Superbowl - who's watching?

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Michelle
Superbowl - who's watching?

Got home late tonight and just started watching about half an hour ago, in time to watch the Saints pull ahead.  Go Saints! 

And that was a nice touchdown just now too.

Refuge Refuge's picture

Guess all the people watching, are, well watching!  Sorry Michelle, not a football fan.

Tommy_Paine

Nor me, but it's hard not to be behind Nawleens. 

 

The internet's a ghost town tonight.  

 

 

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17....Saints win!

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

I'm not much of a football fan either...but Michelle roped me in ... anyway...very nice touchdown by New Orleans.

I guess became momentary fans of New Orleans ...  in view of how much folks in New Orleans suffered Bushite neglect after Katrina.

Polly B Polly B's picture

Gotta love that interception :)

 

Star Spangled C...

Man, what I'd give to be on Bourbon Street tonight...

Refuge Refuge's picture

Star Spangled Canadian wrote:

Man, what I'd give to be on Bourbon Street tonight...

 

As I said, not a football fan but boy Bourbon Street for the party sounds like fun!

Bookish Agrarian

I managed to watch it while involved in an organizational conference call.  Only whooped once during the interception, giving myself away. 

Michelle

No kidding, Polly, that was amazing! 

That's okay, Refuge! :)  Thanks for not looking down your nose at us, in any case. :D  I was pleasantly surprised by twitter tonight actually - I was expecting the usual handful of tweeps disdainfully declaring that they can't wait until the game is over because they don't like football and they aren't watching and twitter is so boring because of all the sports fans.  The ones who clearly have much worthier things to twitter about, of course, namely how utterly bored they are by football.  But I only saw a couple of posts like that - for the most part, people were either gushing play-by-plays or talking about other stuff.

And yeah, of course that's why I was cheering for the Saints - how could you not, unless you're from Indiana? :)

bekayne

Former FEMA Director Michael "heckuva job, Brownie" Brown picked the Colts to win:

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1002/brownie_goes_for_colts_over_s...

 

Bacchus

Yeah we were watching and so was the little bacchanae!!  Mrs Bacchus's team didnt make it to the super bowl so she was really pulling for the saints. She hates the mannings (peyton's dad is an abusive fuck) and we love new orleans!

NorthReport

Wow, that was almost as exciting as a Canadian football game.Laughing

 

I can't believe they started off the 2nd half recovering the kickoff. Just shows attitude is key in most things in life. 

Diogenes Diogenes's picture

I guess this discussion could have been called Super Bowl - Who cares?  as well.Wink

RevolutionPlease RevolutionPlease's picture

Who dat! Who dey! Who won some money!  Laughing

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

I was so busy watching the game that I didn't see this thread until now!. 

The Saints sort of turned into the People's Team here in the states this year.

It will be interesting to watch "Letterman" the next time he's on live.  Dave is FROM Indianapolis and predicted the COlts would win 70-2 on his show earlier in the last week.  I think we can assume his next "Top Ten" list will be "Top Ten Colts' Excuses". 

I just hope Reuben doesn't spoil the victory party by checking out Ruby Claret while playing his mandolin with the face of Cerise painted on it.(Grateful Dead reference there for those who don't remember).

 

G. Muffin

Can you give me some phrases so I sound like I know what I'm talking about? I don't actually want to learn anything, though.

G. Muffin

Touchdown is an excellent name for a showjumper.

Caissa

What an awesome game. It looked like the Colts might romp after going up 10-0. NO stayed close with a pair of 40+ yard field goals.  The onside kick to start the second half was brilliant and gutsy.  Manning appeared to be driving for the tying TD and I feared somehow the Colts would pull it out. That pick with under 3 minutes to go was golden. The Scotties final made an incredible pre-game show for the Super Bowl.  

Star Spangled C...

Overall, an excellent game. And it was really nice to se New Orleans get it, both cause they've been a terrible team for so long and for the way their recent success rallied the city around them after the hurricane. My wife hates teh Saints so I had to keep my cheering a little subdued but really couldn't help jumping up and down after that final interception and she was nice enough to not make me sleep on the couch. Though, I would have understood if she had, considering I made my famous chili...

p-sto

Football is fun to play, it can even be fun to attend a game.  The following article more or less sums up why I can't be bothered to watch a game most of the time [url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/football-games-have-11-minutes-of-act... average football game has only 11 minutes of action[/url].  Sorry but a three or four hour show around 11 minutes of action, that's just not for me. Wink

Caissa

That's one of the things I like p=sto. Can read a good book while watching the game.

Star Spangled C...

There's nothing quite like going to a football game, p-sto. I've been to pretty much every kind of sporting event and football (especially in the states, I have to say) really tops them all in terms of just the atmosphere of being there.

I do like watching it on TV. Then again, I love watching baseball and most people find that boring as hell and can't understand how I can watch it. I try to explain that it's about the little subtleties and intricacies of the game, but if you don't get it, you don't get. My dad loves to watch golf and my wife loves to watch soccer and I find both of them boring as sin. tennis is teh best sport to watch, IMHO, but to each their own.

Caissa

Whaddya calling soccer, SSC? That's Football! Paging Catchfire.

Star Spangled C...

You sound like my wife!! Though she loves "American football" as well and always refers to it AS "American Football" as opposed to "Real Football".

p-sto

Caissa wrote:

That's one of the things I like p=sto. Can read a good book while watching the game.

I get what you're saying, but as a matter of personal preferance I like for my diversions to be more diverting.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

While it ain't football, I did have the gridiron game on yesterday while I was cooking up a batch of kölsch. Great match! Also, my new niece was born just before kickoff--no, they didn't name her "Norleans" (and, thankfully, not "Indy" either. That would have been embarrassing).

I liked this from Feministing this morning: Superbowl Sexism

RosaL

Shouldn't you be (have been) watching some kind of open-source, locally produced football and pouring scorn on the NFL? Wink

clandestiny

hate to be a wet blanket but....too bad the goose-stepping storm trooper march past was only for those with 'hidee hole' sec clearances descramblers (but hey even we wet blankets feel the rushes of redneckki pride re: 'oohessay oohessay' and if a stray jackboot kicked over the b&w tv set then what?) ... roger daltrey and ole man townsend were....jest aweful. I mean, c'mon. The 'who' was a cheap thrill 40 years ago, and only for 'american idoltry' types (which was once beneath contempt, imho)

townsend dissed the hippies at woodstock too, yaknow!

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

RosaL wrote:

Shouldn't you be (have been) watching some kind of open-source, locally produced football and pouring scorn on the NFL? Wink

You don't WATCH "open source, locally produced football".  You get a few friends together and PLAY it at the park.

 

(which leads to a truly scary thought...at some point, will somebody invent "fantasy touch football"?

Michelle

A friend on Facebook was wondering today whether the Superbowl organizers were so traumatized by Nipplegate that they will never again allow an act that isn't older than the Superbowl itself to do halftime. :D

al-Qa'bong

I haven't watched a Superduperbowl game in about 40 years (Michelle can google it for you if you're interested).  I understand it's something like the Grey Cup, but with breasts and a lot of advertising.

RANGER

If your actually interested in a good game as opposed to commercials, hype and lipstick, the Superbowl rarely comes close to the Grey Cup. For me it was a great day to get some things done as traffic and crowds where down at the mall.

Caissa

The New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts has become the most-watched programme in US TV history, early figures show.

A record 106.5 million people, watched the game last weekend, according to Nielson media.

The figure tops the 1983 finale of medical drama M*A*S*H which drew 105.97 million viewers.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8505562.stm

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

The first major group I saw live was The Who in concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1967.  The concert was awesome.

I watched the half time show Sunday night.  Geriatric Rock Sucks 

G. Muffin

RosaL wrote:

Shouldn't you be (have been) watching some kind of open-source, locally produced football and pouring scorn on the NFL? Wink

I'm a College Girl, myself, RosaL. Crimson Tide Eats Raw Meat!!!

G. Muffin

kropotkin1951 wrote:
Geriatric Rock Sucks 

Hmm, let me ponder this one for a while.

Geriatric Rocks Suck!

G. Muffin

kropotkin1951 wrote:

The first major group I saw live was The Who in concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1967.  The concert was awesome.

I watched the half time show Sunday night.  Geriatric Rock Sucks 

1967, Jesus Christ! 1951, how old are you?

Why, in the summer of '65 I was conceived at Woodstock. But I wasn't born until Bloomsday 1966.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I'll let you guess my age.  Hint it is either 58 or 59.  The headliner at that concert was Herman's Hermits.  After that tour the group never recovered. Night after night The Who blew away the crowd and the crowd mostly walked out before the HH played and others like me listened to one song before leaving.  It must have been devastating for the band since even the opening act the Blues Magoos were better.

G. Muffin

Geriatric Rock Sucks. You were right the first time.

I'm either 43 or 44 depending on your position on abortion.

Nice to meet you.

G. Muffin

G. Muffin wrote:

RosaL wrote:

Shouldn't you be (have been) watching some kind of open-source, locally produced football and pouring scorn on the NFL? Wink

I'm a College Girl, myself, RosaL. Crimson Tide Eats Raw Meat!!!

Who's the guy who writes the numbers to Bible verses in his face black (or whatever you call it)? I guarantee you some crazy person will google whatever number he has on and live the rest of her life by it. Hopefully, it wasn't Mark 19:66.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

I'll let you guess my age.  Hint it is either 58 or 59.  The headliner at that concert was Herman's Hermits.  After that tour the group never recovered. Night after night The Who blew away the crowd and the crowd mostly walked out before the HH played and others like me listened to one song before leaving.  It must have been devastating for the band since even the opening act the Blues Magoos were better.

 

Sounds like the tour where Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees.

RevolutionPlease RevolutionPlease's picture

G. Muffin wrote:

Who's the guy who writes the numbers to Bible verses in his face black (or whatever you call it)? I guarantee you some crazy person will google whatever number he has on and live the rest of her life by it. Hopefully, it wasn't Mark 19:66.

There's probably plenty of them but you're likely thinking of anti-choicer Tim Tebow.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

He was the one who did the Super Bowl ad where he his his mom with a blindside tackle.  The referee never throw a flag for Roughness In Defiance Of A Commandment.

Weirdly, his face black was actually BLANK in the ad.

And as somebody pointed out to me when I started a thread about this on a different message board, a hit like that on a pregnant woman would CAUSE a spontaneous abortion.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

And, just once, I'd like to see pro-athletes invoke ANOTHER religion.  Why couldn't there be Druid middle-linebackers, or a Shintoist NBA power-forward, or a Wiccan goalie on the Maple Leafs? 

G. Muffin

Ken Burch wrote:
And as somebody pointed out to me when I started a thread about this on a different message board, a hit like that on a pregnant woman would CAUSE a spontaneous abortion.

That would make him worse (!) than the late Dr. Tiller, wouldn't it? Causing women to abort through television signals? I'll have to ask my psychotic friend if that's even plausible.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

NO, it would only cause a spontaneous abortion to the woman he actually brought down short of a first down with a hit like that...not to any pregnant women watching at home...at least I THINK....now you've got ME scared about this...Geez, Muffin!

G. Muffin

Sorry, I deliberately misunderstood you for a minute there, Ken.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

No problem...and actually, it wouldn't surprise me if the CIA and Homeland Security weren't actually developing a way to cause miscarraiges through television broadcasts. 

These were the people who tried to end the Cuban Revolution by hitting Fidel with anti-beard powder.

G. Muffin

Don't forget the Trilateral Commission (whatever the fuck that is).

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

There the ones who are responsible for enforcing the "no more than three laterals per game" rule.

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