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(Snopes)   Because your co-workers are full of crap, here's the annual roundup of Superbowl urban legends   ( divider line
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37165 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2004 at 3:47 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-01-28 01:26:43 AM  
Some people place their faith in the "January barometer," a theory that says as January goes for stocks, so goes the year. Since 1950, the January barometer has been accurate 46 out of 52 times.

That's interesting to know. January 2004 has been kinda up for Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500:

[image from too old to be available]

Let's hope the barometer works this year too...
2004-01-28 01:29:13 AM  
Quote was from the 2nd last paragraph on the Super Bowl Indicator link on the article page.
2004-01-28 02:50:34 AM  
If your co-workers tell you SI covers determine the SB winner, they're liars. If your co-workers tell you that they were farked by a coven full of witches, however, they may be telling you the truth. No, not an oven full of witches, a coven. A Coven!
2004-01-28 03:54:25 AM  
Barbara didn't use a clever nickname this time.
I am bitterly disappointed.
2004-01-28 03:56:22 AM  
So everything I've held near and dear regarding the super bowl legends is bunk now!?!?!?
2004-01-28 04:02:37 AM  
So everything I've held near and dear regarding the super bowl legends is bunk now!?!?!?

No, it was always bunk.
2004-01-28 04:03:55 AM  
Avacados are yummy.
2004-01-28 04:07:48 AM  
What about the conpsiracy that the red white and blue New England PATRIOTS are going to win??? Just like the last time they won the Super Bowl. Tom Brady was at the State of the Union address for a reason... he was confirming the whole plan.
2004-01-28 04:09:30 AM  
Superbowl urban legend #1:

American Football is a sport.
2004-01-28 04:10:59 AM  
Superbowl urban legend #2:

Foreign opinions on country-specific sports matter.
2004-01-28 04:11:03 AM  
Is that rumor about Bush throwing the first pitch false? If so I'm not watching.
2004-01-28 04:13:38 AM  
So on Super Bowl Sunday I've been eating guacamole, drinking, beating women and taking huge shiats for nothing? Fark!
2004-01-28 04:16:14 AM  
Beating guacamole and eating women is not just for the SuperBowl.
2004-01-28 04:17:12 AM  
Super Bowl Sunday would be the perfect day for a Parker Lewis Can't Lose DVD launch.
2004-01-28 04:26:54 AM  
What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?

Nothing. You already told the biatch twice.

Women who learn to stay the fark out of the way when the game's on aren't "protecting themselves against abuse". They've just read "How Not to be a Whiny, Selfish Biatch" by the Anti-Oprah Commission.
2004-01-28 04:27:01 AM  
So, who is performing at half time? That's the real show!
2004-01-28 04:28:28 AM  
appart from the commercials, that is.
2004-01-28 04:29:56 AM  
My coworkers are always full crap. I like snopes because it helps me prove it.
2004-01-28 04:33:14 AM  
My co-workers are always full of crap. My keen sense of superiority always help me prove it.
2004-01-28 05:03:27 AM  
It's best to let dumb people continue believing what they will, they will fight to the death to hold on to their myths because they have to be true, in their mind, and even when presented with factual evidence to the contrary they still believe, becuase that one dude who heard it from that one chick is WAY more credible to them than you with some mere 'facts'. Trust me on this one. You can beat people over the head with the truth all you want to and they will fight it to their grave.
2004-01-28 05:20:27 AM  
Lulu, I want to see you post that verbatim on the next religious thread.
2004-01-28 06:06:00 AM  

Speaking of Luluwa and religion, here is perhaps the greatest statement of one's religion that I've ever heard in my life:

"My religion: that Corky from Life Goes On (Chris Burke in real life) is God and we are all byproducts of his imagination. He'd make a better God than what most people have going for him, and he seems like a nice enough guy. On the outside people don't take him that seriously so he takes that out on the world in his head, and his reign is absolute. We live inside Corky's mind, people. No Corky, no peace."

--Posted by Luluwa in this thread
2004-01-28 06:38:17 AM  

Claim: I actually give a crap

Status: False.

2004-01-28 07:00:12 AM  
As January's stock market goes, so does the avocado.
2004-01-28 07:05:42 AM  
Co-workers are full of crap. However pointing this out to them using knowledge from Snopes is usually frustrating at best. Sometimes it is better to let the legends live on. Nonetheless Snopes is a great site.
2004-01-28 07:09:27 AM  
Some truth about the superbowl(MTV told me in 94, it must be true)Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day of the year for "smacking ur biatch up"
2004-01-28 07:49:21 AM  
Just for the record, a couple years ago at the Superbowl in Atlanta, Ray Lewis did kill someone. Not an urban legend.
2004-01-28 08:17:07 AM  
My dream halftime entertainment show would involve Britney, Aria, Jenna Jameson, Shania Twain and Pamela Anderson and would be sponsored by Milton Bradley (need a plastic Twister mat) and Cool Whip...
2004-01-28 09:01:59 AM  
An interesting article on Why Bad Beliefs Don't Die; this may help explain why your cow-orkers are full of crap and prefer to remain that way. article
2004-01-28 09:02:31 AM  
I heard that the story about a reporter asking Doug Williams "Have you always been a black quarterback?" is only a half-truth. Can anyone clarify?
2004-01-28 09:02:53 AM you're saying my co-workers are full of crap?
2004-01-28 09:10:34 AM  
ElwoodCuse---Sorry, it's false. I don't have the link handy right now, but the question was worded a bit differently.
2004-01-28 09:37:19 AM  

You are just mad becuase we Americans don't appreciate watching a sport that the anouncers have to pump up to make it halfway entertaining.

You can watch football on mute and it's still entertaining. Give retarded kids a soccer ball and it would be more entertaing than watching soccer players that are "professionals" score an average of 2 goals for an entire game.
2004-01-28 09:40:44 AM  
It was "How long have you been a black quarterback?"
2004-01-28 09:41:24 AM  

Go on Snopes and dig around the Sports portion. It is in there somewhere, and yes it is false.
2004-01-28 09:45:06 AM  
Don't want to get into the whole soccor/ other sports
thing. But, I have known three Europeans who got to
really enjoy american football once it was explained
to them and they started watching it and following a team.
To me, I like all sports but nothing equalls the strategy,
tactics, and hard hitting action of american football.
It's really a thinking mans sport because of all the
possible offensive and defensive schemes possible. It's
fast paced (though it could be faster).
2004-01-28 09:51:49 AM  
Superbowl urban legend #1:

American Football is a sport.

He's not kidding. In Germany, a game can't considered a sport unless it averages 46 riot related deaths per event.

2004-01-28 09:55:22 AM  
2004-01-28 10:05:54 AM  
Dammit all to Hell-

I always wait until Superbowl halftime to beat the wife, it's a friggin' tradition! Now these dudes have to tell me that no one else is celebrating Superbowl Sunday?

I know for a fact that white tanktop sales go up in January, that has to mean something... I get a fresh one every damn year.

(I don't know who started the dress code for wife beating but they never considered how hard it is to get lipstick, salsa and blood stains out of white cotton.)
2004-01-28 10:07:21 AM  
The actual question was
"Doug you've always been a black QB, when did it start to matter?"
2004-01-28 10:13:37 AM  
American Football is a sport, a perfectly good sport.
It may not be the internationally intersting affair that socer is, but for a country where half the population never leaves It'll do fine. And its true that its an intersting game to watch. IMHO not as interesting as Socccer or Rugby, but still a good sport.
2004-01-28 10:25:16 AM  
I think we need to make super sunday the official date of 'Steak and BJ day' with the romance, and the sexy underwear and the hummers as our team scores the winning touchdown just before we pick up our woman, take her into the bedroom and fark the shiate out of her.

Yeeeee haw!

of course, half the nation will have a really bad steak & BJ day then - Ladis how depressing is it when he gets all soft in the middle of a BJ with no hope of coming back any time soon ?

at that point, I think a big, juicy, tender steak would hit the spot

except, of course, that by then it's 10:00 pm on the east coast - way too early for steak... so Maybe the West coasters get the Steak and they can ship their girls over here to the east coast for our Bjs ?

/Sexist pig today for some god-unknown reason.
2004-01-28 10:28:24 AM  
2004-01-28 10:39:15 AM  
of course, half the nation will have a really bad steak & BJ day then - Ladis how depressing is it when he gets all soft in the middle of a BJ with no hope of coming back any time soon ?

Pretty damned sad if a mere football game could interfere with something really important like that.
2004-01-28 10:42:30 AM  
I find that superbowl sunday is a great day to go skiing. For some reason, lots of skiiers haven't figured out how to ski all day and get home by 6:00 in the evening.

I usually hate weekend liftlines, maybe I shouldn't be telling you guys...
2004-01-28 10:45:51 AM  
Here's a true one:

For the last eight years, they have taken one player from each team and had them play Madden Football on Playstation. Eight years in a row, the team that has won the Playstation game has also won the Super Bowl. They play the video game tonight, I believe, so get your bets ready...
2004-01-28 11:35:02 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

/Beats sideline reporters at halftime.
2004-01-28 11:47:17 AM  
Grasso thats a pretty good representation of my views on the sports. Both good sports, not particularly comparable. The players of both can respect the others, so why can't the fans?
2004-01-28 11:57:51 AM  
Football's not really a sport. It's more like a gigantic entertainment extravaganza, colourful and fun to watch, like the trapeze or any circus sideshow. But it's not a sport. How can you call 5 seconds of action and then 40 seconds of standing around a sport?

Interestingly, a few years back I remember a sports physiologist analyzing the feats of an NFL football team and a Division-1 Rugby team. He tested them in 30 different varying skills and aptitudes, from endurance, coordination, stamina, speed and reaction timing. The Rugby team handily beat the NFL team in every single exercise except 1--squat thrusts.
2004-01-28 12:29:38 PM  
lis-I belive that Janet Jackson is leading the line-up at halftime this year.....
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