Failing upwards

Nice to have Matt Millen doing analysis at the Super Bowl.

Save me Bruce, save me.


6 Responses to “Failing upwards”

  1. zachary Says:

    i dont know how its possible that they hired him to analyze anything. i think its obvious hes just good at reading things other people write.

  2. indeedindeed Says:

    i think he should have to do one of two things.

    when the conversation flips to him he should have to say, “Well, I don’t know why anyone would possibly want my opinion about football, but here goes: …” and then he could make his point.

    Or, after he finishes his point he should be contractually required to say: “That being said, I’m Matt Millen, so you should totally disregard the words that just came out of mouth. Or assume the opposite is true.”

  3. indeedindeed Says:
    “Nothing will ever compete for sheer tone-deafness with Paul McCartney playing a zealous Super Bowl rendition of “Live and Let Die” at the height of the Iraq war. But Springsteen would have put America on its ass—its mind shortly to follow—had he strolled out with a Martin and played “The Wrestler.” (And how about a nice “This one’s for Danny,” aka Danny Federici, the recently deceased keyboardist who was with Bruce for more than 40 years?) The national mood is sober bordering on a galloping panic. Lively as he was, I wouldn’t say the Boss did much to either banish or capture it.”

    i think it would have been exceedingly awesome if he came out to “the wrestler” before breaking into a couple of more upbeat anthems. but i think this guy is overemphasizing the pessimism of the american self-consciousness. there’s a lot of anxiety, and a lot of individuals are horribly screwed, but i don’t think most people would describe the nation itself as being in a bad place, especially with the obama euphoria just peaking days ago.

  4. Pat Says:

    Yeah why the hell does he have to capture some negative mood? I liked the performance, i think they just played like they would at any other show in a condensed version. The last two halftimes have been the best super bowl performances in years.

  5. indeedindeed Says:

    agreed, the MTV-fueled medleys were way lame.

    that writer is a long-long-time springsteen fan who thinks bruce kind of made up the image for himself.

  6. zachary Says:

    the crotch slam into the camera was offensive to me, he should be fined. perhaps ill write the fcc.

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