I was reading this morning that a bunch of conservatives and right wing groups are saying that was nothing but a leftist political message. They paid $42 million dollars to have that done, and it was the biggest, from what they said, 'Stupefied' opening they have ever seen.
I personally thought it was nothing but a snooze fest. The highlights for me was the 'Chariots of fire' bit, and Sir Paul McCartney. Of course seeing America enter the arena and listening to the loud rumble of cheers for them was awesome as well.