Growing up, my parents were so anti-advertising that they made us mute the volume and cover the TV with a scarf during commercials. And look at me now! Rounding up the best and worst commercials shown during the Super Bowl. How far I’ve come… Keep reading »
Did you guys watch last night’s Beyonce Bowl? I thought her opening act took forevvvvvvvvvver on that grassy stage, but when Bey finally came out, it was so worth the wait. I couldn’t stop screaming “What?! What?! What?!” at the TV screen. And then when the two other members of Destiny’s Child shot up into the air and onto the stage? (Michelle Williams, poor thing, needed to work on her execution, but whatever.) I was beside myself. It was so hot the stadium lost power. Check out the whole performance above. Queen Bey foreverrrrrr.
Once upon a time, I was in love with a man who loved football and loved gambling. That meant that I was very lonely on Sundays, when he spent the whole time switching between games on the TV and making various bets online, not just on the outcomes of those games, but little bitty plays within them. It looked complicated and I didn’t care about football, so I stayed out of it. But come Super Bowl Sunday, my specific expertise — or at least my second opinion — was often called upon. See, in addition to the many specific bets you can make about each and every play of the game, online gambling sites offer up a wealth of non-sports related bets you can make as well, on everything from the length of the National Anthem to possible surprise appearances during the Half-Time Show. Basically, people will bet on anything. And if you’re not really into football but looking to inject a little bit of that pre-game excitement into your Super Bowl Sunday, you can make a few of these ridiculous “prop bets” online or bet against your friends too. Here’s a selection of some of the ones I’m considering laying down some money on, along with their current odds. [via Huffington Post; Bovado] Keep reading »
Got a Super Bowl party to go to today? Cheering for the ra-ra home team, are ya? Chances are, whatever football get-together you’ll attend, you’ll encounter those who are really into the game, those who are really into the food, those who are really into talking about the food, but not eating it, and three other types of individuals you can’t help but mingle with come Super Bowl Sunday. Read more…
You don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. You just need to have a stomach and a healthy appetite for fried food, cheesy and creamy dips, and handheld bite-sized morsels of deliciousness. We found 10 seriously insane-looking snack foods to nosh on during the game on Sunday — turning the TV on is, of course, optional.
Will you be watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl? I will probably tune in, as I love any excuse to nosh on various chips, dips and crudites and holler at the TV about men in tight outfits. I think I’m rooting for the 49ers, mostly because I went to school in Santa Cruz, CA, which is, like, an hour and a half south of San Francisco. Also, I don’t know what other team is playing. Anyway! I am also obviously going to tune in during the Half-Time Show because Beyonce will be singing and/or lip-syncing (who really knows these days, amiright?). There have been rumors that the rest of Destiny Child’s would come out to perform their new song, “Nuclear,” but Michelle Williams says that’s not true. (Although, Michelle would be the last member of Destiny’s Child to get the memo on future plans, so maybe she just doesn’t know yet.) Remains to be seen! Keep clicking to get a look at how rehearsal is going in these backstage photos that Beyonce posted on her website…
The Super Bowl is this weekend, which is whatever — what really matters is that the Puppy Bowl will also be on! The Puppy Bowl runs concurrent with ye olde Superbowl, and is a furry, adorable alternative full of frolicking puppies, fuzzy kittens and–for the first time–cheerleading hedgehogs. And the lucky man in the center of it all? Dan Schachner, the Puppy Bowl referee and the guy with the most enviable job in sports. We wanted to delve deeper into Dan’s world and find out what makes him tick. Read our informative guide to Dan Schachner and the Puppy Bowl, after the jump!
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There’s one reason and one reason only that I actually get excited for the Super Bowl each year … no, not the promise of taut man asses you can bounce a quarter off of — the Puppy Bowl! Animal Planet holds their epic puppy playtime extravaganza every Super Bowl Sunday and it’s always incredibly squee-worthy — and they’ve finally released the starting lineup of pawed players. Ravens versus 40ers? Pshaw! It’s all about Biscuit versus Fitz! Hmm, or Tuck versus Trinket. Now, I usually root the dogs which most resemble my girl Lucca, but truth be told, I wouldn’t kick any of these cuties out of bed for biting my toes. Click on through and tell us who your faves are!