The 2011 Super Bowl contenders was no surprise. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are two very talented teams. Prior to the big game, the focus of the pregame show was a “Red Carpet Event” where celebrities were introduced and would share who they were rooting for, their favorite player, etc. In the past the pregame show was focused more on the teams playing, the coaches, staff, past teammates, and who the analysts believe will win the game.
Below are students’ response to this question, did you like the pregame show and what did you like about it? If not, what would you rather see?
Scott Hammer, ’12, Altoona, Pa.:
I would like to see a balance of analysis from the experts and the red carpet with the celebrities. I enjoy the all day pregame for the biggest sporting event of the year. If anything, they should reduce the length of the halftime show.
Nevin Diehl, ’12, Shippensburg, Pa.:
I believe the pregame show is supposed to be about the teams that will be playing. Commentators should be going over the facts and picking who they feel will win. This allows the audience to learn about the teams before they will be playing on the major stage.
Erica Thieman, ’13, Williamstown, W.V.:
I don’t care about Jennifer Aniston’s opinion on any matter. If I’m watching the game, it’s because I love football. I’d rather hear more about the players and coaches then the personal opinion of pop stars and the like.
Jake Hartberger, ’12, Reading, Pa.:
I liked it. I thought it was funny, but some of the celebs were random and sucked.
Jeff Gring, ’12, Mechanicsburg, Pa.:
I was not a huge fan of this year’s pregame show. I don’t really care which team celebrities are rooting for and would much rather see the older pregame shows. I am watching the game to see football, not celebrities.
-Mary Munion ’12, Juniata Online Journalist