The Super Bowl Commercial They Wouldn't Let You See

Can't decide if this is great or merely interesting, but my dog liked it a lot. Here's a Bud Light commercial that was supposed to have been shown during the Super Bowl, but was banned by the FCC. Found this over at BostonSportz. It's new to me, anyway. » 2/27/08 3:00pm 2/27/08 3:00pm

There's No 'I' In 'Douchebag'

Drew over at KSK asked Johnny at Metroville to write a piece about what it means to be a Patriots fan, one week later. We decided it would be a better fit here. You decide. » 2/11/08 4:10pm 2/11/08 4:10pm

The Patriots Petition: Greatest Hits

Time to check in on the petition for the NFL to investigate the final 1:40 of Super Bowl XLII, as seen on Petition Online.com (and mentioned here on Saturday). Petitions on this site are usually pretty tepid, bewildering affairs: Take for example petition for the betterment of UNC football (26 signatures), or the… » 2/11/08 11:40am 2/11/08 11:40am

So What Was Up With Those Awful Super Bowl Commercials?


You probably know that those Salesgenie Super Bowl ads — you know, with the talking pandas as the Indian guy with seven kids — were produced by Vin Gupta, CEO of the parent company InfoUSA. Gupta, of Indian descent, allegedly wrote the ads himself, which many have decried as racist. (I just think they were… » 2/08/08 1:35pm 2/08/08 1:35pm

In Reebok's Alternate Universe, The Patriots Are 19-0


You had to figure that Reebok filmed two versions of its Perfectville Super Bowl commercial, and indeed, here it is; as reported by Larry Brown Sports. The highlight for me is the deliveryman with the "Patriots 19-0" T-shirt ... possibly the only one of those still remaining in the Northern Hemisphere. » 2/07/08 4:10pm 2/07/08 4:10pm

The Final Jamboroo And The Art Of Being A Sports Fan Without Watching…

Big Daddy Drew's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo previews the upcoming weekend of the NFL every, well, every Thursday afternoon. Well, until today, anyway. » 2/07/08 2:20pm 2/07/08 2:20pm

Light Dawns On The Patriots


We have made no secret of our enduring love of The Dugout, both in its original incarnation and its current, non-expletive form at AOL Sports. But you think these guys just know baseball? Pshaw. » 2/06/08 5:01pm 2/06/08 5:01pm

OK, Last Photoshop, We Promise!

Except for the ones below, that is. There's just so many amusing ones out there, that it's hard to stop. And now, for the final word on Super Bowl XLII, we'll hand the mic over to Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who as you might imagine is quite enthused with the result. In fact, it may be his finest segment ever… » 2/06/08 4:30pm 2/06/08 4:30pm

Hey, What Else Are You Going To Use A Backyard For?


Those strange people who paint their backyard exactly like a football stadium? You know them? OK, so there's only one of them. This guy. » 2/06/08 10:40am 2/06/08 10:40am

Analyzing Belichick's Insane Decision Not To Kick

Of all the oddities during Super Bowl XLII, the one that might stick, and the one that might hurt the reputation of Patriots coach Bill Belichick the most, was his decision to go for it instead of sending kicker Stephen Gostkowski out for a 49-yard field goal. That doesn't look good when you lose a game by three… » 2/05/08 5:30pm 2/05/08 5:30pm

Whining About Patriots' Loss Now A Greater Threat Than Global Warming

So this is somewhat amusing. According to Amani Toomer, before the game on Sunday Patriots' players were inviting him to their victory parties. "They were inviting us to their parties after the game," Toomer said. "They showed us no respect." Meanwhile, Tom Brady has dropped out of the Pro Bowl (expected), and has… » 2/05/08 4:30pm 2/05/08 4:30pm

Patriots Fans Cry The Tears Of Unfathomable Sadness

As you may have imagined, folks are having a bit of fun with the Super Bowl result, Photoshop-wise. Following are some of this morning's more interesting efforts. I have to admit, I chuckled at most of them. And by the way ... if you happen to come across this, it isn't a Photoshop. These books are actually for sale. » 2/04/08 6:09pm 2/04/08 6:09pm

The Super Bowl Was A Proud Week For The Series Of Tubes

Sports By Brooks pointed this out earlier, but it bears repeating: This might have been the first Super Bowl with any interesting news almost entirely reported by blog. And it's not a matter of "indie" bloggers coming in to take the piss out of everybody either. » 2/04/08 5:10pm 2/04/08 5:10pm

Boston Fans, Still Struggling The Day After



After reading Bill Simmons' magnanimous column this morning, we were began to feel vaguely sympathetic to Boston fans. (Though the biggest revelation from his column is that, had the Patriots won, Simmons had set up to hang out with Tom Brady in his private entourage party room afterwards. The Giants winning might… » 2/04/08 3:10pm 2/04/08 3:10pm

All Hail Tiki Barber, Maker Of Omelets

At this point, it's pretty much clear: The New England Patriots might have lost, but the person who comes across the worst in the wake of the upset is clearly Tiki Barber. Pity. » 2/04/08 12:35pm 2/04/08 12:35pm

I Love You Sweeeeaaaatshirt! (Red Hooded) Sweeeeeeaaaatshirt



What they're saying from the Patriots' perspective about the New York Giants' 17-14 win over New England in Super Bowl XLII ... » 2/04/08 11:10am 2/04/08 11:10am

Eli Manning Plays With Your Perceptions Of Reality


As amazing as Eli Manning was last night, it might have behooved someone on the Giants, whether it was a PR person or just an assistant coach, to inform him that when you win the Super Bowl, you're supposed to take your pads off before you put on the championship T-shirt. Doofy fella kept those pads on the whole… » 2/04/08 10:00am 2/04/08 10:00am