Thursday, February 10th, 2011 11:11:58

Back to the Basics

What was the takeaway from last weekend’s Super Bowl experience? It’s time to get back to the basics.

This past Sunday night, our home was one of the 46 percent of television households that watched the game. All four of us were pulling for the Green Bay Packers. This is the result of a combination of family alliance (we have family from Wisconsin) and the Packers’ recent defeat of our hometown favorite, the Atlanta Falcons. If the Packers won the Super Bowl, then Atlanta’s loss to them would be a bit more palatable.

At any time during the game, an average of 111 million people watched the game on the FOX network, according to the Nielsen Co. This is a Super Bowl record. We all know that the Super Bowl is about more than football — it’s also about the commercials and the entertainment.