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BB's official Super Bowl Sunday topic!
5 February 2012
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AliJaggerMcCartney
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Today is Super Bowl Sunday and even people around the world will be streaming it online! Last year, my lovely hometown hosted the bowl at JerryWorld and I gave advice to people coming into the city for the big game. Anyone here from Indianapolis? How is it over there?

Well anyway, I'll be updating on this topic during the game (ok maybe I'll skip Madonna at halftime :/) and we can talk about it (and the commercials! Don't forget the commercials!).

If you're asking me who I'm rooting for, I'm neutral this year. But if I HAVE (that's in caps folks) to pick one, I'd choose the Giants because 1. I don't really like Tom Brady and 2. I can't have the Patriots get another ring because they would win over my team in number of Super Bowl rings

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
5 February 2012
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Ive never managed to get involved in the whole Superbowl event.

Will be interesting to see how folks here view it all tho.

 

And Madonna makes a comeback - at least she's not made another film.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
5 February 2012
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Pats, merely because I like Brady more then I like Eli, but I just mostly want one hell of a game.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
5 February 2012
9.02pm
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On YouTube the little red You square has two tv antennas on top and a football next to it :-) it's a pretty huge deal here in the good old USA mrmustard :)

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
5 February 2012
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hehe. maybe it'll be a bit arogant but I can't understand why people're so crazy about this whole Super Bowl.? I know it's a final match, but there're final matches pretty every sunday. american footbool isn't really leading sport cathegory (in my country I mean!!!), lots of people don't even know the rules of the game, but they don't seem to care. they've been just blown by all this stuff that's going around Super Bowl. forgivea-hard-days-night-paul-7

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5 February 2012
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It's because a) America is convinced it rules, so it's national sports ending is big, b) there was enough "displaced Americans" who love football that other countries started showing it, c) it has a well known artist for the halftime show (McCartney played a few years back), and d) they promote the hell out of it.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
5 February 2012
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I know its massive, especially in the US. In the uk they are trying to promote it, and American Football in generally, more heavily, and i think there are viewing parties being held in London. Its live on the BBC and Sky Sports.

 

Didnt The Who with Zac Starkey play at the Superbowl a few years ago? And was that where Janet Jackson had the infamous wardrope malfunction?

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
5 February 2012
9.41pm
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And they always have the best commercials, and they're always as funny as hell (the sponsors have to pay huge bucks to get that ad on there so they better be)! Super Bowl is probably the only program that you're glued to the tv at all times and not get up and do something during commercial break.
I loved this one from 2010:

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
5 February 2012
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I Yes they did! They sounded a bit worn out, but the lights and Pyro were fantastic :)

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
6 February 2012
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I loved the half time show.

 

But please tell me again.. who's playing?? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

 

Hehehe just kidding. My Dad loves to watch the game. He and my nephew are now at the living room enjoying it. We don't make a "party party" but we do have snacks and some drinks. brian-epstein

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6 February 2012
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Hahaha, my mom entered me in a pool without me knowing at a party I went to. I won two quarters in a row and $50!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

So the games over and the Giants get the Lombardi trophy and all the glory. So what were your favorite parts of the game and what were your favorite commercials?

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
6 February 2012
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I kept an eye on the see-saw score and then watched the 4th quater whilst having absolutely no idea what the heck was going on (why do you get the ball back if your attempted pass is not completed?).

The highlight was that catch by Manning (? i hope thats right) right on the sideline when 2 Patriots were charging at him. Even for an unenlightned person like me it was an incredible catch.

And the winning touchdown was just plain weird. I get the Patriots wanted the ball back to make a play in the final minutes but the Giant kind of fell back over the line knowing that he shouldnt be making it. Yet it proved to be the winner. Bet the NE coach will look back at that tactic and feel pretty stupid. A massive chasm opened up and deliberately too!! Bamboozling really.

 

Must admit that i found it incredibly intriquing and was caught up in it all, actually quite thrilled by how close it was at the end. If only the ball had bounced 2 inches higher and that Patriot had caught it…

 

Only advert i saw was blackberry telling me to upgrade.

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6 February 2012
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That catch on the sideline by Manningham (thrown by Manning) was bloody beautiful. And, I think if Gronkowski (I so probably misspelled that) wasn't hurt, I think he catches that at the end. But, I disagree with MMM on the last TD. It was a smart call, because you needed to give your quarterback time to score, because the kicker wouldn't have missed the field goal (3 point kick) which would have given them the lead anyways, so it was smart. If only Welker had made that catch earlier, before Manning got it back, NE would have won. Who was MVP?

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
6 February 2012
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Welcome to America, mrmustard. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Another reason I really don't like the Patriots because their defense sucks like crap.

I was holding my breath at that almost-touchdown right at the end he was soooo close to catching it and the Pats taking home another Lombardi trophy and a new fancy set of rings.

LOL, the couple from New York that live down the street from me are hosting a party and they're huge Giants fans and they're lighting fireworks and cheering xD

Well, I have school tomorrow so it's best that I get to bed. Night Y'all!

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
6 February 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Manning is MVP.

 

I saw the game while having some vampiros. It was fun. brian-epstein

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6 February 2012
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Sun King, would it not be easier to get to wherever you need to be to score a field goal than score a touchdown? (remember i know nothing so more learning than discussing). The Giants were 2 behind then scored 6 for the touchdown so by Manningham (thanks for that) going over the line accidently the Patriots had to make their own 6 pointer (a fieldgoal would have left them 1 behind). I guess the Patriots' tactics would have been spot on if Manningham hadnt of fallen backwards and made one of the silliest looking touchdowns ever (if that is seen to non-Superbowl fans it would be one of incredulation) because that wasnt even part of the Giants gameplan!

But they were so close to the catch in the final second!!!!!

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6 February 2012
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Curses! The rare time (like, the 3rd or 4th time in my life) I try watching the damn game (which usually bores the hell out of me) and I fall asleep in the 3rd quarter and apparently miss a really entertaining 4th!  Man, I suck! yoko-ono-01

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7 February 2012
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A six pointer (Touchdown) is more difficult, but therefore they get more points for them. The Patriots wanted the TD, as it gave them a timeout and more time to try a game winning drive. And realise this is massively simplified, for you. If there weren't a couple of drops on the final drive, it might have gone NE. It was a fabulous finish.

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7 February 2012
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Good news, vonbontee: there's got to be a website where you can see it again (with or without commercials).

Needless to say, New York is a happy town today.

Last night, the lights on the Empire State Building and surrounding buildings were blue (with a bit of red) - the Giants' colors. Quite pretty!

Meanmistermustard, this is actually what IMO makes american football fun: you get to plan and think as if you were the team coach, and it can become rather chess-like.

At the end of the game, if you're losing you want to do two things:

- score enough points to take the lead

- but not leave so much time on the clock that the other team has time to come back one final time.

 

If the runner (Bradshaw) had sat on the 1 yard line as it looked like he was tempted to do, the Giants could have run down the clock by running a few meaningless plays and then kicked a field goal for 3 points with just a few seconds on the clock and won the game by one point. It would have been the easiest of field goals. But there's no sure thing! What if the kicker had missed? (happened two weeks ago to another team). A few years back, the Giants lost a game in the last seconds on a bad kick.

In the end, Bradshaw decided to go for the touchdown and the sure six points.

The Giants then had to hold their breaths and hope that the Patriots wouldn't come back to score with a minute left (an eternity in football land) - and as we saw, it was close!

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7 February 2012
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Good news, vonbontee: there's got to be a website where you can see it again (with or without commercials)

I guess you didn't see that thread where I bitched about my piece-o-crap computer being broken!heart Plus the replays can't capture the thrill of seeing the game live, not knowing the outcome, etc. But thanks anyways.apple01

 

Anyways, I'm happy the Pats lost. (Why do Boston sports fans deserve a Super Bowl championship so soon after a Stanley Cup victory?)

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