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February 3, 2008 1:00 PM

Drew Litton's Super Bowl Blog

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So much for perfect records...Quite a game. Hope you enjoyed it. I had fun blogging the game live. The drawings were a little rougher than I like and I wish I had time to color them all but, nonetheless it was an interesting experiment.

Eli Manning's scramble and throw down field in the waning moments will be a historic event in Super Bowl history...

And now here's my favorite commercials of the day...
1.Night at the Roxbury (pepsi extra caffeine)
2.Sleeping badgers
3.Budweiser flamethrower
4.Shaq in the horse race
5.Sobe Life Water lizards



Discussion

  • January 30, 2008

    10:06 PM

    Mik writes:

    Drew,

    Sunday will be great! The game, some drinks, some food, some commercials, and your cartoons, what more could anyone want?

    I'm looking forward to your "live" take on what should be a fun game.

  • February 3, 2008

    2:10 PM

    Leon writes:

    Drew: I really like your caracatures of people like John Elway and Coach Shanahan. Keep up the fast drawing.

  • February 3, 2008

    2:50 PM

    Dean Thomas writes:

    Good afternoon Drew!

    I am good friends with Moose and will watch some of the game with him today. Since your 1st RMN cartoon, I have read your work and it's time you know how much I look forward to page 2 of the RMN Sports Section. My latest favorite Drew Litton was the Solo-Shanahan-conference-room. I was howling when I told Moose. Thanks Drew for all the years and I look forward to enjoying your future work!

  • February 3, 2008

    3:25 PM

    Drew writes:

    Thanks for the super kind comments Dean and Leon and Mik...
    Hope you all have a great time here.
    Try the salsa. It's terrific.

  • February 3, 2008

    3:56 PM

    MW writes:

    Is it safe to turn over from Bull Riders yet? I'm trying not to watch a minute of the pre-game.

  • February 3, 2008

    4:23 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    If Fox is going to give us the American Idol winner to sing the anthem, all praises that Jordin Sparks won and not that goofy beat-box guy. Tasteful, powerful rendition. Not Whitney Houston, but who is?
    And a pretty funny Prison Break promo.
    Now can we please get a kickoff?

  • February 3, 2008

    4:33 PM

    Taylor writes:

    Great stuff Drew! Keep it up!

  • February 3, 2008

    4:48 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Diet Pepsi Max's nod-off commercial sets a high standard.
    Oh yeah, the game.
    Giants keep it for a long time. Good omen.

  • February 3, 2008

    4:49 PM

    Drew writes:

    Best Commercial so far...
    Budweiser Flamethrower

  • February 3, 2008

    5:20 PM

    Drew writes:

    Second Best commercial so far...Sleeping Badgers...overall the ads have been better

  • February 3, 2008

    5:30 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Clicked over to watch Danica's internet commercial for Go Daddy. Don't bother. The only joke comes in the first few seconds.

  • February 3, 2008

    5:31 PM

    jim price writes:

    best commercial so far is the Budwiser horse and dog.

  • February 3, 2008

    5:56 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Van Halen at the Pepsi Center Friday, now Tom Petty playing the Super Bowl halftime.
    Geezer rock rules!

  • February 3, 2008

    5:59 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    Belichick's the best in the NFL at mid-game corrections.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:16 PM

    Jim Price writes:

    Your toons are great,but did your pen break?

  • February 3, 2008

    6:24 PM

    Louis writes:

    Well its halftime. New York is doing better than anybody would have expected. If New York wins this game would anybody consider this a greater upset than the Jets over Colts (SB III) or Denvers win over Green Bay (when they were 11 1/2 underdogs)?

  • February 3, 2008

    6:30 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Yellow flag comes out for a personal foul on Drew for that shot against Tom Petty.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:33 PM

    Drew writes:

    Upon further review no penalty since Drew is a big Tom Petty fan.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:35 PM

    KD writes:

    The halftime show was certainly safe--with Tom Petty and crew sharing a few of his old standbys. I'm glad I like his music, but I can't imagine it will go down as one of the most exciting halftime shows in history.

    11:00 remaining in the the 3rd: will NE win the challenge? If not, the Giants certainly are getting the opportunities tonight and with NE's defense probably getting a little tired, have a good opportunity to take the lead and hold it...

  • February 3, 2008

    6:38 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    Richard Simmons and Carmen Electra in back-to-back commercials. Who says the Super Bowl doesn't trot out the biggest stars?

  • February 3, 2008

    6:43 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Agreed, KD. Nothing special from Petty.
    And nothing to match last year's Prince halftime show.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:45 PM

    KD writes:

    More and more I think the 2 weeks off before the Superbowl interferes with the teams and the rhythm and momentum they carry through the playoffs. Even though I'm pulling for NY, the Pats just don't seem to have the edge they had most of the season. I'd vote for a standard one-week off before the Superbowl. I think it would help the teams and reduce the hype--kinda like having a limited amount of time for presidential candidates to campaign prior to the Conventions and Election...

  • February 3, 2008

    6:48 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    The NFL says it needs the two weeks off for logistics but it's hard to believe they can't contingency plan for two of four teams to be there two days after they win the conference championships.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:51 PM

    KD writes:

    Yeah, it's not like the NFL doesn't know which stadium the game will be played in and in this day and age, and seeing how the news stations can swarm a news scene, I'm not sure the 'logistics' story holds water. No doubt it's more about money: more time = more money for all the news casts, hotels, etc.

  • February 3, 2008

    6:59 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Patriots get another touchdown and it's over. Giants offense has to sustain a drive.

  • February 3, 2008

    7:05 PM

    KD writes:

    Pretty much if anyone scores, they'll probably win the way it's going.

    One of the more forgettable Superbowl 3rd quarters.

  • February 3, 2008

    7:14 PM

    Drew writes:

    The Giants finally get it in the end zone...They seem intent on making this interesting...

    Thought the Shaq commercial was pretty funny

  • February 3, 2008

    7:24 PM

    JXA writes:

    Wow, this game is a lot closer than I thought it was going to be! I can't believe I am going to say this but GO GIANTS! Who are you rooting for?

  • February 3, 2008

    7:36 PM

    Louann writes:

    I'm going to root for a perfect season. And it looks like it might happen. That ankle might actually hold up long enough.

  • February 3, 2008

    7:57 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Dynasty is just another old TV show. Pop the cork, '72 Dolphins.

  • February 3, 2008

    7:58 PM

    KD writes:

    Yes! Go NY.

  • February 3, 2008

    8:01 PM

    Louis writes:

    I bet the Patriots are definatly missing Venaturi right about now. (Said with 30 seconds left in game)

  • February 3, 2008

    8:03 PM

    Mark Wolf writes:

    Drew - this has been fun. Now start drawing for tomorrow's paper!

  • February 3, 2008

    8:04 PM

    Louis writes:

    This one's for Eli

  • February 3, 2008

    8:05 PM

    KD writes:

    Thanks, Drew. Blessings.

  • February 3, 2008

    8:05 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    I know your a great cartoonist Drew but if you don't mind a suggestion for a cartoon. How about a drawing of Joe Namath and John Elway applauding Eli Manning and the Giants? Just a thought

  • February 3, 2008

    8:06 PM

    Louann writes:

    OK. Belichek's behavior makes the Giants look good.They won it fair and square, too.

  • February 3, 2008

    8:28 PM

    Bob writes:

    Bill Belichek should be disciplined for leaving the field before the game was over. That was low class and unsportsman like.

  • February 3, 2008

    8:33 PM

    Tulsa BroncoFan writes:

    Great game... CONGRATS to the Giants!!!

  • February 3, 2008

    8:40 PM

    Rob writes:

    Yeah, it was a tough loss but Belichek couldn't have shown less class. "I'm gonna take my ball and go home" was typical of the grade school playing field but has no place in the pros.

  • February 3, 2008

    9:14 PM

    Red writes:

    Stayed home and watched the game due to a bad cold so I missed all the parties. I truly enjoyed checking in on your very funny observations throughout the game. Being a die hard Dallas fan, I couldn't believe I found myself cheering for the Giants! I think seeing Coach 'Hoodie' walk off the field in defeat was worth it. Thanks for the smiles!

  • February 3, 2008

    10:00 PM

    Anonymous writes:

    Hey Drew -

    Can you finally let go of the Belichick hate???

    It's like a freaking BROKEN RECORD ALREADY!!!!!!!!

  • February 4, 2008

    7:57 AM

    Charlie writes:

    Hate is a strong word, but not strong enough to describe our feelings of the cheating Bellicheck. He showed his real colors Sunday when he ran off the field before the clock hit zero leaving his defense alone to finish the game.

  • February 4, 2008

    9:26 AM

    Bill writes:

    Charlie, the game was over. Belichick didn't disgrace anyone, including himself. He went to midfield, shook hands, and cut to the locker room, just like any coach would when the game was over. And it was over.
    It was the NFL that caused the fiasco. The league needs to loosen their grip. It's simple. Run the clock out when things get to that stage. It's more embarrassing for the NFL to try and get everyone off the field and restart the game so that a stupid kneel down play can be run. The NFL gave themselves a black eye by not just running out the clock at that point.

    Also, Bill Belichick is not a cheater. He's a great head coach and a master motivator. He's a top flight human being too. Try doing some research before you mouth off. You come off sounding like a bitter Bronco fan. It's not Bill Belichick's fault that the Broncos are an awful team to watch. Try ripping someone closer to home, like your own Mike Shanahan. Be upset that Shanahan has lost his mojo and cannot win without John Elway.

  • February 4, 2008

    9:55 AM

    good ol' george writes:

    My favorite ad was the Coke commercial at the parade with Underdog and Stewie going after the Coke bottle, only for Charlie Brown to get the prize.
    As for halftime, if the NFL is hell bent on no more wardrobe malfunctions and playing it safe, then placate everyone next season with...Hannah Montana. Or her daddy. This way, the worst that could happen is a mullet malfunction.

  • February 4, 2008

    12:05 PM

    Roxann writes:

    Awwwww yes....it finally makes sense. Randy Moss plays for Belichek. I guess they BOTH believe it's okay to leave your team behind, on the field, before the game is over.

    CLASSSSYYYYYY....

  • February 4, 2008

    12:54 PM

    Bill writes:

    Roxann - I see that you're yeat another bitter Broncos fan. You'd love to have Moss on the Broncos because then Cutler might have a real option to throw to. And if Belichick replaced Shanahan, Denver fans would love it. But too bad...you're stuck with Shanahan and Marshall. That also is not the Broncos fault.
    The Patriots will be back in the playoffs next year. So will Pittsburgh, San Diego, Indy, and others. But not the Broncos. Sorry. That's just the way it's going to be.

  • February 4, 2008

    2:32 PM

    Jason writes:

    Bill - You're right on target. These are bitter Denver Broncos fans. Their team misses the playoffs, so instead of just being a good football fan, they just have to rip on other teams. I've never known a single Broncos fan who wasn't completely negative towards people who root for other teams. On top of that rudeness, they also are a fairweather group. Pretty sickening.

  • February 4, 2008

    2:49 PM

    Gregg writes:

    The difference between the Pats and the Broncos is clear.
    The Pats are a playoff team, and the Broncos aren't.
    That's all that really needs to be said. Even great teams fall. The pats fell to the Giants in the Superbowl.
    Being 18-0 and losing the Superbowl is far better than being 7-9 and being one of the doormat teams of the AFC.

  • February 4, 2008

    11:14 PM

    Charlie writes:

    You are right Bill, I should have stated facts before saying Bellicheck cheated. Like stating the fact that he was fined $500k for cheating, like the fact that the Patriots had six weeks of tapes from 2006 confiscated by the league and they lost a 1st round draft pick for cheating.

    The Pats lost the Super Bowl, which makes them the worst 18-1 team in history. They are no better than the 86 Broncos, 91 Bills or 96 Patriots, all Super Bowl losers.

    And does rooting against the Patriots make us bad football fans? No, it just makes us good fans of whoever they're playing against.

  • February 5, 2008

    9:07 AM

    Gregg writes:

    TO REPEAT:

    The difference between the Pats and the Broncos is clear.
    The Pats are a playoff team, and the Broncos aren't.
    THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY NEED TO BE SAID. Even great teams fall. The pats fell to the Giants in the Superbowl.
    Being 18-0 and losing the Superbowl is far better than being 7-9 and being one of the doormat teams of the AFC.

  • February 5, 2008

    12:51 PM

    CT writes:

    Don't pay much attention to Charlie. He's just mad that Bill and Gregg are right. The Broncos are, in fact, a doormat team. The Patriots, while they lost the Superbowl, are still set to be a contender for the Superbowl for at least another decade. The Broncos? They're set to miss the playoffs for at least the next 5 years.

  • February 5, 2008

    2:44 PM

    James writes:

    Just noticed something - If one looks at the picture of Carmelo Anthony driving to the basket (on the RMN.com Sports page), Anthony has a bunch of the opposing team's jersey in his left hand.

    That's an offensive foul.

    Anthony does this all the time. The guy is a freaking cheater.

  • February 5, 2008

    3:31 PM

    Mike writes:

    Yep. Noticed that in the picture too.
    It's one of the reasons why Anthony is one of, if not the most, overpaid and overrated players the NBA has ever seen.
    He is always grabbing or hooking his defender to gain an advantage on the offensive end. If refs actually called all of the crap that Anthony tries during a game, he'd foul out within about 3 minutes from the starting tip-off.

  • February 5, 2008

    6:45 PM

    WickedOne writes:

    Good catch by the photographer. Anthony does that stuff every time he gets the ball. No surprise there.

  • February 6, 2008

    7:44 AM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    The 2007 7-9 Broncos season will be remembered by nobody.

    The 2007 18-1 Patriots season will go down as the biggest flop in NFL history and will be remembered for decades.

    How do you get to the most important game of your career and choke......what a bunch of jokers. And last I saw NE had a substantial handful of FA......can't keep everyone!!!

    NE motto is just like 30 other teams out there.......MAYBE NEXT YEAR!!!

  • February 6, 2008

    9:13 AM

    Gregg writes:

    To your point Sportzfan -

    The Patriots WILL be remembered. Even though they'll be remembered for losing the Superbowl, the fact remains that they will be remembered. The fact also remains that the Patriots are still the top team in the AFC. They hit a speed bump in the Superbowl. That's all.
    They'll be back in the Superbowl, probably as early as next season.
    The Broncos will never win another Superbowl. Ever. Why? Because of the simple fact that John Elway no longer plays in the NFL, and Mike Shanahan is still coaching the Broncos.
    Just keep being a bitter Broncos fan. It won't change the fact that the Broncos are one of the AFC's doormats, or the fact that Denver will continue to hold that position for a LONG, LONG TIME, if not forever.
    Nice try. But you'll have to try harder than that.

  • February 6, 2008

    10:28 AM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    Gregg-

    Ok. I guess I could go into that NE will never ever win another SB because they're cheaters, too many FA to re-sign, etc. But, it's a story that has been heard a 100 times just like the Elway/Shanahan story.

    Let me sum up a few points.

    IS NE currently a better team than the Broncos? YES

    Is Denver the "doormat" of the AFC? NO

    Denver did have a rough year and by no means am I implying that we are better than your beloved Patriots. They went through what every franchise goes through.....a rough year.

    For only the 2nd time in Shanahan's 13 year Denver career, the Broncs finished under .500. Not too shabby. And this is the NFL where teams (let me think of 1....ohhh, how about the GIANTS?) can bounce back and have a great, championship like year.

    Bitter Bronco fan??? Not in the least. I'm realistic.......EVERY franchise has to go through a down/rebuild year and it just so happens ours was this year.

    It sounds more to me that you are a bitter Patriot fan who feels the need to hop onto a Denver board just to feel a little bit better about his team and himself......a team that ended up losers at seasons end. Remember, 2nd place is always the 1st loser!!!

    Have a great day!

  • February 6, 2008

    11:22 AM

    Ron writes:

    Awesome, Gregg & Bill. Great posts.
    Sportzfan is a bandwagon fan. He's been on here before and just likes to rip on anyone who even dares to challenge the local teams. It's a pretty sad thing. The Broncos stink, and Sportzfan knows it, but is unwilling to admit the fact that the Broncos are no longer one of the "elite" teams. They are a has-been team. Maybe Sportzfan should take off the orange and blue colored glasses and stop drinking the funky kool-aid.

  • February 6, 2008

    11:32 AM

    Gregg writes:

    I didn't say the Broncos were THE doormat of the AFC.

    I said that the Broncos were ONE OF the doormats of the AFC.

    18-1 is far better than 7-9. Far better. 18-1 means the franchise is strong, healthy and on solid ground.
    7-9 means the Broncos are on a decline, and in dire straits. They need a new head coach, a totally new defense at every position, a new quarterback that can actually win games, and a whole lot of wide receivers and running backs. They also need other AFC teams to get worse, which is not going to happen. So, lets see...oh yeah...the Broncos are...screwed.

    Have a great day yourself!

  • February 6, 2008

    5:58 PM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    Gregg, fair enough. I do see where the Broncos need some work (especially on defense) but the offense part I don't see. Sure, I feel that Cutler is unproven.....but not a bad year for a 2nd year QB making his first full season as a starter behind an injured and banged up O-line. RB.....please. I could run in the Broncos scheme and gain 1000 yards. WR....ummm, Walker (yes, probably gone), Marshall, Stokely, Graham (where did he come from again??). I really don't think I ever posted anyhwere that the Broncs were better than the Patriots or that they had a stellar year.

    Ron- At least Gregg can halfway post with some intelligence. You on the other hand....well, lets just say it feels I'm listening to a 3rd Grader talk about how the Power Rangers are cooler than Harry Potter.

    "Unwilling to admit the fact the Broncos are no longer Elite": Please read (if you can) my previous post where I admitted that we had a rough year.

    "Bandwagon Fan": Uhhhhh, I think this is usually implied to those fans who jump ship and typically root for Championship Only teams (not those who defend their local teams). Kind of funny hearing that come from a "probable" Patriot fan.

    "Rips anyone who challenges Local Teams": Again.....ummmmm...YOU ARE posting on a Denver board. What do you expect me to do? I'm not the one who has to go to another board to post so I can feel better about myself and my team at the end of the day. Seriously, do you guys have anything else better to do (or are the Cheers re-runs on TV Land not on again)?

    Though my Broncs had a dismall year......it's OK. I know they will be back at some point and I certainly don't lose any sleep over their season. I will also go to bed tonight with "kool-aid" induced thoughts of Manning lobbing that TD throw to a WIDE-OPEN Burress in the endzone. *choke*

    I think we all can say......CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 2008 SEASON!!

  • February 6, 2008

    10:59 PM

    Charlie writes:

    The bandwagon comments are a little confusing, considering that supporting a 7-9 team isn't exactly jumping on the bandwagon.

    In the past calendar year the Broncos have lost 7 starters to injury or death:
    Darrent Williams - RIP
    Al Wilson
    Jarvis Moss
    Ebenezer Ekuban
    Tom Nalen
    Ben Hamilton
    Javon Walker

    That's like the Patriots losing; Asante Samuels, Tedi Bruschi, Richard Seymour, Matt Light, Randy Moss. Try and tell me the Patriots win their division with injuries like that.

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