Special Event: Superbowl LI: Patriots vs. Falcons
February 4, 2017 10:55 PM - Subscribe

Superbowl LI kicks off at 6:30 Eastern/3:30 Pacific, on FOX. Pre-pregame starts at 11 a.m. ET; official pregame at 2 p.m. ET. NFL. FOX. Relive Prince's half-time show from 10 years ago and ponder whether Lady Gaga can live up to it.

If you prefer Superb Owls, well, I got you boo.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (176 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Drew Magary is not looking forward to this one.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:09 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]


can you stream this on roku? I'm assuming fox has an app.
posted by skewed at 11:41 PM on February 4


What time does the Puppy Bowl kick-off?
posted by Thorzdad at 6:01 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Very Smart Brothas reminds us that A Cheer for the New England Patriots is a Cheer for Trump.
posted by TwoStride at 7:35 AM on February 5 [3 favorites]


I think you want the Fox Sports Go app on the roku, skewed. We used it a couple years ago and it worked fairly well, there was a slight lag so if you don't want spoilers stay off of social media.

If you watch for the commercials, they don't show the same ones as they do on TV. Or they do, but the rotation is different and there were fewer of them, so we saw the same handful every commercial break. I think that was the first year they offered free streaming, so maybe they've improved the variety.
posted by ghost phoneme at 7:46 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]




It ain't an H-town Super Bowl without a wardrobe malfunction.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:48 AM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Watching the pregame coverage, and it's so weird and bad, but I keep watching.

They have a red carpet, and are interviewing Tom Hardy. He knows nothing about football, but is rooting for Atlanta because his dog's from there. <3
posted by Fig at 12:42 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Puppy Bowl is on now! It's halftime!
posted by minsies at 1:06 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


I have it on good authority (Infowars) that Lady Gaga is going to perform a satanic ritual during the halftime show. Can't wait!
posted by mudpuppie at 2:12 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Here in New Orleans it's kind of a bust since nobody likes the Patriots for the usual reasons, or Atlanta because the Dirty Birds are our longtime rivals. But Bill Maher has set me straight and I'll be rooting for Atlanta, because not only are they nominally at least from our conference it turns out the owner, head coach, and QB Tom Brady of the Pats are all huge fucking Trumpsters.
posted by Bringer Tom at 2:45 PM on February 5


The store-bought, maudlin patriotism of the pregame is really making me uncomfortable this year.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:03 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


The HBCU Hall of Fame inductees is good stuff, though.
posted by minsies at 3:13 PM on February 5


I guess I'm rooting for Atlanta because the coach is a fellow alumnus of Morristown High School. Not that I ever paid attention to football in high-school but a lot of my facebook friends seem to be excited about that fact.
posted by octothorpe at 3:23 PM on February 5


You cannot escape Hamilton, even at the Super Bowl.
posted by Small Dollar at 3:24 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


The players are like "Wait, that's not the song where we put our hands over our hearts."
posted by mudpuppie at 3:24 PM on February 5


A++ starting with three women of color singing about sisterhood.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:25 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


It's time to play "how many Super Bowl commercials are going to make me cry?"

1. Coke, multilingual "America" ad
posted by mudpuppie at 3:31 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


The Coke commercial seemed to be engineered to piss Trump off.
posted by octothorpe at 3:32 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Hey, Pres Bush did better tossing the coin than I was expecting him to!
posted by Fig at 3:35 PM on February 5


So we want the red guys to win because the patriots are schmucks?
posted by Lord_Pall at 3:39 PM on February 5


(That was the sound of a crowd feeling nostalgia for when the president was just going to war with broccoli.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:40 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


2. Google, with its rainbow flag and mezuzah and John Denver instrumental
posted by mudpuppie at 3:46 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]


Personally, I am rooting for the schmucks in white. I'm sure there are a few more of us around...
posted by Fig at 3:46 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Plus he had the hometown crowd. You used to be able to see George and Barbara behind home plate on Astros broadcasts.

Also: Avocados from Mexico!
posted by Huffy Puffy at 3:47 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Heck even the tire commercial was multi-cultural. And Pizza Hut had George Takei being George Takei. Big business doesn't seem too worried about losing Trump fans as customers.
posted by octothorpe at 3:52 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


It's pretty astonishing. I have to assume these folks who spent millions on ads know their customers better than anyone.
posted by zachlipton at 3:54 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I wonder if we can get Trump playing Mobile Strike. A good diversion, I think.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 3:54 PM on February 5


Weird uniform numbers for Jones, Sanu, Edelman and Hogan put the "number for the first player to score" over/under at 18.5, which has to be an all-time low.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 3:58 PM on February 5


First an Illuminati avocado commercial, then Ministry's NWO plays in stadium where George HW Bush is.

WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS HERE PEOPLE
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:01 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Go Daddy just rickrolled us. :(
posted by mudpuppie at 4:02 PM on February 5


Every ad is either terrible or "we're not racist, honest"
posted by zachlipton at 4:03 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Who was the #weaccept commercial from? All I saw was the little logo at the end and I don't recognize it.
posted by donnagirl at 4:07 PM on February 5


What was that #we accept ad? I know I've seen the logo before.
posted by lydhre at 4:07 PM on February 5


AirBnB
posted by octothorpe at 4:08 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


I had to search for it, but it was Airbnb.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:08 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


#weaccept was AirBnB.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:08 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Airbnb I think. But they didn't put their name on it which is weird.
posted by zachlipton at 4:08 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


PS: 3. Made me cry.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:09 PM on February 5


Out-of-shape elephant: Trump subtweet?
posted by madcaptenor at 4:10 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Woo Atlanta!
posted by Urtylug at 4:16 PM on February 5


Yay the team that's not The Pats!
posted by octothorpe at 4:19 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


oh man, next time the bears do another shitty, completely ill-planned play, I'm going to wonder if it's a lead in to a VHS rewinder ad.

(considering everyone bit on the lead in, gotta admit that was smart)
posted by lmfsilva at 4:33 PM on February 5


wow, I thought the Atlanta defense was only supposed to be okay.
posted by skewed at 4:45 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Man, the score being what it is (21-0 right now against the Patriots) coupled with the Brady/Trump thing, plus all of the ads highlighting diversity -- it all feels redeeming somehow. At least for a little while.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:47 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Trump really does manage to turn everything he touches to shit.
posted by lydhre at 4:48 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Whatever beer commercial that was (Ultra? Michelob Ultra?) with the marathoners and the Cheers song was A+
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:50 PM on February 5


I would like to see Brady's futile attempted tackle a few more times.
posted by ghost phoneme at 4:51 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Seen on Facebook: "Bernie would have won the Super Bowl."
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:52 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


Boyfriend: I have no rooting interest in this game.
Me: Actually everything in American life right now is a heated proxy war between freedom and fascism and I need you to be on the side of justice and human dignity the Falcons.
Boyfriend:
posted by lalex at 4:53 PM on February 5 [17 favorites]


It's been a shitty time to be a Pats fan. The cognitive dissonance of mostly wanting them to fucking lose because fascism is new.
posted by lydhre at 4:55 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


Now I want to see a movie where Joan Cusack hijacks John Malkovich's domain.
posted by lmfsilva at 4:55 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Seen on Facebook: "Bernie would have won the Super Bowl."

This is just wrong. The Walken/Timberlake ticket is obviously unbeatable.
posted by ghost phoneme at 4:59 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Team Fluff defeats Team Ruff, 93 to 38, winning the Lombarki trophy!
posted by Thorzdad at 5:00 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


It's cute how the FOX promos think Lady Gaga's halftime show is the biggest moment of the year for music, when it was clearly Beyonce's Lemonade.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:05 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


I think it's safe to say that this is the biggest musical moment of 2017 (so far).
posted by Fig at 5:09 PM on February 5


If Gaga sings "Telephone," and Beyonce makes a cameo with the twins, I will give it to her.
posted by gladly at 5:11 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Well. 84lumber.com seems to have crashed. Guess they weren't quite prepared for the spike in traffic?
posted by gingerbeer at 5:13 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


www.journey84.com gives me a "The service is unavailable." error.
posted by octothorpe at 5:13 PM on February 5


5. Lady Gaga, dammit.
posted by mudpuppie at 5:14 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


So many sparkles! 😍
posted by Fig at 5:15 PM on February 5


"This land is your land" *red stars light up*
"This land is my land" *blue stars light up*

Anyone else want to unpack more hidden symbolism with me?
posted by J.K. Seazer at 5:15 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


I watched the rest of the 84lumber ad. A bunch of guys build the wall, the mother and daughter get to the border but the wall is blocking them; the daughter has made a tattered American flag out of plastic bag scraps. They run along the wall, and find the lumber guys put a big door in it (made of lumber), and the mother and daughter push open the door, and the tag line is "The will to succeed is always welcome here."

I think it's anti-wall? But maybe also pro-jobs-for-builders-along-the-boondoggle-wall? Not totally clear.

(That first half stressed me out so much I almost threw up so I'm happy to tell you the end.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:16 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]


I'm watching at lovely neighborhood beer bar The Owl Farm and am pleased to report simultaneous sightings of Super Bowl and superb owls, one of whom is guarding the TV intently.
posted by ferret branca at 5:25 PM on February 5 [8 favorites]


Was Gaga going up a cliff and then jumping from it some kind of analogy?
posted by lmfsilva at 5:28 PM on February 5


We need to see if she got both feet in and completed the catch all the way to the ground to be sure.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:29 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


And millions of Americans suddenly barfed at the cottage cheese commercial.
posted by lydhre at 5:30 PM on February 5


I didn't see a cheese commercial, we got a local hospital ad.
posted by octothorpe at 5:31 PM on February 5


well, no surprise Brady threw that pick. His vision is like he's playing Madden 97.
posted by lmfsilva at 5:36 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Also, we're gonna need to buy some wood. Many projects. All the wood.
posted by lydhre at 5:37 PM on February 5


Oh, good, here comes the Audi commercial.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:39 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Audi breaking up the "we're not racist" theme with "we're not sexist"

Do you think Trump actually has the slightest idea these ads are subtweeting him?
posted by zachlipton at 5:41 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


That 84 Lumber ad has some strange background -- AdWeek:
In the run-up to the Super Bowl, Magerko [owner and president of 84 Lumber] said the ad shouldn’t be considered provocative at all. In fact, she says she voted for Donald Trump in the election, and the image of the door in the wall comes directly from Trump himself, who said he wanted a “big beautiful door” in his wall, for legal immigration. (See the video below.)
posted by gladly at 5:41 PM on February 5


The Audi ad hurt to watch, beautiful as it was. I can't help but believe it was originally conceived to celebrate a Clinton presidency.
posted by donnagirl at 5:43 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


And here comes Budweiser! Hit them Nazis hard, commercials!
posted by lydhre at 5:46 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


The Budweiser ad was VERY TOUCHING even though I knew what it was going to be.

Martha Stewart and her "pot? can of bisque?" made me laugh out loud (repeating "can of bisque heh heh heh" several times.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:48 PM on February 5 [7 favorites]


Yikes. What an ankle-breaker.
posted by lmfsilva at 5:50 PM on February 5


wow, game's pretty much over
posted by skewed at 5:53 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


For reference, the score of Super Bowl XX was Chicago 46, New England 10
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:57 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


NEVER COUNT OUT TOUCHDOWN TOM

(although at this point he'd have to be Brent Fahrb, my go-to custom QB on NFL 2K5)
posted by lmfsilva at 5:58 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Are we just pretending that hair ad didn't happen?
posted by zachlipton at 5:59 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Are we just pretending that hair ad didn't happen?

I was seriously just about to come in and see if I was hallucinating.
posted by lalex at 6:01 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]


I have been muttering "can of bisque" under my breath and laughing for several minutes. My sense of humor is not very sophisticated, and I am cool with that.
posted by minsies at 6:02 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


I'm not sure I've ever seen helmets get stuck like that before! It's like teenagers smooching with braces!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:04 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Awwww, the helmets are kissing.
posted by lmfsilva at 6:04 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


So, it's 1 and 1A between Prince and Gaga. That production tonight was flawless and Gaga have a great performance, but Prince's performance was so towering it will be hard to top.
posted by ob1quixote at 6:05 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Anyone have links to the hair ad or Martha Stewart ad? I'm badly in ADD land with 7 browser tabs open and the TV on and I apparently missed a commercial break.
posted by mudpuppie at 6:05 PM on February 5


Go
posted by lmfsilva at 6:07 PM on February 5


Ha! Can of bisque! I get it!
posted by mudpuppie at 6:10 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]


The interlocked helmet thing reminds me of photos I've seen of the skeletons of male antlered animals entangled in a fight.
posted by carmicha at 6:10 PM on February 5


Snoop and Martha Stewart have a cooking show on VH1 if you want more of that sort of thing.
posted by dilaudid at 6:11 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Winner has to go to WH so does that make them losers?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:11 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


"What are you wearing?"

"Freedom"

--baywatch trailer
posted by lineofsight at 6:12 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


mudpuppie: "Ha! Can of bisque! I get it!"

Took me a bit but I'm slow.
posted by octothorpe at 6:14 PM on February 5


I'm very split between Baywatch. On one hand, it's Baywatch, on the other, it seems to be mocking Baywatch.
posted by lmfsilva at 6:16 PM on February 5


Self aware Baywatch could be fun.
posted by carmicha at 6:19 PM on February 5


The NFL wasn't being subtle there either.
posted by zachlipton at 6:21 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


I had no idea I liked watching Tom Brady lose this much. But I do! I really do! It's so enjoyable!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:24 PM on February 5 [10 favorites]


BAW GAWD THAT SPINEBUSTER ALMOST CUT HIM IN HALF
posted by lmfsilva at 6:27 PM on February 5


<3 Turkish Airlines. Well done.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:30 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


It's very cathartic, Eyebrows!
posted by ferret branca at 6:30 PM on February 5


Oh, Spuds. <3
posted by minsies at 6:33 PM on February 5


A reanimated Spuds? No.
posted by octothorpe at 6:34 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Yeah I am not down with Ghost Spuds.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:35 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I've just been informed by my old college roommate who's now a wildlife biology professor that the Falcon is the fastest animal alive.
posted by octothorpe at 6:37 PM on February 5


A reanimated Spuds? No.

Re-reanimated, technically.
posted by mudpuppie at 6:37 PM on February 5


I think the Falcons are trying pretty hard to do a Bears.
posted by lmfsilva at 6:39 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


yikes
posted by skewed at 6:42 PM on February 5


I hate to link this, but:
Atlanta has a 99.3% chance of winning, per ESPN. That's where we had Trump's chances in Pennsylvania at 1:10AM on Election Night
--@nate_cohn (45 minutes ago)
posted by zachlipton at 6:44 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


At least it's an interesting game again.
posted by octothorpe at 6:48 PM on February 5


Julio Jones, you beauty.
posted by minsies at 6:48 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


thanks to zachlipton I just realized I have election night PTSD.
posted by lalex at 6:49 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]




Well, this might have saved the Falcons. 4minutes to go, FG range. As long as they don't Bear it up completely...
posted by lmfsilva at 6:50 PM on February 5


What is this crap.
posted by Justinian at 6:52 PM on February 5


Stahp.
posted by Justinian at 6:53 PM on February 5


Oh my god Edelman
posted by donnagirl at 6:59 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Jesus Christ, Edelman.
posted by lydhre at 6:59 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


eh, it's karma for the helmet catch
posted by skewed at 7:00 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


That was quite the catch.
posted by nubs at 7:01 PM on February 5


These Verizon tweets truly deserve the caption "late stage capitalism"
posted by zachlipton at 7:05 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


;/
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:06 PM on February 5


guys can we appreciate that this is a good game instead of making this a referendum on fascism? I mean, just for the sake of not being miserable.
posted by skewed at 7:06 PM on February 5 [7 favorites]


Hooollllly shit.
posted by Fig at 7:06 PM on February 5


It's like Lucy and the football, with actual football.
posted by ferret branca at 7:07 PM on February 5


Damn. I didn't care about this game in the slightest and now I'm mad.
posted by octothorpe at 7:08 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Well, no matter the outcome, it's one of the biggest chokes in the history of the Superbowl. One thing is not even showing up, the other is not appearing to the second half of the game.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:08 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I liked it earlier when Brady was crying about the interception. I hope this stupid thing doesn't go into overtime.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:09 PM on February 5


Verizon just tweeted: Unfortunately no one will hear your safe word if you're on @Tmobile
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:12 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


and followed it up with
Yes @Tmobile, we're into BDSM. Bigger coverage map, Devastating Speed, and Massive capacity.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:14 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Edelmen is flat out awesome.
posted by srboisvert at 7:16 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Also, I was doing an indoor trainer ride on Zwift for most of this thing and Lady Gaga's fireworks started when I rode into the lava dome.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:17 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


This going into extra time and overturning what looked to be a certain outcome is oddly reminiscent of something uncomfortable but I can't quite put my finger on what it is.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:18 PM on February 5 [8 favorites]


What I'm most resentful about is it making me dislike Giselle.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:20 PM on February 5


I'm mostly just tired and want this to be over so that I can put the garbage out and go to bed.
posted by octothorpe at 7:21 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


jesus, I thought that was going to be a pick six, would have been greatest play in nfl history
posted by skewed at 7:21 PM on February 5


how
posted by Justinian at 7:24 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


YEAH!!!
posted by Fig at 7:25 PM on February 5


Holy crap. Even Miss Cleo wouldn't have seen this one coming.
posted by Elly Vortex at 7:25 PM on February 5


Well ain't that a bitch.
posted by octothorpe at 7:25 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Wow. at least we got a great game out of it
posted by gemmy at 7:26 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Grrrrrrr.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:26 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


AMAZING. How often do you get to say that about a superbowl?
posted by srboisvert at 7:26 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Well, that was unexpected.
posted by Urtylug at 7:26 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Fuck. I dread the next four years.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:26 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


OH YE OF LITTLE FUCKING FAITH
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:26 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I mean, that wasn't a good football game. One team didn't show up in the first half, and the other team didn't show up in the second.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:27 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


too bad it didn't end on the catch instead of the pass interference, hate to see a penalty make the difference, though it was pretty legit
posted by skewed at 7:27 PM on February 5


Nice meltdown Atlanta. Another win for the forces of darkness, another step closer to the apocalypse. I should have just watched the halftime show and went back to Star Trek reruns.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 7:28 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


it's just a football game ffs
posted by Small Dollar at 7:29 PM on February 5 [6 favorites]




AMAZING. How often do you get to say that about a superbowl?


Well, last time the Pats won was pretty amazing too.
posted by skewed at 7:30 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
posted by Justinian at 7:31 PM on February 5 [5 favorites]






Willie McGinest definitely got a few 'motherfuckers' on national TV, hahah
posted by Fig at 7:41 PM on February 5


At least I got a hilarious meltdown out of this.

Oh well, in a few weeks it's another off-season of seeing the Bears shoot themselves in the foot.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:41 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


via Dan Fishbach: The opinion of this so-called ref, which essentially takes wins away from our Falcons, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:46 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Trey Flowers is a former Razorback so I want to be happy for him but cheering for the Patriots feels like cheering for the Empire to blow up Yavin 4. Just can't do it.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 7:47 PM on February 5 [1 favorite]


Actually everything in American life right now is a heated proxy war between freedom and fascism

Goddammit. Just like the election. Win, win win. And then lose right at the end.
posted by great_radio at 7:56 PM on February 5


Imagine if you had left your own party early, and you were cheering for the Patriots

I can imagine it. Pats fans are few and far between when you are overseas. Usually it's anybody but the Pats. And having to watch it in a bar at 6:30 AM with normally indifferent folks is just so disheartening. This year, it was a really decent bar (thanks Eric) and more than a smattering of Pats fans, at least 7. The guy next to me, from Newton, left during the 3rd quarter, he'd booked a bicycle tour. We joked about how that's all the Pats needed to make a comeback, so here's to you Jeff, for taking one for the team.

Please, I know, I've read it too, but for those of us who are fans and who are scared shitless about what's happening, give us this one small glimmer of joy. When they showed Pence on tv, the entire bar united in booing him.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 8:14 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


Holy fuck Edelman! YEA NEW ENGLAND!!!
posted by pintapicasso at 8:17 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I almost flagged that and then I was like wait this is not an election thread.
posted by lalex at 8:21 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


And congratulations New England fans!
posted by lalex at 8:22 PM on February 5 [2 favorites]


I am committed to not letting DJT suck every moment of joy from my life and, as a Boston native, I am going to enjoy this victory especially since the Packers were eliminated. Someday the Packers and the Patriots will meet in the Super Bowl and my head will explode.
posted by carmicha at 8:43 PM on February 5 [3 favorites]


There are two very simple statistics that I think sum up this game.

Number of New Orleans Saints Superbowl Victories: 1
Number of Atlanta Falcons Superbowl Victories: 0

As a Saints fan I did everything in my power to make sure that both teams would lose, and when it went into OT all tied up I thought maybe my chanting and incantations had taken root. Unfortunately the infinitesimally lesser of two evils won out.

I gotta say it was nice to have the option to root against both the offense and the defense on every single play.
posted by komara at 9:09 PM on February 5 [4 favorites]


well, at least Chris Evans is happy?
posted by nonasuch at 10:04 PM on February 5


To be fair, the Falcons were running a personal email server.
posted by emelenjr at 3:46 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


Helluva game of sportsball last night. Repugnant politics aside I like Brady's way of getting things done BUT goddamn I was hoping that the Falcons would win. By the fourth quarter my only consolation was that the Falcons' collapse was making my Vikings' four SB appearances look heroic.
posted by Ber at 8:37 AM on February 6


The Falcons scored the most popular points, of course. That's just not how the game works.
posted by chavenet at 1:27 PM on February 6


Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

I've been saying that so much lately that making it into a t-shirt is starting to sound like a good idea.
posted by grumpybear69 at 3:05 PM on February 6


I don't know when the winning team meets the President or if it's already happened or what. I have read that Martellus Bennett said he would not meet with Trump which considering the extremely tight control Belichick exerts over his players' public actions and statements, surprised me with its candor. Good for Bennett.

Moreover I feel that the President they really should be meeting with is Obama. Trump just oozed in at the end of the season for one game.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:45 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


It usually happens months after the fact. Usually. A notable exception: this year's World Series Champion Chicago Cubs requested a winter White House visit instead of the normal early spring timeframe. One does not have to wonder too hard at that motive.
posted by donnagirl at 5:09 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]




I don't know when the winning team meets the President or if it's already happened or what. I have read that Martellus Bennett said he would not meet with Trump which considering the extremely tight control Belichick exerts over his players' public actions and statements, surprised me with its candor. Good for Bennett.

Devin McCourty also does not feel welcome at the White House.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:47 AM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Dont'a Hightower and Chris Long are the 3rd and 4th players to decline to visit Trump's White House. It's weird, I like Chris Long almost as much as I dislike his father.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:51 AM on February 9 [1 favorite]


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