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https://videos.files.wordpress.com/rp4J2ZbV/donald-trump-first-lady-attend-the-opening-ceremony-cfp-final-lsu-vs-clemson_dvd.mp4 If you live on the East or West coast and only watch fake news, you might believe President Donald Trump is the most reviled man in the world. This was the opening of the National Championship football game last night in the Superbowl in New Orleans. More

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Super Bowl LIII is coming up tonight. Who will win? Who do you want to win? Why? Who will win? The Patriots. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have been there 8 times before. More

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As most of you know, the Super Bowl is on Sunday. Here’s a quote for the end of the season (I didn’t sign up for today’s QotD, so this is an extra). As the 1966 season approached, George Allen was the Los Angeles Rams’ new coach, but George Halas was still steaming. Halas had won […]

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Saints’ fans have made their loss to the Rams a federal case. Well, not literally. It’s a civil suit. I am not qualified to comment on the legal precedents. Nor will I speculate on what the actual arguments might be. More

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Rooting for the Patriots is inconceivable for several reasons: – They’re cheaters More

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While watching TV advertising, I often get the feeling I’m being lectured to.

The Super Bowl yesterday was a series of lectures with this message: “As often as we’ve tried to educate you people out there in flyover country, you remain resistant to our efforts to civilize you. We continue to detect traces of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in your makeup; so it’s our moral imperative to disabuse you of those ideas.”

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What—the Patriots LOST the Super Bowl? It’s gotta be…the RUSSIANS! I want an investigation right now! A look at the legal aspects of the ongoing Memogate vs Russiagate battle with renown legal scholar David Rivkin; More

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Are Brady and the Patriots going to romp all over the Eagles? Or does the Eagle defense find a way to mitigate Brady and score just enough to win? Close game or blow out? High scoring or a defensive battle? I have no love for either team. Actually I can’t stand both. But Tom Brady […]

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I’ll stop if one of several things happen: If New England jumps to a huge, early lead (wanna see someone else win for a change, even if it is Philly) More

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Are things getting weirder? Brexit was only a mild shock: polls are often wrong, at least when conservative ideas prevail. Trump’s victory was a bigger surprise but again, polls, the echo chamber of the punditocracy, etc. But then there was the Super Bowl. And the Academy Awards. (Note to Meryl Streep: at least the Super Bowl stuck the landing.)

You don’t have to be a football fan to see that the 2017 Super Bowl was great entertainment. It was no She Devil, but still … Lady Gaga’s halftime performance was fantastic, although I didn’t appreciate her divisive “one-nation-under-God” rhetoric.

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Fox News released an excerpt last night of an interview of President Donald Trump by Bill O’Reilly that will air before the Super Bowl tonight. In it, O’Reilly asks Trump about Putin, noting that “Putin’s a killer.” Trump then responds, “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think–our country’s so innocent?”

This is not different from things that Trump said during the campaign. In a December, 2015, appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Trump made a similar statement. When host Joe Scarborough said that Putin “kills journalists that don’t agree with him,” Trump replied “Well, I think that our country does plenty of killing, too, Joe.” Later in the interview Scarborough asked Trump if he condemned the killing of journalists. Trump said, “Oh sure. Absolutely.” I wonder if O’Reilly will ask the president a similar follow-up question. I hope so.

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By now, most have heard or seen about the Audi commercial during Super Bowl LI. Some have probably read this critique of it as well. Like the author of that article, I believe the target of the ad wasn’t women, but the dad. More importantly, but not mentioned in the article is the rising trend […]

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Courtesy of Frater Fractus: Here’s a list of Super Bowl halftime shows that would be better than Lady Gaga. No particular order. Feel free to add via comments. LITERALLY NO WRONG ANSWERS. More

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I think most of you saw the play. Cam Newton takes the snap in the shotgun, with 4:16 to go in the 4th, trailing 16-10. Its 3rd and 9 at the Carolina 24. Von Miller strips the ball, and Cam hesitates in going after the loose ball. Here is the video: More

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Taking a time out from yesterday’s sports holy day, I had to point out that our friends at NARAL dutifully used their tweet to let us know which Super Bowl commercials were acceptable to enjoy (along with tips on how to enjoy them). They obviously long for a regime where they’d perform this function in an official, government-sanctioned capacity backed by force of law but, until then, they can practice. Here’s the commercial that earned their ire:

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19524079-mmmainIn the hype leading up to Super Bowl 50, many journalists are asking whether football should be watched at all. The Cleveland Plain Dealer offered the headline “Football and its unavoidable violence is becoming a moral dilemma,” while USA Today and the CBC ran two different stories sharing the title “Is it immoral to watch the Super Bowl?”

The New York Times held a colloquy on the issue, inviting two former NFL players and two laypeople to answer the question, “how can fans enjoy watching a game that helps ruin players’ lives?” I’m quick to dismiss elitist sniffery at the simple joys of blue-collar entertainment, be it the proliferation of chain restaurants or the love of shoot-’em-up movies, but the Gray Lady’s coverage was more balanced that I had expected. Below are brief excerpts of each argument.

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Well, I thought I was ready. Last week, oldest daughter (off at college) called and asked what I was doing for the Super Bowl. I told her I was going to simply order some Papa John’s pizza, and watch the game on the big screen TV in the basement StadCave. When she heard “Papa John’s”, […]

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The wildcard games have narrowed the NFL field, and I’m starting to sense a rematch coming. The games next weekend will be: NFC More

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Holy crap.

Back in May, Variety was reporting that NBC was asking $4.5 million per 30 second ad in Super Bowl XLIX. Nationwide Insurance came up with an ad that ran :45 so they probably had to pony up just a wee bit more than that.

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