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‘None of the Body Was Designed to Play Football’


Revered NFL player Joe Namath was scheduled to deliver a sobering message to football fans on the morning of this year’s Super Bowl, sharing the toll the game has taken on him in a CBS interview Sunday.

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Power Outage

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE

Blackout

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE

MVP

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE

‘The Dictator’ Meets the Super Bowl

Say what you will about Sacha Baron Cohen’s ribald and untoward brand of comedy, but he has at least one thing going for him in his latest big-screen venture, “The Dictator”: good timing. Speaking of which, here’s a glimpse of what Super Bowl ad-watchers will see from Baron Cohen’s camp this Sunday.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 READ MORE

A Fan’s Confession


AP / Mike Roemer

There’s probably no better time to confess it: I’ve built a good part of my life around the Green Bay Packers. I like to think it doesn’t get out of control.

Posted on Feb 4, 2011 READ MORE

White Stripes Clash With Air Force Over Super Bowl Ad

White Stripes video
youtube.com

The White Stripes are crying foul over what they call the unwelcome and unauthorized use of their song “Fell in Love With a Girl” by the U.S. Air Force Reserve during a Super Bowl ad last Sunday. The band, consisting of singer Jack White and drummer and ex-wife Meg White, issued a statement on their website ... (continued)

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 READ MORE

Gay Dating Site Wants In on Super Bowl Action (Update: Video)


mancrunch.com

A commercial for a gay dating website isn’t likely to air during next week’s Super Bowl. The site, ManCrunch.com, submitted an ad that CBS is still “deliberating” on. ManCrunch was told all spots had been sold, but other potential advertisers are being told otherwise.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE

Cable Provider Apologizes for Porn Invasion of Super Bowl

Superbowl trophy
nflheadline.com

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction was nothing compared to this: Super Bowl viewers in the Tucson, Ariz., region were treated to an unexpected 30-second pornographic interlude on Sunday, for which the Comcast cable company was obliged to apologize on Monday.

Posted on Feb 2, 2009 READ MORE

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