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Unless you're like me and refuse to watch this year's Super Bowl, check out this comprehensive list of Philly bars featuring superduper Super Bowl specials, compiled by our friends at Foobooz. (Fun fact: Foobooz was almost named Fooboozle.)Bainbridge Barrel House - $1 off Maryland and San Francisco drafts. That means you save a buck on Stillwater, DuClaw, 21st Ammendment, Anchor and more. Wings will just be 50¢.Bottle Bar East - $40 includes gets you all-you-can-eat buffalo wings and Yards Brawler and PBC Kenzinger.City Tap House – All weekend beers from San Francisco and Baltimore (Anchor Steam, 21st Amendment, Natty Bo, Brewer’s Art and Stillwater) will
This Sunday night looks to be another classic match-up between a heavy favorite and a hapless underdog. No, not the 49ers and the Ravens—the Super Bowl itself vs. Downton Abbey, Britain’s upper-crust costume drama on PBS. On display will be two radically different views of the culture. One, mired in the past, fetishizes assets inherited at birth and glorifies the over-privileged few. The other, as modern as can be, rewards personal achievement and stresses fair play.
It’s not that I hate the commercialism of the Super Bowl—I’ve been watching since I was eight. Nor have I boycotted football to protest the league’s brain injury problem, though that would have been laudable. I’m not even really that bitter about my New York Jets. I’m sure I’ll watch next year’s game. But this year, I refuse. Here’s why.
"Originally I would have loved to go to the Super Bowl, but at this point it looks like it's not going to happen … I received an email saying I need to turn in my uniform. I can't say I didn't expect it, but at the same time, they owe that to me."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pks8wOAJIPgSo pontificates Courtney Lenz, a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader whom the team did not send to the Super Bowl.
Assuming that both NBC and the NFL have the ability to read, what, exactly, were they expecting from Madonna’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI?Had they taken 30 seconds to skim the lyrics to her new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin," they might have grasped the possibility that performing it live on the most-watched telecast of the year could lead to all measure of mishaps.
Roses die. Chocolates are fattening. A perfect alternative Valentine's Day present for the one you love (or the one you'd really like to sleep with, anyway)? Tickets to Madonna. Fresh from her Super Bowl performance--many are saying the best halftime show ever (and I have to agree with Sasha Frere-Jones on the whole M.I.A. middle-finger apology)--Madge has announced that she will launch her 2012 North American tour right here in Philadelphia.
The Dream Team was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention practically an eternity ago. So, as America sat down to watch Manningface take on the Evil Empire in the biggest football game of the year, Eagles fans had little to look forward to. Luckily, the Super Bowl typically means a feast fit for kings and entertaining commercials to break up the on-the-field atrocity we all had to endure. Here's a break down of the commercials that left a lasting impression and distracted me—even if it was for 30 seconds at a time—from the fact that it's been 52 years since the Eagles won a championship.
Who cares if the Eagles didn't make it to the stinkin' Super Bowl this year? There was a way awesomer sporting event happening yesterday: the eighth annual Puppy Bowl—and this year, there was even a pup from Philly in contention for the top prize. In case you missed all the thrills, here's a roundup of the seven best moments from the big game.
This is definitely the most exciting Philly-related celebrity news we've heard all week. A 15-week-old Jack Russell mixed named Baskin will compete in Sunday's Puppy Bowl VIII. So, at least someone from the city will be participating in a big game this weekend. [Philly.com]
During Super Bowl I, you could buy yourself a 30-second clip of commercial time for $42,000. A princely sum, to be sure, but rather quaint when you look at today's $3.5 million price tag. Of course, it took a few years before advertisers saw the Super Bowl as anything more than just another sporting event. The tide turned during Super Bowl VII, for which Noxzema filmed a commercial starring Joe Namath. The ad was the talk of the town the next day, and advertisers saw that the Super Bowl was a valuable way to advertise. Madison Ave. also realized that people like funny commercials, and thus they tried to make them funny. Of course, some were funny at the time, but wore themselves out (Budweiser frogs), and some tried to be funny and just fell on their face. But here are 12 that stand the test of time. Let's hope that Sunday brings us a few more to add to this list.12. Yo Yao. Making fun of New Yorkers is always funny.