Up for Debate: A Super Bowl for the ages?

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:05am

What was the highlight of the Super Bowl for you: San Francisco's near comeback, Ray Lewis' swan song, the Harbaugh faceoff, Beyonce, commercials, power outage?

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92 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 2/4/13 at 12:38

slacker- I think that may have been an attempted hugging versus holding, you
know those ruffians are with the pads on.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 12:44

Coulda been.. they were seen holding hands later.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/4/13 at 12:57

brrrrk who. Glade your back.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 1:11

Welcome back Brrrk.....you were missed.

Ben....Beyonce's thighs are weapons of mass destruction....under the biological category.

The asspect ratio enhanced her thighs? Makes sense.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 1:16

Be honest...who here ever heard of the rule that after a safety, the free kick from the 20 yard line can be fair caught....and then something or other comes into play....can any one explain that obscure rule to me...and that was an intentional safety...that's gotta be rare.....won't look good on the punter's stats.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 1:20

I agree Loner. I'm glad they're getting away from trotting out another old guy act.
Paul Revere And The Raiders.. etc.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 1:35

Yeah, us baby boomers are no longer babies....our babes no longer babble & coo, as in days of old....and the old studs are long in the tooth. But some of us are still rockin' in the free world.....after all, I own a Jeep DJ-5 Postal Jeep....the "kids" who pump my gas call it a "Shaggin' Wagon"...it's a hit at Brushwood Folklore Center, where I make my annual Summer retreat....and at every music festival that I go to....it's a chick magnet...but I digress....

Time for the young and nimble, nubile nubians to rule at the Super Bowl...nothing wrong with some good, honest , all-American, T & A at half time...the NFL shows scant little of the NFL cheerleaders as it is...I say give us some cheesecake on Super Bowl Sunday....if the church lady is offended, so what?

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 1:42

My pick for next years halftime show:


By: Captain Nemo on 2/4/13 at 1:43

Young and nimble? My next question will football survive if all of the new safety rules coming down the road take effect.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 1:54

Great suggestion, Slack...plenty of brain-injured ex-NFL types out there are broke and looking for work...they could play the role of the monster....The NFL Commish could play the part of Dr. Frankenstein?

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 1:59

Yeah.. Nemo, Loner, the new revelation that large men, violently colliding, can cause long term damage, might usher in that boring arse Soccer, or Cricket.. crikey!

By: gdiafante on 2/4/13 at 2:00

Loner, the "fair catch" rule you're thinking about is when the receiving team can call for a fair catch and then attempt a field goal.

There are a few weird details, like the kick is from the exact spot of the fair catch, not 6-7 yards back as a normal field goal and the defense has to line up ten yards back.

The 49ers could have done it but it would have to have been a very short punt. I'm sure that the Ravens SP coach told the punter to either nail it or put it out of bounds well on the other side of the fifty yard line.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:10

Yeah...they have the nerve to call soccer, "football" in Europe and the wussy nations that play it....more like wussball....a bunch of wusses running around in shorts, chasing a ball, in a mad scramble, without stopping to huddle and make a plan to advance the ball methodically, as in American football....hysterical wusses chasing a rolling round ball is fundamentally unmanly and thus, un-American.....besides, they use meters, not yards!

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:15

Yeah, now I remember Jim Nantz trying to explain it...the FG attempt would be basically unobstructed....bet the special teams practice that formation all the time....just in case....talk about obscure.

Thanks Gd for answering my question.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/4/13 at 2:18

The hand is never used in Soccer, but the foot and head is in play.

The foot is used so little in American football.

Go figure.

Tommy Kangaroo.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:19

Since players have learned to throw the ball further than they can punt it, maybe the rules should be changed, so that the punting team could have the option of throwing the ball downfield, instead of kicking it? Such a rule change might make kicking punters obsolete? Or would that take the foot out of football?

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:24

One wonders if taking all those "headers" without a helmet affects soccer players over time....could explain much.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:27

They could liven up Soccer, by giving the players motorcycle chains to flail each other with. Referee's would be in barrels and leap out to call fouls.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:31

I can visualize those black & white striped barrels rolling around. lol

By: joe41 on 2/4/13 at 2:31

Sharing the event with my friends and all of the good food we had.


By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:33

15 meter penalty for kicking a Refs. barrel.

By: brrrrk on 2/4/13 at 2:36

Captain Nemo said

"Young and nimble? My next question will football survive if all of the new safety rules coming down the road take effect."

Another question: Why is it that the CFL has a much lower incidence of issues with head trauma? Granted there are differences in the game, but in many ways I find the CFL to be more entertaining than the NFL....

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:38

Stellar idea, Slack....about one meter of Metric chain per player....to keep it fair and effete.

The rule change might attract players from the Shiite community...some are seen here self-flagellating:


Those guys are pumped...they make Ray Lewis look un-enthused.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:40


By: Captain Nemo on 2/4/13 at 2:42

It was not so manly brrrk. The American wants blood.

By: BenDover on 2/4/13 at 2:47

Stakes are higher Brrrrk.

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:47

Loner.. those guys are natural's.. even come with their own chains, that will hold down equipment expenses.
We must keep the game orderly of course.. no kicking in the balls, or foot stomping.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:51

Blood, you say? As an addendum to my 2:38 post...check out this incredible follow-up footage...the crews who have the grisly job of clean-up, after the festival.....be forewarned, it's not for the faint of heart:


Talk about the world's dirtiest jobs...and no rubber gloves, face masks etc.

Is this what we are fighting in the global war on terror? These folks are not up to speed.

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 2:56

Of course, clean up at the Aztec and Mayan temples on slaughter day was far beyond that little red puddle...Homo sapiens has a screw loose?

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 2:59

Shiite Soccer: Sunday L.P. Field 1:00 PM
Poncho's advised, can be purchased at concession stands.
Be There!

By: Loner on 2/4/13 at 3:10

OK, Slack...it's time ....Self-flagellating Shiite staggers into a gay piano bar.....

By: slacker on 2/4/13 at 3:15

Orders up a ''Slippery Nipple'' with extra ice...

By: brrrrk on 2/4/13 at 3:34

BenDover on 2/4/13 at 2:47

"Stakes are higher Brrrrk."

I don't know Ben, Doug Flutie might take issue with that statement...

By: Captain Nemo on 2/4/13 at 3:55

We use to play a game called pickup and smear. Simple rules, pickup a ball wade of paper and try to get away before 10 or 12 smeared you. I'm sure you could make more rules.

By: bfra on 2/4/13 at 4:19

I haven't been to Printer's Alley in several years, but they used to have better shows there than the Super Bowl halftime show this year. Beyoncwho is just a high paid hoochie coochie dancer. I favored the clydesdale Bud ad.

By: yogiman on 2/4/13 at 5:11

I see where the kidnapping in Alabama has been brought to an end. The man was killed and the boy is OK.

By: bfra on 2/4/13 at 5:14

The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said Monday that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school bus after fatally shooting the bus driver, is dead. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the situation.

It was not immediately clear how Dykes died.

By: bfra on 2/4/13 at 5:15

yogi can't get anything right!

By: dargent7 on 2/4/13 at 5:36

All you amateurs (sp?) sit down.
Flacco is 10x better than Copernicus.
Collin can throw the ball, but the receivers cannot CATCH the ball.
He made 2 incredible throws that would of put them on their 5 yd. line, but the receivers couldn't catch like a Rice, Swan or Stallworth.
Harbaugh wanted a holding penalty on the last play...should of been a pass interference, but it was bad karma.
Wait until the new stadium is complete, in Santa Clara, at $1.2 billion....
we'll be back!

By: dargent7 on 2/4/13 at 5:41

s/o/b "the other's 5 yard line"....

By: yogiman on 2/4/13 at 8:06

Sorry, bfra. I didn't think it was necessary to explain the officer giving the information since he only gave it for by not being recognized.

But I've been getting something right from the beginning, bfra, but you're too ignorant to understand the laws of our nation that you're so willing to accept someone as your president when you don't even know his legal name.

Tell me, why can't your man Barry pass the E-Verify test? You know, the Social Security number he's using won't identify the number as his.

By: pswindle on 2/4/13 at 10:35

I was for SF, Bill Wade's old team. I read an article about him in the Tennessean last week. He was a great quarterback at Vanderbilt and he won a super bowl ring when he played for SF.