Watching your team win a Super Bowl and go through the rush of emotions in that hectic instant is a thing of beauty. The players justified their previous 5 months of hard-fought games, and us fans get to say “I told you so” to all the doubters. It’s an incredibly organic feeling, which is why cameras swarm the field as soon as the clock hits zeroes. You can’t recreate those emotions.
Unless you are EA Sports. They are working on a commercial that involves a fake Super Bowl XLIII celebration starring several Steelers studs. From Inside EA:
“The premise of the shoot revolves around an EA SPORTS gamer controlling the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory in a game of Madden NFL. Along with the players, about 200 extras were brought in as fans of both the Steelers and the Cardinals, referees, and even coaches to re-create the celebration. From a touchdown celebration to the trophy presentation, even the player’s couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic of the event. The only thing missing was the champagne.”
Ok, so the concept seems decent enough, but the behind the scenes pictures disturb me on a weird level. As in Big Ben. I know he normally looks like a big turd, but having him recreate his post-Super Bowl emotions looks to be a downright daunting task. I mean, just look at his expressions:
I guess we’ll have to see what the final product looks like. I’ll reserve the rest of my judgment until then.