Editorial: A Super sight, indeed
A Super sight, indeed Stunning, riveting, unbelievable ó how else can you describe what happened there in a split second, near the end of Super Bowl XLII … when a glimpse of the N.C. Transportation Museum briefly popped onto the screen during an advertisement for the movie “Leatherheads”? For Rowan residents, this probably caused more doubletakes than the infamous wardrobe malfunction of Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Most people in these parts are well aware that portions of the movie “Leatherheads,” starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, were shot in Spencer and Salisbury, among other N.C. locations. Still, it was quite a kick to see local environs appear in the middle of the nation’s premier sporting extravaganga, even if the shot of the museum disappeared quicker than the Patriot’s hopes for a perfect season.
As the sports commentators said, this was indeed an historic occasion. It’s not every day that Rowan County shows up in a Super Bowl spot with 97 million viewers.
And, by the way, the game itself wasn’t half bad, either.