This is a clock. Okay so you knew that. But maybe you didn't know that this ticker can make a huge difference in whether you win the Super Bowl or jet back to Philly and try to figure out what the hell just happened.
In Sunday's Super Bowl, Donovan McNabb seemed to forget this clock. He seemed to forget that this clock will eventually run out. The Eagles - while trailing by 10 points - just seemed to drag themselves to the line again and again, with the clock always running. Sure they were out of time outs. Sure they were playing arguably the toughest defense in the NFL. But their clock management stunk. Maybe they needed to heed the words of The Evolution tune Staring at the Hour Glass
But you know the thing that was worst about this Super Bowl? The commercials were less than memorable. The only one that sticks out in my mind is the little girl and her dad who won't give her any Emerald Nuts. Dad gets an earful from a unicorn, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. That was pretty good. The ones with the monkeys were lame.