If Mario Manningham's catch was the biggest play of the Super Bowl, Wes Welker's drop on the drive that preceeded it was second. Would have been a tough enough catch, but he should have made it. As talented as Welker is, he drops more passes than an elite receiver ought to.
Remember when the Super Bowl invariably was determined by a lopsided score? This one was taut, again, and entertaining, again.
I've read some positive reviews about Madonna's halftime performance. I thought she performed like she was Madonna's mom. Steps were slow, songs tepid.
It's tough to be good at halftime. I'd watch from the press box as hundreds or thousands of the entertainers whose assignment was to be a fan ran in front of or on the side of or behind or on the stage.
Lots of hype, little memorable music. The Who were miserable. Bruce Springsteen was average. U2 was OK. The Black Eyed Peas sounded like a Black Eyed Peas tribute band.
The last halftime show that worked was Prince.