NFL LVI Super Bawl – Super Gold Sunday


To-day is NFL LVI (56th) Super Bawl day, which was played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. This is the Americans’ greatest entertainment day of the year and celebrated as Super Gold Sunday – to refer broadcasting of both the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic and Super Bowl games on the same day.

In this year’s final game LA Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

I’m just so happy, I wanted this so bad. I dreamed this, man. I dreamed this and it’s, like, surreal. It’s the best feeling in the world. God is great.

Aron Donald from RAMs said with tears in his eyes after winning (source: CNN)

There’s so many guys on our team that deserve this.

– Matthew Stafford, Rams Quarterback (source: CNN)

The following is the highlights (adapted from CNN in verbatim) from the wiiners perspective.

LVI Super Bawl Highlights

  • The NFL: Another down-to-the-wire game in a playoff season filled with them.
  • The halftime show: Setting everything else aside, a technical and logistical triumph given the dizzying assortment of moving parts. The larger context of the NFL, race and coach Brian Flores’ recent lawsuit — a topic NBC addressed during the pregame coverage but conspicuously ignored during the game — is a much longer conversation.
  • Movie theaters: After two painful years during the pandemic, the cumulative message of ads for upcoming hoped-for blockbusters — “Jurassic Park: Dominion,” Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” and throw in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” during the pregame show — is come share these movies with crowds.
  • Streaming: One challenge for theaters is that there’s plenty to watch at home, as Netflix demonstrated with its star-studded promo for its roster of movies, joined by Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings” prequel and Marvel’s “Moon Knight” for Disney+, which looked as splashy as a big-screen experience.
  • Amazon: The idea of an ad featuring celebrity couple Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost could have gone wrong a dozen different ways, but this one about what might happen if Alexa could read minds had it all — clever, genuinely funny, even kind of adorable.
  • Expedia: An ad with Ewan McGregor — highlighting the benefits of spending on travel experiences over “stuff” — certainly captured what many have been missing over the last two pandemic-stricken years in understated fashion.
  • Google: It’s tough to do an ad that uplifts while simultaneously pushing a product, but its spot for a new technology that improves photos of darker-skinned people managed it, capped off by the tagline “Everybody deserves to be seen as they truly are.”
  • Al Michaels: The best thing you can say about a broadcasting team is not getting in the way of the game or ridiculously hyping it, and Michaels and Cris Collinsworth got that right. But as this telecast happened to come during the Winter Olympics — 42 years after Michaels’ famous “Miracle on Ice” call at Lake Placid — it felt like an exclamation point on his remarkable longevity as a play-by-play man. “The Rams were built to win the Super Bowl, and they have sealed the deal,” Michaels said once it was decided.
  • Chevy Silverado: The rare reunion that worked, with a tagline really drove home this “The Sopranos”-inspired spot featuring TV siblings Jamie Lynn-Sigler and Robert Iler: “A whole new truck for a whole new generation.”
  • Toyota: The auto maker delivered a mini movie about paralympic champion Brian McKeever and his brother, a nifty pairing of heart-tugging uplift to coincide with the Olympics, and balanced that with a humorous keeping-up-with-the-Joneses ad.
  • Etrade: Nobody ever went wrong with talking babies.
  • Verizon: Tapping Jim Carrey in his “The Cable Guy” persona represented a very savvy blend of talent, nostalgia and product.
  • Los Angeles tourism: An 80-plus-degree day in February, with all those stereotypical cutaway shots of the beach, Griffith Park Observatory and movie stars? Sure, it’s portrayed as a decadent Babylon hellscape on Fox News, but this airbrushed version still looked like a great place to visit.

Source: CNN

The NBC network, which broadcasted both the 2022 super Bawl and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games dubbed the day as “Super Gold Sunday” – an one in a lifetime event.