Peyton Manning choked, Bruno Mars shone, Jerry Seinfeld droned and Joe Theismann showed up in the post-game episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Where he broke his leg. Again.
Where once TV’s biggest live event dominated four or five hours of Sunday television, it now claims weeks. Forget the sports-page buildup, the commercials now have their own teaser ads, the half-time show inevitably has “something to prove” (beyond how very old the members of the Who have become), and the follow-up shows go out of their way to leverage the premium spot. (Adam Sandler and Theismann on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Prince on “New Girl.”)
Was it worth all the money, inspiration and hype? Join Stacey Leasca, Mary McNamara and Chris Erskine to discuss Super Bowl 2014: the multimedia experience at noon Monday. Tweet your comments and questions using the hashtag #asklatimes. See you there!