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(Slate)   There have been better Super Bowls, they have been closer Super Bowls, there have been more exciting Super Bowls, but last night's game will go down in the history books as the weirdest Super Bowl of all   (slate.com) divider line 22
    More: Weird, Super Bowl, Phil Simms, Colin Kaepernick, Shannon Sharpe, Jim Nantz, Under Armour, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Steve Tasker  
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2013-02-04 10:11:15 AM  
12 votes:
While Ray Lewis maintains he didn't kill the lights, he did admit he was there when it happened.
2013-02-04 10:36:54 AM  
7 votes:
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2013-02-04 10:44:03 AM  
3 votes:

Nabb1: Sean Payton's dad is an electrician. Just sayin'.


So what he offered his dad $10,000 to knock the lights out?
2013-02-04 10:57:35 AM  
2 votes:

SlothB77: One of the primary reasons the NFL chose New Orleans to host the Super Bowl was sympathy for Hurricane Katrina.  In the aftermath of the hurricane, the NFL saw this as an opportunity to get some good PR and help assist the city get back on its feet by hosting the game.  Considerations, like if the Superdome could avoid a power outage, were ignored and this is the result we get.  Much better alternative sites could have been chosen.  The NFL made the decision to pick New Orleans for PR reasons and the result was an embarrassment.


Oh, and because they've had several very successful Super Bowls there. But don't let that get in the way of your point.
2013-02-04 10:45:53 AM  
2 votes:
I just don't get how all these fans are so extreme in their vitriolic attacks after having won the Super Bowl. They flock the message boards, and they forget there was another team playing out there, just spouting off nonsense from their 'What about me?' perspective, standing and preening for attention like a flamingo. They totally ignore the fact that, all in all, the game had an even flow to it, and if you can't call what you saw last night great football, if you really think the refs were calling the game by the Ravens rules, you're probably better off watching polo.


...never more...
2013-02-04 10:19:20 AM  
2 votes:

unyon: So that's what it takes to get America to pay attention to New Orleans' crumbling infrastructure.


I submitted a link a little while ago with an in-depth analysis of the blackout.  below is a picture of the cause:

www.afterelton.com
2013-02-04 08:51:56 AM  
2 votes:
So that's what it takes to get America to pay attention to New Orleans' crumbling infrastructure.
2013-02-04 03:04:54 PM  
1 votes:

Coach_J: Which is pretty impossible since I think you are clearly one of the biggest idiots on this site.

Well done...it's pretty hard to fit that much stupid into such a succinct post like that...very impressive.


Internet Tough Guy, too!  I know for a fact Chris Culliver won't sleep with you.
2013-02-04 02:44:16 PM  
1 votes:

Coach_J: If I were him, I'd just sign my Super Bowl check over to the league and pray they don't want more money.


What's funny is that same ref ( I think) had just gotten up from being creamed at the end of the play (unintentionally I think). Dude had a rough game.
2013-02-04 01:37:03 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-04 12:51:47 PM  
1 votes:

EnviroDude: One thing is for sure, the "non-hold hold" will be discussed at the Harbaugh Thanksgiving table for the next 25 years (unless they are playing that day)


Yeah, it's always the last play of the game that's talked about - the missed kick or the blown call.
Nobody talks about all the mistakes throughout the rest of the game.
2013-02-04 11:53:44 AM  
1 votes:

Droog8912: whizbangthedirtfarmer: if 49er fans cry about this "holding" call (never mind that there were numerous missed PI penalties on the 49ers, as well as a few unnecessary roughness calls missed)

To be fair, blown calls at the end are always worse than blown calls early in a game.  Early on, there is time to overcome/rectify mistakes.  Not so much in the last drive.  Yes, there were tons of blown PI calls on Culliver, but Torrey Smith should have been flagged for an OPI as well.  If I was a 9ers fan, I'd be more pissed at how flat the team came out for the first half.  Particularly, how do you fark up the FIRST play from scrimmage?

/Not to mention Boldin has mastered the "stiff-arm the CB before a brilliant catch" play


1) if the WR initiates the contact, the ref won't call it unless it goes too far down the field.
2) the ball was uncatchable anyway.  What people aren't mentioned is that it was a high loop that landed just inside the outer edge of the out-of-bounds paint.  To catch it would have required Randy Moss and a jet pack.
2013-02-04 11:45:24 AM  
1 votes:

Droog8912: I'm not sure how many times I've pointed out that: a) the officials sucked at calling flags against both teams, b) the 9ers committed more than their fair share of unflagged penalties, but now you can add 1 to each of those totals, presuming you can count that high.


Yeah, you're throwing that phrase in there, then listing every way in which they ignored a Baltimore "penalty," while explaining that the ones "blown" that benefitted the 49ers weren't as important or they weren't a big deal because of some other reason.
2013-02-04 11:05:04 AM  
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: I love his sideline temper tantrums


I enjoy them more since the bad lip reading video...but now when I see him get angry, I think, "man, I kinda want cake too."
2013-02-04 10:56:00 AM  
1 votes:
The 1989 World Series laughs at your little power outage.
2013-02-04 10:51:44 AM  
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: Really smart play by John, and on a personal note it was nice to be the one in the room to recommend it beforehand.


I liked that the announcer brought it up, then Simms said he wouldn't do it. If there was any doubt, that cinched that it was a great decision.
2013-02-04 10:35:06 AM  
1 votes:
Is Beyonce a scandal yet?
2013-02-04 10:24:24 AM  
1 votes:
Sean Payton's dad is an electrician. Just sayin'.
2013-02-04 10:17:43 AM  
1 votes:

CipollinaFan: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x399]

The real mastermind behind the lights.


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2013-02-04 10:16:08 AM  
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

The real mastermind behind the lights.
2013-02-04 10:13:02 AM  
1 votes:
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I was waiting for this to happen.
2013-02-04 10:12:17 AM  
1 votes:

EnviroDude: One thing is for sure, the "non-hold hold" will be discussed at the Harbaugh Thanksgiving table for the next 25 years (unless they are playing that day)


Punches will be thrown.

At some point, John is going to start to feel like he's not being allowed to celebrate his accomplishment because everybody is walking on egg shells about the game around Jim. It will happen during an alcohol-fueled debate about the game that will start out as a joke.
 
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