Posts tagged ‘Super Bowl XLIII’

February 5, 2009

Since the debate has raged…

by thoughtfulconservative

Surprise, Jennifer Hudson lip-synched the national anthem at the Super Bowl [All emphasis in the following is mine].

On Jan. 20, Jennifer Hudson sat in a Tampa hotel room and watched her new president make history on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. With the inspiring words of Barack Obama echoing in her head, the R&B divette then went to a local studio and recorded her version of the national anthem, the very one you heard at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIII.

Watch it, again,

You know I thought I was pretty good at telling live from lip syncing, guess I’ll have to practice more.

Here’s something interesting,

The NFL requires its pregame performers to prerecord their songs.

How about that? And not only Hudson,

Hudson pretaped her power, her pop, her patriotism in spacious Studio A of Morrisound Recording. Country star Faith Hill, who sang America the Beautiful at the game, also recorded at the noted Tampa facility.

Furthermore,

Not-so-coincidentally, Minor also produced Whitney Houston’s anthemic awesomeness at 1991s Super Bowl XXV in Tampa. That was also jaw-dropping. And yes, that was also prerecorded.

The goal? A risk-free performance.

“That’s the right way to do it,” said Rickey Minor, the pregame show producer, who has produced numerous Super Bowl pregame performances and is the music director for “American Idol.” “There’s too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance.”

And there you have it. I understand the reasoning, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I will now know that at important sporting events of well known songs, the performance more than likely is lip synched.

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February 1, 2009

Super Bowl prediction

by thoughtfulconservative

UPDATE: I was close on the score but had the winner wrong. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of the Super Bowl.

Well, I was got one right and one wrong in the championship games, so I’m still even through the playoffs.

One game left. I like what the Cardinals have done through the playoffs. Solid defense, especially against the run and a balanced offense.

But who can go against the Steelers, tradition, experience, good defense and good running game. That’s what wins championships.

Except for last year, the AFC has a four game winning streak. The Giants and the Bucs are the only NFC teams to win since Kurt Warner was in the Super Bowl last.

But I have not been impressed with the Steelers. Are they not that good? Or are they just doing what they need to do to move on.

My heart is with the Cardinals and I think they could win. If they can run. If Fitzgerald or Boldin gets catches. If Warner withstands the rush.

That’s a lot of ifs…..

But I’ll take it, Cardinals 26 Steelers 23.

Besides, if I pick the Steelers to win, that would be too easy. :)

Now where are those 3-D glasses.

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January 28, 2009

Some Super Bowl news

by thoughtfulconservative

Police: Fake Super Bowl Merchandise Sold At Flea Market

Super Bowl ads aren’t sold out yet

And finally, NFL players unite to help build East Tampa playgrounds

All-Pro players such as Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins, Panthers receiver Steve Smith and Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking joined about 160 Home Depot associates and about 40 volunteers from CDC (Corporation to Develop Communities) of Tampa in building a new public playground and an additional one at the King’s Kids Christian Academy.

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January 10, 2009

You can tell the economy is bad …

by thoughtfulconservative

when Super Bowl parties are cancelled

The recession has hit Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl party plans like a Dick Butkus tackle to the knees.

Sports Illustrated has called off its staple Big Game bash. The Brooks & Dunn Inaugural Golf Classic, a celebrity party and golf tournament hosted by Bucs Warrick Dunn and Derrick Brooks, was canceled for lack of sponsors. Even the venerable skin mag Playboy pulled out of its annual party, leaving Tampa with a Bunny-free bowl.

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