Besides the match up, another reason for watching the Superbowl is for the half-time entertainment and commercials, both of which can go over the top as entertainment. The half-time show was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. They're old-fashioned rock-and-roll, but the band's sound seemed a bit subdued. It turns out they were lip-syncing! Boooo! Sorry, I like the edginess of a live rock show.
None of the new commercials impressed me much, but then, I was preoccupied with my grandchildren during the commercial breaks. Live entertainment is always best, imo.