Posts tagged "super bowl"

The Women Behind “Portlandia”‘s Real Feminist Book Store Are Livetweeting The Super Bowl

Finally, a reason to watch the Super Bowl: the women behind the feminist bookstore in Portland that inspired the one on “Portlandia” will be livetweeting the game “from a feminist perspective” over the @IFCportlandia Twitter account. Maybe the ladies of In Other Words will get a visit from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein? A…

Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Sirs Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Are Pumped For The Super Bowl

It’s not their idea of football, but British bestie Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently living in New York and performing on Broadway together, so American football is what they’ll watch. The adorable duo posted this photo to Twitter — the latest to add to a wall calendar we would totally purchase — clad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Means A Whole Lot Of Human Trafficking, And It’s Our Job To Stay Aware

Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking involves selling, buying, and transporting human beings to be exploited in some capacity. It often involves forced prostitution, and victims are controlled through bribery or…

Claire Hannum / January 31, 2014

Is Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Ad Really Too Hot For The Super Bowl?

No, actually. Well, not in the “sexy” sense of the word hot. But Fox isn’t willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes aim at two of their biggest regular advertisers, Coke and Pepsi. This SodaStream ad featuring Scarlett Johansson was rejected by Fox, not because of the way…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2014

Say What? Super Bowl Ticket Prices Are Nuts

Hoping to attend Super Bowl XLVIII? No problem: All you need is around $2,700 bucks (for the worst possible seat, mind you) and the patience to navigate public transit (as driving/parking will be a nightmare). In case you’re rich, the NFL’s official used-ticket marketplace is selling front-row, 50-yard-line seats for $50,000. Find out how much

Newser / January 27, 2014

Whaaat: There Will Be A “Full House” Reunion On Super Bowl Sunday (Sort Of)

The football game will be nice and all, but the real highlight of Super Bowl Sunday will be the “Full House” reunion on our television screens. Dannon Oikos’ poster boy, John Stamos (known to most of us as Uncle Jesse), will reunite with his former “Full House” costars in a Greek yogurt commercial on game day. Bo…

Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

Beyoncé Wore Iguana And Python At The Super Bowl

PETA is slamming Queen Bey for her iguana and python skin bodysuit that she wore at the Super Bowl. Iguana? That is kinda gross.[Starpulse]
Meanwhile, JELL-O is sending “consolation pudding” to depressed 49ers fans in San Francisco. [Busines Insider]
Eight important milestones in “female-friendly” porn. [Em & Lo]…

Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2013

The Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2013

How Great Was The Beyonce Bowl?

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2013

8 Ridiculous Super Bowl Prop Bets You Can Make Online (That Have Nothing To Do With Football)

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 play…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2013

6 Different Kinds Of People You’ll Meet At A Super Bowl Party

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…

The Stir / February 3, 2013

Frisky Eats: 10 Yummy Tailgating Snacks (Whether You’re Watching The Super Bowl Or Not)

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2013

9 Photos Of Beyonce Prepping For Her Super Bowl Half-Time Performance

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

5 Things You Should Know About Dan Schachner, The Puppy Bowl Ref And The Guy With The Best Job Ever

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…

Julie Gerstein / January 28, 2013

Here’s Beyoncé’s Set List For The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Check it: Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child’s alleged Super Bowl Halftime Show set list. “Survivor” FTW! [NYMag.com]
I’m freaking out about “Project Runway” this season because I went to high school with Samantha Black, one of the contestants. Congratulations, Samantha! [Socialite Life]
This chick is married to a virgin … and he’s still…

Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2013

Let’s Meet The 2013 Puppy Bowl IX Starting Lineup!

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2013

Beyonce To Perform At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyoncé sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl, but she has yet to perform at the iconic halftime show—until 2013, according to an AP source who says she’s slated to take the stage this time around. An official announcement is expected tomorrow. This season’s Super Bowl will be held Feb. 3 in New Orleans, the…

Newser / October 16, 2012

Madonna Says M.I.A.’s Behavior Was “Teenager”

“I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative. It’s such a teenager … irrelevant thing to do…there was such a feeling of love…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2012

Gisele Bundchen Defends Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Performance

“My husband cannot f**king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
— Gisele Bundchen, who sent an email to friends and family last week, asking them to pray for husband Tom Brady (quarterback for the New England Patriots) in the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2012

Fun With Photoshop: Madonna’s Super Bowl Headgear Looks Good On Everyone

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show was pretty epic. And the most epic thing about it, besides the marching bands and oiled warriors and light-up bleachers and gymnastics? Madonna’s giant horned tiara crown thingy, of course! We wondered how this dramatic headgear would look superimposed onto iconic paintings, photographs, and movie scenes, so we took…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 6, 2012