This is an amazing, amazing, wonderful front page, right down to the weather description on the top right. [via]
It's true. It's very pleasant out.
"Heartache in the heartland."
@katiebakes You'll never read a more Shaughnessyan opening line.
That Dan Shaughnessy is a busy man: bouncing on the bungie tightrope during the halftime show AND filing the Globe's front-page report that same evening.
@SidAndFinancy Everyone in the group I was watching with simultaneously went, "Haha WHAT!?" when that bungie tightroper with an awesome white-fro appeared on screen.
Two weeks until (koff) pitchers and catchers.
@dntsqzthchrmn As George Will so kindly reminded everyone on yesterday's This Week. God, I hate that dick.
@turd_sandwich George Will do that. (Actually, in keeping with the CR-V ad — not bad at all! but you have to give it to the Kia commercial, I think — I suspect that "George Will" is Ben Stein in a latex mask.)
@dntsqzthchrmn I'm not sure whether that's more insulting to Will or Stein.
I don't mean to jump the gun on the inevitable half-time-show post here but I thought Madonna was very flat and dull.
@LondonLee I was much more impressed with the technical achievement of the set and lighting and screen thingie on the field than anything Madonna did. It just lacked… something. It was spectacle, but cold.
@Vulpes I loved that the digital set turned into generic football coverage swooshy pointy machiney graphics at one point. O network TV you are adorable.
I liked the Cleopatra enters Rome set piece, but disappointed she never ended up wearing football pants.
@LondonLee: Needed more Nikki and Cee-Lo.
My daughter liked it though. Driving her to school this morning she said "Can you play something by the lady in the Superball last night"
@LondonLee One glaring problem was that it couldn't have been more obvious she was lip-synching if she had worn a sign to that effect. I mean, sure, it's hard to actually sing it live in a production like that, but still – couldn't something have been done to make it sound more plausibly live?
I'm sorry, but did I just detect a "Hoosiers" reference above the fold? In what way does a Super Bowl featuring the New York Football Giants and the New England Patriots and Madonna evoke "Hoosiers"?
When the Patriots won their last Super Bowl, the Philadelphia headlines all said "PLEASE KILL ME".
@keisertroll that perfectly aligns with my experience of eagles fans being completely insufferable in their other- and self-loathing.
@turd_sandwich You don't know the half of it; it was the week I finally came to terms with being gay; and I had my first case of impotence right when Donovan McNabb threw up on the sidelines.
I do enjoy the way Boston reverts to its curse-of-the-bambino fatalism every time it loses something, no matter how many times they've won in the past.
@Mr. B No joke, I was on my way home from my buddy's place in Harvard Square, and my neighbor is out walking his yorkie, and he says to another guy "You live in Massachusetts, you learn to live with it. We've had owwa hahts broken too many times."
@Mr. B Still the fatalism is far better than the instant calls for the coach to be fired/the players to be sacked and other talk about how the entire team sucked.
At the party where I watched the game, we all thought Tom B. looked creepily like Dexter when he has someone wrapped in plastic on a table.
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