The Super Bowl: Not Just About the Football Game

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Almost every TV in America last night was tuned into watch the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV, which took place at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, TX.  For most men, the Super Bowl serves as their annual “Oscars,” party, with a great deal of attention paid to where the big game will be watched, what jerseys or team fashion will be worn, and most importantly what food and drink will be served.  As many women obligatorily watch the game to offer support to their husbands and boyfriends as they cheer on their favorite teams to victory, last night had a great deal to offer the opposite sex as well.

Before the start of the game, Glee starlette, Lea Michele, sang a moving version of the song, “America the Beautiful.”  Michele looked amazing with a pair of camel pants and winter white wool coat and nailed every aspect of the song.  What caught my attention most during the performance though, was the Michele was seen wearing a diamond band on her left hand.  Could this be a precursor to an engagement ring?  Or did she not want to overshadow such a beautiful song, by dripping head to toe in diamond earrings, necklaces and bracelets?  Following Michele’s performance was the traditional singing of the National Anthem.  Pop sensation, Christina Aguilera was brought in to belt out the often difficult tune.  Although she was able to hit all of the required high notes, Aguilera actually messed up the lyrics to the song by mixing two of the verses together.  I felt awful that she botched the song, but at least she chose a basic black suit outfit and simple bracelet and ring to pair with the outfit.

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One of the biggest attractions of the Super Bowl is always the Halftime Show.  With huge-name acts, such as Bruce Springsteen, The Who and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers over the past few years, it was kind of a shock when the Black Eyed Peas were announced for this year’s festivities.  Although the audio was subpar, the over-the-top costumes and choreographed extras, saved the performance.  The always glamorous Fergie looked stunning in a short dress with sparkly shoulder pads but what made the outfit was the stack of bangle diamond bracelets and wide diamond band ring that helped enhance the luminescence of her outfit.  Because it is one of the “biggest” sporting events of the year, the Super Bowl continually attracts a plethora of celebrities.  This year didn’t disappoint with shots of Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, Ashton Kutcher and cute couple, Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz, teasing the at-home audience.  With the traditionally entertaining Super Bowl commercials added into the mix, Super Bowl 2011 was a well rounded entertaining event with close scoring game, which helped the Packers clench their Super Bowl diamond rings.

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