’d just like to enjoy just one afternoon without being bombarded with bad news. Just one? Ok…I feel better now that I have that off my chest.

Other than that…great game, great entertainment…oh, and the tamales were great. Made some guacamole and salsa to go with them….yummy. Hope you had a fun evening too.

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11 Responses

  1. DONNA ,I WOULD RATHER WATCH MARIRE BARTELOMA ANY DAY!! THE SUPER BOWL DOES NOT PAY THE BILLS NOR IS IT A MANS SPORT ANYMORE. LISTEN UP DONNA , SO YOU GET THIS, SPRINGSTEEN, PHELPS, CLINTION, OBAMMA, INHALE. THERE YOUR CHOICE OF FRIENDS. SEE WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS BULLSHIT, YOU WOULD NOT WANT YOUR KIDS SMOKING GRASS, BUT ITS OKAY FOR EVERONE ELSE. WHAT BARTELOMA HAS TO SAY IS MORE SPORTING TO ME THEN FOOTBALL,,,,,,,,,,,,,ITS REAILTY!! SPRINGSTEEN IS NOT FOR USA, THAT MAN IS AS CONFUSED AS YOU ARE. YOU GO TO WORK COME HOME , YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHATS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD. FOLKS NEED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN MEDICINE, OR HEAT, OR FOOD, THESE ARE FACTS AND THREE HOURS OF FOOTBALL AND A HOUSE FULL OF PEOPLE EATING MY CHOW DOESN’T GET IT. DONNA NOT TO SLAM YOU BUT I WILL, YOU ARE SO BUBBLY ON TV WHEN REPORTING NEWS, ARE YOU SMOKING THE SAME SHIT PHELPS,CLINTION, AND OBAMMA, AN SPRINGSTEEN ARE?? I WIL SET THE RECIRD STRAIGHT, I LIKE FOOTBALL, BUT RIGHT NOW IN THE SCHEME OF LIFE ITS NOT NEAR LISTENING TO WHO WON THE GAME THEN WHO WAS IN THE GAME. MARYLAND POLITICS ARE IN RUINS, THE DEFICT ITS IN RUINS, AND YOU STAY RIGHT THERE IN YOUR DIXY LITTLE WORLD,,,,,,,,,TJ

  2. Whoa, sounds like someone is having a bad day.

  3. Hey Donna. Keep on doing what you have been doing. We still love you and look forward to your blogs!

  4. ACTUALLY THIS IS ONE OF MY BETTER DAYS. YOU ANCHOR MEN AND WOMAN MAKE THE BIG BUCKS, WITH THIS COMES A CRITCISM. YOU WATCH THE BIG TOUGH FOOTBALL GAMES , DOWN A FEW BEERS, YOUR A YUPPIE. I WILL CONTINUE TO EXPRESS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY , TO OBAMMA TAKES THIS RIGHT AWAY! SPRINGSTEEN ,PHELPS, OBAMMA, CLINTION, LOSERS. ALL THESE MURDERS YOU REPORT , ALL THESE FAMILYS TORN A PART, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, FROM DRUGS AND YOU SAY THATS OKAY. THE POLICE WHO GET SHOT AT EVERDAY IN THE UNITED STATES ,OH ITS JUST POT/GRASS, YEAH , WHY ITS ALL OKAY DONNA . THIS IS WON’T YOU WILL NOT HEAR. FOOTBALL HIGH AND LOWS, PLEASE TELL ME THE HIGH’S AND LOWS. IT WAS A FOOTBALL GAME 90 MILLION FOLKS WATCHED, A THIRD OF THE COUNTRY. I’AM NOT GOING TO WATCH COMMERICALS THAT COMPANYS SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON, THEN THE FOOL THAT WATCHES THE COMERICALS BUYS THE OVERPRICED PRODUCT. THIS ISN’T WHAT I’AM ABOUT. EVERDAY DAY IS A GOOD DAY WHEN YOUR RETIRED AND YOUR HOME IS PAID FOR. CAN YOU FOLKS SAY THAT. DONNA I DO NOT DISLIKE YOU. I JUST THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS IN MARYLAND THAT NEED WORKED ON, AND THE SUPERBOWL IS NOT ONE OF THEM. I DO BELEIVE I HELPED YOPUR BLOG OUT MANY DID COME TO YOUR DEFENSE. I SEE TEAM WORK BUT , IN A POSTIVE DIRECTION FOR MARYLAND. ANYTHING ELSE YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE IN DENAIL AND SPINNING WHEELS,,,, YOUR GRATEFUL FRIEND TJ

  5. Well Donna you’ve been doing this blog for a good many months now. I’d say this is the first nut that replied. Keep being bubbly because you are a day brightener and we can all use that. It must be pretty sad to get up in the morning with that outlook.

  6. AGAIN DONNA YOU RIGHT ABOUT MT WASHINGTION IN BALTIMORE. IN THIS TIME OF WE ARE ALL EFFECTED BY THE ECONOMY ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I’AM SORRY YOUR OUT OF TOUCH WITH PEOPLE. MOST PEOPLE AGAIN ARE LOSING JOBS, CHOSING BETEWEEN MEDICINE, HEAT, FOOD. DONNA YOUR VIEWERS ARE NOT IN THIS LEAGUE TO, EVEN HAVE THE TIME, MORE OR LESS TO AFFORD THIS YOGA CLASS. FOR BOB THIS IS REALITY, YOU GO GIRL BE YOUR BUBBLY SELF AND SEE WERE IT GETS YOU. YOU REPORT NEWS BUT WHEN MARIA CAME ON YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO ACTUALLY WRITE SOMTHING ABOUT ANOTHER NEWS REPORTER, WHAT BALLS. WHO PUT YOU IN THE HALL OF FAME OF NEWS REPORTING, HUN YOUR WAY OFF NOTE, AGAIN I HATE TO BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU. YOU COULDN’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO FILLING MART BASS’S SHOES,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,TJ

  7. Donna, I have to agree with TJ. You don’t even come close to filling a SEXUAL DEVIANT’S shoes, and thank the Lord that you don’t. Clearly TJ should keep watching the other channel and leave your blog alone. If you’re so out of touch, why does she even waste her time reading your blog? Just because the economy is in the dumper, doesn’t mean that we have to walk around in “mourning” constantly. Keep up the good work, Donna! – Susan, White Marsh, MD

  8. THE BLOG IS SO STUPID IT JUST , HOW MUCH MORE IGNORANT IS THIS PERSON GOING TO BE. THAT IS WHAT KEEPS ME READING! WE NOW KNOW JENNIFER HUDSON PRETAPED HERE MUSIC IN THE SUPER BOWL, THIS STUFF JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER. AS FOR SUSAN PLEASE DON’T FOR HEAVEN SAKES WALK AROUND IN MOURNING, JUST WALK. FOR ALL YOU FOLKS OUT THERE THAT CAN’T FACE REALITY , KEEP PACKING A LUNCH, WHEN YOU LAY YOUR HEAD ON THE PILLIOW AT NIGHT TELL OBAMMA YOU DID YOUR BEST, AND HE WILL STILL WANT MORE.THIS MY FRIENDS IS SOCIALISM YOU KEEP GOING TO THE YOGA CLASSES, AND BURY SELF IN EVERY SPORTING EVENT, YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW. THANK GOD I’AM RETIRED , NOT OFF 401 K WHICH ARE DESIGNED FOR FAILURE FOR THE WORKING MAN AND WOMAN. IF THE PENSION WAS TO EXSPENSIVE FOR THE COMPANYS TO GIVE YOU AFTER THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, WHY DID THEY STOP IT. ITS TO EXSPENSIVE. SO YOU AMERICANS ARE GOING TO GIVE YOUR HEARD EARNED TO A 401 K PLAN THAT DOESN’T WORK. ASK SUSAN PARENTS HOW THEY ARE MAKING OUT IN FLORDIA , WITH SOCIAL SECURITY, AND THERE 401 K PLAN,,,,,,,,,,,,,THIS JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER, NO MOURNING, NO SADNESS, I MADE IT, FROM NOT BE A FOLLWER,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,TJ REMEBER HAPPY THOUGHTS IN THIS HABITAT[[[[[[[[[[PLACE WERE AND ANIMAL OR PLANTNATURALLY LIVES OR GROWS]]]]]]]]]]THE BEST TO ALL AND ALL A VERY VERY GOOD DAY,,,,,,,,,,,,TJ

  9. TJ – my parents aren’t retired in Florida. Neither of them lived long enough to collect any of their retirement plans from their employers, thank you very much

  10. SUSAN IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE MORE PROBLEMS THEN DONNA BUT THEN AGAIN ,THIS BLOG NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE ME. SUSAN IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR THE ONE TRYING TO GET OUT OF MOURNING. A LITTLE SECRET IN LIFE SUSAN , ENJOY IT, ITS SHORT. TJ

  11. Tonia,
    It is funny that you say how stupid this blog is, and you say how wrong everything and everybody is and how the Super Bowl is just a football game and doesn’t really matter, YET, Tonia, you come across as a raving lunatic who above all else is almost illiterate, misanthropic and knows WAY too much about everything you declare to be irrelevant. You come across as a dumb, unemployed and lazy person who is probably milking the same system that you criticize. Do the world a favor and keep your uninformed opinions to yourself. (Actually, I just want to make some incendiary things toward you so that you respond; your comments are so ignorant, they’re actually entertaining. 🙂
    BB

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