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Dan Libon: Thoughts on Super Bowl XLV

By Dan Libon

Super Bowl XLV was a failure. From the botched seating plan to the Black Eyed Peas forgetting how to sing, (if they ever knew how to from the start), but it’s safe to say that America’s Game will not be coming back to Jerry Jones‘s colosseum  anytime soon.

Watching the game, I immediately thought there was no real Super Bowl feeling in the air. Perhaps, it was that feeling deep down that if Bill Belichick had a better game plan for the Patriots against the New York Jets in January, then they would have most likely had been playing for their fourth title in franchise history, but that is besides the point.

Dallas has a reputation for wanting the biggest and the best when it comes to football, but why exactly did things go wrong on Sunday? It’s really simple, Jones has a tendency to not care about the individual experience and just wants an overall big record crowd. It didn’t matter that most of those people couldn’t see the game because Jones doesn’t care if people walk away with a bad experience as long as it means that he has the record.

Even knowing this, it is still a surprise and shock that seats had to be taken down and ticket holders were refused access into the game.

The NFL had announced that the 400 ticket holders were not allowed into this game will go to the Super Bowl next year on the league’s dime and they will be refunded three times the face value of their ticket. That’s a very nice gesture, but you still have to feel bad for those 850 people that had to watch from the Party Pass section instead of their actual seats.

There is not much to say about the halftime show that hasn’t already been said because the Black Eyed Peas apparently needed  advanced audio technology to makes their vocals sound amazing. Not even a second after Will.I.Am opened his mouth, did America cringe when hearing the auto-tuned laced vocals. Not even a guest appearance by Slash saved the performance. Hearing Fergie sing “Sweet Child O’Mine” was not terrible nor was it bad, but it could be described as “terri-bad.”

Give the NFL credit for trying to entertain us with a musical act that is relevant but next time try to bring out some one that can “wow” us visually and vocally. Bring in Beyonce because you know she can do it and leave us with a show to remember.

This Super Bowl was destined to fail. From the falling ice in the middle of the week to Christina Aguilera apparently debuting the new version of the National Anthem. Is there any real reason that the NFL should return to Dallas for the big game? Jerry Jones exhibited the fact that on the biggest stage in sports, he certainly doesn’t care about the little people or the ones who weren’t able to actually watch the game from their original seats.

So, what do I propose? How about we hand the Super Bowl keys over to Patriots owner Robert Kraft who could certainly host it at Gillette Stadium, but also, be a more considerable host than Mr. Jones.

Daily Noontime – February 8, 2011

Besides it being a Tuesday, we can still say, this month is flying by, right? Whatever, agree or disagree, February is slowly approaching the mid-way point. So, have a wonderful day and welcome to the Daily Noontime!

Headlines:

* The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to win a game recently, on Monday, they lost a regular season record, 25-games in a row.

* After an exciting Super Bowl victory, the Green Bay Packers have decided that now its time to extend contracts to the general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy.

* Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones had to make a few apologies or at least has now owned up to the Super Bowl seats issues.

* Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen scored 25-points on Monday, but was unsuccessful at making the big 3-pointers down the stretch, as he and his team lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, 94-89.

* Carmelo Anthony scored 50-points on Monday, but the Houston Rockets had no problem and handed the Denver Nuggets their 22nd loss of the season.

* New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is planning to move his family to a suburb near Dallas, but will that make his team happy?

* Texas Rangers infielder, Michael Young wants to be traded from the Texas Rangers according to sources, but where exactly will he land a new job?

* University of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was suspended Monday and it doesn’t sound good.

* A former Kiwi softball player, Te Wera has officially signed with the Boston Red Sox, but will he make the team? We’ll find that out soon!

Games to Watch:

* Los Angles Clippers at Orlando (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Carolina at New Jersey (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* San Jose at Washington (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Buffalo at Tampa Bay (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

So the Green Bay Packers did win the Super Bowl and this young fan had to sign his version of “Green and Yellow!”


Daily Noontime – February 7, 2011

Well here we go, another week has begun, are you excited? How many of you still feel too stuffed after the Super Bowl? I know we all feel like we ate way too much, but anyways, enough about food, here is our Daily Noontime for February 7, 2011, have an awesome day!

Headlines:

* Just in case you missed it, the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, 31-25 and won Super Bowl XLV.

* After watching Aaron Rodgers lead the Packers to victory on Sunday, it is almost an obvious to believe that this could be the beginning of many great seasons for Green Bay.

* From watching the Super Bowl pre-game show, did Christina Aguilera mess up part of the Star Spangled Banner? It certainly seemed like she did.

* Despite being injured, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson inspired his team at halftime even though he was unable to return to the game.

* Due to the awful weather this past week in Dallas, a variety of angry fans were denied seats, but were eventually brought into the stadium to watch the game.

* It became official on Sunday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the MVP of this past NFL season.

* On Sunday, the Boston Celtics watched Rajon Rondo lead his team to an important victory against the Orlando Magic, 91-80.

Games to Watch:

* Atlanta at Toronto (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* New York Rangers at Detroit (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* Chicago at Portland (NBA) – 10:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

So many great Super Bowl commercials, but this one shows off the fact that everyone loves the NFL.


Noontime Sports the Radio Show (2/5/11)

Here is our latest edition of Noontime Sports the Radio show! Enjoy some interesting Super Bowl talk, as well as other stuff too with your hosts Matt Noonan, Dan Libon and Bobby Calobrisi. Also, Jeff Howe (NESN.com) joined the show to preview Super Bowl XLV.