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Packers' win was a bittersweet one

I'm not sure why, or how, but Super Bowl Sunday always turns out better than I was expecting. The game always seems to turn out to be close, and the events always seem to turn out, well, interesting, or at least entertaining.

Anyway, this year I got real sick, up to Sunday at least. By Sunday I was getting better, and I went with my dad to my grandpa's (who loves the Packers) in Fargo.

I really wasn't all that excited for the game, all it seemed like it was to me was a game between the Pittsburg Steelers (who've already gone to the Super Bowl enough times), and the Green Bay Packers (uh the Vikings biggest rivals), but really, nothing more.

I happened to walk into my grandpa's right around kickoff time, actually it was just in time to hear Christina Aguilera sing the National Anthem. Now at least she could actually sing (unlike Fergie), but I have to say, I think she's the first person I've heard screw up the National Anthem that bad, and especially on national television. After that, I knew it would be an interesting day.

The game wasn't disappointing, though the Packers started out with a pretty big 21-0 lead. The game got closer, which at least kept me awake (my grandpa's house is an easy place to sleep).

The commercials this year were (in my opinion) pretty decent. It seemed like there was a theme, though that started with the Pepsi Max commercials -- the theme being pain. Apparently, the producers this year were the kind that think people getting hurt is funny. I happen to kind of like that kind of comedy, which is why I think I enjoyed them.

Halftime, on the other hand, was a complete and total mess. Now it doesn't take a genius to know the Black Eyed Peas are strictly a studio-based band (they need a studio to sound good), so having them play the halftime show (which seemed like it never ended) was not a good idea. Fergie was enough to get my grandpa to laugh, though, which was a good thing. I think it was the first time I've ever heard him laugh.

Seeing the Packers come out on top ended up being a bittersweet thing for me. My grandpa's a pretty old guy, and he's loved the Packers since he was a kid, so getting to be with him when the Packers won (could be the last time he'll ever see that) was a good thing. On the other hand, I've grown up on the idea that the Vikings are good, and the Packers are bad, and seeing my favorite team's biggest rival win was kind of disappointing at the same time.

Jonah Bowe is a sophomore at Detroit Lakes High School.

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