For whatever reason, Americans prefer the Super Bowl to involve men playing football under the names of various animals and soldiers, and not the actual soldiers and animals themselves. Which is why at Gawker, we're asking the only important question: What would happen if a real patriot played against a real seahawk?
Golden Tate, who returned punts for Seattle last year before departing for Detroit amid certain rumors, was most certainly watching last night as DB Earl Thomas repeatedly made a mess of the job.
Two years ago, sixth-rounder Alfred Morris held onto his roster spot with a strong preseason and went on to break the Redskins single-season rushing yards record. While steals like Morris are rare, they're also instructive. Some teams invest far fewer resources in their rushing attacks without losing much, if any,…
This Sunday, the Seahawks of Seattle and the Broncos of Denver meet in Super Bowl XLVIII. Not real seahawks or real broncos, just men in costumes with those animals painted on them. Nevertheless, a good and important question is raised: Who would win if it was actual broncos and actual seahawks?
You probably remember Brian Bosworth as the crazy linebacker with weird hair who was good in college but sucked in the NFL and once got trucked by Bo Jackson. Regardless of what you know about The Boz, though, you probably wouldn't expect him to be the kind of guy who sends tweets like this from The xx concert:
What would motivate you to Google "referee?" Nothing good (unless you're counting sexy bedroom role-play costumes, in which case, uh, nothing good). The above Google Trends graph (updated last night) shows the relative frequency of "referee" searches in the United States since 2004. The term tends to spike with…