January 31, 2009

Am I The Only One Who Just Doesn't Give a Shit About the Super Bowl This Year?
— Ace

Pittsburgh and Arizona fans, don't answer. I know your answer-- it's a perfectly understandable answer.

This might be the first Super Bowl since age 7 I don't watch. Sure, my boys got eliminated this year in a particularly ignominious fashion, but they often get eliminated and I always watch the Super Bowl.

This year I just don't care. My interest in football has been declining a bit as I've gotten older -- exactly why I am rooting for millionaires knee-deep in supermodels to have even better lives? -- but now my interest has so declined I might just take a pass on the big game altogether.

Is this just me? Is there something about how goofy the playoffs were -- the weaker team almost always winning (except Pittsburgh) -- that somehow makes this a dubious clash of champions?

Or is it just that I hate NBC and Bruce Springsteen? Who, by the way, have gone a combined twenty-five years since their last legitimate hit.


UPDATE [DinT]: No. You're not the only one who doesn't give a shit about the Superbowl this year. Although, I didn't give a shit last year either, so there. Still, it was quite a game, so maybe tomorrow will be too.

HDTV deals should kick ass next week. I waited. Yes I did.

Posted by: Ace at 12:11 PM | Comments (178)
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1 It's free agency. We're not rooting for teams like we used to, now we are rooting for jerseys. The players themselves have a whole different attitude towards the game.

Posted by: Dreagon at January 31, 2009 12:14 PM (X9gLV)

2 Awww, our little Ace is finally growing up. If I do watch it, I definitely don't watch it for the ads, or the halftime. If I miss it, no big deal. Beer is still beer.

Posted by: Corona at January 31, 2009 12:14 PM (pI8vF)

3 Well I personally have never watched for the game (with the exception of last year when I wanted the Pats to win), I watch for the company and the food. For me it's a party and who doesn't like parties?

Posted by: Xombozo at January 31, 2009 12:15 PM (7bDII)

4 The owner of the Steelers knelt and kissed the One's ring, so I hope you will watch the Super Bowl and root for Arizona.  I haven't watched a football game in years, but I've already ordered the nachos and dip for tomorrow's action.

Posted by: erp at January 31, 2009 12:16 PM (BDRHK)

5 Well Ace, there's always ice skating pairs for that manly afternoon with the boys. 

Posted by: Dick Cheney's Dick at January 31, 2009 12:16 PM (CG+cG)

6 I'm not that into the Cardinals or the Steelers but being from Iowa, I hope Kurt Warner does well.

Posted by: colby at January 31, 2009 12:18 PM (Y5mOf)

7 I'm feeling the same way.  Especially with NBC doing the game.  I tried emailing NBC sports to express my displeasure with their Obama interview as pre-game show.  That really burns my butter.  I mean, I'm trying to escape from politics and enjoy some football, and they shove the glorifying of Dear Leader in my face?!   Even up to last year, I'd get up early to watch all of the pre-game shows and hype.  I loved it.  This year, not so much.

And NBC's last hit?  You mean this?

"In 2009 a crack fraud unit was not sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did commit. These men didn't have to escape from a maximum security stockade and now live in D.C. Today, still employed by the government, they survive as politicians with fortune. If you have a tax problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the 1040A-Team."
(cue gun shots)
(cue music)

Posted by: InCali at January 31, 2009 12:18 PM (bfI8Z)

8 Yes, it's just you. Man up, for God's sake. I've just started visiting here and I demand a certain testosterone quotient. It's bad enough you got whipped by a girl from Saskatchewan in the blogger competition, now this? 
Besides, if I can watch after last year's disaster, then everybody has to.

Posted by: hudson duster at January 31, 2009 12:18 PM (DUBtv)

9 true ,number one. the game has gotten too big and expensive for what was initially a diversion. football was better in the sixties when all they had to rely on was god-given ability and a handful of amphetamines.

Posted by: uncle rico at January 31, 2009 12:19 PM (BIqFu)

10 College ball is a lot better. I just hate all the damn bowl games. I wish they would do a March Madness type of playoff.

Posted by: Ginger at January 31, 2009 12:19 PM (Tsgco)

11 Never cared much for the game, so pretty much like any other year I'm oblivious. Wife is from the Pittsburgh area, and is a Springsteen fan. We'll be looking for the half-time show I guess. Too bad The Misfits aren't there, but then that's just me.

Posted by: jbarntt at January 31, 2009 12:20 PM (qSalV)

12 Actually, for me, the fact that the playoffs were so goofy makes me look forward even MORE to this Super Bowl.  One of the things that I love the most about sports is the unexpected, and the chance to root for the underdog.  (This, by the way, is why I consider the first weekend of March Madness the greatest sporting event every year; goofy upsets and buzzer-beaters are just around the corner for four straight days.  I'm the kind of guy who roots for the 16 seeds every year; I just pray that I'm watching when one finally wins.)

Posted by: Chris at January 31, 2009 12:21 PM (vB0SY)

13 The best part of the broadcast are the ads (though I recall last year's bunch were good but not great).

Personally, baseball >>> football.

Posted by: The Deacon at January 31, 2009 12:21 PM (7eTzA)

14 It doesn't help that my team totally sucked ass this year. I'm just happy that brady and the manning brothers aren't playing tommorow.

Posted by: Ginger at January 31, 2009 12:22 PM (Tsgco)

15 I really don't care but, since Barry picked the Steelers and said they are his team. Go Cardinals. And fuck Bruce Shitstain with a rusty goal post.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2009 12:22 PM (OCJ/T)

16 The owner of the Steelers knelt and kissed the One's ring, so I hope you will watch the Super Bowl and root for Arizona.

Arizona was Pat Tillman's team.

Posted by: baldilocks at January 31, 2009 12:23 PM (SDAu2)

17 Do you think we will see springsteen's nipple?

Posted by: Ginger at January 31, 2009 12:23 PM (Tsgco)

18 Very OT/

Today went out and saw "Taken." They have Muslim bad guys, not sure how that got past the censor.

However, before the show, they had coming attractions for the new Star Trek.

OMG. Kirk and Spock both looked to be about, oh, 16 at most, and had the same metrosexual look that is so popular in the boy bands. It looks totally the ghey. +10 ghey as a matter of fact.

Gene Roddenberry is going to haunt all their asses.

Posted by: shibumi at January 31, 2009 12:24 PM (tZB/c)

19

No. You're not the only one. 

Hell my team sucks and I watch everything that's on.  But tomorrow...meh.  Maybe, maybe not.

Plus I've got a nasty "O" vibe about this game.

Posted by: Eleven at January 31, 2009 12:25 PM (NeqJy)

20 If it weren't for the Steelers, I wouldn't watch it either. I'll only be watching the game itself, not the political talk show of Keefums, Kos-tas, Matt Melonhead, and their worship of The One. We'll be bombarded that this Super Bowl is HISTORIC because for the first time a mulatto will be watching it in the White House.

As for that over the hill phony at halftime, I'll switch it off and watch this old halftime show instead;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n13CU-NvPMU

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 12:26 PM (miw86)

21 I watch for the skillz, especially on defense.  Pro linebackers have ESP or something.  I remember how hard it was to see what was happening even when the play was right in front of you and yet pro linebackers not only sense what's happening from the offense's flow, but know how the other defensive players are going to react to it.

Its like a bone crushing ballet.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2009 12:26 PM (PD1tk)

22 The Cardinals making it two the superbowl has two sides to it:

1) Fairy-tale season, cinderella team, bla bla bla, they have been on fire.  Cool.

2) All the teams that played against them really blew it.  It's the Cards for God's sake.

The second reason kind of takes away some interest, although I am still pumped for it.  But I hope the Steelers crush the Cards just because I think the Cards don't deserve to be there.

Posted by: dan-O at January 31, 2009 12:26 PM (AEBFS)

23 Not just you Ace...I wasn't able to get into the football season at all this year and won't be watching tomorrow.

Posted by: changer1701 at January 31, 2009 12:28 PM (rrLGs)

24

I have not given a crap about the entire NFL for several years.  I can't even watch an entire game anymore.  If there is copious beer and food I'll linger in the vicinity and maybe catch a glimpse of something like last years helmet reception.

But otherwise?  Feh.

Posted by: ThomasD at January 31, 2009 12:29 PM (UK5R1)

25 I'm not watching on the off chance that I might be exposed to Keith Olberman. But I AM invoking my close personal friendship with entropy and shouting STEELERS! STEELERS! That should do it.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at January 31, 2009 12:29 PM (DBS+D)

26 gotta root for the cards: arizona voted gop and warner is gop.

steeler's owner was an obama suppoter.

end of story.

Posted by: reliapundit at January 31, 2009 12:30 PM (Hhqr7)

27 You are most certainly not the only one.  Damn you Brett Favre for blowing the Pats wild card berth!

Posted by: spitfire.murphy at January 31, 2009 12:30 PM (UJIeT)

28 For what it's worth, Al Micheals wants to keep Gitmo open. I heard him on Dennis Miller.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at January 31, 2009 12:32 PM (nOQXA)

29 As a resident of Dallas, football is king during the season, but I haven't given a shit about the Cowboys since Tom Landry left. Jerry Jones and his spanking new stadium can shove it up his ass... the prices he's asking for butts in the seats tends to draw out the morons who are willing to pay for that bullshit they call football. I'll never understand how a moron making 35k a year wants to shell out thousands for a stupid fucking football game.

Posted by: Bobaloo at January 31, 2009 12:33 PM (CoOYX)

30 Yeah, Ace is getting old. Also it's N "Obama All the Time" BC. Also in my opionion the E-Street Dorkfarts NEVER had a hit!

Posted by: Old Dog at January 31, 2009 12:35 PM (CRC5/)

31 If you wanna piss of a Springsteen fan call him "The Busboy".

Posted by: Eleven at January 31, 2009 12:39 PM (NeqJy)

32

Obama said the Steelers were his team, so you know they HAVE to win. 

I'm praying for the Cards to take it to Pitt, but I doubt it will happen.

Posted by: Mordart at January 31, 2009 12:39 PM (eJLv/)

33 In defense of the Steelers, their co-owner, Patrick Rooney Sr, endorsed McCain. Rooney's goofy brother, Dan, endorsed Obama.

Posted by: adagioforstrings at January 31, 2009 12:39 PM (lI1+g)

34 I guess I don't count... I don't care any year.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2009 12:40 PM (PQY7w)

35 28 For what it's worth, Al Micheals wants to keep Gitmo open. I heard him on Dennis Miller.

Al Michaels is a geniune professional who knows that fans watch for the game, not to listen to him. I'll never forget his cool head and knowledge when the earthquake hit San Francisco in 89. He instantly turned his commentary to describing the damage shown by the blimp and helicopter cameras while Tim McCarver could only mumble incoherently while trying to figure out how to get the load he just shit cleaned out of his suit.

Most of these commentators are just pitchmen and airheads. A possible drinking game might be to take a shot every time superdouche Collinsworthless giggles while he babbles.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 12:40 PM (miw86)

36

Yeh.

My husband follows his team and doesn't care about the other teams. Well, except rooting against the Cowboys, but who doesn't? I prefer hockey over football anymore. And I don't watch much of that, anyway.

 

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 12:41 PM (X6Zdh)

37

Fuck sports.  No, I mean it. FUCK sports.

It's one thing to play them, that's fun I'll admit.  But watching some dipshit who makes 100 bazillon more dollars than you a month play with other men....FUCK that.

Find a real hobby.  Like killing yourself.

Posted by: LC at January 31, 2009 12:41 PM (V1JIb)

38 Oh shut up

Posted by: Eleven at January 31, 2009 12:44 PM (NeqJy)

39

I quit watching foottball when they went to astroturf. I played in school, on grass.. Well sometimes a little halftime grass.  Hey, this is NEPA, and they wouldn't give us double whiskey rations even though it was super cold!..Once it went to domes, fuck it!

I'm teaching, and re-learning to ice fish with my sons tommorrow. 

Posted by: hutch1200 at January 31, 2009 12:45 PM (8/sTS)

40 OMG. Kirk and Spock both looked to be about, oh, 16 at most, and had the same metrosexual look that is so popular in the boy bands. It looks totally the ghey. +10 ghey as a matter of fact.

Where No Hair Gel and Moisturizer Have Gone Before

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 12:45 PM (miw86)

41

I am a devout Eagles fan, living in Patriot country...no country for old fools.

I want the Cards to win because Obama wants the Steelers.

Does that make me petty, and divisive?

I hope so.

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2009 12:45 PM (Ki7fm)

42 Obama ruined football.

Posted by: robtr at January 31, 2009 12:46 PM (uJzOr)

43 Steelers games are usually boring as hell, nothing but defense and low scoring. Hopefully Warner and the Cards can liven it up a bit or it'll be a long afternoon.

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2009 12:47 PM (bL4cA)

44 I agree with Ace. I really don't care about the game this year. And especially since NBC (SPIT!) has the game plus Springsteen at halftime. Now I discover they'll do a Dear Leader interview in the pregame. No way I'll watch now!

Posted by: misterspork at January 31, 2009 12:47 PM (y4/rJ)

45 Does anyone know if the NFL and NBC changed their mind about letting the Marine Honor Guard stay to watch the game?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 12:48 PM (miw86)

46 Here's one reason to care:  I don't know Kurt Warner's politics, but he's Palin-esque in many ways.  The media is careful not to overtly mock him but there's definitely an "edge" in the way they report on him

Posted by: buzz at January 31, 2009 12:48 PM (LPEl+)

47

The Cards CANNOT fall behind by 10 in this game or it's ovah.

Or I could be completely wrong.  Either one.

Posted by: Eleven at January 31, 2009 12:48 PM (NeqJy)

48

I'll never forget his cool head and knowledge when the earthquake hit San Francisco in 89. He instantly turned his commentary to describing the damage shown by the blimp and helicopter cameras while Tim McCarver could only mumble incoherently while trying to figure out how to get the load he just shit cleaned out of his suit.

I have to strongly disagree. After that night, I couldn't hear his voice without yelling at the screen for years. He had no idea what the fuck he was talking about. He may have sounded calm, but he was clueless. He couldn't tell what was Oakland vs. San Francisco, but he kept right on saying "that's a picture of Oakland" or whatever.

I'm from Oakland and was away at college in Philly when that happened, so I was worried about family. That night was a turning point for me, because I realized that the talking heads on TV would talk authoritatively when they had absolutely no clue what was going on.

/end rant, go about your business while I mutter over here in the corner

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 12:49 PM (X6Zdh)

49 I don't know Kurt Warner's politics, but he's Palin-esque in many ways. He's a devout Christian, which is why most of the sports yakkers (who tend to be liberal) hate him.

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2009 12:50 PM (bL4cA)

50 I do not watch any of the networks owned by GE.

Posted by: Nahanni at January 31, 2009 12:50 PM (S4wMM)

51 When do pitchers and catchers report ? Fuck football.

Posted by: aubrey at January 31, 2009 12:51 PM (KQb4B)

52

Not just you Ace. No one gives a shit about a team that is in superbowl that shouldnt be. I don't know how  the NFL can justify that Arizona is one the 2 best teams (being in the Superbowl) when other teams that have better records than them never made the playoffs. The playoffs is just screwy.What is Arizona, something like 9-7 going to the superbowl but teams like the Patriots that are 11-5 didnt even make the playoffs?

Teams like Arizon and the Chargers got to the playoffs by being the bet of the bad teams. Bruce Springsteen can shove it. I barely liked him when he was at his peak. Everyone I know that has heard his last album says it's a piece of shit that sucks.

Posted by: Yawn at January 31, 2009 12:52 PM (hphNR)

53 I can't completely not give a shit. It's FOOTBALL for God's sake!

Posted by: the real joe at January 31, 2009 12:53 PM (udP/u)

54 Superbowl? I watch it every Sunday. That is what I call it when I shoot my 50 cal sniper rifle at an old toilet. Is that what you mean, Ace?

BTW, I live in Tampa and they arrested 19 hookers in prep for the game. I guess they are expecting Billy Jo Bob Clinton.

Posted by: notme at January 31, 2009 12:54 PM (ydIuJ)

55 "Come on snipers, where are you!!" - Bart Simpson watching the halftime show of Super Bowl XXVI

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 12:55 PM (miw86)

56 Go see Taken. The NYT doesn't like it, so it's got that going for it.
I loved it , of course , I'm not a film critic just a redneck clinger in flyover country.

Posted by: aubrey at January 31, 2009 12:55 PM (KQb4B)

57 Could be worse, could be Madden calling the game.

I wonder if we will be treated to lots of BDS and Obama love, as well as some good old fashioned "everyone needs to change their lives to stop global warming, now back to our gaudy well lit studio" crappola?

Will Keith O. get a thrilling up his leg? Will The Boss give some slobbering tongue to The Messiah?

Cardinals by 14.

Oh, and hopefully a cheerleader will have a wardrobe malfunction.

Posted by: William Teach at January 31, 2009 12:55 PM (S3Obi)

58 I get the feeling the perfect season to the NFL would be one in which two eight and eight teams face each other in the Superbowl.  I don't like it.

Posted by: The Obvious at January 31, 2009 12:57 PM (1g+FW)

59 The O-tardedness of NBC may force me to forego it entirely. I was planning on watching the first part to see how the game went. If good, I stay. If not, I go. But, fuck, is there no escape from the Teleprompter King?

Posted by: rinseandspit at January 31, 2009 12:58 PM (oEAm5)

60 Reading 5 pages of Feministing has put you off of football. That shit will suck the testosterone right out of any red blooded American male. Those crazy feminist probably have their site subliminally coded to hypnotize you into hating all things male.

Posted by: Long Island at January 31, 2009 12:59 PM (XHzEP)

61 He couldn't tell what was Oakland vs. San Francisco, but he kept right on saying "that's a picture of Oakland" or whatever.

That's strange, since Michaels is a native of the Bay Area. Keep in mind that Michaels is commenting on what he's seeing on the monitor at the time. Mixups with the engineers might have caused Michaels to comment on what he sees on his monitor to be totally different from what the picture being sent for broadcast was.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:00 PM (miw86)

62

No Ace, I just think it is this game.

I'm from Houston, the English language is not capable of expressing my hatred for the Steelers, though it has been suggested to me that Bulgarian might just be capable of this, but on the other hand my dislike for Arizona, which has very little to do with the cardinals as a team, is also pretty profound.  I am actually allergic to the state, everytime I go there I get sick, I was there just after Christmas this year, and I am still recovering from the tendons that burst in my chest from the case of pneumonia I got there.  Not to mention that if they win, John McCain will be happy.

I mean if I root for one, it will instantly be overwhelmed for my hatred of the other.  I can imagine no other match up like this.  Several friends suggested Seahawks-Miami, but hey, Paul Allen seems like an ok fellow.  Patriots vs Arizona, might be a bit of a chore, but Belicheck makes that one actually easy.  Right now I think the destruction of Tampa by a miniature black hole or something like that, might be the best possible result.  But I am sure there are some nice folks there, and I have nothing against the officials.

 

I'll be watching though

Posted by: Roy at January 31, 2009 01:00 PM (EuD1c)

63 57 Could be worse, could be Madden calling the game.

It will be worse, since Madden is their prime color ANALyst. It'll be a proctologists dream with all the assholes of sportscasting all in one spot.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:02 PM (miw86)

64

I'm rooting for the Steelers. I like Big Ben too. It's not live or die, I don't give as much of a shit about sports as I used to. All that aside, it's worth it to watch just to see Troy Polamalu flying around like a maniac. The wild hair aside, I'm  big fan, the guy is a hell of a player, and no show-off.

Posted by: PoconoJoe at January 31, 2009 01:06 PM (qs1Y8)

65 I'm with The Deacon and Aubrey: Bring on the Boys of Summer.

Posted by: PA Cat at January 31, 2009 01:07 PM (Oc7bG)

66

That's strange, since Michaels is a native of the Bay Area. Keep in mind that Michaels is commenting on what he's seeing on the monitor at the time. Mixups with the engineers might have caused Michaels to comment on what he sees on his monitor to be totally different from what the picture being sent for broadcast was.

No, he's not from there, he just lived there for a few years (I double checked Wiki). He was describing the scenes we were looking at and getting the location wrong. I could easily tell where it was, but I'm a native. I don't blame anyone in the booth or behind the scenes for not knowing where it was, but to go on national TV and claim you know is bad. The first thing I heard about the quake was Peter Jennings saying the Bay Bridge had collapsed. Which isn't quite what had happened. I knew my dad's commute home took him on 280, the Bay Bridge and the Cypress Structure, so it was a scary night until he called.

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 01:12 PM (X6Zdh)

67 Or is it just that I hate NBC and Bruce Springsteen?

bingo

Posted by: Normal American Guy at January 31, 2009 01:16 PM (G9V/z)

68 I haven't been particularly interested in pro football in about 15 years, but I usually still watch the Super Bowl.  Though I am kind of puzzled why this particular year's matchup is "uninteresting"...

Arizona is a first time team... they've got a wiz-bang offense.  Probably the best wide receiver to come out of college in the last 8-10 years.

Pittsburgh is football royalty trying to be the first team to win 6 Super Bowls... and they've got a scary-violent defense with an unhinged strong safety in Troy Polamalu who is just fun to watch.

And there have been so many other dreary matchups recently...

See how many recent matchups you can remember...

Patriots / Eagles
Patriots / Giants
Steelers / Seahawks
Colts / Bears
Ravens / Giants... but that was a while ago... 

There are a number that just don't even come to mind

(list here)

Patriots / Panthers?  Does anyone even remember that one being played?
Patriots / Rams?
Bucs / Raiders?
Rams / Titans?  This one was memorable in retrospect b/c of the last second goal line play... but as far as pre-game interest.... zzzzz


Posted by: Guvnah at January 31, 2009 01:16 PM (Rg8DN)

69 I don't think I'm going to watch it, because it's on NBC. Fuck Olberdouche, Shitsteen, and Obambi

Posted by: ErikTheRed at January 31, 2009 01:17 PM (erlfI)

70 I knew my dad's commute home took him on 280, the Bay Bridge and the Cypress Structure, so it was a scary night until he called.

Wasn't the Cypress overpass part of the 880 freeway back then?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:17 PM (miw86)

71 Uh, Dave...  The deals are BEFORE the Super Bowl.  Afterwards, prices won't dip until new models are released in the spring.

Posted by: someone at January 31, 2009 01:18 PM (1wXl7)

72 Of course it's pointless - it's sports.  Sports are pointless.  Virtually every single sport that didn't involve a bet or someone dying has been pointless since the beginning of mankind.

What it offers you is the ability to watch some people beating up other people and to say "ha ha, I'm better than you!" to the fans of the losing team--whether it's deserved or not.

If you've given up on this, you might as well have given up on life and on being a man.

Posted by: AD at January 31, 2009 01:18 PM (4s7p5)

73 If the Super Bowl becomes just another form of the Democratic Convention, it'll go onto my "must miss" list along with those other Dem Convention broadcasts such as the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes...

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:20 PM (miw86)

74 Dude! Did someone say "bowl"?

Posted by: Michael Phelps at January 31, 2009 01:22 PM (t5329)

75 I'm not at all thrilled that a team with a horrible regular season record somehow managed to squeak into the Superbowl.  I know all the arguments one way or another but I just don't like it.  It's sports on welfare -- wild carding is affirmative action for teams too poor, too stingy or too stupid to win their way into the playoffs.  When you decide to go with the loser coach and hire off everyone else's "injured reserve" then you get what you deserve.

Now, maybe the Cardinals will show up in Tampa Bay with all the luck on their side and handily beat the Steelers.  It could happen.  But if they don't show up with a good dose of that post-season charm that got them this far, the Steelers are going to eat them alive. The Steelers come ready to rumble and rarely disappoint.

I'll probably watch but not with a great deal of enthusiasm.

Posted by: prairiemain at January 31, 2009 01:22 PM (oPAYR)

76

I'd sort of like the old fart Curt to win.  He's a big Christian, but having to listen to that idiot Madden for four hours is worse than a root canal.

And, Az beat my sorry ass Panthers, so if they win we'd be something? What's word I am looking for, oh yeah, LOSERS!

Let's pray for some T and A and that Springsteen's fucking mike goes out.

And as someone said, it IS football, not fucking NBA thugs.  Football thugs are mo better.

Kemp

Posted by: kempermanx at January 31, 2009 01:23 PM (2+9Yx)

77 "What is Arizona, something like 9-7 going to the superbowl but teams like the Patriots that are 11-5 didnt even make the playoffs? Teams like Arizon and the Chargers got to the playoffs by being the bet of the bad teams."

Get over it, sore Pats fans.  The Pats got to play BOTH the NFC West *and* the AFC West!  If they'd had to play the NFC East or NFC South, they wouldn't have been anywhere near 11-5.

Posted by: someone at January 31, 2009 01:23 PM (1wXl7)

78

The problem with football is the endless commercial timeouts.  Go see an untelevised college game.  It takes about an hour and a half. 

I saw a Monday night football game a few years ago and I could not believe how boring it was with endless commercial timeouts.  I left the game by the third quarter.

Posted by: TFB at January 31, 2009 01:23 PM (oWTv/)

79

Curt, Kurt, WTF maybe I ment Cunt?

Kemp

Posted by: kempermanx at January 31, 2009 01:24 PM (2+9Yx)

80 Can't be less interesting than the BcS Championship between... um... whoever the hell played.

Posted by: Reiver at January 31, 2009 01:24 PM (HFT94)

81 I don't give a shit since the Giants lost, but I'll still watch. Only a couple people over. Nothing like last year. Now that was a party, especially the postgame festivities. I think I was hungover until Wednesday. Most of us were bright enough to take a vacation day Monday.


Posted by: JWF at January 31, 2009 01:24 PM (29kbu)

82 U2's 9-11 tribute at the 2002 halftime show still gives me the chills and will never be equalled.  I linked to the clip on Youtube in a comment above.

I thought McCartney's 2005 show was good, but it was after the 2004 dry hump show so a Maya Angelou poetry reading probably would have been an improvement.

Prince did the 2007 show well, I was surprised.

The Stones were a joke in 2006. If they're going to bring a geriatric British band on, I'm sure Roger and Pete would have done a nice Who showing.

I guess one small advantage of having Bruce do the show is that he'll be half in the bag and with his mumbling and gurgling no one will understand what the hell he's saying.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:28 PM (miw86)

83

8 Yes, it's just you. Man up, for God's sake. I've just started visiting here and I demand a certain testosterone quotient. It's bad enough you got whipped by a girl from Saskatchewan in the blogger competition, now this? 

Er, Hudson, that hurt.  We don't talk about the past, cocksucker, we now in to some "Hope and Change".

Cocksucker,

Kemp

Posted by: kempermanx at January 31, 2009 01:29 PM (2+9Yx)

84

Wasn't the Cypress overpass part of the 880 freeway back then?

Yep, he was going from Daly City to the bridge, and then over to Alameda. He was actually on that when the earthquake hit. Felt it, saw concrete dust coming up and floored it.

I got turned around trying to find my way to Alameda when visiting after they rebuilt and re-routed everything. Where'd they put my exit? Back in my day...

--aj, who had a beer magically appear in her hand and is no longer muttering in the corner

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 01:29 PM (X6Zdh)

85

The super-whatsits?

Hey, if I'm going to get a vicarious thrill by watching other folks engage in physical exertion, I'll take pron, not football.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at January 31, 2009 01:32 PM (ltwze)

86 Good call, TFB.  You're right... games have become almost unwatchable.  ESPECIALLY whenever there's a change of possession via kick.

Typical series.

2nd down play, inside the 20
Called timeout... COMMERCIAL
3rd down play comes up short.
4th down field goal... made
COMMERCIAL
Kickoff
COMMERCIAL

The whole commercial-before-and-after kickoff is fucking maddening.

Posted by: Guvnah at January 31, 2009 01:32 PM (Rg8DN)

87 I've just started visiting here and I demand a certain testosterone quotient. It's bad enough you got whipped by a girl from Saskatchewan in the blogger competition, now this?

Kate won due to testosterone. Once we saw the pic of her kneeling in shorts to work on her bicycle with that cute little ass, Ace was toast. Pam gloated about how she beat LGF, but great knockers beat a hawaiian shirt and a pony tail every time.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:34 PM (miw86)

88 As a side question, can any of you watch a football game, college or pro, and not pick a side to root for?  I cannot.  I have a long series of preferences (in college its Alabama, SEC-West, SEC, texas teams, southern teams in general, teams with good defense etc)  and the final dont-give-a-shit breaker:  the underdog.

If I can't root for one side, I might as well watch golf.

Posted by: toby928 at January 31, 2009 01:34 PM (PD1tk)

89

"Of course it's pointless - it's sports.

DING - Things women say!

Posted by: scott at January 31, 2009 01:35 PM (XWJh5)

90

#68

Patriots / Panthers?  Does anyone even remember that one being played?

We do in fucking Charlotte and we now know the Pat's won because they stole our signals. 

You don't remember that game??

Here's a hint, some democrat showed her tits on national TV.

Remember now??

Kemp

Posted by: kempermanx at January 31, 2009 01:38 PM (2+9Yx)

91

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful,

I love football and am looking forward to a good game.  Even my Little Lesbian  Girlfriend from Iran likes it.  A couple of weeks ago we were treated to a double flea flicker, always a sight to see.  We were smoking hashish and opium and having dirty-monkey-sex so my recollection is a little hazy.  She is a 5' 1" gymnast and dog trainer and capable of many things, and she is coming over tonight. I hope I don't get injured again.  Shalom.

(Sura 2:29)

Posted by: 7HEAVENS at January 31, 2009 01:38 PM (il32O)

92

Yep, he was going from Daly City to the bridge, and then over to Alameda. He was actually on that when the earthquake hit. Felt it, saw concrete dust coming up and floored it.

I got turned around trying to find my way to Alameda when visiting after they rebuilt and re-routed everything. Where'd they put my exit? Back in my day.

Times like that you thank the Man Upstairs for watching over you. Down here in La-La Land they fixed the 10 Freeway collapse in record time and under budget. How did that happen? Because the state and city knew that they HAD to have the 10 back up and open ASAP and they tossed all the government bullshit regulations in the trash.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:39 PM (miw86)

93

#88

Kate won due to testosterone. Once we saw the pic of her kneeling in shorts to work on her bicycle with that cute little ass, Ace was toast. Pam gloated about how she beat LGF, but great knockers beat a hawaiian shirt and a pony tail every time.

LINK???

 


Posted by: kempermanx at January 31, 2009 01:41 PM (2+9Yx)

94 It could also be that we faced with a choice between Obama's team and McCains' team.

The mind boggles...and the throat gags.

Posted by: Dreagon at January 31, 2009 01:42 PM (X9gLV)

95

The whole commercial-before-and-after kickoff is fucking maddening.

I don't begrudge anyone making money, but I don't like having them rub my face in it. Between that and shit like changing the uniform colors frequently and doing that retro jersey thing, you start to think they only see us as dollar signs.

The Eagles made up a new color: midnight green. Anyone wearing bright green is obviously wearing old stuff.

(Not that I particularly care--my youngest is wearing a hand-me-down Eagles jersey that says "22 Staley". It's a conversation piece...)

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 01:42 PM (X6Zdh)

96 LINK???

http://smalldeadanimals.com/

Small picture of her in the left marging 'about Kate"

As for Pam, just google "Pam Geller's tits" and you'll get all you want

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:44 PM (miw86)

97 kbdabear, Yes the Color Guard got tickets for the game. Link

Posted by: Dawnsblood at January 31, 2009 01:45 PM (aZ6b5)

98 Oppps... Try this ,a href="http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/01/nfl-color-guard.html#more"> Link.

Posted by: Dawnsblood at January 31, 2009 01:46 PM (aZ6b5)

99 The best way to get into football, college or pro, is to find a bookie and bet some money. You will follow every second of the game. I made decent money in college doing that. While we're throwing out half time show suggestions...........Iron Maiden. Just sayin'

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at January 31, 2009 01:50 PM (krKUp)

100 98 kbdabear,
Yes the Color Guard got tickets for the game

Glad to hear they were provided tickets, it'll probably be easier for them to watch from a seat rather than having to stand the whole time.

My hunch is that some flunky low-level hack in the NFL thought he/she was now setting policy and didn't want Marines spoiling this HISTORIC Super Bowl.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 01:53 PM (miw86)

101 kbdabear:  it turned out they'd never gotten tickets before.  The story was essentially bogus.

Posted by: someone at January 31, 2009 01:56 PM (1wXl7)

102

kbdabear, yeh, Angelenos would have found pitchforks and gone after politicians pretty quickly.

And with my dad...man. He carpooled with someone from the East Coast who probably would have panicked and stopped had he been driving, so we are grateful big time that everything worked out for them.  

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 01:56 PM (X6Zdh)

103

My Superbowl prediction: Rick Rolling will be involved.

Because someone who'd never heard of it until Thanksgiving will think it's cool and edgy.

Posted by: MamaAJ at January 31, 2009 01:59 PM (X6Zdh)

104 You are not the only one Ace.  You might be the only one without a vagina though.

Posted by: scott at January 31, 2009 02:00 PM (XWJh5)

105 If they were wise, they would feature part of the halftime show with strippers selling beer. That would keep the men interested.

Posted by: William Teach at January 31, 2009 02:04 PM (7yTel)

106 102 kbdabear:  it turned out they'd never gotten tickets before.  The story was essentially bogus.

Well, bogus turned out well this time. I'm glad that the NFL decided to show as much appreciation to the troops who insure that terrorists don't blow up their nice new stadiums just as much as they appreciate the cokehead celebrities.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 02:05 PM (miw86)

107

Pro ball in any form pisses me off. I'll take minor league baseball and college football. I still can't get into MLS even though I played soccer back in the day and the Crew won the last Cup.

I heard that the local Chiller ice rinks have curling leagues. Now THAT would be fun!

Posted by: ErikW at January 31, 2009 02:08 PM (hKtiw)

108 If it's Super Bowl Weekend in Tampa, it's all about Mons Venus and the totally nude lovelies showing their vajayjay's and hooter's  as they dance to Bawney Franks famous rendition of Banking Queen. 

Posted by: Fish at January 31, 2009 02:10 PM (CG+cG)

109 I'm still rooting for the Seattle Phony Seabirds.  I saw a bunch of 'em the other day and they were flying friggin HIGH.

Posted by: Jimmy at January 31, 2009 02:11 PM (/Ft4q)

110 Giants are out so I don't really care. Being in AZ, I hope the Cards win. VERY sick of the fucking commercials, and women pretending they love (and understand-ha) football. BRUUUUCE! Fuck him. Here's to a good lightening strike, Tampa...

Posted by: JS at January 31, 2009 02:13 PM (zNtFB)

111 Okay, call me a fag/poof if you like, but I never cared for American Football anyway, I'm a footie guy (rugby occassionaly), and what I like about footie (soccer for you heathens) is that it's 90 mins (more or less), action doesn't stop, you don't have to map out the entire afternoon for just one game. And they don't need to pad up in 10 inches of plastic to protect themselves. I'd like to see some of these high-priced party boys play some rugger, they'd probably cry like the bitches I know them to be.

Posted by: cheshirecat at January 31, 2009 02:16 PM (wob2B)

112 2nd down play, inside the 20 Called timeout... COMMERCIAL 3rd down play comes up short. 4th down field goal... made COMMERCIAL Kickoff COMMERCIAL The whole commercial-before-and-after kickoff is fucking maddening. Another reason I watch footie...no fucking commercials until at least half-time, which is long enough to refresh snacks and beer.

Posted by: cheshirecat at January 31, 2009 02:18 PM (wob2B)

113 When do pitchers and catchers report ? Fuck football. Present! (snap)

Posted by: St Andi Heartache Sullivan at January 31, 2009 02:21 PM (wob2B)

114 112 No disrespect intended, but action? ACTION?? I can't stand most of these idiots, what with all the dancing after practically every play, but if you think an NFL Mike backer would cry like a bitch, then, I guess I did intend disrespect...

Posted by: JS at January 31, 2009 02:24 PM (zNtFB)

115 I lost interest in football after the 'Niners lost in the Super Bowl to Buffalo. * * * Or something like that.

Posted by: Doc Rochester at January 31, 2009 02:26 PM (Nw0+K)

116 114 When do pitchers and catchers report ? Fuck football.

When shadow commissioner Scott Boras decides where Manny is going to perform his drama this season.

My fellow Mets fans back in NY held a stupid rally to convince management to sign that cancerous crybaby.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 02:28 PM (miw86)

117 Pro ball in any form pisses me off. I'll take minor league baseball and college football. I still can't get into MLS even though I played soccer back in the day and the Crew won the last Cup. I heard that the local Chiller ice rinks have curling leagues. Now THAT would be fun! I still smile about getting the Cup. Or anytime we smash DC United's ego. Obviously you must be from the great liberal Cowtown Bovine-Urbanland of Ohio as well.

Posted by: St Andi Heartache Sullivan at January 31, 2009 02:30 PM (wob2B)

118 Baseball? (Yawns, falls aslee..........)

Posted by: JS at January 31, 2009 02:31 PM (zNtFB)

119 Sockpuppet: St Andi=cheshirecat

Posted by: cheshirecat at January 31, 2009 02:31 PM (wob2B)

120 I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year.  I'll be at the casino, playing video poker.  Hopefully, I won't hear the words "Barack Obama" the whole day.

Posted by: ladylawyer at January 31, 2009 02:33 PM (lXdU5)

121 No disrespect intended, but action? ACTION?? I can't stand most of these idiots, what with all the dancing after practically every play Are you talking about those stupid dances they do in the endzone after a touchdown? Oh, you are thinking about American Football. No, I'm talking about SOCCER. You barely get to stop to breathe for 45 mins, let alone shake your bootay. but if you think an NFL Mike backer would cry like a bitch, then, I guess I did intend disrespect... Eh, put him without his helmet, pads, etc. in a scrum, or with three guys tackling you from each side...yeah, he'd cry like a bitch.

Posted by: cheshirecat at January 31, 2009 02:36 PM (wob2B)

122 I hope the half time stage explodes. The Boss. More like the Bitch.

NEW YORK – The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD.

Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."

Didn't vet it? Just call it an "innocent mistake" and move on. What a no talent ass clown.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2009 02:39 PM (OCJ/T)

123 No disrespect intended, but action? ACTION?? Okay, maybe your idea of action is different than mine, but watching guys huddle for a minute, line up, move a ball three feet in a play before a tackle, listen to the idiot colour-guys dissect said three-second play, two angles of an instant replay, commercial, rinse and repeat...I mean, if I wanted to be bored to death, I'd go watch cricket. That lasts all friggin' day, literally, but at least you get a large "score" (if that's all ya care about). But, you know, to each their own. At least, I don't have to listen to Keith Obamablow, and watch Special #143 about the wonderfulness that is The One.

Posted by: cheshirecat at January 31, 2009 02:42 PM (wob2B)

124 NEW YORK – The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD.

Yeh Boss, you should have done the deal with Sam Goody's. So what if they're going out of business, it would have made you FEEL good

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2009 02:44 PM (miw86)

125

Obviously you must be from the great liberal Cowtown Bovine-Urbanland of Ohio as well.

Present!

Posted by: ErikW at January 31, 2009 02:46 PM (hKtiw)

126

I'm wearing my ASU Pat Tillman jersey and am ready for some football.

How can you not love Kurt Warner?  How could you not watch Fitz, who may be the reason people one day call Jerry Rice the 2nd best WR ever?  How can you not get at least semi-wood in anticipation of one of the best defenses in the NFL this year going up against one of the best defenses in the last decade?  What better use of you're time do you have planned for Sunday afternoon?

Why don't you just go shopping?  The malls will be empty and Lane Bryant has a great dress sale going on.  You've set my gaydar off with this thread.

And where are the damn cheerleader photos?

Posted by: Mostly Right at January 31, 2009 02:55 PM (JLpuP)

127 I'm not watching on the off chance that I might be exposed to Keith Olberman.

Ditto

Posted by: V the K at January 31, 2009 03:00 PM (d2fuu)

128 Obama is going to the game..Somebody told this metrosexula he could throw out the 1st ball.

Posted by: hutch1200 at January 31, 2009 03:12 PM (8/sTS)

129 I quit watching football years ago.  It's pathetic.

Posted by: doug at January 31, 2009 03:21 PM (dDxif)

130 Who knows, maybe Ace has a vagina.

Posted by: ford at January 31, 2009 03:38 PM (Ki7fm)

131 Half of it is the ads (although the quality has been a bit spotty as of late...), then there's the football (if the teams are reasonably matched), but since my town/team has a blood feud with the Steelers (Cincy), I'm rooting for the Cards.

Sorry Rush, but I want the Steelers to get stomped tomorrow.  And yeah, I'll be missing the 'drool over our new Dear Leader' fest as well.

Go Kurt!  Go Cards!

Posted by: CPT. Charles at January 31, 2009 03:47 PM (lYKj1)

132 I like Ace with a vaj. Tres sexy.

Football sucks ass.

Posted by: Amanda at January 31, 2009 03:48 PM (SXosX)

133 @112 Cheshirecat

Footie?!  Bah, you can't even use your hands!  If you want real action, go with Gaelic Football.  That game kicks serious ass.

Posted by: InCali at January 31, 2009 03:50 PM (bfI8Z)

134

Now I discover they'll do a Dear Leader interview in the pregame.

You have got to be fucking kidding me. I bet Obama couldn't name two players for either team that aren't named Hines Ward (who is a former Bulldog, I might add). Christ Almighty, can we give this Moonie cult worship one goddam night off, please?

Get fucked, NBC, and I hope Olbermann gets struck by unseasonal Florida lightning.

Posted by: UGAdawg at January 31, 2009 04:00 PM (MDHAs)

135 No Jets, but the old lady is from Murtha's district. The Pittsburgh Steelers Will kick the Cardinals' ass And cover the spread

Posted by: Daily 'Ku by Johnny I at January 31, 2009 04:03 PM (VAB1J)

136 Rugby is all you need. Too bad I barely ever catch a game because they are hardly shown in the US. Damn, this year sucks, I am rather ambivalent and depressed about it.

Posted by: josh at January 31, 2009 04:06 PM (ROnjY)

137 Am I The Only One Who Just Doesn't Give a Shit About the Super Bowl This Year? —Ace

Nah. While the game is on I'm going to go steal a couple of ATM machines. Maybe with a stolen police wrecker. If it wasn't so cold I'd do it in the nude. You know. For kicks.

Posted by: BMUELLER at January 31, 2009 04:16 PM (YG4EC)

138

I don't watch football.  I watch the Jets.  This year they started their December meltdown the last week of November.  Their not even trying to break my heart anymore.

I'll watch the SuperBowl to see if Arizona can beat Pittsburgh, but I don't have much hope for them.  I usually do dishes during halftime, so I wasn't mentally scarred during that incendent years ago.  I didn't know it would be springsteen this year.  I might do the dishes twice.

Posted by: TomJW at January 31, 2009 04:17 PM (XBGrP)

139 Cause I only watch it for the commercials & and half time BS. I'm recording it with my Panasonic ReplayTV (Tee-Vo / Media center to you folks) and will study it many hours later - what does it matter who wins? Yo me - Its who had the best comercials that we will talk about later thru this year...or will it be a bogus ref call? The well thought out commercials you see for the first time on sunday will dominate what you remember - for months!!! Recalling a wild SB play will fall on deaf ears this summer - but the GoDaddy.com commercials will be on the tip of your... I'll get back to you about this factoid around july and see what you remember...

Posted by: JoeTee at January 31, 2009 04:28 PM (prdCq)

140 Any chance of another parallel blogging event like we had with the NFC Championship Game?  We had somie interesting blogging for the cable movie "The Good, Bad, and Ugly" intertwined with the game...maybe someone can pick another cable movie?

Posted by: scrood at January 31, 2009 04:30 PM (1dOyI)

141

Posted by: someone at January 31, 2009 06:56 PM (1wXl7)

What it meant is that the NFL has been shitting on the Color guard all these years by putting them in with the entertainers and not treating them respectfully

Posted by: TomJW at January 31, 2009 04:41 PM (XBGrP)

142

 I'm with The Deacon and Aubrey: Bring on the Boys of Summer.

Looks like I'm with Deacon, Aubrey, and PA Cat (along with Ace regarding the Super Bowl).  At the start of every season I try to watch pro football, but after a few serious injuries and seasons being upended because a major player is out injured I lose interest and never make it to the Super Bowl.  Ah well, spring training starts soon.

Posted by: jarod at January 31, 2009 04:45 PM (A23Gx)

143 They're going to honor Gen Petraeus and Sully Sullenberger. I don't know if that's at the beginning, or halftime, or what, but I want to see that.

I don't watch sport like I used to, but I'd like to see some actual heroes getting some attention for a change instead of the debauched NFL idiots.

Posted by: stace at January 31, 2009 04:49 PM (g/wgk)

144 "Death Wish" is on AMC at 6pm EST...or "House" episodes on USA

Posted by: scrood at January 31, 2009 04:52 PM (1dOyI)

145

>> I don't watch football.  I watch the Jets.

 

But you repeat yourself.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at January 31, 2009 04:55 PM (eiOZw)

146

Going to a superbowl party  - Nope, don't care.  However the commercials. . . . the dip . . . beer . . . . and the cheerleaders, now that I care about.

Posted by: Mike at January 31, 2009 05:23 PM (p1dF0)

147 Cheerleaders... vittles...  Gamblin... and likker beer, I also don't give a shit about the actual game.

Posted by: Bowhunter at January 31, 2009 05:40 PM (x52hL)

148 Ok, Bruce needs to just SHUTUP and sing.. If not then let him run for office.. I am sick of hearing his political crap...He is so embolded now that his man obama is prez.......I will not be watching haftime....

Posted by: josey at January 31, 2009 06:15 PM (+X0fw)

149

My take:

First of all, my team (the Chiefs) has not even been to a Super Bowl since before I was born, so I don't seriously have a dog in the fight. While normally by default I go for the AFC team, my heart's with the Cardinals tis year --although if Pittsburgh wins I will not get wound up.

Leaving aside his Christianity --and the sincere practice thereof-- Kurt Warner is just an Everyman from the movies: played for an obscure 1-AA team, alternated Arena League and NFL Europe with stocking shelves in a supermarket. Plus, it feels good to see a guy older than me still throwing the ball around, and doing it damn well. (--and ladies, I might add that he is also testimony to the power of a wife who's a bit of a nagger. :-D )

I also went to FSU, and 'Zona has two starters from there, Boldin (drafted second round) and Dockett (third, a bargain). Yeah, Boldin got a bit of a big head this season starting with the holdout, but I still recall his valiant (if ultimately unsuccessful) start against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at quaterback in place of Chris Rix, arguably the most forgettable four-year starting QB ever. Recalling that game, I can only hope the offensive wizards of the Cardinals have a great Wildcat play or two and put the ball in Boldin's hands.

Plus, it's looking obvious that Scott Pioli wants to hire Haley, the Cards' OC, and if the Cardinals win he'll look even smarter for holding out for him.

Sorry for the long post, but I may yet have more to add!

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 06:28 PM (tjUml)

150

Two words:  Larry Fitzgerald.

Posted by: Moderate Pub at January 31, 2009 06:31 PM (E3ea4)

151

My take:

First of all, my team (the Chiefs) has not even been to a Super Bowl since before I was born, so I don't seriously have a dog in the fight. While normally by default I go for the AFC team, my heart's with the Cardinals tis year --although if Pittsburgh wins I will not get wound up.

Leaving aside his Christianity --and the sincere practice thereof-- Kurt Warner is just an Everyman from the movies: played for an obscure 1-AA team, alternated Arena League and NFL Europe with stocking shelves in a supermarket. Plus, it feels good to see a guy older than me still throwing the ball around, and doing it damn well. (--and ladies, I might add that he is also testimony to the power of a wife who's a bit of a nagger. :-D )

I also went to FSU, and 'Zona has two starters from there, Boldin (drafted second round) and Dockett (third, a bargain). Yeah, Boldin got a bit of a big head this season starting with the holdout, but I still recall his valiant (if ultimately unsuccessful) start against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at quaterback in place of Chris Rix, arguably the most forgettable four-year starting QB ever. Recalling that game, I can only hope the offensive wizards of the Cardinals have a great Wildcat play or two and put the ball in Boldin's hands.

Plus, it's looking obvious that Scott Pioli wants to hire Haley, the Cards' OC, and if the Cardinals win he'll look even smarter for holding out for him.

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 06:32 PM (tjUml)

152

My take:

First of all, my team (the Chiefs) has not even been to a Super Bowl since before I was born, so I don't seriously have a dog in the fight. While normally by default I go for the AFC team, my heart's with the Cardinals tis year --although if Pittsburgh wins I will not get wound up.

Leaving aside his Christianity --and the sincere practice thereof-- Kurt Warner is just an Everyman from the movies: played for an obscure 1-AA team, alternated Arena League and NFL Europe with stocking shelves in a supermarket. Plus, it feels good to see a guy older than me still throwing the ball around, and doing it damn well. (--and ladies, I might add that he is also testimony to the power of a wife who's a bit of a nagger. :-D )

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 06:33 PM (tjUml)

153

It's not just you, I couldn't really care less about who is in it or who wins.

My plan is to Tivo it and go play golf with the other "care-less" crowd. On the way home, I'll find out who won then watch the game Sunday night or on Monday cheering for the winner. I hate being on the losing side.

Posted by: Max Entropy at January 31, 2009 06:38 PM (4gHqM)

154 (cont'd)  I also went to FSU, and 'Zona has two starters from there, Boldin (drafted second round) and Dockett (third, a bargain). Yeah, Boldin got a bit of a big head this season starting with the holdout, but I still recall his valiant (if ultimately unsuccessful) start against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at quaterback in place of Chris Rix, arguably the most forgettable four-year starting QB ever. Recalling that game, I can only hope the offensive wizards of the Cardinals have a great Wildcat play or two and put the ball in Boldin's hands.

Plus, it's looking obvious that Scott Pioli wants to hire Haley, the Cards' OC, and if the Cardinals win he'll look even smarter for holding out for him.

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 06:51 PM (tjUml)

155

(cont'd) I also went to FSU, and 'Zona has two starters from there, Boldin (drafted second round) and Dockett (third, a bargain). Yeah, Boldin got a bit of a big head this season starting with the holdout, but I still recall his valiant (if ultimately unsuccessful) start against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at quaterback in place of Chris Rix, arguably the most forgettable four-year starting QB ever. Recalling that game, I can only hope the offensive wizards of the Cardinals have a great Wildcat play or two and put the ball in Boldin's hands.

Plus, it's looking obvious that Scott Pioli wants to hire Haley, the Cards' OC, and if the Cardinals win he'll look even smarter for holding out for him.

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 06:58 PM (tjUml)

156

(cont'd) I also went to FSU, and 'Zona has two starters from there, Boldin (drafted second round) and Dockett (third, a bargain). Yeah, Boldin got a bit of a big head this season starting with the holdout, but I still recall his valiant (if ultimately unsuccessful) start against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at quaterback in place of Chris Rix, arguably the most forgettable four-year starting QB ever. Recalling that game, I can only hope the offensive wizards of the Cardinals have a great Wildcat play or two and put the ball in Boldin's hands.

Posted by: logprof at January 31, 2009 07:19 PM (tjUml)

157 We've got the Terrible Towels out for the game. Like the man at HotAir says, if you don't bleed black and gold, you're a liberal.

Posted by: rightwingprof at February 01, 2009 01:32 AM (52wuV)

158

Devils vs. Capitals tonight.

Two 1st-place teams, a point apart in the conference sandings.

(Just puttin' that out there.)

Posted by: FireHorse at February 01, 2009 02:38 AM (5KNeJ)

159

It's not just you. I'm from the Philly area so I don't really have a dog in the hunt. I'll watch just because it is the Superbowl, and in the hope that it turns out to be a good game. Then it becomes interesting, with so much at stake and the incredible pressure. Also like the ads.

But if it turns into a yawner, I'm outta there. Problem is, outta there to where at 7 or 8 on a Sunday night in 25 degree weather, with work the next day? Maybe that's part of the reason for the high ratings. 

 

 

 

Posted by: RM at February 01, 2009 03:11 AM (8nB5X)

160

I don't know who/what to root for yet,I have not gotten my #'s for my squares.

Also,great advice from another poster.Put a little cash on the game and your interest will perk right up.

Posted by: vae victus at February 01, 2009 04:19 AM (oi4Yx)

161 $10 says Springsteen gives Obama a shout out during his halftime show.

Posted by: Dan F at February 01, 2009 04:32 AM (eOC9C)

162 Ace: I don't really care how much the players make or much trim they get from unbelievably hot women. The reason I like football is because it's a fascinating clash between several levels of competition: strategy, tactics and execution. It's fun to watch and try to figure out the teams strategies, while you second guess their on-field tactics, all of which can be either blown to hell or perfectly realized in the execution. It's the same reason I like to play poker.

As for why I like professional football, it's the above reason in general, coupled with the fact that the people doing those things are the best in the world at it.

Plus, people get their asses beat.

Maybe you would be more into curling.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at February 01, 2009 04:48 AM (pffBj)

163

fuck the steelers. id pull for nambla before id pull for,...well maybe not. fuck the steelers.

Posted by: random fucker at February 01, 2009 05:00 AM (4wp2c)

164 Obamunist interview just before the game?  Bruce Springsteen?  Why the HELL would I want to give ratings to a game used for indoctrination purposes?  And I am shocked, truly SHOCKED that Bruce will have Barack's dick out of his mouth long enough to sing!  Will it be "Born in the USA"  or "Goddamn America"?

Posted by: 23eagle at February 01, 2009 05:47 AM (vQ8Jr)

165 It's all about the commercials. Don't forget the commercials. Been awhile since I watched because I was really interested in the game itself, but nothing says Super Bowl like Danica Patrick in a shower.

Posted by: Just A Grunt at February 01, 2009 06:11 AM (Yao4d)

166

Am I The Only One Who Just Doesn't Give a Shit About the Super Bowl This Year?

Yes.  Yes, you are.

Now go back to Russia, you damned anti-American commie bastard.

 

 

Posted by: TallDave at February 01, 2009 06:37 AM (AZmZT)

167 Ace

Quit being a douche.  It is just you since you got no game nor dog in the hunt.  CHeer on the Cardinals.  Get behind the new new Americas team, the story of the underdog.  Champion the new champions to be.  ARIZONA BAYBEE!!!

Kick off in a few hours.

ANd for Gawds sake, quit licking the tuna. 

Posted by: beanAZ at February 01, 2009 07:42 AM (dbbob)

168 For 25 years I have hoped that Bruce will slip in his own drool, fall off the stage, and tragically ram that harmonica neck brace through gritted teeth.

...the Springsteen Trifecta will one day hit.   I just know it!


Posted by: Hoping with fingers crossed at February 01, 2009 07:50 AM (ad8lc)

169 Am I The Only One Who Just Doesn't Give a Shit About the Super Bowl This Year?.................No Your Not!!

I have been a bookmaker for twenty five years and the play on this game suck.......Big Time!  My players just don't like the two teams and the like of play proves that. That will change game day just because it's football and some of my guys will just get the itch. This time last year i had so much fucking play, i was calling ever dick/head i new trying to get rid of some of that shit. I put up a lot of  propositions play, 1st half, 1st quarter, flip the fucking coin, bullshit like that,  my guys seem to like that shit. Personally, AREYOUFUCKINGKIDDINGME??!!! it's the fucking SUPER BOWL GUYS, hell yes i will watch the game, but that pregame bullshit they can stick that shit right up there frickin ass's. That's all i need is to see that sorry bastard keith olbermann and all those other NBC liberal pricks.

Posted by: jd at February 01, 2009 08:41 AM (flCL1)

170

Sorry about the multiple posts --for some reason, I kept getting the Dead Page window so I assumed my posts didn't "take."

/Moron

Posted by: logprof at February 01, 2009 11:55 AM (tjUml)

171 I'm only watching the game for the commercials, and I have my 3-D glasses for the special commercial just before the halftime show.

Other than that, I couldn't be more meh about the whole thing. I'm mildly rooting for Arizona, since I have more friends in Arizona and Phoenix than I do in Pennsylvania or Pissburg.

As for me, it's 13 days until the Daytona 500 and next weekend is the Bud Shootout. I might have to buy an HDTV and HD DirecTV receiver for the season...

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Posted by: asdfasdfas at May 07, 2009 12:28 AM (XPYZf)

174 No you are not the only one. Be cool, everything will be okey next years.

Posted by: MagicOf at April 03, 2010 01:43 PM (4/kdF)

175 No you are not the only one. Be cool, everything will be okey next years.

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176 You are not alone, I din't do that, neither.

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