Open Thread: Super Bowl XLIII

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That’s Super Bowl 43 for those that don’t know how to read Roman numerals once they get beyond X’s, V’s and I’s. Don’t worry, I had to look it up myself.

This year’s matchup is pretty much everything the NFL and NBC could have hoped for. You’ve got the historic power franchise in the Steelers and the feel good underdog in the Cardinals, who are making their first ever trip to the big game. The last time these two teams met was Week Four of the 2007 season, when Pittsburgh walked away with a 21-14 win. That was the second to last game Matt Leinart has started in the NFL.

The Steelers had the league’s best defense by far this year, giving up just 237.2 YPG, nearly 23 YPG less than the next best defensive unit. Only once did a team gain more than 300 yards of total offense against the Steelers this year. The Cards offense, on the other hand, was one the best this year, averaging 365.8 YPG, a distant second in the NFC behind the Saints’ supercharged attack.  They racked up at least 300 yards of offense sixteen freaking times this season, so something’s gotta give.

Arizona’s going to rely on University of Pittsburgh product Larry Fitzgerald just like they have all year, but the Steelers held Andre Johnson, TJ Housyomomma , Plaxico Burress, Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens to a grand total of two touchdowns (56.6 YPG on avg) in seven total meetings this season. Troy Polamalu has the ability to match every big play Fitzgerald makes with one of his own.

John Manuel of Baseball America ran through the SB43’s baseball ties earlier this week. Steelers running back Mewelde Moore spend three years in the Padres’ farm system and was rated the system’s 29th best prospect back in 2001. Third string QB Dennis Dixon was the Braves’ fourth round pick in ’07 and is still active in their system, but he didn’t play baseball in ’08 because of a knee injury. Hines Ward is a former 73rd round pick of the Marlins and Cards’ corner Matt Ware spent two years in the Mariners’ farm system. Polamalu was rated the fifth best prospect in the state of Oregon out of high school in 1999, but he instead went to USC on a football scholarship and the rest is history.

Here’s your open thread for the night. I’m assuming SB43 will be the primary topic, but feel free to talk about anything and everything. Just be civil.

Enjoy the game.

The wonderful world of Carl Pavano
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  • Beamish

    I really could not care less about the NFL these days. When do pitchers and catchers report?

    • Mike Pop

      13 days. Come on dude, it’s the SB. You gotta watch it.

  • Mike

    Fitzgerald is a whole different breed. It doesn’t matter is Polamalu is on him, he’ll still make a play. And if somehow he cant do it, then they have Boldin and Breaston to pick up the slack.

    • Mike Pop

      He’ll kill it, even if he doesn’t he will open it up for Boldin. Fitz is so much fun to watch though, damn he is good.

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Tres et quadragenita [macrons missing] = forty-three in Latin

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      *quadraginta

  • Ivan

    SB pick:

    Cards over Steelers 24-21.

    • Joey

      Steelers 27-14

      • Mike Pop

        Cards win….28-17

  • Mike Pop

    Hold up numbers!!!!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    This Cardinals defense has taken a turn reminiscent of the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. I’m intrigued if they can hold up throughout January and February such as the Colts did on the way to their title run.

    • Steve H

      The Cards D has a little more room for error than that Colts team since the Cards have a QB who doesn’t wilt in the playoffs the way Peyton does, even the year they won.

      • Ryan S.

        I thought Addai/Rhodes deserved co-MVP awards in that Superbowl.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya, I thought Addai was going to win it alone.

  • 27 this year

    I’d love to see a high scoring game with the Cards taking it home.

  • BigBlueAL

    There is a football game today????

    • baseballnation

      Dude your lost. I say the Cards 23-20

  • jim

    its officially baseball season in 6 hours

    • BigBlueAL

      there is still a basketball season going on

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        and hockey if you consider that a sport.

        • Ryan S.

          March belongs to college basketball. February is the lamest month in sports, unless you like the Daytona 500.

          • Patrick T

            NASCAR is not a sport.

            • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

              Thank you.

            • Steve H

              Drive Fast. Turn Left.

              Nope, not a sport.

            • Joey

              Agreed

          • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

            I happen to like the 500. I do prefer the one in May at Indy.

            • Mike Pop

              You married to your sister too?

              I joke with you .

              • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

                Hahahahah. Oh, and Evan, is her name Bobby Sue or something? Own a shotgun?

                j/k, btw.

  • Mike Pop

    Looked a bit too easy there.

  • Ivan

    SB commercials.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      Looks like Doritos took the easy way out with their ad.

  • Paulie

    I am going to get a PS3. Is there any guys anybody could suggest, I am thinking about Motorstorm, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance and of course The Show.

    • Mike Pop

      Shaun White Snowboarding, if your into that kind of game.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Go with the original Resistance, R2 sucks.

      • Mike Pop

        You still playing FOM or your done with it?

        • Joey

          Mike’s obsessive, he’s still playing. lol

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            I’m still playing, but not as much as I thought I would. I’m still in ST even though you can sim about five games an hour.

            Forget it, when The Show comes out I won’t leave my apartment for a week, easy.

            • Mike Pop

              Heh. Would FOM be better if you could actually play the game? People would probably like it more I would assume.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                Maybe, although I’m not a fan of 2K’s gameplay.

    • Joey

      Dunno about this myself, but a ton of hype around Metal Gear Solid 4, if anyone else has any personal experience with it. I have Call of Duty: World at War, great game, storyline’s a little short though.

    • SF Yanks

      Killzone 2 due out at the end of Feb is going to blow every single game ever made out of the water. Graphics are insanley sick! I’ll be playing that for at least a year like I did with Resistance:FOM. LIttleBigPlanet is cool if you have an open mind to different games. Uncharted is also a pretty sweet game. Metal Gear Solid rocks. Coming later this year you have games like God of War, inFAMOUS, uNCHARTED 2, M.A.G, etc. And these are only the exclusives. Not even mentioning the multiplatform games.

    • SF Yanks

      Also, if you’re going to get Motorstorm, you may as well make it Motorstorm 2. While I’m at it I’ll just mention some of the multiplatform games as well that are pretty solid.

      Already out:
      Fallout 3
      Far Cry 2
      Prince of Persia
      Call of Duty 4 & 5
      Dead Space
      Bioshock

      Sometime in ’09:
      Street Fighter 4
      Resident Evil 5
      Borderlands
      Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
      Final Fantasy
      Prototype

    • Drew

      buy NHL 09, online play is great

  • Mike Pop

    Lol @ that Conan commercial.

    • Joey

      missed it, I’ll get it later online. So far the Bud and Doritos were okay

      • Ivan

        The commercial with Jason Stathan wasn’t bad either.

  • Ivan

    Terrific play by Big Ben .

    • Mike Pop

      He’s pissing me off, lol.

  • Ivan

    Anotha Fast and furious movie.

  • Ivan

    Will Ferrell movies sucks so bad their funny.

    • Mike Pop

      Come on now, he has some AWESOME movies.

      • Ivan

        Like……….?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Anchorman and Old School are all time classics. The rest suck.

          • Mike Pop

            Eh, I enjoyed Talladega, StepBrothers, and Night at the Roxbury.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Stranger than Fiction was excellent as well, although it’s not his typical “I’m a mentality retarded famous person yet still a functioning member of society” role.

          • Ivan

            I thought Anchorman was iight myself.

            • Mike Pop

              I know I love that movie. Whenever someone(TSJC and Mike A) quote that movie on here, I always get in on it. Hah

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            What about Wedding Crashers? “Ma! The meatloaf!!

            • Mike Pop

              Ha, he played a great role in that too but he wasn’t a main guy. Zoolander is another one you can throw him in.

  • Ivan

    Yo that Pepsi Max commercial was pretty damn funny.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Easily the best one so far.

      • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        What happened in it?

        • Mike Pop

          Girls got naked.

  • Mike Pop

    Ready for the Fitz show?

  • Ivan

    A Star Trek movie, man you know the basement dwellers are comin out of their moma’s basements for that one.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Polamalu just got pwned. His ankles are still downfield.

  • Ivan

    What a catch by the Card TE.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Nice grab. It looked like the Steelers would run away with this one for a little while.

      • Mike Pop

        Fitz needs to get involved.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Easier said than done.

        • Ivan

          word.

        • Steve H

          Decoy.

          • Mike Pop

            Setting it up for Boldin and the others.

  • Mike Pop

    Alright Pitt, score one more TD and let that be the end of it for this quarter. Want that money!

  • Ivan

    Wow my boy J-Mac is in the G commercial.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I’m not watching; as in John McCain??

      • Mike Pop

        How are you not watching, lol?. It was Jason McElwain. The kid who has autism but scored 20 points in like 3 minutes for his high school team.

      • Ivan

        Nah the dude with Autism who hit all them 3’s in one HS basketball game.

        • Mike

          I went to HS near him. We played them last year and he came back to see the game. The kid is a dick. Very cocky now.

          • Mike Pop

            I find that funny, sorry Lord if I shouldn’t.

  • Ivan

    Is it me or have been the SB’s commercial have been subpar.

    • Mike Pop

      It’s not you.

  • Ivan

    I found that commercial for that Disney movie “UP” pretty funny.

  • Mike Pop

    Huuuuuugggggggeeeeeee

  • Ivan
  • Ivan

    WOW

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    WOW, Huge turn of events

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow. Wow in every way.

  • Mike Pop

    Holy Shit!!!!!!! Money coming my way because of that!

  • Ivan

    I think it’s gonna count.

  • Mike Pop

    Harrison showing his capabilities there. Awesome play.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    I think his knees didn’t touch, but isn’t it a rule that if you go out of bounds, you can’t interfere with a play? Or is that only on punt returns and kickoffs? Because Fitzgerald was clearly out of bounds then came back in so regardless it should be a touchdown.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I thought that was only offensive players? Defensive players can come back in. I could be wrong.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        Is Fitzgerald a defensive player once the ball is turned over?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          I would think so.

          • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

            Sounds good to me lol, thanks.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Haha Justin Tuck dancing. Fail.

  • Hollywood

    The Steelers are good but also the luckiest team in the league. They’ve had so many plays like that where the other team has just pissed away a golden opportunity. There’s no way the Cards win this game.

    • Mike Pop

      I don’t think it is fair to say that. They were definitely a top 3 team in the entire league this year.

      • Ivan

        Agreed.

        • Mike Pop

          One really fucken lucky team was the Iggles. Arg….

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    hahaha that heroes-NFL legends commercial was good

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Pete Abe must be busting a nut right now.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      haha beat me to the Pete abe joke.

      • Mike Pop

        Pete Abe loves Bruce, eh?

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Pete Abe just orgasmed as Bruce Springstein appeared on his tv.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I’m not much of a Springsteen fan at all, but that was easily the best halftime show in years.

    • Ivan

      I would like if they ask a hip hop dude to do the halftime show but oh well.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        Hip hop songs don’t translate to well when they are live.
        I’ve said this for a while, Metallica really needs to do the half time show.

        • Ivan

          Well they need to stop askin these old mothafuckers like Bruce and McCarthy to the perform. At least give Kanye West a chance.

          • Mike Pop

            Kanye would say something like: Kurt Warner and Ben Roethlisberger do not care about black people. NFL can’t risk it.

            • Steve H

              HAHAHA.

              • Mike Pop

                As long as Good Charlotte or bands like that don’t play the halftime show, I am okay with the older rock “legends”.

                • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

                  Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Performance: Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers.

                • Mike Pop

                  After seeing what the Jonas Brothers did in Dallas, I don’t ever want to hear them a 2nd time.

            • Ivan

              And deny that he’s not gay while wearing his sister’s clothes.

              • Mike Pop

                Then he will run from security.

                • Ivan

                  Then beat up the paparazzi.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        Well Ward is no David Tyree.

        • Mike Pop

          Of course not, he is much much better.

    • Drew

      I agree but thats not saying much.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Aw man, I got salsa on my terrible towel!

    • baseballnation

      Is the burrito done yet?

  • Ivan

    I thought that was a fumble there.

  • Mike Pop

    Come on Zona, step it up a bit here.

  • Mike Pop

    Woww, I don’t like that call at all.

  • The Evil Empire

    It’s ironic how the best play in the game made the game less interesting.

  • Bill N.

    That wasn’t roughing the passer. What BS

    • Mike Pop

      I hate roughing the passer/kicker, especially when it was clear the momentum was the key reason.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Cards are killing themselves with these penalties. They don’t deserve to win playing like that.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      I agree, that was reckless, uncalled for, and flat out stupid

  • Ivan

    Awful, just fuckin awful.

  • Bill N.

    And it is offical the refs are giving this game to the steelers. What a joke.

    • Ivan

      Im sorry that was a legit call there.

      • Bill N.

        The blantant hold that wasn’t called against Pitt

        • Ivan

          oh I thought you were talking about the personal foul.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      I see a fair game so far, every penalty was 100% the Cards fault.

  • Mike Pop

    I need Pitt to get a TD, ugh.

    • Mike Pop

      Jeez, I’m unlucky.

  • Ivan

    Great job by the cards D to just held them to a FG under those circumstances.

  • Bill N.

    And very excited for the new Transformers movie

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That commercial makes me want to see the first one. It’s in my Netflix queue, I’ll have to bump it up.

      • Bill N.

        The first one was amazing. You should def bump it up.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        You better bump it up to one, that is SUCH a good movie. Has nothing to do with the old school transformers cartoons. Shia LeBouf is a good actor(I remember watching him in Even Stevens lol) Megan Fox is the sexiest woman alive and Michael Bay does a great job putting it all together.

        • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

          and if its possible, get it for Bluray, its fucking amazing in HD.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Oh of course. I can’t go back to regular old DVD’s, I just can’t.

    • Ivan

      I can’t wait for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie.

      • Mike Pop

        Nah, The Avengers!!! in 2011.

        • Ivan

          Nah even better: Sin City 2 2010.

          • Mike Pop

            Psshh, no way that will be better than The Avengers. Probably won’t be better than IronMan 2.

            • Ivan

              I disagree, Sin City 1 was one of the better movies I,ve eva seen and the acting was terrific and visual aspect of the movie was tremendous.

              • Mike Pop

                Agree to disagree. hah

              • Tom Zig

                I was not a fan of Sin City, at all.

        • Ivan

          Even though The Avengers jumpoff is gonna be mad crazy…..well hopefully.

  • Mike Pop

    That was a pretty funny commercial. I loved when the little Koala bear was getting punched.

  • Ivan

    Yo this SB game is kinda boring.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      Duh, Giants aren’t in it.

      • Mike Pop

        That would make it worse.

        • Ivan

          Word…………what would be betta if Romo was in this game throwing picks all over the place and fumbling and etc.

          • Reggie C.

            oh snap…

          • Mike Pop

            Or McNabb puking on the field in the huddle.

            • Steve H

              I agree with you both

            • Ivan

              funny.

          • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

            hahahaha Agreed. Sorry Mike Pop, its nothing personal.

            • Mike Pop

              Ha, whatever man Idc. I will still take Romo over Eli. Eli had a hot streak for 4 games. Nothing else. He did do something amazing and I am not taking that away from him but he is just not that good in my opinion.

              • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

                Stupid penalties.

                • Mike Pop

                  ?

                • http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v621/134/99/513321182/n513321182_2118948_7574.jpg Nady Nation

                  We get it. You don’t like Eli. Lucky for you, he’s not your quarterback. Enjoy Romo and the rest of your circus act.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    hahaha I knew they were remaking that commercial, I didn’t know they would make it funny hahaha that was pretty good.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    That Cash4Gold commercial was great.

    • Steve H

      Agreed

  • Mike Pop

    Fitz…..there you are.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Fun Fact, Polamalu may be samoan, but he is very religious and is Greek Orthodox(His wife is greek)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He drives a Hyundai too.

  • Mike Pop

    Fitz is so dangerous in that situation.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    His dad didn’t even budge.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Hulu is such a good website.

    • Mike Pop

      Without a doubt. You get actual good quality videos.

  • Mike Pop

    Game is much more interesting now. Come on Zona, hold them.

  • The Evil Empire

    Pepsuber hahahahahhhah

  • Mike Pop

    Oh man, it’s awesome now.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow. Come on Pittsburgh, gotta contain them now.

    • Mike Pop

      I want to see a TD here, bad.

  • Mike Pop

    Sooo dirrttyyy.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Dumb play by Harrison.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow. That catch was UUUUUUUGE.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      And that penalty even UUUUUUUGER.

    • Mike Pop

      Holy shit dude.

  • Mike Pop

    Safety, wow

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Well that fucks up everyones Superbowl squares.

  • Ivan

    Wow crazy just crazy.

  • Mike Pop

    That was craazzy.

  • Reggie C.

    I dont want to see Roethlesberger get another SB win before Eli. Eli rules his class!! C’mon Cardinals !!!

  • Mike Pop

    HOLY SHIT

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    O. M. G.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Are you fucking kidding me

  • The Evil Empire

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Please no OT, The office is on soon.

    • Brandon M.

      agreed.

    • Mike Pop

      I would rather watch the last football game for a long time than the office tonight.

  • Reggie C.

    Now that’s what i’m talking about !

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Q: What the mother fuck just happened?
    A: Kurt Warner + Larry Fitzgerald

    Game. blouses.

    • Mike Pop

      They better not let Warner sniff FA.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        It’s ok if the Jets sign him!

  • Mike Pop

    Awesome, just awesome.

  • Ivan

    Touch Down Bitches.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    PITTSBURG!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow is this a great finish.

  • Mike Pop

    My Mo.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    OH BABY!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wowza.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Oh he’s in. Not even close.

  • Ivan

    Unbelievable, just wow.

  • Mike Pop

    Wild just wild.

  • Reggie C.

    Damn.

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Ben Roethlisberger = baller.

  • Reggie C.

    Holmes just took this game over.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He basically scored two TD’s on that last possession, he just couldn’t quite reel in the first one.

  • Mike Pop

    I hate Pitt.

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Holmes to Fitzgerald: “Bitch, who the f*ck you think you talking to?”

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Superbowl 43 is almost as good as Superbowl 42. Almost.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Better.

      *Disclaimer: I’m a Jets fan. Ok, thanks.*

  • Mike Pop

    I wish there was more time.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Don’t forget, If there was a duo that could get a TD in the last seconds of the superbowl, its Warner and Fitzgerald.

    • Mike Pop

      I want to see it but only :15 left.

  • Ivan

    Congradulation Pitts.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Alright MVP guesses? I’m gonna go Big Ben.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Probably. Either him or Holmes.

  • Mike Pop

    Man, that ain’t right.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    The office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Gay superbowl hats.

  • i smell 27

    im imagining jeter hitting a game wining hr in gm7 of the ws against LAD after seeing waht big ben just did

  • Mike Pop

    Damn man, their number one now.

  • Rich D

    Tim Donaghy must be reffing NFL games now. The NFL must be happy that “their” team won.

    • Mike Pop

      Lol

  • Mike Pop

    Alright Tomlin.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Who is Goodell joking. Very few games beat Superbowl 42.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Check this out. Kurt Warner now has the three highest passing yard totals in Super Bowl history:

    414 in 2000
    377 in 2009
    365 in 2002

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      Clutch.

    • Mike Pop

      Too bad he’s only 1-2. That pick came back to haunt them. But I blame the D.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Heh, Kurt Warner > Jesus.

  • Brandon M.

    u guys hear that bs? “the pittsburgh steelers are the new standard for american sports”

    • Mike Pop

      Well they are up there but above the Red Sox??? I don’t think so.

  • Mike Pop

    E-ROC is pissed off right now.

    • E-ROC

      I wasn’t pissed the Steelers won. As much as I hate them, I respect them tons more. Great game though.

  • christopher

    hate football…hate the superbowl and i am damn glad its over – finally can listen to the radio again and why is it that in every other sport it seems that 95% of locals root for their local team, but in football i would say the number is closer to 50%. How do you grow up your whole life in the nyc area and become a cowboys fan – just bugs me.

    finally baseball time is coming – thank the lord

    • Mike Pop

      Family can be a big reason. That is what happened to me.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders was the reason why I became a Cowboys fan. :D

      • Brooklyn Ed

        …oh and Tory Akiman.

  • The Evil Empire

    OMG guys, this is the first time i’ve watched The Office, and i have to say 5/5 so far. I literally had to get on my knees when the guy put on the dummy’s face on his, wow i haven’t had a good laugh in such a long time. So what season is this show on? I need to pick up the others ASAP

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Season 5, and this is easily the worst season so far. You can watch seasons 1-4 on your computer instantly via Netflix.

      The show kind of went downhill once Pam and Jim got together.

      • The Evil Empire

        Wow if I’m enjoying this then I can’t wait for season 1 – 4 (oh the irony)
        I’m guessing you need a Netflix account?

        • Brooklyn Ed

          ditto.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Yeah you need a membership, but it’s easily the best $15/month I spend. I highly recommend the service.

      • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

        I don’t think it was Pam and Jim, I think it was the lack of Dwight being… well Dwight.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Yeah, Dwight’s not the same any more either.

          • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

            Dwight is like the old Dwight in this episode. BTW, Pam’s roast to Michael is the BEST

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Rank the Super Bowl QB’s (how the fuck ESPN thinks Big Ben is one of the ten-best SB QB’s is beyond me): http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/rank?versionId=1&listId=227

    Here’s my ranking:

    1. Joe Montana
    2. Terry Bradshaw
    3. Tom Brady
    4. Troy Aikman
    5. Roger Staubach
    6. Jim Plunkett
    7. Bart Starr
    8. John Elway
    9. Bob Griese
    10. Ben Roethlisberger

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      They sure do love ranking things, don’t they?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        People love lists. It’s not just ESPN, everyone does it.

        • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

          That’s true. I guess I should reign in my “snark towards anything ESPN related” reflex.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      They were asking you to rank the QBs with 2 or more superbowl rings. Big Ben is in there by those guidelines, not by the ranking of the ten best.

      Anyway I’d go:

      1. Tom Brady
      2. Joe Montana
      3. Roger Staubach
      4. John Elway
      5. Terry Bradshaw
      6. Troy Aikman
      7. Bart Starr
      8. Jim Plunkett
      9. Ben Roethlisberger
      10. Bob Griese

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I am so stealing that line that Jim said to Pam’s dad.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’ve totally stolen relationship advice from a Kevin James stand-up set in the past. Anywhere you can get it man.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So I made food for the Super Bowl party I went to and I’m kind of shocked because people ate it and didn’t die!

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      optimism ftw