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February 6, 2007 5:56 AM   Subscribe

Superbowl in three minutes. (I love you Dallas Clark and Bobby Sanders.)
posted by thirteenkiller (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. The game itself was like watching a 1D random walk simulation (with boundary conditions). That, in turn, makes me want to spend the day working out a rule set for a 2D football in which all four sides of a field could be scoring areas.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:03 AM on February 6, 2007


Neat. Confirms what we already knew, though: Prince was the best part of the whole thing.
posted by psmealey at 6:08 AM on February 6, 2007


If you closely at around 2:32, when Indy reserve cornerback Kelvin Hayden returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown, well, that was clearly pass interference. This is my proof (thanks for the post). I feel vindicated.
posted by hal9k at 6:30 AM on February 6, 2007


What! It's not pass interference if they're making a play on the ball!

Hisss.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:34 AM on February 6, 2007


When millions watch the game on TV, there is no need for a FPP on the subject.
posted by Ironmouth at 6:45 AM on February 6, 2007


I've watched the entire Superbowl. Dad would be so proud.
posted by textilephile at 6:51 AM on February 6, 2007


When millions watch the game on TV, there is no need for a FPP on the subject.

Someone's got the grumpies this morning!
posted by craniac at 7:03 AM on February 6, 2007


But where were those funny ads I've heard so darn much about?!?!
posted by Shfishp at 7:22 AM on February 6, 2007


Does anybody collect these time-lapse events someplace? I'd like to see a collection of hundreds of games done this way. Good stuff!
posted by cgc373 at 7:36 AM on February 6, 2007


Really distills it down to that nagging truth that even though millions (billions?) of dollars are spent for the entertainment of millions of people, it still amounts to the significance of a fart in a windstorm. Maybe I'm just feeling cosmically unimportant today.
posted by quite unimportant at 7:37 AM on February 6, 2007


Wolfdog: "The game itself was like watching a 1D random walk simulation (with boundary conditions)."

Well, that was true Sunday night, but this time-lapse version makes the Bears appear just a little more life-like.
posted by koeselitz at 7:58 AM on February 6, 2007


What sporting event has the significance of, say, a fart in an elevator? None of them.

But lots of people enjoy the SuperBowl, and that's reason enough.

(Although I would be very reluctant to have my statement applied to the Indy500. That just seems pointless to me.)
posted by sparkzy at 8:01 AM on February 6, 2007


Someone's got the grumpies this morning!

This is a subject I haven't wanted to discuss for the last few days.
posted by Ironmouth at 8:30 AM on February 6, 2007


I think this is the first time I've ever been able to watch the whole thing.
posted by drezdn at 8:39 AM on February 6, 2007


I liked how it took about as long for the stadium to fill up and for the pre-game festivities to occur as it took for the actual game and halftime. Unless they changed the time-lapse rate in the middle of the video.
posted by zsazsa at 9:01 AM on February 6, 2007


They managed to keep their lens clean.
posted by srboisvert at 9:20 AM on February 6, 2007


I like how the stands start to fill up, then you can tell when the rain is coming down before the game as the stands mostly empty out again, before completely filling up for the game.

This is a subject I haven't wanted to discuss for the last few days.

I'm sorry that Jack Bauer is [holding a gun to your head|threating to suffocate you|injecting you with intense pain-causing drugs|all of the above] and forcing you to discuss here it in spite of your wishes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:23 AM on February 6, 2007


I fell asleep halfway through this video. Must've been the 4 beers I chugged before the game even got underway.
posted by adamms222 at 9:25 AM on February 6, 2007


Normally when I hear a soundtrack like that I expect some fucking.
posted by Cyrano at 9:35 AM on February 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Neat. Confirms what we already knew, though: Prince was the best part of the whole thing.
posted by psmealey at 6:08 AM PST on February 6 [+] [!]


Is it just me or was his guitar pretty out of tune on his solo? He hit a couple gruesome notes at the beginning.

I hate Super Bowl halftimes because they're so contrary to what the game is about. Recent performers like NSYNC, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Prince, etc don't exactly match the demographic of the typical NFL fan. But I guess they're trying to attract a new audience.

The worst part is how they put the fake fans on the field to dance around the stage like its a concert. That's so gay. But they could all probably play QB better than Rex Grossman.
posted by b_thinky at 9:40 AM on February 6, 2007


this just isn't the awesome i was hoping it would be when i clicked the link. :-/
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:44 AM on February 6, 2007


Huh? The last two years they had The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.
posted by smackfu at 9:46 AM on February 6, 2007


It makes for a statement of insignificance.

I mean, Prince only lasts for 3 or 4 seconds.
posted by pwedza at 10:04 AM on February 6, 2007


Huh? The last two years they had The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.
posted by smackfu at 9:46 AM PST on February 6 [+] [!]


Excellent choices for a 1980s Super Bowl?
posted by b_thinky at 10:10 AM on February 6, 2007


I hate Super Bowl halftimes because they're so contrary to what the game is about.

For as long as I can remember, the Super Bowl has been a hyper-commercialized, bombastic, bloated, boring affair that rarely lives up to its promise of being anything other than the beginning of the new Ad season. Other than a mere handful of times (Giants/Bills, Titans/Rams, Steelers/Cowboys, 49ers/Bengals), the game has been sloppy or an excruciatingly dull, one-sided blowout and the, the halftime show was the only thing to hold your attention. Rarely has it held mine.

Having said that, I will take Prince's out of tune guitar for full ten minutes over a mini set of clean 'n' sober Aerosmith doing a medley of their toxic twins days tunes with Nsync and Britney in tow. That was the saddest spectacle I could possibly have imagined played out on the largest stage in the country.
posted by psmealey at 11:15 AM on February 6, 2007


Does anybody collect these time-lapse events someplace? I'd like to see a collection of hundreds of games done this way. Good stuff!

I think this would only really work for football and maybe baseball, where the players spend a lot of time standing around.

With real football ("soccer") you'd never even see the players, except maybe during stoppage for an injury or free kick.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:26 AM on February 6, 2007


I think this would only really work for football and maybe baseball, where the players spend a lot of time standing around.

And golf. It'd be great for golf.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:37 AM on February 6, 2007


What, no commercials?

This has to be the lamest sport in the galaxy (boring even in the condensed version), even its name is all wrong.
posted by beno at 12:28 PM on February 6, 2007


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