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  • LGBT, veterans open to bid on Super Bowl contracts

    11/11/2014 8:03:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    KGO ^ | November 10, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Super Bowl 50 is coming to Levi's Stadium in 2016. On Monday, the NFL and the Super Bowl Committee made a historic announcement about who will be eligible to bid on contracts. "I think it's about time. I'm so excited," said Audry deLucia, who with her wife Fran, owns Ellaprint, a company that offers a wide range of marketing and promotional materials. They're hoping to make history as part of Super Bowl 50. "It's something that's a no brainer for San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to include the LGBT when it comes to opportunities...
  • Mika Perpetuates Myth of Super Bowl Spike in Domestic Violence

    09/16/2014 5:27:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's next, Mika? Giant alligators in the sewers of New York City? On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski perpetuated the hoary urban legend that domestic violence spikes on Super Bowl Sunday. Brzezinski's blunder came in the context of the panel's discussion of the NFL's domestic violence mess. Arguing that football is a violent game and that "there's a connection" with what happens at home, Mika continued, "domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday. We've seen the numbers. Why is that?" Actually, Brzezinski has apparently not seen the numbers, since that myth has been thoroughly debunked, often by organizations fighting domestic violence,...
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Fans want him for the Super Bowl

    08/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 08/07/2014 | By Molly Driscoll
    Beyonce, Bruno Mars… 'Weird Al' Yankovic? If more than 67,000 petition signers have their way, the parody singer will join the list of artists who have performed at the Super Bowl. The petition, started by Ed Ball of Washington State, was created on Change.org and is addressed to the NFL. “For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor,” Ball’s petition reads. “Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show... would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and...
  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring revealed

    06/21/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 20, 2014 | Ryan Van Bibber
    t's not like a player would ever forget winning the Super Bowl, but it's nice to have a giant diamond ring there to remind you. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen revealed his team's ring. Unlike a lot of Super Bowl rings, it's kind of cool, or at least not overdone and as tacky as some of them are.
  • NFL ditching Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50

    06/04/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 4, 2014 | John Breech
    If you don't know your Roman numerals, the Super Bowl can be a confusing time. However, no one will be confused when Super Bowl L kicks off after the 2015 season because for one year only, the NFL will be making the switch from Roman numerals to standard numbers. That's right: Super Bowl L will be Super Bowl 50. The first-regular numbered Super Bowl will air on Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.
  • Geraldo Attacks O’Reilly over Contentious Obama Interview: You ‘Minimized’ the President!

    02/07/2014 10:59:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 7, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Geraldo Rivera took on Bill O’Reilly Friday night over whether O’Reilly was disrespectful to President Obama in their big Super Bowl interview. Rivera gave O’Reilly some benefit of the doubt, but other than that thought O’Reilly was a bit too confrontational and didn’t give Obama the kind of respect a president normally deserves. Rivera argued it was less like an interview and more like a meeting of the minds with the “President of Most of the White Guys of America” (O’Reilly) against the president of the rest of the country, and told O’Reilly that it was out of line for...
  • What That Coca-Cola Ad Tells Us About Americanism

    02/06/2014 4:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 5, 2014 | Professor Joe Rigney
    If I asked you to describe a proponent of something called “Americanism,” what would you say? My guess is that your mind might jump to a jingoistic Southerner with a rifle, a pick-up truck, and a high school education, who speaks fluent ‘merican. Readers familiar with the work of David Gelernter might talk about a religious creed that views America as a new promised land and Americans as a new chosen people, committed to ideals such as liberty, equality, and democracy. But at the Super Bowl earlier this week, Coca-Cola asked us to consider a different vision of Americanism, one...
  • The Pause That Refreshes

    02/06/2014 2:36:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Two ads are seared into my memory from childhood. One is by Keep America Beautiful for Earth Day in 1970. The commercial portrayed what appeared to be an American Indian crying over the pollution that littered our country. Later, we find out the actor was neither an Indian nor was he crying. The second is the Coca-Cola ad, released in 1971, that showed people holding hands and singing, "I'd like to teach the world to sing." Not only did I love the commercials, but as a child, I picked up garbage from the roadsides of my town on Earth Day...
  • What you need to know for the Seahawks victory parade (Calling All Seahawk Fans)

    02/05/2014 5:07:33 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 63 replies
    King 5 TV - Seattle ^ | February 2 - updated February 5, 2014 | King 5 News
    The city expects around 300,000 people - the same attendance as Seafair Parade - along the parade route to celebrate the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champions, the first Super Bowl winners in franchise history. >snip The Seahawks victory parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will begin just south of Seattle Center at Denny Way and travel south down 4th Avenue past Westlake Park and finish at the north entrance of CenturyLink Field. >snip A Super Bowl celebration will be held at CenturyLink Field following the parade. The celebration is expected to start around 1 p.m....
  • FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:07 PM EST | Katie Zezima
    Sixteen juveniles forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl were rescued in the New York City area by the FBI in the weeks before the game, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the children, some of whom had been reported missing by their families, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Six were found in Newark, N.J., six in New York City and four in New Haven, Conn. One of the minors, a 17-year-old girl, had spent the past two years with her pimp, said Michael Osborn, chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children unit at the FBI....
  • Seahawks star Richard Sherman says they...

    02/04/2014 10:38:03 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 101 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 4 February 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    ...cracked Peyton Manning's hand signal code during the Super Bowl so they were able to predict every play The Seattle Seahawks have revealed that a good part of their defensive strategy at the Super Bowl came from the fact that they were able to decode Peyton Manning's hand signals on the field. Controversial corner back Richard Sherman said that he and his fellow defenders cracked the code that the Denver Broncos quarterback was using, meaning that they knew exactly what to expect for each play. 'We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the...
  • Man Who Sold Fur Coat To Namath Says Business Booming Since Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 7:37:24 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 2/3/2014 | unknown
    According to the Internet, the flashy fur coat worn by Joe Namath during the botched coin toss was one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLVIII. It even has its own Twitter account.
  • The Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Best of America

    02/04/2014 5:06:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Football. Olympics. The mere terms reflect pride, passion and the American way. Football is one of the best pastimes in our country, and its crescendo reached its zenith this past Sunday with the Super Bowl. Congratulations to the NFL champions, the Seattle Seahawks. There are few events better than sitting (and standing) with family and friends cheering on your favorite team in that ultimate competition. And it's a pretty good excuse for munching the best of American grub as you do! Also, the Winter Olympics are about to begin -- Friday, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia -- so I thought...
  • MSNBC panel pans O’Reilly’s hard-hitting Obama interview [VIDEO]

    02/03/2014 7:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 3, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A MSNBC political panel was less than enthused by Bill O’Reilly’s tough interview with President Barack Obama on Sunday, claiming the questions were irrelevant and that O’Reilly himself “lives on another planet.” The cable network’s Craig Melvin spoke with Republican strategist Susan del Percio and MSNBC contributors Zerlina Maxwell and Josh Barro about the testy interview, which seemed at times to frustrate the president. MELVIN: Susan, what did we learn that was new yesterday evening? DEL PERCIO: Nothing! I actually think they had a no-news pact going on in that interview. MELVIN: It seemed at times like a wasted opportunity!...
  • Obama Lies and Evades in O'Reilly Interview

    02/03/2014 5:59:27 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 18 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    As millions of Americans were doing on Sunday, I was preparing to watch the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. I had hoped to be able to tune out politics for a single day, but, alas, this was not the case. Bill O'Reilly scored an interview with President Obama that was shown before the game. I made the mistake of listening to it and therefore upset my stomach before the spicy wing invasion could begin. Listening to Obama lie, dodge, and blame everybody else under the sun really leeched some of the enjoyment out of the day...
  • How President Obama Turned The Tables and Humiliated Roger Ailes and Fox News (Huh?)

    02/03/2014 5:07:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jason Easley
    It’s clear that Roger Ailes and Fox News had big plans for their Super Bowl interview with President Obama. They were going to use the biggest stage of the year to prove that the president is a failure. Instead, it was Obama who humiliated Fox News. Video of the interview: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It was obvious from the first question that Fox News had a clear agenda for this interview with Obama. The interview got off to a horrible start when O’Reilly tried to zing Obama with the long since fixed ACA website. This exchange set the tone: OBAMA: — as I said,...
  • Freep a Poll! (Did you find the Super Bowl game worth all the hype?)

    02/03/2014 5:03:02 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2-3-14 | NJ.com
    Did you find the Super Bowl game worth all the hype? No Yes
  • SUPER BOWL 2014: RIOT POLICE RESTORE ORDER IN SEATTLE AFTER SEAHAWKS WIN

    02/03/2014 2:01:23 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 14
    After the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday, fans in Seattle jumped on cars, took over intersections, torched couches, and riot police had to be brought in to restore order.
  • Inhofe rips 'outrageous lie' on Benghazi

    02/03/2014 12:57:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The HIll ^ | 2/3/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Monday said President Obama lied about the terrorist attack in Benghazi during an interview that aired before the Super Bowl. Inhofe said the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya will “go down in history as the greatest cover-up,” and slammed Obama for claiming it was thoroughly investigated. “It’s just an outrageous lie. It’s kind of hard to call it anything else. It’s kind of like ObamaCare and the things he said in the beginning and now he’s denying it,” Inhofe said during a radio interview on 1170 KFAQ’s "The Pat Campbell Show," which based in Tulsa,...
  • Decadence: Seahawks Fans Run Riot After Super Bowl Victory

    02/03/2014 11:53:26 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    dcclothesline.com ^ | 2/3/2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    In another shameful reminder of how Americans care more about sports than the future of their own country, Seattle Seahawks fans reacted to their team’s Super Bowl victory by behaving like animals – lighting fires, damaging historic buildings and ripping down street signs during raucous scenes last night.
  • O'Reilly Interviews Obama, Obama Quickly Gets Irritated

    02/03/2014 11:05:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night before the Superbowl, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly interviewed President Obama and didn't shy away from tough topics like Benghazi or the IRS scandal. In typically fashion shortly after the interview started, President Obama got irritated and accused O'Reilly and Fox News of telling people things that aren't true. Obama reassured O'Reilly that the IRS targeting of conservatives had nothing to do with politics and said former IRS Chief Douglas Shulman visited the White House more than 100 times to help with the Obamacare rollout. Obama said there was zero corruption involved in the IRS case. "I mean these...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi Will be the "Greatest Cover-Up" in U.S. History

    02/03/2014 11:15:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    When Fox News host Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Obama before the Super Bowl, we knew sparks might fly. And the segment on Benghazi is provoking a lot of indignation. First, the relevant bit of the conversation as transcribed by Fox News: OBAMA: -- we don't know yet who's doing it. Understand, by definition, Bill, when somebody is attacking our compound... O'REILLY: Yes? OBAMA: -- that's an act of terror, which is how I characterized it the day after it happened. So the -- so the question ends up being who, in fact, was attacking us? O'REILLY: But it's more...
  • Super Bowl chaos (pre & post-game crowd disaster)

    02/03/2014 11:34:00 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/3/2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Full title: Super Bowl chaos: Officials plead with 28,000 train-bound fans to stay inside MetLife Stadium after Super Bowl despite having hours to react after pre-game transit disaster (snip) Despite record ridership causing massive inbound delays prior to the game, NJ Transit officials had only one train platform open when the game let out. (snip) 'Absolutely pathetic, the NFL had 40,000 people coming on buses, they knew there was going to be 45,000 people coming out,' Tammy Ritchie, from Vancouver, Canada, told the Star-Ledger. 'We stood in line sweating, it’s absolute horse crap. (snip) As more trains arrived, police tried...
  • Time Warner Cable hit with outage during Super Bowl

    02/03/2014 10:12:51 AM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Fierce Cable ^ | February 3, 2014 | Steve Donohue
    Just three days after announcing that it would rebrand its cable systems in New York and Los Angeles, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) grappled with an outage on its Los Angeles system on Sunday that left subscribers unable to watch the standard-definition feed during much of Fox's coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. TWC blamed the outage on a "technical issue" which knocked out the standard-definition feed from 4:49 p.m. to 6:02 p.m. PT. That saw many subscribers miss the half time show starring Bruno Mars and parts of the second and third quarters of the Broncos-Seahawks game. The MSO didn't...
  • Super Bowl National Anthem 2014: Highlights of Renee Fleming's Rendition

    02/03/2014 9:34:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 2-2-14 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Renowned operatic soprano Renee Fleming did a beautiful, unique rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2, between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Fleming was a polarizing selection to sing the American national anthem because of her style. The precedent has been to have pop stars do their take on the historic tune. Often the piece can become glamorized, with too much ornamentation, vocal runs or spins of originality. To deliver an epic performance on this grand of a stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., it took nothing more than Fleming's...
  • Obama And Bill O'Reilly Just Had An Extremely Tense Pre-Super Bowl Interview

    02/02/2014 2:07:45 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 148 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and President Barack Obama went back and forth for a tense 15 minutes Sunday afternoon, in a pre-Super Bowl interview that focused on the IRS, the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. O'Reilly opened the interview by saying he wanted to get some things "on the record."
  • Obama to O'Reilly: Fox News Reason for My Problems

    02/02/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bestintxas · 58 replies
    newsmax ^ | // | g richter
    President Barack Obama twice blamed Fox News Channel for misinforming the public on issues that have bedeviled his presidency in the past year during a pre-Super Bowl interview with the network's Bill O'Reilly. The two sat down in the White House on Sunday for a live pregame interview that started about 4:35 p.m. and aired for less than 10 minutes. O'Reilly first noted that Obama's detractors believe he did not initially say the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead was terrorism because it happened in the heat of...
  • Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday

    02/02/2014 10:30:05 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 93 replies
    TRUTHREVOLT.ORG | 2.2.2014 | Truth Revolt
    On Sunday, President Obama celebrated the Super Bowl by having the White House tweet a picture of him throwing a football. Article Link: Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday | Truth Revolt (http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/obama-tweets-pic-himself-throwing-football-super-bowl-sunday)
  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We Need to Fundamentally Transform the Nation'

    02/03/2014 6:24:26 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 2-2-2014 | Wynton Hall
    In an apparent reversal of his past campaign statements, President Barack Obama told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly in a Sunday interview that he does not believe in fundamentally transforming America. O'Reilly read Obama a question from a viewer who asked, "Mr. President, why do you feel it is necessary to fundamentally transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?" "I don't think we need to fundamentally transform the nation," said Obama. "But those are your words," explained O'Reilly. "I think what we have to do is make sure that here in America, if you work hard,...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama (also link to video)

    02/02/2014 7:02:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly and Barack Obama
    O'REILLY: All right. Was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over, if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance? OBAMA: But this is -- this is one that I regret and I've said I regretted, in part because we put in a grandfather clause in the original law saying that, in fact, you were supposed to be able to keep it. It obviously didn't cover everybody that we needed to and that's why we changed it, so that we further grandfathered in folks and many people who thought originally, when they...
  • Obama: 'Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption' in IRS Targeting of Conservatives

    02/03/2014 6:58:22 AM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/2/14 | w hall
    In a pregame Super Bowl interview, President Barack Obama told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" involved in the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. Obama's bold statement stands in contrast to established facts. Even the left-leaning journalism group ProPublica has admitted that the IRS office that harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave ProPublica nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt statuses were pending. Moreover, ProPublica noted that the documents it received were "not supposed to be made public" but that "no unapproved...
  • 9/11 truther: How I sneaked into Super Bowl XLVIII -- and hijacked the postgame show

    02/03/2014 2:23:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | February 3, 2014
    EAST RUTHERFORD -- The Brooklyn man arrested after he interrupted Super Bowl XVIII MVP Malcolm Smith's postgame news conference didn't start Sunday looking to make it onto national TV and, ultimately, into handcuffs.
  • Joe Namath Honors Fallen Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle at Super Bowl

    02/02/2014 9:16:59 PM PST · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-02-2014 | TRN
    One year ago today our nation’s greatest sniper, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was tragically murdered. Today at the Superbowl, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath will honor Kyle at the coin toss by wearing a custom bracelet honoring him. Namath tweeted this out earlier today. See his Twitter picture below. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was celebrated for being considered “America’s deadliest sniper” with 160 confirmed kills out of 255 claimed kills. He was shot at a gun range by another veteran on February 2nd of last year. God bless you Chris and all of our fallen brothers and...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Swipe at Fox News with Super Bowl Tweet

    02/02/2014 8:12:18 PM PST · by montag813 · 58 replies
    Breirbart.com ^ | 02-02-2014 | Breitbart News
    Former First Lady, Secretary of State, and presumptive 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Sunday night to comment on the NFL's Super Bowl championship game—except she felt more compelled to snark on the channel broadcasting the event than the game itself.
  • Floyd Mayweather bets $10.4 million on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

    02/02/2014 8:09:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Fanatix ^ | February 3, 2014 | Scott Hazlewood
    If you’re a Denver Broncos fans spare a thought for another person rooting for them this Super Bowl, Floyd Mayweather Junior. The world champion boxer is known for having large bets on sport but he might have outdone himself on this one, with ‘Money’ reportedly betting $10.4 million on the Denver Broncos to win.
  • Best Super Bowl Commericals? (vanity)

    02/02/2014 7:19:36 PM PST · by workerbee · 51 replies
    2/2/14
    What's your pick?
  • 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.
  • Game day.

    02/02/2014 4:04:22 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Twitter.com/WhiteHouse ^ | 2-2-2014 | The White House
    Hey, did you see the photo put out by the White House today? Hint: The Super Bowl is today and this is the Obama administration we're talking about. You get three guesses what it shows and the first two don't count.
  • Two Super Bowl QBs Christians Can Root For

    02/02/2014 3:11:01 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 30 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 2, 2014 | JP
    There is a longstanding Super Bowl tradition among Las Vegas bookmakers to offer the gambling public various esoteric betting propositions. Among Super Bowl XLVIII props for which sports books in Sin City have posted odds is whether announcers mention “marijuana” during the game, whether any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be shirtless during their Super Bowl performance and whether Erin Andrews will interview Seattle Seahawks corner Richard Sherman live after the game. But there’s a prop for which Vegas bookmakers didn’t bother to post odds – whether there will be any mention whatsoever that the quarterbacks of...
  • Scattered Boos Greet Christie at Super Bowl Event

    02/02/2014 12:03:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/02/2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was greeted with a scattering of boos when he appeared at a Super Bowl ceremony in New York City on Saturday. The embattled governor wouldn't answer questions from the press about the bridge-gate scandal sparked when his top aides orchestrated traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey as apparent political retribution. He has denied any knowledge of an plot.
  • 18 of some of the best Super Bow memes, past and present

    02/02/2014 10:29:05 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    {fsubscribe}No politics today, just Super Bowl fun. Some of these reference previous Super Bowls, or are about the game in general. I know Tim Tebow has his fans...but this is really funny!
  • Whose Pen is Mightier in the No-Spin Zone? Poll: Obama or O'Reilly

    02/02/2014 10:10:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-2-2014 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday and I guess there’s nothing else happening in the world other than the Super Bowl. Before our big party begins today, Big Guy’s having another sit down with Bill O’Reilly; which is rather odd as everyone knows how he feels about the Fox News Network.Last fall BO accused Fox of lying about the increased costs of Obamacare, and just last week he complained that Fox and Rush have prevented him (the greatest orator of all time!) from getting his message out: "... the issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that...
  • Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman, United in Super Bowl Greatness?

    02/02/2014 7:36:14 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 2, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    “It's hard to be humble,” Muhammad Ali rationalized, “when you're as great as I am.” In Sunday's contest between No. 1s, the Super Bowl's two most visible faces - Bronco Peyton Manning and Seahawk Richard Sherman - are case studies of Ali's theory. Manning is football's undisputed heavyweight champion whose "aw-shucks" humility belies - and explains - his unrivaled ownership of five NFL MVP awards. Quick to credit his teammates, even after a seven-touchdown performance, the 13-time Pro-Bowler and comeback king leaves it to others to laud his game. With his legacy on the line in his third Super Bowl,...
  • Lone Fan Tackles the N.F.L. Over Super Bowl Ticket Prices

    02/01/2014 8:33:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | ALAN FEUER
    Josh Finkelman’s quest for Super Bowl justice began on a Monday in December with the click of a computer mouse. The day before, a busy football Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks had demolished the St. Louis Rams and the sport’s postseason landscape was finally shaping up. Mr. Finkelman, who is from New Jersey, was entertaining friends that night at his home in New Brunswick, a 40-minute drive from the site of the approaching championship game: MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands Sports Complex. It was, as he remembered, your basic guys’ night in — beers and ESPN. “We were talking about the...
  • The 3 Best Super Bowl Ads Ever

    01/31/2014 3:03:45 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1-28-2013 | William Wei
    The 3 Best Super Bowl Ads Ever William WeiJan. 28, 2013, 10:52 AM    As many people watch the Super Bowl for the commercials as they watch it for the game itself. Since the event has become prime time for commercials, advertisers go all out for the Super Bowl and it's become increasingly difficult to create an ad that stands out from the pack. These are the commercials that stood out above and beyond the competition throughout Super Bowl history.(snip)
  • Super Bowl Snipers

    01/31/2014 1:06:00 PM PST · by Altariel · 41 replies
    My 9 New Jersey ^ | Updated: Jan 29, 2014 10:45 AM CST | My 9 New Jersey
    East Rutherford, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Along with excited and eager fans, SWAT teams and Snipers will be attending Super Bowl XLVIII. The reason for such high precautions is because the Super Bowl is a level one national security event. Former FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam explains how snipers work in coordination with SWAT teams to give the fans and players ultimate safety. “If you have an active shooter or you have anyone who may have a bomb. Snipers have a better angle then anyone who is on the ground to actually hit that target. It’s an entire team that communicates....
  • When soda becomes a political statement

    01/31/2014 7:24:09 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 30 replies
    Sun News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Brian Lilley
    Oxfam, the global charity that describes itself as "determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty," has decided it prefers Palestinians to be poor, hungry and unemployed. This all involves a Hollywood actress, a Super Bowl ad, an at-home soda maker and some confused liberals who appear to prefer their poor people stay poor. Scarlett Johansson has been an Oxfam global ambassador, helping to raise money and the profile of the charity's work around the world, but after ScarJo, as her fans call her, opted to appear in a Super Bowl ad for SodaStream, things...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/31/2014 4:21:29 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 125 replies
  • Why can't you call it the Super Bowl? (Can't call it the Superbowl)

    01/31/2014 4:15:10 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 51 replies
    ou've probably heard a bunch of local tire shops, strip clubs, and stereo stores promoting half-assed sales this weekend by alluding to some sort of championship football game, but not actually coming out and saying "The Super Bowl." I, for one, am in favor of a strip club exemption for all copyright infringements as a blanket provision, but that's neither here nor there. The fact is, most companies are not allowed to use the phrases "Super Bowl" or "Super Sunday," both of which have been copyrighted by the NFL. .... The NFL's lawyers have gone after big and small targets...
  • Scarlett Johansson quits as Oxfam ambassador after row over SodaStream job

    01/30/2014 12:28:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AP via Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.30.14, 08:22 | (Derrik J. Lang)
    Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for SodaStream, the Israeli company with a factory in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights. […] SodaStream has come under fire from pro-Palestinian activists for maintaining a large factory in the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, some 10 minutes from Jerusalem. The factory employs more than 500 Palestinians....