Special Event: Superbowl LIV: NFL football 2020 championship
February 2, 2020 9:49 AM - Subscribe

It's the Superbowl! San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Grab your snack foods and come on in here to talk about the game.
posted by LobsterMitten (42 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
May the best team win!

Ha Ha just kidding. What I am hoping for is Garopolo throws 9 passes, the 49ers have the ball for 38 minutes, and the Chiefs defense leaves the game so exhausted it takes them two months to get reoriented to being professional football players.
posted by bukvich at 10:43 AM on February 2 [3 favorites]


Let's go niners!! I'm both pumped and nervous as hell!
posted by Carillon at 12:20 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


Come on Niners. Not really from San Francisco anymore, but then, neither am I. (Go Giants!)
posted by chavenet at 2:04 PM on February 2


No Pat’s? We’re all winners already.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 2:18 PM on February 2 [9 favorites]


No Pat’s? We’re all winners already.

Better yet, in case people didn't know, Garoppolo was the Pat's back up QB, never got any game time (even when they were ahead by dozens) and GOOD FOR HIM for being on a team in the Superbowl. Hang it up Tom Brady!
posted by jessamyn at 3:18 PM on February 2 [3 favorites]


Commercials are a mix; but my superb nachos are getting owl the comments.

The Bill cameo was great in the Walmart commercial.
posted by tilde at 4:07 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]


Mahomes walks it in; Chiefs up 7-3.
posted by ZeusHumms at 4:11 PM on February 2


Go Niners!!!

Drinking game
posted by Red Desk at 5:00 PM on February 2


Tied at halftime and the ESPN win predictor has .55 KC & .45 the Santa Clara 49ers.
posted by bukvich at 5:06 PM on February 2




Was Shakira a surprise guest?
posted by skewed at 5:24 PM on February 2


Today is Shakira’s 43rd birthday.

And J Lo is 50.
posted by the primroses were over at 5:35 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


She must be close to hitting the Wilfred Brimley line.
posted by octothorpe at 5:42 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]


TOUCH DOWN S-A-N FRAN-CIS-CO!
posted by bukvich at 5:58 PM on February 2


Such a relief not to really care who wins since the Pats aren't in it. Although it would be cool for Jimmy G. Anyway, a lazy Monday morning here under the ceiling fan, following the play by play online.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:59 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]


Watching all these ads makes me long for the era when celebrities thought commercials were beneath their dignity.
posted by skewed at 6:04 PM on February 2


OK this is getting exciting.

I have now loaded up the halftime show to watch during the commercials. How would you like to be a backup dancer for Shakira? That is harder than keeping up with Tyreek Hill.
posted by bukvich at 6:37 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


The Google says Wilford Brimley was 49 in Cocoon.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:40 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


halftime
You have died of choreography
posted by thelonius at 6:44 PM on February 2 [9 favorites]


The radio announcer reminded us that although Gorapolo needs to lead an 85 yard drive Montana did 94 in this exact same situation.
posted by bukvich at 6:56 PM on February 2


KC scored 21 points in the 4th quarter. They had the 49ers right where they wanted them at down 20-10 after 3 quarters. : (
posted by bukvich at 7:05 PM on February 2 [2 favorites]


Gotta hand it to KC, that was a tremendous comeback.
posted by bjrubble at 7:19 PM on February 2


Quite the turnaround! I happened to watch the whole game this year, but this is exactly the kind of game I usually turn on by chance at 5:00 in the 4th.
posted by rhizome at 7:22 PM on February 2


Glad for Andy Reid, and to see the torch passing to Patrick Mahomes, even though he only had a so-so game.
posted by skewed at 7:26 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


Mahomes gets it done when he has to, though. After that pass to Tyreek Hill was challenged and overturned you could just see Mahomes being like “enough is enough.”

As a lifelong Chiefs fan, this is pretty amazing to experience. I never let myself consider they’d win until about the last 90 seconds of the game.
posted by something something at 7:30 PM on February 2 [4 favorites]


That was a really good game. I'm a bit surprised, usually the game is a snoozefest.

Still trying to recover from the sheer WTFery of the ads.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 7:39 PM on February 2


Christ, I hate Fox.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:43 PM on February 2 [1 favorite]


> fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit: Still trying to recover from the sheer WTFery of the ads.

We were floored by the combo of "insanely heartstring tugging Google widower ad" followed by "bonkers off-the-wall cameo-filled Wachowskis-Speed-Racer-esque hummus ad" followed by "our previous spokesdog was successfully treated for cancer ad that I don't even know what it was for, but WOW to the UW vet school for getting major Super Bowl air time". Read the room, hummus!
posted by Rock Steady at 5:54 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]


> TWinbrook8: Such a relief not to really care who wins since the Pats aren't in it.

It really makes the whole experience more fun. I enjoyed following the little storylines, appreciating great plays on both sides of the ball (how do the Chiefs' receivers get so open?), and enjoying the goofiness and memes on Twitter. Folks were tweeting after the game that Kyle Shanahan has been on the wrong side of two of the greatest Super Bowl comebacks of all time in the past 3 years. Must be brutal for him this morning.

I'm sure this next statement is not going to endure me to fans of long-suffering franchises, but I realized this season that it is no longer fun to be a Patriots fan. Going into the season with the expectation of winning the Super Bowl means that there is no upside to cheering for them - the season ends with either disappointment or a feeling of "meets expectations".

I'm enjoying being the "heel" of the NFL, the team everyone loves to hate - I actually understand Yankees fans now - but frankly I am sort of checked out of following the team until the post-Brady/Belichick rebuilding era begins.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:11 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]


People here in Kansas City are going nuts.

Since I've moved here, the Royals have won the World Series and the Chiefs have won the Superbowl. It's a bummer that I don't feel an affiliation with the city at all. But members of my family and other people I know are thrilled, so that's cool.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:49 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]


No comments on the halftime show? Overall solid performance and I thought J-Lo brought game that well outshone Madonna’s 2012 show.

Also, the Puerto Rican/US flag/cape coupled to “Born in the USA” was a brilliant bit of protest.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 7:15 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]


I'm an Eagles fan so I'm thrilled for Andy Reid. And also glad we got ours before he did, otherwise there would be a tinge more jealousy happening.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:29 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]


No comments on the halftime show?

FPP: “I miss Maroon 5,” said literally nobody.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:38 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]


> Big Al 8000: No comments on the halftime show? Overall solid performance and I thought J-Lo brought game that well outshone Madonna’s 2012 show.

I thought it was pretty good, as these things go, but I was really waiting for a big surprise guest.

In other musical performer news, my daughter clued me in that last night was a huge deal for Demi Lovato - only her second performance since a 2018 drug overdose and a rehab stint that has been challenging for her at times. She did a great job at an almost thankless task.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:38 AM on February 3 [3 favorites]


Hey, KC, as a fan of the Washington Team Who Really Needs To Change Their Fucking Name, I gotta say that the Chiefs' Chant is not a good look in 2020.

I hated the recurring Charlie Day commercial schtick.

Best commercials: Hyundai's Wicked Smaht Pahk Sonata, Milly Elliott and H.E.R. advertising Pepsi, and Jason Momoa for Rocket Mortgage. Surprisingly, I also liked the Post Malone-in-a-convenience-store Bud Light Seltzer ad.

The Google remembers for you ad made me straight up cry.

What the FUCK was Dashlane advertising? Password manager or religious dispensations?
posted by hanov3r at 7:39 AM on February 3 [3 favorites]


Rock Steady, if you haven't seen Demi Levato's performance of "Anyone" at the Grammys, please go watch. She first recorded the song four days before that overdose.
posted by hanov3r at 7:42 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]


Dashlane already got in all the advertising they needed by resurrecting Deadspin for the weekend.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:48 AM on February 3 [1 favorite]


Since I've moved here, the Royals have won the World Series and the Chiefs have won the Superbowl. It's a bummer that I don't feel an affiliation with the city at all. But members of my family and other people I know are thrilled, so that's cool.

I grew up mostly in KC. The Chiefs have been miserable basically everyone's entire life, and the Royals had a long stint of horribleness as well. KC is an underappreciated city that vaguely wishes it was more culturally relevant but it seems impossible. City-wise, it feels good not to be a forgotten loser for a change.
posted by fleacircus at 8:28 AM on February 3 [2 favorites]


The Google ad was good, the type of thing that's calibrated perfectly to tear me up. Except it's Google. I half expected the ad to end with various advertisers contacting the poor old guy. "Your dead wife liked scallops? Come on in to Red Lobster for our Wednesday night scallops special!"
posted by kevinbelt at 8:30 AM on February 3 [3 favorites]


Another view of the Google ad, which I share.
posted by rhizome at 3:51 PM on February 3


Apparently, our great leader has congratulated the good people of Kansas on the Super Bowl win.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:35 PM on February 3


I'm an Eagles fan so I'm thrilled for Andy Reid.

Ditto, and I swear, I saw him kiss Patrick Maholmes on the cheek, which made it all the sweeter. Big Red does love his QBs.

But I wouldn't have minded the 49ers winning either because of Katie Sowers. It blows my mind that there are little girls who grow up loving football and can see themselves as a part of the team now. It wasn't even something I could have imagined.
posted by gladly at 6:42 PM on February 3 [2 favorites]


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