NFL holds Super Bowl in NYC; NYC unimpressed.
While the stadium is technically in New Jersey, it is considered equally if not primarily a New York stadium, and the NFL turned Times Square and Broadway into Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered By GMC.
Visitors can kick a football, watch television, ride a toboggan,
shop, enjoy a free slice of Papa John's pizza, play XBox, take a photo with the oversized Roman numerals 'XLVIII', use relevant Twitter hashtags,
and more. It is not decadent and depraved,
would tend to disagree. The Times discusses less vehement disapproval and disappointment,
while Business Insider wishes ill upon the city. Ticket sales are faltering relative to recent years,
with the new mayor among those skipping out.
This NFL season, Jon Bois has been on a weekly mission to turn Madden 25 from a reasonably accurate video game simulation of football into strange and wonderful things using only the character editor and rules options already present in the game. He's created BEEFTANK
, an unstoppable 400 pound quarterback/bowling ball. He turned off the offsides rule in a quest for 60 fumbles
. He demonstrated to us all that Pat McAfee is the Destroyer of Worlds
. He's proven that you can NEVER count out Touchdown Tom
. Today, he ended the season with a Super Bowl for the ages
. In short, he has Broken Madden
) [more inside]
It's been a decade since the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction
. What happened is still somewhat a mystery, writes Marin Cogan
in ESPN Magazine. [more inside]
With another week to go before the Superbowl, tide yourself over with a brand-spankin'-new NFL Bad Lip Reading Video!
A Guide To American Football.
[2:48 Video] Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching. If you do not know the rules of American Football, here is a chance to learn.
Tim Rogers reviews American Football
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver
gave an interview this week stating, among other remarks, that "we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do."
Although he has since apologized for the remarks, the backlash continued yesterday 49ers' linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga
, both of whom participated in the team's widely-praised "It Gets Better" video
last summer, have denied ever producing the clip. [more inside]
is a collection of idealized NFL insignias that pay tribute to each team's history and geography in a period-specific aesthetic that glorifies the Vince Lombardi-era over the Cold-Activated-era
. This is not an exercise in nostalgia but an interpretation of the league's founding principles through the symbols that we, as football fans, identify with most." [more inside]
What if filmmakers directed the Super Bowl?
As the big game approaches, Slate V imagines what it might look like if Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard and Werner Herzog were allowed to direct the telecast.
The Who Dat nation is composed of long-suffering
, divinely inspired (?)
, and - as of tonight - very happy
citizens. What's the deal with "Who Dat," anyway?
A white kid adopted by a Japanese-American couple, he grew up hearing stories of his grandmother raising his dad in an internment camp
while his grandfather fought in Italy, and didn't eat a baked potato
until he was eight. He went to UC Berkeley. He's vocal
in his support for marriage equality
. Scott Fujita is a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints
The Steelers were 7-5, then won their final four regular-season games to secure the AFC's last playoff spot. They went to Cincinnati and won a wild-card game. They won at Indianapolis, which had the league's best record. And then they handed Denver its first home loss in the AFC championship game.
And now they're the first 6th seed playoff team ever to win the Super Bowl
. History made.
Some people said they sucked
, but either way they're all here: the 2005 Super Bowl Commercials
courtesey iFilm. Meanwhile ESPN dished up an all-time top ten list
for Super Bowl commercials and had the readers
do the same. (previous posting attempt credit to Doohickie)
This Super Bowl halftime, make it to the Lingere Bowl.
American TV hits a new low by inventing another sport along the lines of Foxy Boxing and Hot Oil Wrestling. The gridiron action features Team Dream
vs. Team Euphoria
(featuring washed-up former NFL players
as coaches) in full contact football while wearing skimpy clothing
. Even weirder, but there will be cheerleaders
to cheerlead the players that are already dolled up to look like cheerleaders in some sort of subtle hot lesbian action. It's all pay-per-view, but this "Girls Gone Football" seems more like a new low than a step forward for real women's sports
just dont move to my city!
That game is tomorrow.
But any predictions
on the final outcome? I couldn't find any previous years predictions
and how close some guesses
were, but the only link of note was this
New England Patriots heading to Super Bowl.
Joy in Boston tempered by realization that it's not the Red Sox.
I like football
as much as the next guy, but this has to be the lamest attempt at "sports humor" I've seen in a while.
Quoth the Ravens, nevermore
. 34 - 7, and the Vince Lombardi trophy goes back to Baltimore. My favorite spots were...
Superbowl Sunday meets The Matrix
Some of you may not need a reason to watch the phenomenon that is Superbowl Sunday. Others of us need technological cajoling. Here's a video
demonstrating the replay special effect. (Sorry about the Verizon ad.) via slashdot.
Well, only 10 shopping days left until Super B(bleep)l Sunday, and of course, everyone's ready for the big... commercials. This one
, from People for Eating Tasty Animals -- er, um, sorry; mispronounced that -- was refused by CBS, or so saith the minions at AdCritic. Hope they're planning a Superbowl focus page during and after the show. They really oughtta hold a vote. No, wait... it would take too long. :-}