By Brian Roe, Sports Writer
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Racing back to Abilene from my hometown of Fort Worth on Sunday, one item dominated the Brian Brain Waves: the Super Bowl.
For two weeks the big game was built up, scrutinized and overanalyzed, but finally February arrived and the game arrived as well.
The game itself did not disappoint.
Two teams known for their defense displayed a fairly offensive game in Super Bowl XXXVIII scoring a combined 61 points, which included the deciding field goal by Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri in the final seconds.
The halftime show, on the other hand, was a total and complete disappointment.
The first strike came from performer Kid Rock, who came under fire after draping himself with an American flag that he allegedly cut a cut a hole through.
The second and more publicized strike came from pop stars Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
The two singers were performing a duet version of Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” toward the end of halftime when Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jackson’s outfit exposing her right breast.
Timberlake, who was invited as the surprise guest for the halftime performance produced by MTV, said the incident was accidental and simply a wardrobe flaw.
The flaw came when Timberlake, Jackson and others were allowed to inappropriately flaunt themselves on the national stage, causing distraction from the actual game and overshadowing one of the biggest events. Nowadays, the entire halftime entourage has turned into one of the more disgraceful, distasteful and disrespectful events not only in sports but in all of entertainment.
So instead of talking about how great the game was, how the Patriots won two of three Super Bowls or how both clean-cut teams played a superior game, the nation focuses on the right side of Jackson’s chest.