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The Weirdest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever


I did not grow up in a football-loving family (we went to political rallies on Sundays instead), so the Super Bowl has never meant a whole heck of a lot to me. But since I became an adult, I’ve starting tuning into the big game for three obvious reasons: 1) I like the food commonly served at Super Bowl parties, 2) it’s the only time I’m actually interested in watching commercials, and 3) I want to watch the spectacle that is the halftime show. Consider me officially bummed out, then, that my parents were such pigskin-hating hippies in 1989, the year the halftime show took a significantly bizarre turn in the form of Be-Bop Bamboozled, a magic show that involved 3-D glasses and a magician-slash-Elvis-impersonator in glitter spandex. Check it out above and then go read an utterly fascinating interview with the producer behind the show over at Popdust. This year’s entertainers, the Black Eyed Peas, better bring it. [Popdust] Keep reading »

ESPN Announcer Off Air After Calling Female Colleague “Sweetcakes”

ESPN football announcer Ron Franklin was not allowed on-air this weekend after he allegedly called a female colleague, Jeannine Edwards, “sweetcakes” and then an “a-hole.”

Franklin, 68, supposedly made the sexist comments in a production meeting on Friday. Edwards reportedly tried to butt in on a conversation he was having with another announcer, so he shut her down and called her “sweetcakes.” When she told him that language was unacceptable, he replied “Okay then, a**hole.”

Maybe it sounded more badass in his head? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

  • Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to Favre’s punishment, his alleged victim, former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, is trashing the NHL for being sexist and claiming she provided insufficient evidence. “Today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league,” Sterger said through a lawyer. I couldn’t agree more, frankly. [TMZ.com]
  • Did you miss MTV’s abortion special, “No Easy Decision,” last night with teen mom Markai Durham from “16 & Pregnant”? You can watch the whole show here. [MTV]

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Brett Favre Fined, Not Suspended, For Sexting Peen Photos To Jenn Sterger

Quarterback Brett Favre will be fined up to $50,000, but not suspended, for allegedly sexting photos of his peen to a former New York Jets employee who was not interested, claims NFL.com. Football justice strikes again! Keep reading »

Insider Claims Life As A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Is A Living Hell

Anyone been watching the CMT channel’s reality show “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team”? Clips posted online portray the cheer squad as sugary sweet good ol’ girls: In one episode, they visit Iraq War veterans and in another they dig in at Cracker Barrel. (Although the actual eating part doesn’t make it onscreen.)

But alas, there’s a rat in their “white and blue star-spangled” midst! Keep reading »

Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad For Refusing To Cheer For Her Attacker

A Texas high school has taken “school spirit” to the extreme and kicked a cheerleader off the squad after she refused to cheer for a football player who sexually assaulted her. According to Ms. magazine, player Rakheem Jamal Bolton, 19, of Silsbee High School in Hardin County, TX, and two other males were accused of sexually assaulting a female student (identified only as H.S.) in 2008 at a post-game party. H.S. claims the three young men forced her into a room, locked the door, held her down and sexually assaulted her. Other party-goers tried to get in the room and two of the three men, including Bolton, fled through the window … Keep reading »

“Hellcats” Cram Session: Cheerleaders Playing Football?


Bust out your pom-poms, ’cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.

Tonight on “Hellcats,” Savannah, Marti, Alice and the crew throw on their sweats (finally, some ample clothing), smear on some eye black, and play flag football against their arch nemeses on Lancer campus—the women’s volleyball team.

I know what you’re thinking—cheerleaders playing football? But you’ll be surprised to know that this plot line is very real. Keep reading »

Vikings QB Brett Favre Accused Of Sending Lewd Texts To Women

I’m a little slow on the uptick here because I couldn’t care less about football players and their weenies. But! Some of you may have heard that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, a married man, might have been a naughty boy. Two years ago, when he played for the New York Jets, Favre allegedly sent photos of his penis to a former Jets sideline reporter and model/actress named Jenn Sterger, after contacting her through MySpace and leaving her voice mails asking to come to her hotel.

Jenn Sterger, who is no longer with the Jets either, has not spoken publicly about the alleged incidents. In fact, voicemails and pictures from Favre were made public by a third party, which the sports blog Deadspin.com purchased. Sterger has not filed a formal sexual harassment complaint — yet. Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Football-Watching Tradition

Last week, we asked you to share your football-watching traditions. And I just have to say you all had me seriously jealous I don’t have one of my own. Seriously, just the thought of chili, nachos, and cozying up with friends and family has me wanting to find a group of football fans with room for one more. OK, enough about me. I’m sure you want to know who won the My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack. The winner is maroon, whose name makes total sense now, for this tradition:

“Fall weekends are like religious events for our household. My husband and I are die-hard Virginia Tech Hokies fans and we’re season ticket holders. Every weekend we wake up on Saturday already wearing some form of maroon or orange to support the team- yes, I jump at the chance to buy anything cute and sexy and maroon. We tailgate EVERY weekend, home or away. Home games start in the parking lot at 7am with the tent and solar satellite setup, while I cook the guys breakfast and make Irish coffee. When the team is away, we make our tailgate breakfast at home indoors, complete with VT-shaped pancakes, Irish coffee, mimosas, and delicious bacon. Mmmm, bacon. We have ESPN gameday coverage on in the kitchen and the family room until game time, and then it’s a frenzy of texts, phone calls, etc between family and friends who are all watching the game on TV either in the next town over or from across the country. There’s a good reason why we’re called the Hokie Nation.”

Find out the winners of the My Coke Rewards points after the jump. Keep reading »

Win This! My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack

Football season has officially arrived and it’s time for the tailgating to begin. MyCokeRewards.com is offering a $10,000 Ultimate Football Party from Coke Zero to one lucky winner who will get to create, with the help of a professional party planner, the ultimate tailgating fête for friends and family. (Register here.)

Since only one entrant can win the Ultimate Football Party from Coke Zero, The Frisky is offering other My Coke Rewards tailgating prizes to five readers. Even if you’re not into football, we’re sure you’re into family and friends, and football is one way to bring everyone together. Find out how you can win one of these prizes after the jump. Keep reading »

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