Citing Comcast's "significant economic losses" and the fact that many children were subjected to 37 naughty seconds of pornography during Super Bowl XLIII, federal and state officials announced the arrest of a 38-year-old Marana, Ariz. man last night.
It's a non-sports event for Charles Bock, author of Beautiful Children, who's been a surprisingly avid Deadspin supporter. His family's going through a hardship. Modern lit fans and do-gooders should consider attending and/or donating. Thanks for your consideration. [World'sMostLiteraryRentPartyEver]
It's time for Waxing Off, the Deadspin feature that will go topless if you throw it beads. This Friday's topic: Sports pranks.
Remember the Denny's Super Bowl ad that promised free breakfast to everyone in America? Two million were served on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., including five to one Chicago Tribune reporter alone.
Of all the cockamamie controversies surrounding the Super Bowl ... did two columnists actually criticize sideline reporter Alex Flanagan for quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald? And did Keith Olbermann jump to her defense on his show?
Yesterday's Super Bowl parade in Pittsburgh had the usual accoutrements: black and yellow wardrobes, Terrible Towel waving, and obnoxious yelling. But you don't often see a player give back as much as Troy Polamalu.
Man in Steelers jacket robs Pittsburgh bank during Super Bowl victory parade. Is foiled when he and the money are sprayed with, appropriately, red dye. [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
Whatever happened to the tradition of General Motors giving the Super Bowl MVP a new car? It happened; it's just that GM wanted to keep the presentation quiet this year. And for good reason.
Here's the crazy thing—it seems that the people of Pittsburgh are actually kind of proud of this. It was originally written back in 1995 by Roger Wood, a man that for reasons that escape me, is some sort of hero to self-publishing musicians in the Western PA basin. He updates the lyrics every now and then to reflect…
Well. At least the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had supreme confidence in the Arizona Cardinals' defense.
The question we have to ask ourselves is this: How can mankind continue to build bigger, grander snack food stadiums, yet still fail to cure cancer or achieve peace in the Middle East?
Kurt Warner passed the ball. Kurt Warner fumbled the ball. Everybody has an opinion. Is this 'Tuck Rule II'?
Yeah, that Steelers victory parade that the city said it couldn't afford? It begins Tuesday at noon at Mellon Arena. [Business Times]
Anyone who thinks that Michael Phelps' career is somehow over because of one little indiscretion, need look no further than the current hero of the moment, Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes.