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  • EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé knew nothing about her Super Bowl performance being hijacked

    02/11/2016 10:22:42 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 60 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia
    It was a grainy cellphone video and a picture that were seen by millions around the world. But the full story of how Beyoncé was unwittingly dragged into a political row after having her Super Bowl performance hijacked by her dancers and activists can be revealed. The star knew nothing about the decision by members of her dance troupe to join a protest by members of the Black Lives Matters organization on the pitch of the Levi's Stadium about the death of Mario Jones until the video went viral the next morning.
  • Gayle King's interview with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [CBS 2pm Pre-Game]

    02/07/2016 11:33:03 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CBS Sports | 02/07/16 | CBS
    Not broadcast yet - transcript? later?
  • Super Bowl 50 Live Thread

    01/25/2016 5:29:45 AM PST · by Bender2 · 539 replies
    Super Bowl 50 Live Thread Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, 4:30 PM EST CBS Denver Broncos Vs Carolina Panthers
  • Coldplay to Torture Us All at the Super Bowl

    12/04/2015 6:51:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2015 | Amy Zimmerman
    he Super Bowl is an annual celebration of Just Guy Things: homoerotic tight pants, dude-on-dude grappling, sports, balls, brews, and chili. Conversely, the Super Bowl halftime show is an incredibly flamboyant tribute to all things over the top, featuring big-name celebrities, elaborate pyrotechnics, and some of the best wardrobes (and wardrobe malfunctions) this side of the 2001 VMAs. No one has ever adequately explained the pairing of these two inherently disparate spectacles, and it’s difficult to imagine the Venn diagram of dedicated sports enthusiasts and people who are psyched to watch an extended Bruno Mars medley. Nonetheless we, the non-sports...
  • Bruno Mars has been offered Super Bowl 50 halftime show spot

    09/09/2015 6:43:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | September 8, 2015 | Will Robinson
    For the Super Bowls golden anniversary, the NFL has asked a big name to return to the stage. Bruno Mars has been offered the headliner spot for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara, California, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 205 replies
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 unsportmanslike conduct unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Company to Sponsor College Football Bowl Game

    02/25/2014 5:54:54 AM PST · by knittnmom · 8 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | February 24, 2014 4:34 pm | Morgan Lee
    The Robertson family's sports interests will soon span from NASCAR to college football. Willie Robertson's Duck Commander company has signed a six-year deal, giving the duck call and hunting business the naming rights to the Independence Bowl. Duck Dynasty (Photo: The game, which is played in Shreveport, La., the home state of the A&E reality television Robertson family, was previously sponsored by AdvoCare V100. According to ESPN, the Duck Commander Independence Bowl will feature SEC and ACC match-ups. If neither league offers a representative, teams representing the Conference USA and the American will also be considered. Duck Commander's current...
  • Battle of the real super 'Bowls': Puppy vs. Kitten

    02/02/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Today Entertainment ^ | February 2, 2014 | Ree Hines and Anna Chan
    Forget the Seahawks versus the Broncos. There's another big showdown scheduled for Sunday, one that involves ferocious, snarling, amped-up ... and absolutely adorable four-legged furry friends. Yes, for the first time in game-day history, this year there will be both Puppy and Kitten Bowls.
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year.When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals, giving indoor space to...
  • Super Bowl 48 LIVE Thread

    01/28/2014 2:00:40 PM PST · by Bender2 · 1,348 replies
  • NFL Super Bowl 48 Slap Down LIVE Thread

    01/20/2014 11:07:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 45 replies
  • Here is a free link to watch the Super Bowl online (First Time)

    02/05/2012 3:21:34 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 85 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | 2/5/2012
  • No BCS National Championship Game This Year

    01/09/2012 1:50:51 PM PST · by kathsua · 101 replies
    town hall ^ | 1/09/12 | reasonmclucus
    For the first time since the BCS held its first "national championship" game after the 1998 season, there won't be any bowl game that can realistically be portrayed as a "national championship" game. This year's game can only be considered as giving the University of Alabama an opportunity to avenge its loss against Louisiana State University(LSU). The two schools can only play for the championship of the western division of the Southeast Conference(SEC). Alabama cannot even claim the championship of the SEC from a victory because that would require Alabama to defeat eastern division champion , the University of Georgia....
  • Congrats Baylor Bears: Win #10

    12/29/2011 11:06:14 PM PST · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Baylor Nation ^ | December 30, 2011 | Baylor University
    And win the Baylor Bears most assuredly did by a score of 67-56 in the Valero Alamo Bowl from San Antonio.
  • Bowl-O-Bama (great humor)

    08/23/2011 7:48:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    I Own the World Blog ^ | July 15, 2011 | BigFurHat
    A bowling alley in Clearwater, Florida, Bowl-O-Bama, is doing record business despite a bad economy. The alley also reports a record number of 300 games. Since opening in November 2010, 963 patrons have bowled a perfect game, including strikes in the warm-up frames. This alley also has the highest bowling league average in the country, with a 237. And thats the senior league.
  • Dancing squid bowl: Could you eat this? (Yes, it's what you think and yes, there's a video)

    07/22/2011 11:58:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 51 replies
    The Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | July 22, 2011 | Staff
    TAKE one squid, cut off its head and watch the rest dance on a bed of rice and salmon roe. Eat. Or not. This Japanese delicacy known as odori-don or dancing squid rice bowl is a variation on traditional squid sashimi and uses soy sauce to create the disturbing illusion of bringing a dead squid back to life.YouTube user Richard Fan shot the above video on a visit to Hokkaidos Ikkatei Tabiji restaurant and explains that sodium in the soy causes neurons to fire, making the muscles twitch.The dish comes with the head cut into small sashimi slices and...
  • Fox Rejects John 3:16 Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2011 9:39:23 AM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 02/03/11 | Dave Bohon
    s FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God. Following last years media furor over a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life spot during the Super Bowl featuring Christian football phenomenon Tim Tebow (left) and his mother, FOX has put the...
  • Ouch. (vanity)

    12/30/2010 6:05:42 PM PST · by dinoparty · 4 replies · 532+ views
    Who just saw the UNC football player have a head on collision without his helmet? He is lucky he is alive.
  • Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into Mexico (ND pulls passports)

    12/28/2010 6:11:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | 12/28/10 | DARA KELLY
    Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into MexicoBy DARA KELLY, Staff Writer Updated Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:04 AM Players from both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes have been banned from crossing the border into Mexico during their free time before the Sun Bowl. In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities, as such a threat and temptation for his players that he has taken his players passports away before they fly to El Paso, according to the Globe and Mail. The Miami Hurricanes...
  • American man designs toilet car.

    07/15/2010 1:58:36 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Afternoon Drive ^ | 7-15-10 | Afternoon Drive
    a family in Colorado will never again have to worry about toilet breaks on the road after designing a twin-bowl toilet car. It took four years and three prototypes for Dave Hersch to perfect his design, inspired by a small 'Hot Wheels' toy car. It features a 6.5hp motor capable of driving two adults at 30mph and holds six toilet rolls and a magazine rack. Dave told Rex: "The first version was literally a toilet on top of a go cart. It didn't last past the first turn. The toilet slid off and broke into a million pieces on the...
  • The NFL Violates Children

    02/10/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by publius321 · 27 replies · 835+ views
    http://www.ThurstonHowell.Net ^ | February 10, 2010 | Thurston Howell
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 The NFL Violates Children I havent said much over the years as the NFL has been bowing at the alter of political correctness. In recent years they have become known as the No Fun League as they systematically altered the game with ridiculous rules such as those banning silly end zone dances many of us have come to love. I am not going to remain aloof regarding the glaring hypocrisy of the NFL. They claim to have made this ridiculous ban on end zone celebrations because it is supposedly a bad example for the children ...
  • The Super Bowl Saints, Katrina and CorruptionFeel-Good Stories Wont Rebuild A City

    02/08/2010 6:49:01 AM PST · by grace522 · 61 replies · 1,347+ views
    7 Feb 10 | CHRIS FREIND
    Off the bat, lets get a few things straight: 1) New Orleans is a one-of -a-kind city. It should be on everyones list to visit at least once. 2) The Saints played a great game, setting off a massive party in the nations greatest party city. 3) Despite the fact that the Colts will always be Baltimore to me, I rooted for Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. And not because I was a Manning fan, but due to the nauseating media coverage that if and when the Saints won the Big Game, that will somehow heal all wounds from Hurricane...
  • Who dat? Da green police?

    02/07/2010 8:18:47 PM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 27 replies · 992+ views
    The Conservative Funhouse ^ | 2/8/2010 | James Wright
    Not sure the point of this ad. All I can come up with is a weak attempt at humor. Here is an interesting comment I ripped from Youtube *I don’t think some of you get it. This is Audi saying, “Look, if you eco-hippies want everything to be environmentally-friendly, here you go. Clean Diesel. But we’re gonna make fun of you and we’re gonna continue to sell R8 V-10s forever.”
  • Grub match; Which teams snack will you down? (Dr. BBQ has the answers)

    02/06/2010 8:07:07 AM PST · by Liz · 17 replies · 422+ views
    NY POST ^ | 2/6/10 | CARLA SPARTOS
    Who will win the hearts, minds and stomachs of football fans on Super Bowl Sunday? The hearty fare of Indianapolis (Go Colts!) or the colorful cuisine of New Orleans (Go Saints!)? Dr. BBQ tackled the issue. When I think of Indianapolis, I think of heartland food....a big city in the middle of a cornfield. For Colts fans, Lampe recommends grub with a hometown feel Mac and Cheese Soup (gets cold in Indianapolis), and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches.............
  • Slew of Vikings highlight 2009 Pro Bowl rosters

    12/29/2009 9:01:26 PM PST · by PilotDave · 9 replies · 518+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 30 dec 09 | Sports Network
    The NFC and AFC Pro Bowl rosters were announced on Tuesday and the Minnesota Vikings topped all teams with eight selections. The Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys clocked in with six picks apiece.
  • Wetzel's Playoff Plan: Money Talks (Completely dismantles every phony Pro-BCS spin)

    12/10/2009 12:53:41 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 40 replies · 962+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12-10-09 | Dan Wetzel
    Texas not TCU, nor Cincinnati or Boise State is playing Alabama in the BCS championship game because, well, its name is Texas. The system is designed to reward the big brands of the sport. Just as important as what you did this week, or this month, is what you did a decade ago. Perception is everything. The BCS sells this as fair.
  • 2009-10 Bowl Schedule

    12/06/2009 4:32:52 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 104 replies · 4,003+ views
    sports illustrated ^ | 12/6/09 | sportsillustrated
    2009-10 Bowl Schedule
  • Congress seeks bowls truth

    05/26/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 626+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 25 May 2009 | Dan Wetzel and Josh Peter
    A congressman said he plans to investigate testimony from Alamo Bowl executive director Derrick Fox at this months Bowl Championship Series subcommittee hearing after learning that Fox might have exaggerated by millions of dollars the amount bowl games donate to local charities. Fox,while representing all 34 bowl games during his appearance on Capitol Hill on May 1,claimed in his argument against a playoff that almost all the postseason bowl games are put on by charitable groups and local charities receive tens of millions of dollars every year. In fact, 10 bowl games are privately owned and one is run by...
  • 2009 Super Bowl Commercials

    02/03/2009 3:14:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 2 replies · 557+ views ^ | 2-1-09 | (none)
    In case you might have stepped away from the television during yesterday's Super Bowl -- here is a website that contains all the commercials. Enjoy! (Samples below -- more at the website at link.) Bud Light Office Meeting Audi Transporter Pepsi Forever Young Doritos Snow Globe Bud Light Conan Columbia Year One Toyota Venza Bridgestone Mr. Potato Head Universal Fast & Furious Castrol Grease Monkeys Universal Land of the Lost Doritos Bus Shower Budweiser Fetch
  • Pittsburgh Steelers going to 7th Super Bowl with 23-14 win over Baltimore Ravens

    01/18/2009 7:24:47 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 207 replies · 4,171+ views
    ESPN ^ | the eagle has landed
    Steal Curtain CallJust when it seemed the Ravens had solved the Steelers' vaunted D, poof! Pittsburgh snagged another Super Bowl berth.
  • Texas defeats Ohio St. to win Fiesta Bowl; 24-21

    01/05/2009 8:57:04 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 76 replies · 1,742+ views
    St. Louis Conservative Sun-Times | January 5, 2009 | Me
    Congrats to the Longhorns. Open thread.
  • Utes Beat 'Bama in Sugar Bowl, 31-17

    01/02/2009 8:51:58 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 118 replies · 3,175+ views
    01/02/09 | Reaganesque
    Way to go Utes! Eleven sacks! Twenty one points in the first quarter alone. The announcers kept asking if Utah could handle the Tide's big front line. Well, the French had a big front line in the 1930's and that didn't work out so well either.
  • USC's return to Beef Bowl (Lawry's Beef Eating contest prior to Rose Bowl)

    12/30/2008 8:50:32 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 21 replies · 1,151+ views
    Take one part Norman Rockwell, add a dash of glitz and presto ... It's the perfect Beef Bowl recipe. A tradition for 53 years (older than 30 of the 34 actual bowl games), Lawry's hosts each of the Rose Bowl teams on consecutive nights for a pregame feast of prime rib, salad, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and apple pie. Cameras flash and video crews pass around mikes. The last two years, Illinois and Penn State players have come into the legendary Beverly Hills restaurant with their eyes as wide as the giant slabs of meat.
  • Bezerkeley!

    09/22/2008 2:23:35 PM PDT · by sailrabbit · 6 replies · 177+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2008 | John M. Glionna
    At Berkeley Bowl, the nuts are off the shelf Brothers Juno, 20 months, left, and Cyrus Soltani, 5, sample fruit at the Berkeley Bowl market, famous for its exotic produce. For those caught tasting food or beverages without paying, the penalty is severe: a lifetime ban. By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer September 22, 2008 BERKELEY -- As most veteran customers know, it takes a pretty thick skin to successfully navigate the Berkeley Bowl, this strident city's most popular grocery store. Outside, petitioners seeking signatures for ballot measures have come to blows with opinionated residents. In the...
  • Climate Modelers See Modern Echo In '30s Dust Bowl

    04/30/2008 1:01:15 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 89+ views
    Physorg ^ | 4-30-2008 | Columbia University
    Climate modelers see modern echo in '30s Dust BowlApril 29, 2008 Goodwell, Oklahoma, June 4, 1937. Climate scientists using computer models to simulate the 1930s Dust Bowl on the U.S Great Plains have found that dust raised by farmers probably amplified and spread a natural drop in rainfall, turning an ordinary drying cycle into an agricultural collapse. The researcher say the study raises concern that current pressures on farmland from population growth and climate change could worsen current food crises by leading to similar events in other regions. Recent studies indicate that periodic droughts in the western United States are...
  • New Report: Super Bowl massacre averted at last minute

    02/07/2008 7:02:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 84 replies · 357+ views ^ | 2/8//08
    A distraught Tempe man was within sight of the Super Bowl on Sunday with an assault rifle, but a change of heart kept him from unloading 200 rounds of ammunition on the crowd, court records show. Kurt William Havelock, 35, turned himself in Sunday to Tempe police and the FBI at the urging of family and confessed his plan, which he hatched in retaliation for the Tempe City Council rejecting a liquor license application for a restaurant and bar he owns. According to court records, Havelock is charged with mailing threatening communications in the mailing of eight copies of a...
  • Navy to Play at Fifth Straight Bowl Game Dec. 20 (Poinsettia Bowl )

    11/19/2007 4:53:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 255+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Naval Academy Athletic Association
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Academy football team will play in the third annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. (PST) at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, against a Mountain West opponent. The Poinsettia Bowl game, which will be televised nationally by ESPN, is Navy's fifth straight bowl game. The Midshipmen are 7-4 after defeating Northern Illinois University, Nov. 17. "A beautiful setting in a Navy city at one of the finest football venues in the country has everyone excited," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "Five bowl games in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Football Facts ~ 8 November 2007

    11/07/2007 5:56:01 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 731 replies · 461+ views
    November 7, 2007 | The Coach
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. FOOTBALL FACTS Thanks for joining us once again as we look at some football facts. This time well look at "From a regional to a National sport. From 1930-1958" In the early 1930s, the college game continued to grow, particularly in the south, bolstered by fierce rivalries such as the "Third Saturday in October"a rivalry between Alabama and Tennessee. While prior to the mid-1920s most national powers came from...
  • Iraqi, U.S. forces discuss Op. Turki Bowl

    01/23/2007 5:18:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Col. David Sutherland, commander of 3rd brigade combat team 1st Calvary Division, discusses the details of Operation Turki Bowl via video tele-conference at the Combined Press Information Center. Photo by Army Spc. Alexander Burnett Combined Press Information Center. BAGHDAD -- American and Iraqi military leaders held a joint press conference at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone Monday via video teleconference to discuss Operation Turki Bowl. Commanders on the ground explained details of the operation.Our division led many successful operations in the Diyalal and Balad Ruz, Baqubah, said Maj. Gen. Shakur al - Kaabi, commander, 5th Iraqi...
  • 100 Terrorists Killed, 50 Detained in Operation Turki Bowl

    01/23/2007 5:07:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 703+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2007 U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 100 terrorists, detained 50, and dismantled a large terrorist group in January during Operation Turki Bowl, the senior U.S. Army officer in Iraqs Diyala province said yesterday. The operation, conducted from Jan. 4 to 13, occurred south of Balad Ruz in the Turki Village, Tuwilla and 30 Tamuz areas of the province. During the operation, U.S. Army and Iraqi soldiers isolated and defeated a terrorist group known as The Council, Col. David W. Sutherland, commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, told reporters via satellite connection from...
  • America Supports You: Armed Forces Bowl to Spotlight Troops

    12/22/2006 12:52:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 248+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Burgess
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2006 Members of the U.S. military will be honored during the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to be held Dec. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. The University of Tulsa and the University of Utah will square off for the fourth annual Armed Forces Bowl that will be aired at 7 p.m. CST on ESPN television and ESPN Radio to over 200 stations in 44 states. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, a Fort Worth native, will flip the coin at the start of the game and administer the oath of enlistment to recruits from each...
  • Tribute to Gluttony - Wing Bowl 15

    12/19/2006 10:48:27 AM PST · by WmCraven_Wk · 3 replies · 357+ views ^ | Dec. 19, 2006 | unknown
    Wing Bowl 15 will be 'Philly vs. the World' Sold-out event planned for Feb. 2 at Wachovia Center Wing Bowl, that home-grown sauce-slobbering extravaganza, will have some new wrinkles for its 2007 incarnation, Angelo Cataldi of WIP (610 AM) announced last Monday. With its theme of "Philadelphia Vs. the World," the Feb. 2 event will try harder to produce a local hero. Only five professional eaters will be allowed in the 15th annual celebration of poultry and pulchritude. They'll be chosen by the International Federation of Competition Eating.
  • Army takes spotlight at Arena Bowl

    06/12/2006 5:31:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 197+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Pfc. Carl N. Hudson
    LAS VEGAS (Army News Service, June 12, 2006) Members of Las Vegas's 6th Recruiting Brigade celebrated the Armys 231st birthday a few days early at the Arena Football Leagues Arena Bowl June 10. In pre-game festivities, 48 newly enlisted Soldiers were sworn into the Army by U.S. Army Accessions Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp. Our mission is recruiting, and today were here to help educate and create awareness about the opportunities the Army offers, said Col. Stephen Wilkins, commander of the 6th Recruiting Brigade. Its a good reminder to the public of the freedoms and democracy that we...
  • Gay Ex-Giant Alleges Bowl Discrimination(Gloria Allred barf alert)

    NEW YORK - Former Giants lineman Roy Simmons and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred want an investigation into whether Simmons was denied access to the Super Bowl media center because he is gay and HIV positive. Simmons and Allred held a news conference outside NFL headquarters Thursday before delivering a letter to the league asking it to look into why Simmons wasn't granted a media pass. Simmons requested a credential for the center Feb. 2, three days before the Super Bowl. He also asked for two tickets for the game, which the Pittsburgh Steelers won 21-10 over the Seattle Seahawks, and...
  • Troops Celebrate Super Bowl at FOB Orgun-E

    02/08/2006 5:06:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 542+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro
    Task Force Fury and Task Force Catamount soldiers gathered to cheer on their teams or simply enjoy "a small slice of home." FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2006 As the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks battled for American football supremacy in Detroit, around 60 of the U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistans Paktika Province celebrated the United States biggest sports spectacle halfway around the world early Feb. 6. "Of course, youd have your family and friends with you if you were watching the game in the states, but this is great too. I have no complaints at all."...
  • Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship (Lyric malfunction? Keep Yer Ya-Ya's In!)

    02/07/2006 6:47:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 111 replies · 2,426+ views
    Petoskey News ^ | 2/07/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    Rolling Stones Decry Super Bowl Censorship By DAVID BAUDER Tuesday, February 7, 2006 8:50 PM EST NEW YORK - Nobody turns off the microphone on Mick Jagger without a fight. Censorship of their songs during the Super Bowl halftime show was "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary," the Rolling Stones said through a spokeswoman on Tuesday. The NFL, which produced the show seen on ABC Sunday night, silenced Jagger's microphone during sexually suggestive passages of two of the three songs the band performed before an audience of 90 million television viewers. The football league, still nervous over the Janet Jackson wardrobe...
  • Former NFL Players Join Troops in Iraq for Super Bowl XL

    02/07/2006 4:38:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 553+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA
    Former NFL players Keith Byars (left) and Bryan Cox sign posters for waiting soldiers at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce, USA(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Soldiers viewing Super Bowl XL live at 2 a.m. local time yesterday were joined by an entourage of traveling football players at Forward Operating Base Speicher here. New England Patriots running back Keith Byars, who played in Super Bowl XXXI; linebacker Bryan Cox, who helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2001 for the first time in franchise history; kicker Nick Lowery, who broke virtually every...
  • Game's third team upstaged Steelers, Hawks

    02/06/2006 8:53:10 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 259 replies · 2,704+ views
    ESPN ^ | 2/6/06 | Michael Smith
    DETROIT -- Three weeks ago, after the Steelers held on to upset Indianapolis, Joey Porter was unhappy about the overturning of Troy Polamalu's fourth-quarter interception that could have sealed the win much earlier. Believing that deep down the league preferred Peyton Manning and the Colts to win, Porter publicly criticized the game officials, asking them not to "take the game from us." Well, the Steelers can call it even now, as the officials who performed well enough throughout the season to earn the privilege of working Super Bowl XL performed Sunday as though they were trying to make it up...
  • Detroit prepares for winter storm on the eve of Super Bowl

    02/04/2006 2:45:27 PM PST · by IndyTiger · 87 replies · 1,972+ views
    AP ^ | 02/04/06 | TOM KRISHER
    With strong wind and 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast, snow removal crews girded for a winter storm as thousands of fans headed downtown on Super Bowl eve. There also are hundreds of city workers and volunteers ready to work through the night to clear sidewalks so fans can get to Sunday's title game at Ford Field, which has a steel roof.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Detroit through noon Sunday, predicting 5 to 8 inches of snow before the storm passes. The heaviest amounts were to fall Saturday night, with gusts up to 40...