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  • Super Bowl-Winning Coach Harbaugh Shows Leadership and Faith amid Tragedy

    04/05/2016 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses at that moment pale in comparison to life and death.Such a juncture occurred recently when John Harbaugh, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens who led them to a world championship in 2012, endured a sleepless night after learning that 23-year-old Tray Walker, a promising defensive back on his team, was critically injured while riding a dirt bike that collided with an SUV in Liberty City,...
  • NFL says Georgia religious exemptions bill might cost Atlanta Super Bowl bid

    03/20/2016 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2016
    The NFL came out against a proposed religious exemptions bill in Georgia Friday, saying the deal could have an effect on the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. Atlanta is one of the finalists for the next two league title games to be awarded, along with New Orleans, Miami and Tampa. The city is considered a clear favorite because of its new retractable-roof stadium that is set to open next year. However, the religious exemptions bill could change all of that. [Snip] This bill would protect pastors from performing same-sex marriages and give "faith-based" organizations permission to deny...
  • Religious liberty bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

    03/18/2016 1:21:31 PM PDT · by Dacula · 49 replies
    AJC ^ | 3-18-16 | Jeff Schultz
    If Georgia chooses to turn the religious liberty bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl. That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitutions question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757. The statement from league spokesman Brian McCarthy reads, NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies...
  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obamas skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...
  • A Funny but Helpful Look at Original Sin in A Doritos Commercial

    02/13/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-12-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Funny but Helpful Look at Original Sin in A Doritos Commercial Msgr. Charles Pope - February 12, 2016 - People oversimplify Original Sin in various ways. Some reduce it to the mere eating of a piece of fruit rather than the act of disobedience, mistrust, and ingratitude it really was.Others miss the subtle but important difference in the descriptions of Adam's sin compared to Eve's. Of Eve's sin, Eve herself is a witness. She said, The serpent tricked me and so I ate it (Gen 3:13). But of Adam's sin God said, Because you listened to your wife...
  • NARAL Irked by Doritos Ad [semi-satire]

    02/13/2016 11:01:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) expressed its disgust with a Doritos commercial aired during the Super Bowl. In the ad an unborn baby being viewed on an ultrasound acrobatically responds to the proximity of the corn chip. NARAL found this ad "an offensive anthropomorphisation of fetal tissue. By falsely attributing human-like responses to uterine contents the ad undermines the public perception that abortion is merely a medical procedure necessary to protecting women's health." "Even worse, the ad bolsters anti-choice elements who in state after state have attempted to mandate that mothers-to-be must view ultrasound images before being allowed...
  • Hillary would ban reparative therapy for minors, says top LGBT group in endorsement

    01/21/2016 7:29:34 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/20/16 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The nation's foremost homosexual and transgender political group has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying she has made banning reparative therapy and allowing transgender military service "a pillar" of her presidential campaign. “All the progress we have made as a nation on LGBT equality -- and all the progress we have yet to make -- is at stake in November," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. The HRC said that Clinton has made homosexual and transgender political advocacy "a pillar of her campaign and recently unveiled the most robust and ambitious LGBT...
  • 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.
  • That 'Controversial' Doritos Commercial

    02/11/2016 7:33:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. For those taking a bathroom break or watching "Downton Abbey" instead of the football game, here's the scenario. A pregnant woman is receiving a sonogram in her hospital bed. The screen shows the baby. The father is snacking on Doritos and he notices the child's arms moving in the direction of the chip, as dad takes it from the bag and puts it in his mouth. Finally, the baby can stand...
  • Reflections on the Panthers-what the Black Panthers did to deserve Beyoncé's rousing tribute

    02/10/2016 5:28:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Reflections on the Panthers A look back at what the Black Panthers did to deserve Beyoncé's rousing tribute at the Super Bowl. February 10, 2016 John Perazzo Beyoncé Knowles. Everyone knows her simply as Beyoncé, the multi-talented superstar wife of music-industry legend Jay Z. She's also the glamorous and magnetic "Bey," as President Barack Obama affectionately calls her. She's held fundraisers for the President, performed at the White House, and cultivated a warm friendship with both Mr. and Mrs. Obama. Beyoncé often turns up at NBA basketball games, where she and her hubby can typically be seen in their...
  • Anger: Anti-Beyonce Rally Planned For Next Week At NFL Headquarters

    02/09/2016 5:50:54 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 36 replies
    CBS New York ^ | February 9, 2016 7:25 PM | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Controversy continues to swirl around Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance. The pop superstar is being accused of using her performance to attack police officers. “I think it was outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers, who are the people who protect her and protect us,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CBS2’s Dick Brennan. Beyonce and her dancers were wearing leather and black berets, which was apparently a nod to the Black Panthers movement. One dance formation seemed to acknowledge Malcolm X, and other dancers had fists in...

    02/09/2016 2:12:18 PM PST · by firebrand · 72 replies
    eventbrite ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | the protest organizers
    The protest runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of NFL headquarters, at 345 Park Avenue in NYC, which is between 51st and 52nd Streets. For those who live or work in the area, you can go at any time and stay as long as it is convenient for you. It is free, but you need to register at the site and get a ticket. I hope you will join me at this very important rally to show support for those who care enough to risk their lives for their fellow citizens. I haven't heard who the speakers...
  • Black Protest Against Beyonce

    02/09/2016 11:52:30 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/09/2016 | Johnathan Gentry
    Man puts Beyonce in her place after her racist half time show Sunday
  • Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power (short)

    02/08/2016 10:35:46 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 78 replies
    the Sun UK ^ | 18:01, 8 Feb 2016 | By STUART PINK, Deputy Head of Showbiz
    FULL TITLE: Kicked in the Bowls: Beyonce sparks race row after controversial Black Power Super Bowl half-time show BEYONCE hijacked the Super Bowl — and strutted straight into a Black Power race row. The pop star, 34, who had been accused of shunning her black heritage, stunned viewers by performing her new single Formation. It includes attacks on police brutality and cops’ response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. [snip] Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association also turned their backs as they watched on Sunday at their Washington base. A cop’s wife posted: “Rise above and stay above the...
  • NARAL Goes on Unhinged Twitter Rampage Over Super Bowl Commercials

    02/08/2016 5:58:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday for millions of Americans, but to the joyless feminists of NARAL (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League) it is an opportunity to denounce advertisers for committing PC violations against abortion orthodoxy.During the big game yesterday, NARAL's Twitter account "live-tweeted" reactions to the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials, exposing themselves yet again to be the angry, humorless scolds we all know them to be. The pro-abortion outfit chastised advertisers over the most micro of "microaggressions" and their SJW followers on Twitter retweeted their complaints. Hyundai was scolded for depicting women as "bad drivers...
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 111 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • South Bay Businesses Disappointed with Super Bowl Profits

    02/08/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 7, 2016
    When Santa Clara business owners heard the Super Bowl was headed to the Bay Area, they were understandably excited: With tens of thousands of people swarming Levi’s Stadium for the big game, surely big profits would follow, they assumed. As it turns out, however, sales in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl has been lackluster at some locations that were counting on a customer uptick. Nga Huynh, the owner of Butter and Zeus, says that the foot traffic has slowed at her location. 'Businesses is a little bit down because of all the road closures,' she said. 'We...
  • Super Bowl celebrates LGBT love, Black Lives Matter

    02/08/2016 10:19:31 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    The NFL's Super Bowl 50 halftime show was embedded with an array of political messages hiding in plain view. From the rainbow theme to the Black Panther suits worn by Beyonce's dancers, the show was meant to celebrate a social platform that took its cues from the Democratic Party in a key presidential election year. "Everything at the Super Bowl halftime show was covered in rainbows, from Coldplay singer Chris Martin's shirt to the stage he was dancing on," noted Seth Millstein, a writer for, a left-of-center website targeting women readers. "At first, it seemed like an arbitrary artistic...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • Beyonce Super Bowl Performance Pays Tribute To Black Panthers

    02/08/2016 8:17:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies ^ | February 8, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Singer Beyoncé Knowles brought black liberation politics to the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday in a performance that appeared to pay tribute to the Black Panthers.
  • Internet freaks out over Super Bowl Doritos baby ultrasound ad

    02/08/2016 8:03:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/09/2016
    A Super Bowl Doritos ad featuring a woman who goes into premature labor when the father teases his unborn child with nacho chips has drawn both outrage and applause on social media. On Super Bowl Sunday -- the biggest advertising day of the year in the US -- marketing giants pulled out every trick in the trade, enlisting celebrity power to peddle their brands and creating strange and wacky storylines to try and retain viewers' attention. But while most ads garnered a chuckle at most, it was a Doritos commercial titled "Ultrasound" that had the internet freaking out, with some...
  • Fundamentally Transforming the Super Bowl

    02/08/2016 5:47:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 71 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2016 | MOTUS
    Yes, I watched the Super Bowl start to finish. I had no dog in the fight butt was rooting for the Broncos, against all odds, just because I’d like to see Peyton hang up his cleats before he breaks his neck again. So yay! I’m happy; apologies to all the Panther fans out there.A few random observations on the annual pre-Mardi Gras American Bacchanalia: I did not see one - not one - commercial worthy of mention. What has happened to America’s creative class? Are all the copywriters members of the disaffected Millennial generation? Most of the spots were supposed...
  • Panthers' Cam Newton refuses to answer questions, storms out after Super Bowl loss to Broncos

    02/07/2016 8:48:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 349 replies ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just gave his critics all the ammunition they need. Already under fire for how he conducts himself on the field, Newton went silent after his team's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, sulking at the podium and essentially refusing to answer questions.
  • Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

    02/07/2016 7:52:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    Canyon News ^ | 02/07/2016
    It's the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it's Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn't just any Super Bowl; it's the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning did battle with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Before we talk about the big game, we first have to discuss what things led up the big game. The celebration kicked off with the NFL paying tribute to the past MVPs...
  • Driver caught speeding to the Super Bowl on Pa. Turnpike Sunday afternoon

    02/07/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Penn Live ^ | February 07, 2016 | Wesley Robinson
    A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday evening, preventing him from making the 2,800-mile trip to the Super Bowl in California. Charles E. Robinson was pulled over for speeding at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday near mile marker 230 heading east on the Turnpike, state police said in a news release. Trooper Mark Gray said Robinson was going about 100 mph in a rental car. Robinson told Gray that he was traveling to the Super Bowl, according to the release. Gray wrote in his report that he "immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana," which led...
  • Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of ... Barack Obama (Caption the Wee Wee)

    02/07/2016 6:49:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 7, 2016
    There's just a certain something about that Twit's Tweets!
  • Watch Lady Gaga Sing the National Anthem With Great Vocals, Only Moderate Gaga-tude

    02/07/2016 4:31:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 119 replies
    Slate ^ | 07 February 2016
    video/adio at link
  • Lady Gaga Sings National Anthem (Vanity)

    02/07/2016 3:37:29 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 124 replies
    In spite of fears to the contary. I thought Lady Gaga not only looked respecable, but she sang the National Anthem with respect.
  • Super Bowl

    02/07/2016 3:34:53 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 84 replies ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | self
    The Star Spangled Banner version sung today was great. No stuff, no, "look at me" just pure awesome. Team wearing white will win. that is all
  • Sam Spence, longtime composer for NFL Films, has died

    02/07/2016 9:24:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 7, 2016 | David Barron
    Sam Spence, whose energetic, muscular musical compositions were an integral part of NFL Films' celebration of pro football, died Saturday morning at a nursing center in Lewisville... His son, Kim Spence, said the fact that Spence died on the eve of the 50th Super Bowl reflected his flair for the dramatic...
  • How the Super Bowl Looks a Lot Like the Presidential Election

    02/07/2016 9:53:35 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies ^ | 2-4-2016 | Jay Stooksberry
    Can the Super Bowl Predict the Presidential Race? The bond between the Super Bowl and the presidential election is considered to be more than metaphorical. Observers of both events have found a link between the conference of the winning Super Bowl team and the political party of the President-Elect. When an AFC team won, a Republican was elected eight months later. And the NFC offers the inverse for the Democrats. This spurious correlation has worked since 1980, except for once--the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. (Perhaps the correlation doesn't apply when hanging chads are involved.)...
  • Lyrics to Beyonces Super Bowl song (Warning Explicit and Stupid)

    02/07/2016 5:54:36 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Justjared ^ | 2/7/2016 | Vanity
  • Cheetos, ruffles, onion dip, cocktail franks: the must haves of Super Bow menu

    02/07/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 48 replies
    self | feb 7 2016 | beebuster2000
    whats your fave snacks? i go traditional, might throw in some guacamole and fritos as well
  • GOPe Debate vs the Greatest Superbowl commercials.

    02/06/2016 5:03:47 PM PST · by hadaclueonce · 4 replies
    me | me
    It is a tough choice, hot air of laughs.
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!

    02/07/2016 11:20:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 608 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 2-7-16
  • Why the strategy the Broncos used to clobber Tom Brady may be useless against Cam Newton

    02/06/2016 6:28:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    businessinsider ^ | February 04, 2016 | Scott Davis
    In the AFC Championship, the Denver Broncos defense clobbered Tom Brady, sacking him four times, hitting him 20 times, and forcing him into two interceptions.
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Touchdown! Yes, Astronauts in Space Can Watch the Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 5:28:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | 02/05/2016 | sarah lewin
    While NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra on the orbiting laboratory haven't announced their picks for the big game, they will be off duty and able to watch. (Kelly is a Houston Texans fan and watched football on Thanksgiving with former crewmember Kjell Lindgren.) "Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston," NASA spokesman Dan Huot told in an email. "It's a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise." After their day off, the...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Blind Side Mom whose Story of Adoption inspired the Oscar-winning Film Praises her 'Amazing' ....

    02/05/2016 12:06:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 5, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The mother whose story of adopting a homeless African American teen inspired the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side has spoken of her pride after her son reached his second Super Bowl. Leigh Anne Tuohy, a mother-of-three including Carolina Panther's offensive lineman Michael Oher, said it is 'amazing' that he is returning to football's top competition this Sunday. Speaking to Today, she said she is 'really excited' to be watching the game on the field, adding: 'I'm going to put my bling jersey on, and be the proudest, most obnoxious momma I can possibly be.'
  • Chicago Cameraman Covering Super Bowl Robbed at Gunpoint: Report

    02/04/2016 1:59:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    A Chicago television cameraman in San Francisco to cover Super Bowl 50 was robbed of his camera at gunpoint, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that Marcus Richardson was taking scenic background pictures on Tuesday at Lombard and Hyde streets when he was robbed of his camera and a backpack around 9:15 p.m.
  • Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2016 11:33:51 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 3 , 2016 | Amanda Jackson
    The NFL announced Tuesday that Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem during the pregame festivities. The "Poker Face" singer's performance will be broadcast live on CBS before the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
  • Here's How F-15s Practice Intercepting Errant Civilian Planes for the Super Bowl

    02/03/2016 8:55:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | Feb. 1, 2016 | Chris Clarke
    A huge influx of general aviation air traffic is expected to hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the first week of February in anticipation Super Bowl 50. While you're watching football on Sunday, the Air Force will be watching the skies in case an errant pilot wanders into the protected airspace surrounding the big game. But it takes practice to intercept a slow moving Cessna with a big twin-engine supersonic fighter jet. The California Air National Guard and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have been busy preparing should such an encounter be required. CAP's California Wing spent an...
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • Super Bowl security at record high, as Muslim terror looms

    02/01/2016 11:50:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2016, 7:51 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Security is at record levels for the upcoming Super Bowl in southern California this Sunday, and the San Jose Police Dept. will investigate up to 20 threats a day in the coming week. News reports and police announcements are replete with terms such as threats, SWAT team, bomb technicians, explosives – but the one term that is not being mentioned, yet looms darkly and constantly in the background, is: "Muslim terrorism." Safety measures for the 50th annual Super Bowl will include 90 canine teams of bomb-sniffing dogs that have also been taught the sounds and vibrations of three different military...
  • Super Bowl 50: Grounds crew paints Denver Broncos in both end zones

    02/01/2016 10:31:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 at 3:25 PM | By Alex Butler
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Denver may be closer to San Francisco than Charlotte, but there is no home field advantage in the Super Bowl. It's a good thing that the Levi's Stadium grounds crew has two weeks to prepare for the Feb. 7 contest, because it goofed on its end zone paint jobs over the weekend. Multiple reporters and media outlets snapped pictures of the snafu, which featured the Denver Broncos logo and team name painted in both end zones. One of those end zones belongs to the Carolina Panthers. Luckily, the grounds crew eventually caught the...
  • Super Bowl protests in S.F.: Tent city, Mario Woods march planned

    01/29/2016 4:12:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2016 | Kevin Fagan
    For anyone who’s furious over just about any social-justice issue, next week isn’t really Super Bowl week. It’s the Super Bowl of Protests week.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/28/2016 4:22:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 62 replies
    In last week's thread, V K Lee was thinking about Super Bowl food; and I think that's a good idea for our thread this week. I don't have a 'dog in the hunt' this year - in fact, I don't even follow football much, unless the Redskins or the Maryland Terrapins are getting hot. But I've decided on South Carolina for my annual bet with my husband - I have some ancestral connections there, and one of my favorite, football-obsessed co-workers wants to see a Panther win. So, I'm re-posting my favorite 'finger food', this week, along with some other...