Open Thread: Super Sunday


Colts vs. Saints. Peyton vs. Brees. Freeney vs. his ankle.  Over/under on the number of Hurricane Katrina references is set at 4.5.

Use this thread to talk before, during, and after the big game. Enjoy.


  1. pat says:

    Is it just me or is Dwight Howard one of the biggest whiners in the entire NBA. Any time he is touched or bumped he sulks up the court looking for a ref to cry to.

  2. VO says:

    I say over, 6.

  3. Praveen says:

    Way Over

  4. Christos says:

    I’m saying over on just during the postgame if the Saints win (which i think is happening)

  5. Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

    Over, over, over, a thousand times over.

    Meanwhile, I pick Colts by 20. I don’t really care though, I’m indifferent about both teams. I just want a good game.

    I suppose if you asked me at gunpoint I’d say I was rooting for the Saints, just because they’re underdogs.

  6. Kiko Jones says:

    After it was reported that Michael “heck of a job” Brown(ie) was rooting for the Colts, I had a feeling mentions of Katrina would be off the charts. And if the Saints win, well…

  7. Peter says:


    i say a reference per saints touch.

  8. Salty Buggah says:

    My prediction: Colts 28 Saints 23. Peyton Manning wins MVP.

    But I will be rooting for the Saints.

  9. Kiko Jones says:

    I got an email from a friend stating that when the original owner of the team decided to call them “the Saints”, he contacted the local Catholic hierarchy to make sure folks would not be offended. Allegedly, he was told it was all good but that he should take into account that many Catholic saints are martyrs…

    Interestingly, the Super Bowl is in Miami. And I’ve been told the current Archbishop Ordinary of Miami is a native and priest ordained in New Orleans, Archbishop John Favalora. The Colts’ QB is a New Orleans native, but do they have a prayer? Saints fans hope not. heh heh

  10. My official “Big Game” prediction.

    Over on the Katrina References
    Saints to Win
    Darren Sharper for MVP

  11. BTW
    NCAA Football Skills competition >>>>>>>>>>> Super Bowl Pregame show.

  12. Evan says:

    Aww, Jim Nantz called us “friends”. How nice.

  13. JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura says:

    Better than the Superbowl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....popt00us00

    [sidenote: not really much of a football fan]

  14. Hughesus Christo says:

    Hmm… I can’t really hate either of these teams. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

  15. Hughesus Christo says:

    What can’t Queen Latifah do?

  16. Tank the Frank says:

    Tony Romo sucks sweetheart…

  17. Hughesus Christo says:

    Shockey wanted some of that.

  18. pat says:

    Better CGI would have made that commercial better.

  19. Eirias says:

    Who here made foolish bets and what are they?

  20. Tank the Frank says:

    What an UNBELIEVABLE throw.

  21. Ivan says:

    Lol at dat snickers commercial.

  22. Salty Buggah says:

    Tebow commercial = Weak. All that talk for nothing.

  23. mko says:

    Queen Latifah would have caught that ball dropped by Colston!

  24. Eirias says:

    Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut = easily the best Ridley Scott movie OR obviously the best Ridley Scott movie.

    Please decide.

    • Alex S says:

      dude have you watched Blade Runner? Alien?

      • Eirias says:

        Yes, I have. I stand by my decision. Blade Runner is close, though, unicorns and all.

        • Alex S says:

          there are several ridley scott films i would consider before kingdom of heaven

          (No particular order)
          -Blade runner
          -Matchstick men

          maybe even Black Hawk Down

          His new Robin Hood flick should be cool

          • Eirias says:

            I would normally put all of those before Kingdom of Heaven.

            The theatrical cut was absolutely butchered, however. Perhaps a third of all the storylines in the plot were cut. I don’t typically hold to the “longer is better” philosophy when it comes to reintroducing excised material, but the 40 minutes the DC adds back in completely changes the movie. For the far, far better.

  25. Drew says:

    Dorito’s bringing the heat so far.

  26. pat says:

    Hey, it’s Dr. Pierre Chang!

  27. pat says:

    OOf sharper just got pwned.

  28. pat says:

    Someone needs to tell GoDaddy that their ads fucking blow.

  29. Reggie C. says:

    Budlight and Autotune = money commercial

  30. Ivan says:

    Hey Peyton is not a bad football player

  31. pat says:

    Can’t believe Colston was a 7th rounder. He’s huge and has great hands.

  32. Ivan says:

    I guess Dwight Freeney is healthy.

  33. pat says:

    All you have to tell me is DiCaprio + Scorsese and I’m there.

  34. Paul Canales says:

    that late show ad was awful

  35. Paul Canales says:

    lmao brett farve is great

  36. Hughesus Christo says:

    Favre commercial, A+

  37. Reggie C. says:

    Garcon could’ve put the game away with a run to the endzone. Bad bad drop.

  38. Eirias says:

    Have we discovered a game?!?

  39. Salty Buggah says:

    Gotta go for it. FGs aren’t gonna win this game with the Colts offense and defense

  40. Gutsy call to go for it, but that play call was just DUMB!

  41. Eirias says:

    So, about that OVER…

  42. Drew says:

    Holy Shit I can’t stand Phil Simms. I really don;t need to know if he agrees with every little play/timeout call.

  43. Ivan says:

    Agreed on going for it on 4th down but the playcalls were brutal in dat spot.

  44. Scooter says:

    Acura with a little Gotan Project – I’m impressed.

  45. AJ says:

    Oh cmon, Are NONE of you watching the Dominican Republic vs Venezuela in the Caribbean world series?

  46. JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura says:

    Won’t someone PLEASE teach Shannon Sharpe English. It’s like Ozzie Guillen-speak on yayo.

  47. pat says:

    That’s a pretty sick stage they’re playing on.

  48. Drew says:

    Old people are funny.

  49. Eirias says:

    Who would ever bet the under on Townshend windmilling?

  50. JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura says:

    Today is a great victory, folks. How often can we celebrate the songs of a noted child pornography enthusiast on the greatest stage in television?

    Great day!

  51. BigBlueAL says:

    This half-time show sucks worse than a Sidney Ponson start.

  52. JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura says:

    How many people out there are thinking, “I didn’t know CSI had a band. Why are they old?”

  53. Salty Buggah says:

    Jay-Z + Alicia Key for the World Series >>>>>>>> The Who for the Super Bowl

  54. Salty Buggah says:

    Like the Yanks of the mid-2000′s, the Super Bowl halftime show needs to get younger. But not for the sake of getting younger alone. We don’t want Justin Bieber there

  55. pat says:

    Holy shit.

  56. mko says:

    Wow. He’s got balls…

  57. Drew says:

    Isn’t Baskett a wide receiver? How the hell did he botch that so bad.

  58. V says:

    Ok. That. Was. Awesome.

  59. Salty Buggah says:

    HOLY FUCK! Crazy ass shit

  60. mko says:

    For now…

  61. Reggie C. says:

    Saints cannot stop the run right now.

    C’mon Peyton!

  62. pat says:

    HAHAHA on the run throws it through like 5 defenders. DAMN

  63. Salty Buggah says:

    Mike Shanahan was a genius for evaluating offensive talent. I remember how the Broncos had both Matt Prater and Garrett Hartley competing for FG in training camp. Obviously, Prater made the tea, but both turned out to be studs (though Prater was kinda shaky at first).

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Why did I say FG? I meant kicker. And I meant to say team.

    • Hey Yo says:

      Mike Shanahan was a genius for evaluating offensive talent

      Genius? What has he done since Elway retired?

      • Salty Buggah says:

        Royal. Marshall. Cutler (he was good in Denver and I still think he’s way better than he’s been in Chicago). All of RBs. Scheffler. Clady. All of the other O-Lineman. Many more.

        Dude just wasn’t as good on defense (besides the couple of gems like Williams and Dumervil)

  64. Paul B says:

    Does anyone know the name of the song that keeps playing during certain commercials? It goes sort of like “oh oh oh….” and more ohs.

  65. pat says:

    i think he got it.

  66. Drew says:

    In case u guys missed it. It’s the second act. The second act. It was the second act.


  67. pat says:

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

  68. Salty Buggah says:


  69. Evan says:

    Heh, Tracy Porter’s INT broke Twitter.

  70. pat says:

    I’d give my left nut to be down on Bourbon Street right now.

  71. Eirias says:

    At least they have a perfect regular season.

  72. Hey Yo says:

    Sean Payton, that onside kick was a game changer.

  73. Jack says:


  74. Evan says:

    New Orleans, celebrate.

  75. Pasqua says:

    That game absolutely flew.

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    Score one for the underdog.

  77. pat says:

    Aww, Drew is so happy. Good for him.

  78. It’s obvious, Kim Kardashian is a better luck charm than Kendra Wilkinson.

  79. pat says:

    Brees also has one of my favorite ESPN commercials too…


    The gate is NARROW!

  80. Salty Buggah says:

    Well, it’s baseball time!

  81. pistol pete says:

    Biggest Super Bowl plays why the Colts lost. 1 Garson dropped a 3rd down pass when the colts could have gone up 2 scores. Colts ran on 3rd and 1 on their own 10 with 1 minute left in the half giving the Saints 3. Didn’t recover onside kick when the ball hit no. 81 on the head. No excuse trying a 52 yard fg with a 42 yr old kicker and giving the Saints excellent field position and they took it in for 7. Add it up together with the late pick and the Saints are champs.

  82. That onside kick was the definition of ballsy. Hat’s off to the Saints.

  83. Steve H says:

    9-9 in the playoffs, 1-1 in the Super Bowl. Seriously, people were ready to anoint him as greatest QB ever? Joe Montana says hello.

  84. Joltin' Joe says:

    I just can’t root for Pierre Garcon. However, if he played for the Saints, it would be a different story – surviving two hurricanes is pretty difficult

  85. Steve H says:

    Tom Brady never throws that pick.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:


      • Steve H says:

        Well he’s played in 4 Super Bowls and never threw a pass that bad. Peyton has played in 2, and shit away one with that pass tonight.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

          He just shit away a playoff game with horriffic play, and his last SB wasn’t exactly brilliant.

          • Steve H says:

            He had no chance of winning against Baltimore, the whole team sucked. And against the Giants, he put them in position to win with a TD with 2 minutes left. He did not throw a pick 6 to lose the game the way 1 ring Manning did.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

              He put up 14 points against the Giants. Manning put up 17. However you slice it, if the Colts had played vs. the G-men and scored 17 points, the game would’ve been tied.

              I don’t give a shit if the whole team sucked, he still played like garbage. Saying the team sucked too is no excuse.

              • Steve H says:

                And all of that said, he’s 14-4 in the playoffs, Manning is 9-9. 3 rings to 1 ring. I’ll say it again, Tom Brady never throws that pick.

                • pat says:

                  Didn’t Brady throw two picks against the Ravens?

                • Moshe Mandel says:

                  Mannings numbers in playoffs are still better than Tom’s, and both have worse career playoff numbers than their regular season numbers. It’s time for people to realize that this is a team game. Once Peyton got that first one, this debate should have been over. It reminds of the Lebron-Kobe debate a bit.

                • bexarama says:

                  I am really sorry, but this sounds exactly like the anti-Alex Rodriguez debate we heard from wayyyy too many people.

                  David Ortiz would never strike out in a one-run game with runners at second and third! He’s got two rings. Alex has none!

  86. Steve H says:

    Bill Polian no longer justified. (not that he ever was.)

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

      You’re just trying to piss everybody off by posting things you know we’ll all disagree with.

      • Steve H says:

        I think most people agree that the Colts should have gone for perfection. The odds of the Colts winning the SB did not increase by being 14-2 as opposed to 16-0. No excuse for that, especially when you send Wayne and Clark out there in the snow in Buffalo to get them individual goals of 100 catches in a season.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster) says:

          I actualy agree, but you know that a lot of people here definitely disagree with that.

        • whozat says:

          But going 16-0 doesn’t do anything either, and trying to achieve that requires risking injury to your important players.

          It’s obvious that he made the right call. The only people who don’t realize that are those who wanted — for their own sakes — to see a perfect season.

          • Steve H says:

            At 17-2 with a Super Bowl ring you’re one of 40 something teams. At 19-0 you’re #1. That means a ton to the players, and was not mutually exclusive of winning the ring.

            • whozat says:

              It’s easy to gamble when it’s not your money.

              Shooting for 16-0 increases the chances you’ll go 16-1, 17-2, or 18-1, and then no one remembers you at all, AND you lose out on playoff revenue.

            • Drew says:

              It’s common practice around the league to try and protect your players once you clinch. The players know that. Obviously they’d love to be 19-0 but they had more important things to worry about.
              Meaningless games >>>> Health for a playoff run.

              Also, it’s not like they forfeited those games.

              • Steve H says:

                But why did they go out and get Clark and Wayne personal milestones if they were so worried about health?

                • Drew says:

                  I’m not sure but I think the NFL has performance based contracts.
                  It’s bad for business to hold your players out in week 17 when they need 5 catches to reach 100 receptions and the bonus that comes with it.

                  Also, they have to play the players at least a quarter or a half so they don;t lose total momentum. Getting Wayne and Clark 5 and 7 catches respectively, is not a huge deal.

              • Drew says:

                lol, *Meaningless games < Health for a playoff run.

  87. Peter says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Now that the saints have won the super bowl, the flood waters are receding in the city. YAY. now we can rebuild the city!!


  88. matt says:


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