The Super Bowl last Sunday once again drew a massive television audience, although slightly lower than record set for last year’s game. For many non-football fans, the highlight of the telecast is the halftime show. After the controversy of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004, the NFL started booking legendary rock performers like Paul McCartney to perform at halftime.
First Lady Michelle Obama is not content nagging Americans about their food choices. She has now decided to lecture us about our word usage. Along with pop star Beyonce and actress Jennifer Garner among others, the First Lady is urging Americans to ban the word “bossy.” She believes that use of the word somehow inhibits young girls from becoming leaders.
Super Bowl XLVII had its memorable moments, including a first-ever power glitch, but let us talk about the game first. The Ravens went up big early and had to hold off a furious San Francisco rally, which they did thanks to two huge defensive plays in the fourth quarter.
Yesterday, the President officially began his second term, but only after committing another mistake in reciting the oath of office. Four years ago, the culprit was Chief Justice John Roberts, who flubbed the wording of the oath. This time, Roberts recited the correct words, but the President was unable to properly enunciate the phrase “United States.”