The Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years, winning 21-17 in a game that went down to the final play. It will likely break all viewership records in the United States and was another great showcase for the NFL. These days, the Super Bowl is a day long event with everything from the game itself and the announcers to the pregame, the replays, the commercials, and the celebrity cameos being talked about. We've brought it all together in one place for you. Here now is the best and worst of Super Bowl XLVI...
Best Commercial - Chevy Trucks
There weren't many memorable commercials this year, but I loved this Chevy trucks ad that is timely and funny. Poking fun at the impending Mayan apocalypse and getting a cheap shot in at your biggest rival makes for a winner. The random box of Twinkies takes it to the top.
Worst Commercial - Bud Light Platinum
Although I was tempted to give this award to another Go Daddy Danica Patrick ad (even the E-Trade baby says enough already!), Bud Light Platinum wins the award. Beer commercials are supposed to be about having a good time, average dudes attracting much better looking women, or talking animals. This Bud Light Platinum ad has none of those, just a cold factory. Tim Duncan's commercial spot with Bridgestone had more charisma! To make things worse, this was the first game commercial when you're most excited for the hilarity and uniqueness of the ads. Blah.
Best Pregame Feature - Steve Gleason's Battle With ALS
This was by far the most touching and impactful vignette of the seemingly thousands aired during the six hours of NBC's pregame show. The former Saint's battle with ALS is a story more people need to be made aware of around the nation. Although Super Bowl pregame shows are filled with hours of excess and frivolity by nature (hello Nick Cannon interviewing Jessica Simpson, winner for worst pregame feature), this was one segment worth saving...
Worst Postgame Reaction - Blame Brady?
According to Eric Wilbur, a Boston Globe writer, 27/41, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, a 91.1 QB Rating and 16 straight completions at one point is a "hideous performance." Skip Bayless is impressed with this trolling effort.
Best Moment & Best Call - Ahmad Bradshaw's Awkward Game Winning Touchdown
There has never been a more awkward touchdown to win a Super Bowl, and I love it! The chess match in the final two minutes was fascinating to watch develop. Here, the Pats let Ahmad Bradshaw score to give Tom Brady enough time on offense, but Bradshaw is unsure of whether or not to take the six points. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were all over the strategy and importance of the play with Collinsworth suggesting Bradshaw made a mistake. Considering the stakes and the rarity of seeing a play like that, it's an outstanding job by the announcers in that moment to be on top of it...