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Ten things I learned from the Super Bowl

February 7, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

We had a few people over for the big game on Sunday. It was a good time and we had all the fixings you would want from a Super Bowl shindig. I was able to come away with my top 10 highlights from the event. It's been awhile since I got my "David Letterman" fix in so here we go.

1. Danny Woodhead is a fun name to say over and over again. It was also neat the Patriots running back had a stream of hair coming out of his side helmet hole. That just added to the experience and gave us more opportunities to say "Woodhead."

2. Madonna is really trying to show people she is way younger than she actually is. It's almost like so much energy was put into trying to dance around and act young that she could have transferred that energy and actually sang instead of lip synched during the halftime show. One of these days she's going to have to face the fact that she is 93. Oh, I mean 53.

3. Giving a kid a balloon to play with in the living room right in front of the TV is never a good idea, especially when it's a close game late in the fourth quarter. Next year, balloons are banned in the house, especially in the fourth quarter.

4. It's hard to get to sleep on Sunday night when you have several different kinds of cheese swirling around in your stomach. Next year, I'll try to stick to just one or two, but they were all so darn tasty.

5. Eli Manning is a quarterback for the New York Giants and didn't invent the cotton gin. That was some other Eli.

6. In the midst of my hosting duties I didn't get to see many of the commercials. According to most people, I didn't miss much during a subpar year in ads.

7. When kids stay up an hour past their bedtime, they don't get more tired. It's quite the opposite actually, especially if there is a balloon around.

8. It's hard to feel guilty about all the food you eat when you see Patriots lineman Vince Wilfork and his huge frame. He made me feel better about the pizza I woofed down.

9. I actually picked the winner right this year. Sorry, had to gloat as this rarely happens.

10. Eli Manning is a quarterback for the New York Giants and is not a country music singer. That's some other Eli.


Reporter Andrew Potter is a Tuesday columnist for the Times-Republican. The views expressed in this column are personal views of the writer and don't necessarily reflect the views of the T-R. Contact Andrew Potter at 641-753-6611 or



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