Well, maybe not so quietly. Smootchie and I did our fair share of yelling, as we'd decided to support the Colts (we like the idea of a team that got beat by our Texans winning the Bowl).
So it was a pretty relaxing evening. Smootchie did have some questions, though.
One was, how does a team as good as the Bears, who made Super Bowl history with the first-ever opening kickoff return for touchdown, STUNNING the crowd and the Colts (and us), allow the Colts to dominate the rest of the game?
The answer, also provided by Her Smootchiness, is momentum. One analogy that can be made is of the tortoise and the hare; another is of pushing a car - you don't just walk up and make it move, you've got to take a few seconds to push first.
No huge trick plays, no college-ball switcheroo reverse statue-of-liberty flippy-floppy where's-the-ball tomfoolery - just football. Pass plays and runs for eight yards here, ten yards there, and the occasional four-yard run and thump, to move the ball steadily down the field in the face of one of the league's best defenses.
"And taking advantage of all those turnovers," Smootchie reminds us. "Always hang on to your football when you're being chased by big guys in Bear suits."
Smootchie also wanted to know, who was that nice lady who was singing at halftime?