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  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/30/2015 4:38:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 13 replies
    click pic to watchIf you want to go to the Super Bowl in Phoenix, it will cost you a lot of money, double what they were last year.The average asking price is around $6,000 per ticket. Do people not know the game is on television this year? ~ Kimmel On eBay, a group of four Super Bowl tickets is going for $51,000. Although to be fair, that price includes a full-body rubdown from stadium security. ~ Kimmel More bad news for the New England Patriots. The NFL now has video of those deflated footballs alone in an elevator with...
  • Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • The DeflateGate Anthem: Soft Balls (AC/DC Parody)

    01/28/2015 5:00:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The folks up at our sister station WBLM in Portland have created their own DeflateGate anthem. We wanted to share it with you and honor our New England Patriots.
  • As DeflateGate video leaks, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Seahawk's Richard Sherman feud

    01/28/2015 1:41:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 68 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Ralph Vacchiano
    PHOENIX — The New England Patriots owner and Seattle Seahawks cornerback were trading insults while the NFL was reportedly reviewing video of a Patriots employee going into the bathroom with a bag of footballs. Just when you thought Super Bowl Media Day couldn’t get any more bizarre... Thanks to DeflateGate, though, there seems to be no limit to this theater of the absurd, which took yet another twist as the Patriots and Seahawks met a mass of reporters at the U.S. Airways Center on Tuesday. The backdrop was a report that the NFL had video of a Patriots locker room...
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • LGBT mag claims a Super Bowl first

    01/27/2015 10:06:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 28, 2015 | Gayle Fee
    A few years ago the NFL discovered female fans. Now, apparently, the league has discovered that gays also enjoy watching men in tight pants jump on top of one another. Because in what is believed to be a first, an LGBT publication has received a credential to cover the Super Bowl. Outsports writer Cyd Zeigler is headed to Arizona today to cover the big game — and he gets a seat in the press box. Unfortunately, Cyd missed yesterday’s Media Day circus and the chance to ask Tom Brady questions like, “Where is Gisele?” (Answer: “Home with the kids.”)
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • Deflategate fallout: NFL focusing on Patriots' locker-room attendant

    01/26/2015 1:18:34 PM PST · by mojito · 87 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jay Glazer
    Deflategate has taken another twist. FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. The person of interest was already interviewed by the league. The NFL is trying to determine whether any wrongdoing by this individual occurred, sources tell FOX Sports. There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
  • NFL bears plenty of blame for #DeflateGate

    01/26/2015 5:10:11 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 62 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | 25 Jan 15 | Mike Florio
    But what has the NFL really found? As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.
  • Saturday Night Live spoofs Patriots DeflateGate scandal

    01/25/2015 6:55:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | NEWS STAFF
    Saturday Night Live got its hands on Bill Belichick’s and Tom Brady’s balls Saturday night, spoofing the prickly pair with a mock press conference that transitioned into a raucous scene from “A Few Good Men.”
  • BILL BELICHICK BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS THE NFL, AND THE LEAGUE HAS NO ANSWER

    01/24/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 138 replies
    weei.com ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Mike Petraglia
    In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that...
  • Dumb Luck: The New England Patriots’ prevention of fumbles is nearly impossible.

    01/24/2015 1:08:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 116 replies
    slate.com ^ | Jan. 23 2015 | Warren Sharp
    ...One can clearly see the Patriots, visually, are off the chart. There is no other team even close to being near to their rate of 187 offensive plays per fumble lost. The league average is 105 plays per fumble lost. Most teams are within 21 plays of that number. I spoke with a data scientist whom I know from work on NFLproject.com and sent him the data. He said: Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution, you’d expect to see, according to random fluctuation, the results that the Patriots have gotten over this period, once...
  • Richard Sherman - Thug Life

    01/23/2015 7:46:17 PM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-2015
    He is arrogant. He is a trash talker. He is an exceptional athlete. But he may not be quite the horrible person some think his is. WATCH
  • Ex-Players React: Brady's Cluelessness "Unbelievable"

    01/23/2015 9:57:18 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Howie Kussoy
    <p>“I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback and ESPN analyst Mark Brunell said. “Those balls were deflated. Someone had to do it and I don’t believe there’s an equipment manager in the NFL that would on his own initiative deflate a ball without the starting quarterback’s approval. I just didn’t believe what Tom Brady had to say.”</p>
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 280 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • (repost) .. PATRIOTS by 3 over THE SEAHAWKS

    01/18/2015 7:13:40 PM PST · by knarf · 59 replies
    self (and today's games) | January 18, 2015 | knarf
    Had to turn the last two minutes off of the Patriot / Colts game ...
  • New England is in the lead. Will they prevail

    01/18/2015 4:12:38 PM PST · by hondact200 · 54 replies
    January 18, 2015 | hondact200
    New england is in the lead, will they prevail to the end of the game. This is for the football fans to vent how the game is going. It is in fun, rout for your team of choice and if they win or lose have some fun with it. On Tuesday we have to suffer through yet another State of the Union. Okay I do not have to suffer through because I will be on the road traveling to Lower Michigan for a medical appointment! Let's have some fun with the football game.
  • Patriots by 2 over the Seahawks

    01/17/2015 10:02:04 AM PST · by knarf · 86 replies
    self | January 17, 2015 | knarf
    Just gettin' a jump on the final outcome
  • 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 · 66 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...