It was an exciting Superbowl XLIII last night with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals fighting to the death for football's most prestigious honor. There was lots to talk about, and I'm sure Sports bloggers everywhere are having a field day. Yep, pun intended.
I could talk about the Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes' defining catch in the last 35 seconds of the fourth quarter, I could talk about James Harrison's interception resulting in an epic 100 yard touchdown, I could talk about Bruce Springsteen's half time show where he slid around the stage proving he was still as Boss as ever, I could talk about all those clever commercials...but I won't.
This is a style blog after all, and although I can appreciate men tackling, bunting and completing passes all so they can get that Superbowl bling on their fingers, my star of the night was Jennifer Hudson.
The Steelers and the Cardinals looked adorable in their hot pants, padding and protective gear, but Jen was the star of the evening IMHO, wearing a flowy white top, Black Cropped Ruffle Jacket decked out with brass buttons, and complimenting gold hoops and bangles. Not to mention her finest accessory, that voice.
Singing the national anthem with as much feeling and passion as in her Academy Award winning rendition of And I am Telling You I am Not Going from Dreamgirls, Jennifer returned to the spotlight Sunday in her first performance since the October slayings in Chicago of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Hudson proved she was indeed from the Home of the Brave by using the Super Bowl’s massive television audience to mark her return to the spotlight. She is also scheduled to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards, and her fans are ecstatic to have her back.
You might not have caught anything, kicked anything, passed anything or run anywhere Jen...but you're still my MVP.