First, I’ll gloat for a minute because I went 8-3 picking winners, and the Colts even covered like I said they would. Rex Grossman played badly, but it was the Bears defense that really disappointed. They gave up 190 yards on the ground to Rhodes and Addai. You don’t win Super Bowls giving up that kind of yardage on the ground.
Then, I’ll complain that Peyton didn’t deserve the MVP. True, no one had a really standout game, and typically when that happens they give the MVP to the quarterback of the winning team. But I would say the Colts offensive line deserved it more than Peyton, and I would say that Addai, with 10 catches on top of 77 yards rushing, deserved it more than Peyton. But I don’t expect the NFL to actually give the MVP to someone who deserved it. Everyone was expecting all week that Peyton would get it, and they couldn’t go back on that.
I’ll also complain that the commercials were terrible. CareerBuilder should go back to the monkeys instead of this Lost/Braveheart mistake they offered up yesterday. I think Ford made a dumb move pushing their new Super Duty behemoth pickup just as GM is bringing hybrids to the market, although maybe they were just trying to fight off the challenge from Toyota and keep sales of the F-150 ahead of the Tundra, which is probably a losing battle at this point.
And I will finish by complimenting Prince on a nice performance. I don’t know who the woman in white was, and she was weird, but she didn’t ruin it. Covering the Foo Fighters was surprisingly cool, and I wish I could pull off the outfit Prince was wearing.