January 30, 2009

Gearing Up for the Big Day - 43 reasons to watch the SB : Also, if you have not prepared yourself to blow away all your friends with a mind-numbing array of Super Bowl knowledge, now you can. Which SB team was the best? Worst? Did the MVP really deserve it? Was the game the most exciting thing that happened that day? Now, you can leave that party knowing that you have a least one less friend you left humiliated during your drunken display of useless SB intelligence.

posted by BoKnows to football at 05:22 PM - 6 comments

1 reason not to watch: They stretch a 60 minute game out to take most of the day.

Can't watch it anyway. No TV.

posted by Drood at 06:06 PM on January 30, 2009

Can't watch it anyway. No TV.

I think that qualifies as number 2, not that I'm trying to encourage you.

posted by BoKnows at 06:11 PM on January 30, 2009

Drood, that takes me back to my childhood, before there was a television in (practically) every household . . . the grandparents would come down from Wisconsin, the aunts and uncles over from Indiana, and the entire family would gather around the radio to listen to the Superbowl every year. . . .

posted by outonleave at 08:26 PM on January 30, 2009

I want to put Murdock in a room by himself to watch the analog broadcast of the superbowl on his fuzzy "Fox". Then we lock the room and let him out on the 17th, or maybe even better in June if the extension goes through.

posted by feste at 08:06 AM on January 31, 2009

In the article, they have this year's Cards as the # 1 worst team to ever reach the SB.

I strongly disagree with that. Especially since they didn't even include the Rex Grossman Bears anywhere on the list. Everyone knew that team didn't belong in the big game.

The Steelers of SB XXX with Neil O'Donnell at QB was not such a hot squad.

And O'Donnell had won his job after enduring a heart-pounding prior "QB controversy" in which the other QB was Bubby Brister. In the SB, O'Donnell was backed up by the immortal 3 amigos: Tomczak, Miller, and Kordell.

The Dolphins that went to the 83 (?) SB were QB'ed by David Woodley and Don Strock. Say no more.

Kudos to Cowher and Shula for even getting those teams to the big game to begin with.

I'll take Warner and Leinart over any of those others. And that's just the QB position comparison.

One good reason to watch the game: it's going to look good on TV. Cards in home red against yellow and white of the Steelers road uni's on a green field. Good color combos. Almost as good as Bulls-Lakers playing in LA back in the day. Add some salt and pepper (Cards and Steelers helmets) and the dish is complete.

Another good reason to watch: Springsteen is probably not going to yank open the trap door on his wife's brassiere during the halftime show.

posted by beaverboard at 11:34 AM on January 31, 2009

The author's take on cheerleaders (if you are marveling at the choreography, you're not in their target audience) is "spot on". Judging from the comments to the article, the Super Bowl is not exactly "must see TV" in the UK.

posted by Howard_T at 01:44 PM on January 31, 2009

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