Well, it's Feb. 3 and the big game is over. It had a huge audience Sunday, including me, but in 50 years how much will be remembered?
For days now, leading up to next Sunday's half-century special on CBS, we have been reminded about the unparalleled impact of the most influential pop culture phenomenon of our time, The Beatles.
You want to argue that? Ask people who were part of the 1960s and they can still sing their songs. And so can their grandchildren. Sure, some of it was the hair, the fashion, the irreverent personalities and Liverpool. But the Beatles' legacy that I really believe will last as long as Mozart and Gershwin is the songs.
Where did they come from? Music with sophisticated, complex structure and lyrics that couldn't possibly have been created by four young guys with virtually no serious music training. I got to see them in concert at Dodger Stadium, and I'm still such a fan that I named my guest bathroom "The Lennon John."
Sure, Bruno Mars was great Sunday at halftime, but in a century, on the Planet Mars, someone will be playing the "Sgt. Pepper" album.
I'm Pat McMahon.