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  1. abstain

    • Replies: @Russ
    Bud Light has promised an ocean of free beer to the winning city. The flagship brewery is in St. Louis, which these days loathes both teams. The standard joke anyway is that Bud Light is but refrigerated piss. These days, though ... abstain indeed.
  2. Blackety, Blackety, black. MLK is god.

    • Replies: @Tim
    Yeah, except, Whitie, White Patriots won . . . so there's that.
  3. The political insertions and posturing in ads has already soured me.

  4. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    How quickly will the tv’s go off or the channels get changed the minute the merest whiff of a BLM protest shows up?

    I despise the whole surveillance culture but everytime I switch the channel for reasons like the NFL protests I secretly hope that my service provider is keeping tabs on what I’m watching, and the exact moment I switched stations.

    • Replies: @Tiny Duck
    Too bad that most people AGREE with social progress

    Look at the numbers

    The NBA is soaring in popularity due to its embrace of Black Culture
  5. Hi.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Hi. Yes, that's the first step, but you've got to say "Hi, I'm Anon1 and I'm a former TV watcher."

    "Welcome, Anon1, bet you don't last through step 4, you poor bastard."
    "Hey, I'll put 5 large on that one!"
    "Count me in on that action."
    "Whoa, wait guys, is this what we're supposed to be doing here?"
    "Hell yeah, Gamblers Anonymous is on Tuesdays. This is Sunday. Sit TF down and let us get our bets in."
    "Hey, Fred, you're in Kleptos Anonymous, aren't you? You hold onto the cash - I don't trust the rest of these sorry-ass addicts."

  6. The feminist ad for some ap starring Serena Williams in pristine white turned really ugly with the sneer on her face at the end. Someone should have told the ad makers that if you want Serena to be effective, don’t let her go from “feminine” to masculine.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    e, Sneers are ok, smirks bad.
    , @midtown
    And the ad was for an online dating site, apparently!
  7. Well the horrible ref work is continuing in the SB.

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    I thought along time ago that the pro game is too fast and furious for the refs to keep up with all that is going on. Which makes for too many opportunities to make bad calls or non-calls.
  8. I think Chicago PD new this was a hoax from the first minute, and have been treating it like the crime of the century to set JS up for a false police report prosecution, a sweet revenge submarine sandwich served -56 degrees cold on BLM activists who hate them.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    From Second City Cop:

    " Would you like to know what detectives are telling us?

    It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad. The "victim" is refusing all forms of cooperation, his "ear witness" isn't cooperating, the Hollywood press is running with a non-existent narrative. The "persons of interest" are all but unidentifiable and left the area 20 minutes before the "attack," not to mention the anonymous witness who saw a "hillbilly looking" character that not a single camera in a one mile radius has a picture of.

    And that's just from a couple of people working the case. "
    , @Anon
    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    I knew that something like this was going to break very soon when I learned on Drudge that this racist hate hoaxer was doubling down on his original story. That is what these idiots always do when they're caught out in their lies like a deer in the headlights. I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.
    , @Anon
    [Smollett]

    The funniest thing about this news about Smollett carrying the subway sandwich when he entered his apartment building is that earlier the police had announced that Smollett did indeed have a tied noose (made out of clothes line, but a noose) around his neck when he entered the apartment. They certainly knew at that point that he had the sandwich, but they didn't say anything.

    So it does seem like they're releasing information that is consistent with his telling the truth and withholding information that would put his story in doubt. As @Lot says, this sets him up for a big takedown later, but it also sets up the Police Commissioner and Rahm, or rather puts a weird sort of pressure on them, since they have probably seen the footage and heard the evidence and know what's coming. There is pressure on them to support Smollett at every press conference and encounter with the media.

    I've been afraid that the whole thing might never progress beyond the mushy, unresolved state of no proof it happened, no proof it didn't, and that would be unfortunate. But after reports from the Troubadour gig, it's obvious that even mushy is really bad for Smollett. I think he senses that a vast chunk of what would normally be his constituency doesn't believe him. I think as far as casting in acting roles, he has a bit of a smell about him that people want to avoid. And his music career is completely dependent on his acting career: there is no independent market for his "music." And the smell will transfer to his siblings, who will forever be the brothers and sisters of the noose-bleach-MAGA country-Subway sandwich guy.
  9. From MLK’s daughter through the commercials, it’s looking pretty dark.

    The entire production is an exercise in negro worship.

  10. If we are all here, who’s watching the game?

    • LOL: Anon1
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?
     
    https://cdn2.creativecirclemedia.com/neni/original/20170602-181827-REF-L-Paint-Eastman_91087.jpg
    , @J1234

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?
     
    Not me. While I was having actual fun working on my antique car, I heard my wife and kids laughing at some of the commercials, and pretty much silent for the game. Yes, I understand it was an exceedingly boring match up by stupor bowl standards, but it reminded me of the collegiate games I stopped going to long ago. My professor wife had (still has) access to season tickets, but the football hoopla has to be fabricated by the large crowds, the vendors, the bands, halftime, the cheerleaders, the announcer and the big screens that show the close up action and replays because the game itself just isn't that exciting. Watching tiny guys running around on a field an eighth of a mile away, it's hard to tell the difference between boring games and exciting games.

    According to the WSJ, a pro game is on average eleven minutes of play time stretched out over three hours. And they get time outs. By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)

  11. @Lot
    https://twitter.com/RaferWeigel/status/1091460453388017666

    I think Chicago PD new this was a hoax from the first minute, and have been treating it like the crime of the century to set JS up for a false police report prosecution, a sweet revenge submarine sandwich served -56 degrees cold on BLM activists who hate them.

    From Second City Cop:

    ” Would you like to know what detectives are telling us?

    It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad. The “victim” is refusing all forms of cooperation, his “ear witness” isn’t cooperating, the Hollywood press is running with a non-existent narrative. The “persons of interest” are all but unidentifiable and left the area 20 minutes before the “attack,” not to mention the anonymous witness who saw a “hillbilly looking” character that not a single camera in a one mile radius has a picture of.

    And that’s just from a couple of people working the case. “

    • Replies: @Lot
    No it was planned in advance, not a bad date.

    A really fake looking threatening letter was sent to JS's studio with an inert white powder.

    It had cut out magazine letters like hostage notes in the movies. The fonts however were frilly, like from Elle or Vogue.
  12. @Lot
    https://twitter.com/RaferWeigel/status/1091460453388017666

    I think Chicago PD new this was a hoax from the first minute, and have been treating it like the crime of the century to set JS up for a false police report prosecution, a sweet revenge submarine sandwich served -56 degrees cold on BLM activists who hate them.

    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.
     
    Buy the footlong?
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    But you can't get an uncut 6 inch at Subway
  13. The ads are exactly as expected. The German car makers are typical. Audi had a choking stale pale male dreaming of electric cars in the afterlife only to be saved by his black female co-worker. Mercedes had a white guy wanting hip hop Hamilton style opera over the boring old stuff.

  14. Super Bowl Open Thread

    Predicting another wardrobe malfunction?

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  15. @Lot
    https://twitter.com/RaferWeigel/status/1091460453388017666

    I think Chicago PD new this was a hoax from the first minute, and have been treating it like the crime of the century to set JS up for a false police report prosecution, a sweet revenge submarine sandwich served -56 degrees cold on BLM activists who hate them.

    I knew that something like this was going to break very soon when I learned on Drudge that this racist hate hoaxer was doubling down on his original story. That is what these idiots always do when they’re caught out in their lies like a deer in the headlights. I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Chicago is so corrupt and pozzed that it seems very unlikely he will be prosecuted. It's even less likely that the media would report it if he were prosecuted, unless they could spin it in his favor.
    , @dvorak

    I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.
     
    Lol, imagine an America where hate hoaxes get prosecuted for false reporting with an enhancement. Come on, dawg.
  16. In years past, I would have been able to contribute something meaningful to this thread. Now, it’s as dead to me as the Oscars. I’m not even interested enough to turn it on for the commercials.

  17. Haven’t been watching TV for 15plus years, just dvds and streaming Netflix and Prime movies, and some foxnews.com snippets and YouTube Coulter and Carlson. That said, if the NFL was honest about football being mock warfare, now turned racial, then I’d watch. Totally White teams vs Totally Black, It’s time!

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    Ever watch family feud?
  18. @e
    The feminist ad for some ap starring Serena Williams in pristine white turned really ugly with the sneer on her face at the end. Someone should have told the ad makers that if you want Serena to be effective, don't let her go from "feminine" to masculine.

    e, Sneers are ok, smirks bad.

  19. I did not know this before the Sailer post about woke NFL fans hating on Whitey, but now I am rooting for the Patriots. Brady seems to be not up to his usual level of success, but the LA Rammers are dead in the water offensively. The thought that a Patriot’s victory will anger the usual suspects on the left has motivated me to pull for NE.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    And the Patriot's won! The libtards will be beside themselves with impotent anger! This is a great day.
  20. The shadows dance on the wall of the cave. I am entertained.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    That's it, isn't it. It's remarkable how prescient Plato was. Makes you wonder if he was beamed down from some spaceship or visiting Earth from the future.
  21. Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Anon, who wants to see Adam topless, where is Eve.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.
     
    Gov. Northam would have been an intriguing addition.
    , @The Alarmist

    "Adam Levine is garbage."
     
    He gave Janet Jackson a run for her money.
    , @Stan Adams
    Levine's striptease brought to mind the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" that sparked such a furor back in 2004:
    https://newsfeeds.media/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/vengeful-les-moonves-tried-to-ruin-janet-jacksons-career-after-her-wardrobe-malfunction.jpg

    (Justin Timberlake's expression in that photograph is priceless.)

    Believe it or not, it's been fifteen years - three-quarters of a generation - since that fateful night when America was treated to a split-second glimpse of Janet Jackson's right breast. George W. Bush was president of the United States; Barack H. Obama was a state senator from Illinois; Donald J. Trump was the host of The Apprentice on NBC. (His show was brand-new, having debuted only a few weeks before the Super Bowl.)

    Predictably, the SJWs are screaming about a "double standard" involving halftime-show torso exhibitionism. "If Levine can show his nipples, then why not Jackson?"
    , @J.Ross
    Normally when homosexuals do a bad pop cultural job, it's on pupose, to satirize the normals, but Maroon 5 is unironic elevator music, and even their name comes from the world of office supply not-colors. How does any of that add up to halftime show? The only halftime show signing that wasn't an executive mistake was the Who a few years ago, and it was still not as good as a proper concert or a best-of disc. What terrible demon would be unleashed if they just did not have halftime shows? Sports channels generally do a little sports discussion with catching-up for simultaneous games. That would make much more sense as an intermission event, especially if you let ticketholders submit opinions.
  22. Did you see that Google Ad? It was a full court press for diversity.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Did you see that Google Ad? It was a full court press for diversity.
     
    But not privacy.
    , @Bubba
    I thought it was a propaganda puff piece made by Sundar Pichai for 3rd World Muslims and Hindus to take over America.
  23. The halftime show was so bad I cleaned all the dirty dishes from the first half snacks. Commercials hit a new low in SJW posturing. The game is a snoozer.

    • Agree: Travis
  24. TL-DW, WHO CARES?

    By the fireside with the family, but got the computer to check email and comments … its network card must be bad, so I had to get about 10 ft. from the router. If my TV gets the Superbowl or not, I wouldn’t care … gonna pop in a video movie later on.

    Enjoy your circuses, I’ll … ha, forgot to make the garlic bread tonight, that just reminded me.

    (BTW, I just read the comments on the anti-white commercials. You do all know you are just encouraging these people, don’t you?)

  25. Halftime Show:

    Started with some old white guy I didn’t think I knew, until he sang an old song that he did that reminded me of an ancient MTV video he did on a conveyor belt. I thought he was dead. Good for him, but he sucked, didn’t have the stage chops to carry a Super Bowl performance.

    Then some black rapper who looked like he was welcoming me to the gates of Hell scared my dog.

    Then the old conveyor belt guy came back and sang another song from decades past. I think I figured it out! He’s the millenial’s answer to Steve and Edie Gormet!

    Now some giant-ass pimp with one of his bitch’s mink coat is out, singing along with the possibly gay conveyor belt guy. It’s not getting any better. Holy crap, he’s a gay one.

    Probably the most unapologetically mediocre halftime show in the history of the Super Bowl.

    Jesus, wheel Madonna out next time. She could do better a cappella with a coke bottle!

    The End

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Svigor
    Trying to remember the last time I watched a Super Bowl halftime show. The one with Prince?
  26. The Handmaiden’s Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan’s 1984 “Morning Again in America”campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    “Wake up America, Morning’s Over.

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won’t come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    • Replies: @RationalExpressions
    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.
    , @Clyde

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.
     
    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.
    , @Mr. Anon
    The Handmaiden's Tale: Feminist Fear Porn

    It's remarkable how lefties persist in thinking that America is a cross between a 1950s TV show and a patriarchal compound run by militant calvinists. While out in the real America, even people in small towns have tattoos, tongue-studs and purple hair, and watch TV shows about lesbian vampires. They won - the country becamse exactly what they wanted it to become - an amoral, degenerate freak-show.
    , @Clifford Brown
    Speaking of Reagan. "Reagan" was a Patriot's play call in the Super Bowl for "Run to the Right."

    https://twitter.com/PARISDENNARD/status/1092237484703006721?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1092237484703006721&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbnation.com%2Fnfl%2F2019%2F2%2F3%2F18209842%2Fpatriots-reagan-audible
    , @Svigor
    I missed that ad. Love that show, funniest comedy I've seen in years. The constant closeups on Mary Jane Rottencrotch's face are priceless.
    , @Moses

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.
     
    Huh. I thought it was an obvious metaphor for Islam.

    Women love "Handmaiden's Tale" because it's all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women's amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden's Tale LARPing.

    , @sb
    The one thing which struck me about The Handmaiden's Tale was that there were black leaders .
    It seems that just about everything posssible could be turned upside down but the idea that blacks could ever be discriminated against was just too absurd to be contemplated
  27. The Neegro Felons League is having a major blackout.

  28. @MikeatMikedotMike
    From Second City Cop:

    " Would you like to know what detectives are telling us?

    It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad. The "victim" is refusing all forms of cooperation, his "ear witness" isn't cooperating, the Hollywood press is running with a non-existent narrative. The "persons of interest" are all but unidentifiable and left the area 20 minutes before the "attack," not to mention the anonymous witness who saw a "hillbilly looking" character that not a single camera in a one mile radius has a picture of.

    And that's just from a couple of people working the case. "

    No it was planned in advance, not a bad date.

    A really fake looking threatening letter was sent to JS’s studio with an inert white powder.

    It had cut out magazine letters like hostage notes in the movies. The fonts however were frilly, like from Elle or Vogue.

  29. @Anon1
    Hi.

    Hi. Yes, that’s the first step, but you’ve got to say “Hi, I’m Anon1 and I’m a former TV watcher.”

    “Welcome, Anon1, bet you don’t last through step 4, you poor bastard.”
    “Hey, I’ll put 5 large on that one!”
    “Count me in on that action.”
    “Whoa, wait guys, is this what we’re supposed to be doing here?”
    “Hell yeah, Gamblers Anonymous is on Tuesdays. This is Sunday. Sit TF down and let us get our bets in.”
    “Hey, Fred, you’re in Kleptos Anonymous, aren’t you? You hold onto the cash – I don’t trust the rest of these sorry-ass addicts.”

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Brilliant.
    I watched Pride & Prejudice on PBS, followed by Victoria. If there were any good ads, they'll be on YouTube.

    I hear Maroon 5 was upstaged by SpongeBob SquarePants. Which may have been doing Maroon 5 a favor.
  30. @Anonymous
    If we are all here, who's watching the game?

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, getting old. Took me a while to get it.
  31. This game needs to be sold better.
    “New England, the defenders of white civilization and race versus the evil dark hordes, the barbarians of the west coat led their satanic pedophile leaders to tear down all that is good and holy to lead us unto a new dark age.”
    Good versus evil, always a good sales point.

    • Troll: Tiny Duck.
    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    Good has triumphed, and the fact that Tiny Duck hung a 'troll' tag on you makes the victory even sweeter.

    When Satan's bitch think you are a troll, you know you have hit one out of the ball park.
  32. As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    • Replies: @Clyde
    What partner? The ghey one or the trans?
    , @Anon1
    Then you turned back on your belly.
    , @Tdfan

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”
     
    Good one!

    If truth were flatulence, Tiny Duck would be a fat drunk Mexican.
    , @Ragno

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”
     
    ....so what did he say in response?
    , @Jeffrey S.
    This comment finally convinced me that "Tiny Duck" is really Titania McGrath.

    He/She/Zir is brilliant.

    Lolz.
  33. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    You really don't understand the Left's parallel histories, do you?

    Clean-shaven Reagan was the Great Amnestier who pointed the way for future Republicans, to (almost) no avail. Goatee Reagan is the guy who hated the womyns and wished that all the gheys would die of AIDs.

    Clean-shaven George Washington was the guy who bequeathed America to all the world, all the races and all the religions, even the murderous ones. Goatee George Washington was the slave-owning bastard who founded the country that stole the land from the noble savages and perpetuated slavery for another century.

    Clean-shaven America is the land open to immigrunts from everywheres. Goatee America is the America of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

    Which one they talk about depends on who they're trying to fool, and how.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.
     
    Tip O'Neill was the Great Amnestier Santa Claus. Reagan was just his first victim.
  34. Anonymous[132] • Disclaimer says:

    While the most of America is tranquilized with circus, beer, and nachos, somewhere else, some serious people are working hard to prevent their country from becoming America:

    ****************************************************************************************************************

    ” Israel said Sunday that work to strengthen its border with the Gaza Strip had entered a new phase, with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier.

    “Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists before the weekly cabinet meeting.

    The barrier, set to stand six metres (20 feet) off the ground, “will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground”, he said in Hebrew.”

    *****************************************************************************************************************
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6662833/Israel-begins-construction-new-Gaza-border-barrier.html

    Just imagine if President Trump was Trump enough to announce right now, during the Super Bowl half-time, how he decided to break ground for The Big Beautiful Wall.

    In Hebrew, of course.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    2o feet, hmmmm. Show me a 20' foot wall and.....

    The current world record height pole vault is 20' 2 1/2".

    Course, there's no soft pit on the Israeli side so the landing would be pretty traumatic.
  35. Lots of “black worship” commercials.

    White family with harsh lighting drinking chunky milk? Don’t worry, handsome black man will tell you about a product you should buy.

    The strangest one was the Toyota Rav4 commercial about a black girl who…played football? Was an inspiration? It was all rather unclear who she was supposed to be.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Corn, I could not figure that out. Is there really a girl who got a football scholarship? JUCO doesn't give aid, DIII ?
  36. Are some of you guys still pretending that the Patriots are somehow a part of “white civilization”?

    Game stinks anyway.

  37. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.

    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    • LOL: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Wilkey
    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    Only people dumb enough to subscribe to Hulu - so basically no one.

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription. So time it right, watch your show, and get the hell out before you have to pay to support this rubbish. If they depicted any other religion in this manner it would be considered a hate crime.
  38. That was a good one! It would have been even better if you had written; ‘I turned to my partner and said to him,”.
    But nevertheless, definitely one of your better bits of parody.

  39. @Tiny Duck.
    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    What partner? The ghey one or the trans?

    • Replies: @Anon
    One can be both gay and trans, you trilobite.
    , @36 ulster
    Touche', Clyde.
  40. While I’m sure it will be hyped as a defensive battle for the ages, it has been a pretty boring game. The ads have been pretty much what I thought they would be: preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety, and just plain awful. If anyone needs further proof of the decline and imminent death of Western culture and civilization, the vapid halftime show provided ample evidence.

    I’ve had a much more enjoyable time following the Sports thread on 4chan.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    I enjoyed it as a great defensive game, but I also like soccer.
    , @Svigor
    If you're not really into football, defensive battles for the ages are pretty boring. It was pretty crazy, how long the Rams managed to prevent the Patriots from scoring despite pretty good production from the latter's offense, and none from the former's. The Patriots did what they did all through the postseason and out-physical-ed their opponent. To the Rams' credit, it didn't show up on the scoreboard until the 4th quarter, when their D was completely gassed.

    It was a very low-scoring game, but it wasn't boring at all, IMO. It was like watching two guys who had each other in a stranglehold, waiting to see who would break first. The tension ratcheted up all the way until well into the fourth, when the Pats finally scored a TD. And it wasn't over until they broke the Rams with their running game, on the subsequent drive.

    , @ThreeCranes

    "preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety"
     
    They can't just let the game be a game. No, it has to be a venue for their selfish personal and political aspirations. Substitute "SJWarriorism" for "Puritanism" in Menckin's quote and it captures the flavor perfectly.

    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
  41. @Tiny Duck.
    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    Then you turned back on your belly.

  42. @anonymous
    abstain

    Bud Light has promised an ocean of free beer to the winning city. The flagship brewery is in St. Louis, which these days loathes both teams. The standard joke anyway is that Bud Light is but refrigerated piss. These days, though … abstain indeed.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    My father would have called Budweiser gnat's piss, Bud light particularly so. Budweiser Budvar on the other hand is my favourite lager. Due to their dispute over the name with Anheuser-Busch it is known as Czechvar in the US.
    , @Elsewhere
    But at least it's made without corn syrup!
    , @Simply Simon
    Does any brand of lite beer taste good?
  43. First redzone play by either team comes with 7 minutes to go in 4th quarter

  44. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I knew that something like this was going to break very soon when I learned on Drudge that this racist hate hoaxer was doubling down on his original story. That is what these idiots always do when they're caught out in their lies like a deer in the headlights. I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.

    Chicago is so corrupt and pozzed that it seems very unlikely he will be prosecuted. It’s even less likely that the media would report it if he were prosecuted, unless they could spin it in his favor.

  45. @Tiny Duck.
    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    Good one!

    If truth were flatulence, Tiny Duck would be a fat drunk Mexican.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    If truth were flatulence, Tiny Duck would be a fat drunk Mexican
     
    I have more respect for The Fat Mexican (the Bandidos MC) than for TD.
    https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/360/0412/01/bandidos-mc-patch-outlaw-biker-er_360_9f63a199e10f87ae24841d2220747366.jpg
  46. Anybody else ready to go out and get some organic, wind powered beer? Me neither.

  47. I’m skipping the whole thing and going to the organ concert at Disney Hall – I don’t need to watch these overpaid animals crash into each other.

  48. The Big Lebowski commercial was the most exciting part of the Super Bowl.

  49. better still:
    “I turned to my wife’s boyfriend and said…”

  50. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    The Handmaiden’s Tale: Feminist Fear Porn

    It’s remarkable how lefties persist in thinking that America is a cross between a 1950s TV show and a patriarchal compound run by militant calvinists. While out in the real America, even people in small towns have tattoos, tongue-studs and purple hair, and watch TV shows about lesbian vampires. They won – the country becamse exactly what they wanted it to become – an amoral, degenerate freak-show.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
    "They won – the country became exactly what they wanted it to become – an amoral, degenerate freak-show."

    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.
  51. LOL, fuckin loved the WaPo Super Bowl self-abuse; “When America’s threatened” *shows image of Oklahoma City bombing not 9/11 because domestic white guy not foreign Muslims*

    “What bias, goy?”

    • Replies: @Svigor
    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/04/wapo-spends-5-2m-vanity-ad-wake-1200-media-layoffs/

    Nolte is fairly brutal here.
  52. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    Speaking of Reagan. “Reagan” was a Patriot’s play call in the Super Bowl for “Run to the Right.”

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    “Reagan” should have stood for “pretend to run to the right and then run to the left-center.”
  53. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    I missed that ad. Love that show, funniest comedy I’ve seen in years. The constant closeups on Mary Jane Rottencrotch’s face are priceless.

  54. @DaWatcha
    Halftime Show:

    Started with some old white guy I didn’t think I knew, until he sang an old song that he did that reminded me of an ancient MTV video he did on a conveyor belt. I thought he was dead. Good for him, but he sucked, didn’t have the stage chops to carry a Super Bowl performance.

    Then some black rapper who looked like he was welcoming me to the gates of Hell scared my dog.

    Then the old conveyor belt guy came back and sang another song from decades past. I think I figured it out! He’s the millenial's answer to Steve and Edie Gormet!

    Now some giant-ass pimp with one of his bitch's mink coat is out, singing along with the possibly gay conveyor belt guy. It’s not getting any better. Holy crap, he’s a gay one.

    Probably the most unapologetically mediocre halftime show in the history of the Super Bowl.

    Jesus, wheel Madonna out next time. She could do better a cappella with a coke bottle!

    The End

    Trying to remember the last time I watched a Super Bowl halftime show. The one with Prince?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Prince in the rain was awfully good.
    , @Anonymous
    I thought Lady Gaga was pretty good two years ago. She has always struck me as someone who understands the need to actually perform, and the fact that she refrained from anti-Trump posturing, plus the fact that the actual game was amazing, made that seem a great halftime.

    They need to get Kanye. White guys are allowed to perform on field, but probably not on stage.

    Maybe next year we will see Kanye and Tom Brady in their MAGA hats.... won't satisfy everyone, but damn if it won't be triggering....
  55. The team of white hatred won again. I’m disgusted. Tom Brady celebrating on TV like the Nazis at Numenberg. A dark day for are democracy.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/1092260658484150273
    , @MEH 0910

    A dark day for are democracy.
     
    Tiny Duck., "dark day" is a pallorist term, you bigot. That's not who we our.

    https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1091350002604142592
    , @Colin Wright
    '...A dark day for are democracy.'

    You've been watching Star Wars again, haven't you?
    , @Moses
    Titania McGrath, is that you?
  56. @Enemy of Earth
    While I'm sure it will be hyped as a defensive battle for the ages, it has been a pretty boring game. The ads have been pretty much what I thought they would be: preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety, and just plain awful. If anyone needs further proof of the decline and imminent death of Western culture and civilization, the vapid halftime show provided ample evidence.

    I've had a much more enjoyable time following the Sports thread on 4chan.

    I enjoyed it as a great defensive game, but I also like soccer.

  57. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    I did not know this before the Sailer post about woke NFL fans hating on Whitey, but now I am rooting for the Patriots. Brady seems to be not up to his usual level of success, but the LA Rammers are dead in the water offensively. The thought that a Patriot's victory will anger the usual suspects on the left has motivated me to pull for NE.

    And the Patriot’s won! The libtards will be beside themselves with impotent anger! This is a great day.

  58. @Anon1
    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    Anon, who wants to see Adam topless, where is Eve.

  59. @Enemy of Earth
    While I'm sure it will be hyped as a defensive battle for the ages, it has been a pretty boring game. The ads have been pretty much what I thought they would be: preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety, and just plain awful. If anyone needs further proof of the decline and imminent death of Western culture and civilization, the vapid halftime show provided ample evidence.

    I've had a much more enjoyable time following the Sports thread on 4chan.

    If you’re not really into football, defensive battles for the ages are pretty boring. It was pretty crazy, how long the Rams managed to prevent the Patriots from scoring despite pretty good production from the latter’s offense, and none from the former’s. The Patriots did what they did all through the postseason and out-physical-ed their opponent. To the Rams’ credit, it didn’t show up on the scoreboard until the 4th quarter, when their D was completely gassed.

    It was a very low-scoring game, but it wasn’t boring at all, IMO. It was like watching two guys who had each other in a stranglehold, waiting to see who would break first. The tension ratcheted up all the way until well into the fourth, when the Pats finally scored a TD. And it wasn’t over until they broke the Rams with their running game, on the subsequent drive.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.
  60. @Clyde
    What partner? The ghey one or the trans?

    One can be both gay and trans, you trilobite.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome, @Pericles
    Non-binary gay/trans.
  61. @flyingtiger
    This game needs to be sold better.
    "New England, the defenders of white civilization and race versus the evil dark hordes, the barbarians of the west coat led their satanic pedophile leaders to tear down all that is good and holy to lead us unto a new dark age."
    Good versus evil, always a good sales point.

    Good has triumphed, and the fact that Tiny Duck hung a ‘troll’ tag on you makes the victory even sweeter.

    When Satan’s bitch think you are a troll, you know you have hit one out of the ball park.

    • Agree: flyingtiger
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    This is the new "Tiny Duck." who hits the Troll button as often as possible.
  62. @Reg Cæsar

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?
     
    https://cdn2.creativecirclemedia.com/neni/original/20170602-181827-REF-L-Paint-Eastman_91087.jpg

    Reg, getting old. Took me a while to get it.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    Damn, Joe. I mean he even chose a photo where the logo was showing.

    In tiny print.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
    Trapper Jack was hunting bear
    A dangerous hobby at best
    We hauled him out to the doctor in town
    And he was a heck of a mess
    There was some assembly required
    Mostly bones and teeth and hair
    Jack had always been good with a knife
    But unfortunately, not quite as good as the bear.



    I'll just show myself out.
  63. score one for implicit whiteness!

  64. @Cornbeef
    Lots of "black worship" commercials.

    White family with harsh lighting drinking chunky milk? Don't worry, handsome black man will tell you about a product you should buy.

    The strangest one was the Toyota Rav4 commercial about a black girl who...played football? Was an inspiration? It was all rather unclear who she was supposed to be.

    Corn, I could not figure that out. Is there really a girl who got a football scholarship? JUCO doesn’t give aid, DIII ?

    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    I thought the business about the girl playing football with the guys was just bizarro pretend nonsense.
    But I Googled it, and there is a Toni Harris who plays defensive back for the East Los Angeles College Huskies. That’s the girl.
    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.
  65. @Svigor
    Trying to remember the last time I watched a Super Bowl halftime show. The one with Prince?

    Prince in the rain was awfully good.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Yeah I have to give you credit for pointing out his surefootedness. Going out there in four inch heels and rocking out in the rain was no mean feat. Hell, it's to his credit that I didn't notice until you pointed it out.
  66. @Jus' Sayin'...
    I knew that something like this was going to break very soon when I learned on Drudge that this racist hate hoaxer was doubling down on his original story. That is what these idiots always do when they're caught out in their lies like a deer in the headlights. I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.

    I can only hope that the Chicago police and DA throw the book at this guy, false reporting with an enhancement since his false claim of White perps makes his underlying offense a hate crime.

    Lol, imagine an America where hate hoaxes get prosecuted for false reporting with an enhancement. Come on, dawg.

  67. OK, Gronk was great and should retire. Edelman is my MVP and should retire. Devlin blocks like a locomotive. Brady started shaky, recovered and should retire.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    They should ALL retire, right, Bills fan?

    It's too bad that they have too much fun messing with the whole country.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yEiZgIDGs

    It's good to be king, even if his beer is made with avocado syrup. Brady's ring makes the NFL 100 commercial outdated the first day it aired.
  68. @Steve Sailer
    Prince in the rain was awfully good.

    Yeah I have to give you credit for pointing out his surefootedness. Going out there in four inch heels and rocking out in the rain was no mean feat. Hell, it’s to his credit that I didn’t notice until you pointed it out.

  69. It played out like a 70’s Super Bowl.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    The NFL has succeeded in attracting a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about football than they do about fractal geometry, so they changed the game to feature touchdowns all over the place. For the average "fan" it's For them it's 54-40 or "I'm bored. I'm outta here." It was good to see an old fashioned knock down, drag out defensive battle like the old days.
  70. game rigged
    like snowden, greenwald.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Lol, I was actually going to point out how good the officiating was in this game.

    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?
     
    LOL, is this a trick question? (((Surname))), useless "diversity" (member of the majority) hire, talks with her hands, adds nothing but hot air, not even good-looking enough to be on TV, high profile (((Big Media))) job... (((Duh))).
  71. You can thank all the White sports cucks for the anti-White cultural Marxism in the game.

    Please make fun of them. Get them off their vicarious delusional testosterone high.

  72. Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    • Replies: @bjondo
    https://heavy.com/sports/2019/02/david-reichel-tracy-wolfson-husband/

    one son named ari

    and

    To The New Jersey Jewish Standard, Wolfson said that being a mother is “my number one priority.”

    guess.
    , @Svigor
    Someone should do a spreadsheet and give us the stats on (((Big Media))) talking heads, Jewish vs. goy, plus who were pro (Hell, even pro or college) athletes vs not pro athletes. 'Course )))race-realism((( has predictive power so you know what I'm gonna say...

    E.g;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Berman


    Early life
    Berman was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Peggy Shevell (née Tenenbaum), who worked as a reporter-researcher for Time magazine, and James Keliner Berman, a corporate executive vice president.[3] Berman grew up in Irvington, New York. He was raised Jewish.[4] During his childhood, he went to Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. He enrolled at the Hackley School in 1970, and graduated Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history,[5] where he was the sports director of the school's radio station, WBRU.[6]

    Career (1977–present)

    Berman's sportscasting career began at Hartford's WVIT-TV as a weekend sports anchor.
     

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Michaels


    Early life and education
    Michaels was born to a Jewish[1] family in Brooklyn, New York, to Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky/Ross. He grew up as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. In 1958, Michaels's family moved to Los Angeles, the same year the Dodgers left Brooklyn.[2][3] Michaels attended San Diego State University before transferring to Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press. He also is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.[4]

    Early career
    Michaels's first job in television was with Chuck Barris Productions, choosing women to appear on The Dating Game. His first sportscasting job came in 1964, when he was hired to do public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Later, he was hired by the team to serve eight games as a color commentator but fired after the first four, after Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn disapproved of him.[5] Michaels, who had worked on the team's media guide, was also considered to be the first color commentator of the Los Angeles Kings, where he would have been with Jiggs McDonald. That assignment went to Ed Fitkin instead.[6]

    Michaels resumed his broadcasting career in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams as well as high school football games and was named Hawaii's "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1969. In 1970, Michaels appeared as attorney Dave Bronstein in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called "Run, Johnny, Run" (Air date: January 14, 1970); the episode also featured a young Christopher Walken.

    In 1971, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 1972, the Reds won the National League Championship Series and advanced to the World Series. Michaels helped cover the Fall Classic for NBC Sports, and also was the network's play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

    In 1973, two days before he was assigned to call the regular-season NFL finale between the Houston Oilers and Cincinnati Bengals, Bill Enis died from a heart attack at the age of 39. NBC proceeded to bring Michaels in to replace Enis in the booth with Dave Kocourek.

    In 1974, Michaels left the Reds for a similar position with the San Francisco Giants, and also covered basketball for UCLA, replacing Dick Enberg on the Bruins' tape-delayed telecasts of their home games, during a period when UCLA was in the midst of an 88-game winning streak. He left NBC that year and announced regional NFL games for CBS Sports in 1975. He called the no-hitter by John Candelaria on August 9, 1976. He signed with ABC Sports in January 1977.
     

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    Etc.

    , @Kaganovitch
    Jewish
    , @Johnny789
    Molasian.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    iSteve, Tracy Wolfson is...short. I could hear her voice but she got swarmed by the celebrating Patriots. Hell, she could have been tall for a girl 5'-10" and still disappear in that tsunami of beef.
  73. @Anonymous
    How quickly will the tv's go off or the channels get changed the minute the merest whiff of a BLM protest shows up?

    I despise the whole surveillance culture but everytime I switch the channel for reasons like the NFL protests I secretly hope that my service provider is keeping tabs on what I'm watching, and the exact moment I switched stations.

    Too bad that most people AGREE with social progress

    Look at the numbers

    The NBA is soaring in popularity due to its embrace of Black Culture

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    College football gets significantly more viewers than the NBA, The NFL far more than college football. I suspect you know nothing as usual, td. NBA ratings were down last year from previous year by a significant amount, btw. More evidence going against you.
  74. i hear it was superbore

    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    I wouldn't know. I waited all afternoon for the game to start. Then nothing much happened. I woke up and saw that one of the teams had evidently scored a field goal. It was too boring for me and turned it off and went back to my book.

    I used to be a rabid fan but life is long. I can't get interested in basketball anymore either. I think the problem is that these are nineteenth century sports. We need some new sports. For a while I watched American Ninja Warrior. Now that shows appeal too has cloyed.

    All sports are just some mixture of running, jumping and throwing. Surely some one can make up some new mix. We could have a contest.
  75. Edelman’s performance was an inside job.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    ISWYDT.
  76. @istevefan
    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    https://heavy.com/sports/2019/02/david-reichel-tracy-wolfson-husband/

    one son named ari

    and

    To The New Jersey Jewish Standard, Wolfson said that being a mother is “my number one priority.”

    guess.

  77. @Tdfan

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”
     
    Good one!

    If truth were flatulence, Tiny Duck would be a fat drunk Mexican.

    If truth were flatulence, Tiny Duck would be a fat drunk Mexican

    I have more respect for The Fat Mexican (the Bandidos MC) than for TD.

  78. @bjondo
    game rigged
    like snowden, greenwald.

    Lol, I was actually going to point out how good the officiating was in this game.

    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    LOL, is this a trick question? (((Surname))), useless “diversity” (member of the majority) hire, talks with her hands, adds nothing but hot air, not even good-looking enough to be on TV, high profile (((Big Media))) job… (((Duh))).

  79. @Buffalo Joe
    Corn, I could not figure that out. Is there really a girl who got a football scholarship? JUCO doesn't give aid, DIII ?

    I thought the business about the girl playing football with the guys was just bizarro pretend nonsense.
    But I Googled it, and there is a Toni Harris who plays defensive back for the East Los Angeles College Huskies. That’s the girl.
    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.

    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    A Yahoo article says this girl Toni Harris who wants to play in the NFL is a 5-foot-6-inch, 135-pound free safety.

    She’d be a quadriplegic if she ever seriously got in the way of an NFL running back.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.
     
    Toni Stone, Connie Morgan, and Mamie "Peanut" Johnson all played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in the mid-1950s.

    However, the Negro Leagues were far less impressive after the majors raided their top talent, and, come on, it's Indianapolis.


    http://www.espnfrontrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Toni-Stone1.jpg

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Calvin, Thank you for the research. She is delusional because people want the impossible.
  80. @Svigor
    If you're not really into football, defensive battles for the ages are pretty boring. It was pretty crazy, how long the Rams managed to prevent the Patriots from scoring despite pretty good production from the latter's offense, and none from the former's. The Patriots did what they did all through the postseason and out-physical-ed their opponent. To the Rams' credit, it didn't show up on the scoreboard until the 4th quarter, when their D was completely gassed.

    It was a very low-scoring game, but it wasn't boring at all, IMO. It was like watching two guys who had each other in a stranglehold, waiting to see who would break first. The tension ratcheted up all the way until well into the fourth, when the Pats finally scored a TD. And it wasn't over until they broke the Rams with their running game, on the subsequent drive.

    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Wasn't fake. Stop listening to Romo, he's about 1/10th of his hype (but I like him a lot in the booth, his enthusiasm is infectious. Needs the confidence that comes from experience, though; he visibly wilted under Nantz' bantz about his prediction.). That this is the best you can come up with proves my point about the high quality officiating.

    How many Rams drives ended in punts? Each one was an opportunity for the Rams to do something...

    , @Lagertha
    So proud of Tom and Julian...and the entire Defensive Line of the Patriots! Weirdest, most boring, close game evah; but Gronk and the Offensive Line won the game. The Linesmen were the true MVP's
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Everybody gets bad calls from time to time. Good teams move on. If you lose because of one bad call, then you aren't winning by enough.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed of. They simply got out played. The Patriots wore out their defense.
    , @Ragno
    Even at iSteve, there's no escaping these neurotic Jets-fan damage cases......
    , @Brutusale
    Interesting to hear the whining about one call, while in both the Chiefs AFC championship game and the Super Bowl almost every replay of a Brady incompletion showed the targeted Pats receiver being mugged the length of the field.

    But great teams overcome the zebras.
    , @Joe Sweet
    Am I the only one who thought the interception that ended the Ram's only threatening drive, and that resulted in their fatal loss of momentum, seemed fishy?

    https://youtu.be/ubxoMlG0Yss
  81. @Anon
    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.

    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.

    Buy the footlong?

  82. But don’t worry, her husband, David Reichel, surely isn’t Jewish. The surname is just a cohencidence. I mean what are the odds, at 2% of the US population, and what with Jews being so very, very, very unracist and so very, very not ethnocentric…

    • Replies: @Lot
    "what are the odds, at 2% of the US population"

    Much more than 2% of the high SES population in the NE/Chicago/California where most Jews live.

    I mean, I learned on this site Ivy League whites are 117% Jewish.
  83. A yawner of a game, just a year after the greatest Super Bowl ever. 41-33!

  84. @istevefan
    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    Someone should do a spreadsheet and give us the stats on (((Big Media))) talking heads, Jewish vs. goy, plus who were pro (Hell, even pro or college) athletes vs not pro athletes. ‘Course )))race-realism((( has predictive power so you know what I’m gonna say…

    E.g;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Berman

    Early life
    Berman was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Peggy Shevell (née Tenenbaum), who worked as a reporter-researcher for Time magazine, and James Keliner Berman, a corporate executive vice president.[3] Berman grew up in Irvington, New York. He was raised Jewish.[4] During his childhood, he went to Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. He enrolled at the Hackley School in 1970, and graduated Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history,[5] where he was the sports director of the school’s radio station, WBRU.[6]

    Career (1977–present)

    Berman’s sportscasting career began at Hartford’s WVIT-TV as a weekend sports anchor.

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Michaels

    Early life and education
    Michaels was born to a Jewish[1] family in Brooklyn, New York, to Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky/Ross. He grew up as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. In 1958, Michaels’s family moved to Los Angeles, the same year the Dodgers left Brooklyn.[2][3] Michaels attended San Diego State University before transferring to Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU’s independent student newspaper, The State Press. He also is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.[4]

    Early career
    Michaels’s first job in television was with Chuck Barris Productions, choosing women to appear on The Dating Game. His first sportscasting job came in 1964, when he was hired to do public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Later, he was hired by the team to serve eight games as a color commentator but fired after the first four, after Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn disapproved of him.[5] Michaels, who had worked on the team’s media guide, was also considered to be the first color commentator of the Los Angeles Kings, where he would have been with Jiggs McDonald. That assignment went to Ed Fitkin instead.[6]

    Michaels resumed his broadcasting career in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii’s football and basketball teams as well as high school football games and was named Hawaii’s “Sportscaster of the Year” in 1969. In 1970, Michaels appeared as attorney Dave Bronstein in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called “Run, Johnny, Run” (Air date: January 14, 1970); the episode also featured a young Christopher Walken.

    In 1971, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 1972, the Reds won the National League Championship Series and advanced to the World Series. Michaels helped cover the Fall Classic for NBC Sports, and also was the network’s play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

    In 1973, two days before he was assigned to call the regular-season NFL finale between the Houston Oilers and Cincinnati Bengals, Bill Enis died from a heart attack at the age of 39. NBC proceeded to bring Michaels in to replace Enis in the booth with Dave Kocourek.

    In 1974, Michaels left the Reds for a similar position with the San Francisco Giants, and also covered basketball for UCLA, replacing Dick Enberg on the Bruins’ tape-delayed telecasts of their home games, during a period when UCLA was in the midst of an 88-game winning streak. He left NBC that year and announced regional NFL games for CBS Sports in 1975. He called the no-hitter by John Candelaria on August 9, 1976. He signed with ABC Sports in January 1977.

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    Etc.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    In order to be a sports journalist, you have to be a journalist first - you have to be able to write and/or speak on the air. This is an entire different talent set than those required to play a sport. There have been many great sports journalists who never played the sport that they covered.

    There have been a few ex-athletes who have transitioned to sport journalism but there are many athletes who lack the verbal fluency and/or writing ability to ever make this transition. They might know more about their sport than any living human but they can speak only in inarticulate grunts and mumbles, which makes them worthless as journalists.

    Jews are known for their verbal facility (and not their athletic prowess) which makes them good sports journalists and not so good athletes - there's no contradiction there.

  85. @Tiny Duck.
    The team of white hatred won again. I’m disgusted. Tom Brady celebrating on TV like the Nazis at Numenberg. A dark day for are democracy.

  86. @istevefan
    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    Jewish

    • Replies: @istevefan
    Is she half- black, or a quarter maybe?
  87. @Tiny Duck.
    The team of white hatred won again. I’m disgusted. Tom Brady celebrating on TV like the Nazis at Numenberg. A dark day for are democracy.

    A dark day for are democracy.

    Tiny Duck., “dark day” is a pallorist term, you bigot. That’s not who we our.

    • LOL: bomag
  88. I thought that had been cancelled for lack of interest.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    The Superbowl was yesterday?
  89. Sportsball? Meh.

    Rather than a substitute for war, maybe we should get enthused about war simulation to take the place of sportsball. Paintball? FPS championships? I don’t know but that is the direction I am leaning in.

  90. @Calvin Hobbes
    I thought the business about the girl playing football with the guys was just bizarro pretend nonsense.
    But I Googled it, and there is a Toni Harris who plays defensive back for the East Los Angeles College Huskies. That’s the girl.
    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.

    A Yahoo article says this girl Toni Harris who wants to play in the NFL is a 5-foot-6-inch, 135-pound free safety.

    She’d be a quadriplegic if she ever seriously got in the way of an NFL running back.

  91. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    Wasn’t fake. Stop listening to Romo, he’s about 1/10th of his hype (but I like him a lot in the booth, his enthusiasm is infectious. Needs the confidence that comes from experience, though; he visibly wilted under Nantz’ bantz about his prediction.). That this is the best you can come up with proves my point about the high quality officiating.

    How many Rams drives ended in punts? Each one was an opportunity for the Rams to do something…

    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Sorry, I'm not a Rams fan. And I don’t need Romo to think for me. But thanks for the snark anyways. That flag could be thrown on every single play. And yes your punt statement backs up what I said. In a game like this every inch of real estate is valuable. The Rams moved the ball exactly 3 times in this game and one of them was derailed by a horrible call.

    The Pats probably win anyway but I want the game decided by players and coaches not refs.

    The only other blatantly bad call was that Rams hit early in the game that was flagged. Other than that they let them play. Which I like.

    But, Karma, the Saints should've been there not the Rams. And except for that lame-ass tuck rule call in '02 the Raiders beat the Patriots the first year of the Pat's incredible dynasty.

    It is SportsBall so it is not like it really matters.

    I'll end by saying I respectfully disagree with you. But we can still be friends.

  92. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    So proud of Tom and Julian…and the entire Defensive Line of the Patriots! Weirdest, most boring, close game evah; but Gronk and the Offensive Line won the game. The Linesmen were the true MVP’s

    • Replies: @CK
    If one had listened to any of the ex football playing bloviators, Belichick had to devise a way to take the three best Rams out of their game. The three best varying but always including the Rams two defensive stars Suh and Aaron Donald. Bill took them out of their game three months ago when his O line jelled into the best in the NFL.
    So that left the Rams big names on Offense. Two were unable to perform Cup, and Gurley due to injury. The wide receivers did nada and the reason for that is that Goff did nothing and the reason for that is that Belichick only had to take one person out of his game. Sean McVay was outcoached outthought and outwitted all day from the coin toss to the last kneel down.
    If I were Pres. Trump, I would have a call into Bob Kraft this week asking for permission to interview Bill Belichick for the position of Secretary of Defense of the USA.
  93. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    Good has triumphed, and the fact that Tiny Duck hung a 'troll' tag on you makes the victory even sweeter.

    When Satan's bitch think you are a troll, you know you have hit one out of the ball park.

    This is the new “Tiny Duck.” who hits the Troll button as often as possible.

  94. @JimDandy
    Edelman’s performance was an inside job.

    ISWYDT.

  95. @Anon
    Smollett loves him sum 6 inch subs and Jared is in prison being subjected to 6 inch subs. There is a lesson in all of this.

    But you can’t get an uncut 6 inch at Subway

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  96. We were with what turned out to be a fairly conventional liberal couple. Interestingly, though, no one took the least interest in the half time show. It was something involving three blacks, one of whom was wearing a fur coat. Beyond that, I couldn’t say much, as it was muted all the way through.

  97. @Tiny Duck.
    The team of white hatred won again. I’m disgusted. Tom Brady celebrating on TV like the Nazis at Numenberg. A dark day for are democracy.

    ‘…A dark day for are democracy.’

    You’ve been watching Star Wars again, haven’t you?

  98. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Blackety, Blackety, black. MLK is god.

    Yeah, except, Whitie, White Patriots won . . . so there’s that.

  99. Love my NE boys! Knew they would win bc: soooo time-tested; equal in strength/speed/grit; equal in brains to Rams or any team…but… What wins?: vintage competence, old man resilience & a bit of crazy…Edelman and his beard is almost like Leo. https://vimeo.com/150120476

  100. @Anon1
    Did you see that Google Ad? It was a full court press for diversity.

    Did you see that Google Ad? It was a full court press for diversity.

    But not privacy.

  101. @Anon1
    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    Gov. Northam would have been an intriguing addition.

  102. @Clyde

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.
     
    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    Only people dumb enough to subscribe to Hulu – so basically no one.

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription. So time it right, watch your show, and get the hell out before you have to pay to support this rubbish. If they depicted any other religion in this manner it would be considered a hate crime.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    LOL BT protocol. WTF pays for (((teevee)))?

    THT is absolute top-notch comedy - you don't know what you're missing. Do yourself a favor and forget about anything (((Big Media))) labels as comedy, and watch THT instead.

    , @Clyde

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription.
     
    Same for Amazon prime if you like their original series like Bosch, Goliath, The Man in the High Castle. Pay for one month, $12, then out. I like the subtitles that Amazon provides. But Svigor is right BT ranks!
  103. Anonymous[132] • Disclaimer says:

    @ istevefan
    @ http://www.unz.com/isteve/super-bowl-open-thread-2/#comment-3021227

    There’s far too much Freudian innuendo – even for the Jewish standard – going on in this opening of Mrs.Wolfson’s portrait:

    “So there’s Tracy Wolfson of Tenafly, a dark-haired 40-year-old woman gripping a microphone. She’s standing in the middle of a huge crowd of big, sweaty, exuberant men.
    Other men of all ages, holding cameras of all shapes and sizes, press in on her. ”

    http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/a-sportscasters-life/

    https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/view-of-the-microphone-of-cbs-sideline-reporter-tracy-wolfson-during-picture-id664249182

  104. @Calvin Hobbes
    I thought the business about the girl playing football with the guys was just bizarro pretend nonsense.
    But I Googled it, and there is a Toni Harris who plays defensive back for the East Los Angeles College Huskies. That’s the girl.
    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.

    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.

    Toni Stone, Connie Morgan, and Mamie “Peanut” Johnson all played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in the mid-1950s.

    However, the Negro Leagues were far less impressive after the majors raided their top talent, and, come on, it’s Indianapolis.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "... come on, it's Indianapolis."
     
    It's not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.
    , @james wilson
    Yes, they lost talent, and interest. It was a stunt to get customers back in the seats. No girl can make it at rookie ball. Hardball is hard.
    Reggie Miller's sister was given a long tryout camp with an NBA team. The guys were careful not to hurt her, which she knew.
  105. @RationalExpressions
    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    You really don’t understand the Left’s parallel histories, do you?

    Clean-shaven Reagan was the Great Amnestier who pointed the way for future Republicans, to (almost) no avail. Goatee Reagan is the guy who hated the womyns and wished that all the gheys would die of AIDs.

    Clean-shaven George Washington was the guy who bequeathed America to all the world, all the races and all the religions, even the murderous ones. Goatee George Washington was the slave-owning bastard who founded the country that stole the land from the noble savages and perpetuated slavery for another century.

    Clean-shaven America is the land open to immigrunts from everywheres. Goatee America is the America of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

    Which one they talk about depends on who they’re trying to fool, and how.

  106. @RationalExpressions
    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    Hmm, I thought Ronnie was now the recipient of “new found respect”? The Great Amnestier and all that.

    Tip O’Neill was the Great Amnestier Santa Claus. Reagan was just his first victim.

    • Agree: Bubba
  107. @istevefan
    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    Molasian.

  108. Re Adam Levine. Cocaine is a he’ll of a weight loss drug.

    Peyton Manning was funny in the pregame commercial with John Malkovich.

    The Rolling Stones were the best halftime show. Prince #2.

    • Replies: @Bubba

    Re Adam Levine. Cocaine is a he’ll of a weight loss drug.
     
    He used to do commercials for Adderall.
  109. @Wilkey
    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    Only people dumb enough to subscribe to Hulu - so basically no one.

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription. So time it right, watch your show, and get the hell out before you have to pay to support this rubbish. If they depicted any other religion in this manner it would be considered a hate crime.

    LOL BT protocol. WTF pays for (((teevee)))?

    THT is absolute top-notch comedy – you don’t know what you’re missing. Do yourself a favor and forget about anything (((Big Media))) labels as comedy, and watch THT instead.

    • Replies: @Lot
    "LOL BT protocol"

    If you want to watch a couple hours of TV a week on your PC, that works fine.

    More typical in the USA is 20-25 hours a week, and on a big living room or bedroom tv. Download that much, and your ISP will cut you off. Cable or multiple paid streaming services are more practical then.
  110. @Tiny Duck
    Too bad that most people AGREE with social progress

    Look at the numbers

    The NBA is soaring in popularity due to its embrace of Black Culture

    College football gets significantly more viewers than the NBA, The NFL far more than college football. I suspect you know nothing as usual, td. NBA ratings were down last year from previous year by a significant amount, btw. More evidence going against you.

  111. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.

    Huh. I thought it was an obvious metaphor for Islam.

    Women love “Handmaiden’s Tale” because it’s all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women’s amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden’s Tale LARPing.

    • Replies: @Corn
    “Women love “Handmaiden’s Tale” because it’s all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women’s amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden’s Tale LARPing.”

    You would think strident feminists would want to watch shows about empowered, independent, kickass women.

    Yet they flock to this show that’s basically about enslaved women.

    Interesting
  112. @Tiny Duck.
    The team of white hatred won again. I’m disgusted. Tom Brady celebrating on TV like the Nazis at Numenberg. A dark day for are democracy.

    Titania McGrath, is that you?

  113. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor
    Trying to remember the last time I watched a Super Bowl halftime show. The one with Prince?

    I thought Lady Gaga was pretty good two years ago. She has always struck me as someone who understands the need to actually perform, and the fact that she refrained from anti-Trump posturing, plus the fact that the actual game was amazing, made that seem a great halftime.

    They need to get Kanye. White guys are allowed to perform on field, but probably not on stage.

    Maybe next year we will see Kanye and Tom Brady in their MAGA hats…. won’t satisfy everyone, but damn if it won’t be triggering….

  114. @Russ
    Bud Light has promised an ocean of free beer to the winning city. The flagship brewery is in St. Louis, which these days loathes both teams. The standard joke anyway is that Bud Light is but refrigerated piss. These days, though ... abstain indeed.

    My father would have called Budweiser gnat’s piss, Bud light particularly so. Budweiser Budvar on the other hand is my favourite lager. Due to their dispute over the name with Anheuser-Busch it is known as Czechvar in the US.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Czechvar is quite good.
    , @Anonymous
    Every Czech beer I have tried is quite good, something true of no other country's brewing output that I know of. Some German, English, Dutch, et a, beers suit me and some don't but I have never been displeased with a Czech beer.
  115. Superbowl: Is that still a thing?

  116. @Reg Cæsar

    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.
     
    Toni Stone, Connie Morgan, and Mamie "Peanut" Johnson all played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in the mid-1950s.

    However, the Negro Leagues were far less impressive after the majors raided their top talent, and, come on, it's Indianapolis.


    http://www.espnfrontrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Toni-Stone1.jpg

    “… come on, it’s Indianapolis.

    It’s not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    It’s not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.

     

    Imagine poor Evansville, living in the shadows of Indianapolis and Louisville-- and Ferguson!
  117. @Anon1
    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    “Adam Levine is garbage.”

    He gave Janet Jackson a run for her money.

  118. @Reg Cæsar

    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.
     
    Toni Stone, Connie Morgan, and Mamie "Peanut" Johnson all played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in the mid-1950s.

    However, the Negro Leagues were far less impressive after the majors raided their top talent, and, come on, it's Indianapolis.


    http://www.espnfrontrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Toni-Stone1.jpg

    Yes, they lost talent, and interest. It was a stunt to get customers back in the seats. No girl can make it at rookie ball. Hardball is hard.
    Reggie Miller’s sister was given a long tryout camp with an NBA team. The guys were careful not to hurt her, which she knew.

  119. @Anon1
    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    Levine’s striptease brought to mind the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” that sparked such a furor back in 2004:

    (Justin Timberlake’s expression in that photograph is priceless.)

    Believe it or not, it’s been fifteen years – three-quarters of a generation – since that fateful night when America was treated to a split-second glimpse of Janet Jackson’s right breast. George W. Bush was president of the United States; Barack H. Obama was a state senator from Illinois; Donald J. Trump was the host of The Apprentice on NBC. (His show was brand-new, having debuted only a few weeks before the Super Bowl.)

    Predictably, the SJWs are screaming about a “double standard” involving halftime-show torso exhibitionism. “If Levine can show his nipples, then why not Jackson?”

  120. @Mr. Anon
    The Handmaiden's Tale: Feminist Fear Porn

    It's remarkable how lefties persist in thinking that America is a cross between a 1950s TV show and a patriarchal compound run by militant calvinists. While out in the real America, even people in small towns have tattoos, tongue-studs and purple hair, and watch TV shows about lesbian vampires. They won - the country becamse exactly what they wanted it to become - an amoral, degenerate freak-show.

    “They won – the country became exactly what they wanted it to become – an amoral, degenerate freak-show.”

    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.

    • Replies: @Stick
    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.
    ---------------
    Correction, it wasn't the country that did that it was the Blue City States that did that.
  121. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuWg6AyzETg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9fR_-X9uw


    The Handmaiden's Tale ad included the voiceover from Ronald Reagan's 1984 "Morning Again in America"campaign ad. Images of White babies being born, being baptized and nursed are evidence of an apocalyptic hellscape. Subtle. The commercial ends with a GIANT WHITE CROSS replacing the Washington Monument looming over the National Mall with the tagline

    "Wake up America, Morning's Over.
     
    "

    The Handmaiden's Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women. Of course, the fascist Christian theocracy won't come until the second term of the Pence Administration, but no matter. The ad plays to Trump era liberal paranoia and the general hatred of White families that is the norm for modern America. The scenes of White babies and baptism terrifies the liberal women who are fans of the Series as it reminds them of the children that have not given birth to or aborted.

    Many of the ads featured sunlit wheat fields and milk consumption. At least two of the ads included mermaids which have become a symbol of transgenderism.

    I enjoyed the NFL 100 Year Anniversary commercial.

    The one thing which struck me about The Handmaiden’s Tale was that there were black leaders .
    It seems that just about everything posssible could be turned upside down but the idea that blacks could ever be discriminated against was just too absurd to be contemplated

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    The Handmaiden's Tale is so obviously a white woman's lurid Gothic fantasy about being sexually ravaged by high-status white men that when it's translated to film, the producers have to throw in unattractive Handmaidens and Diverse patriarchs to camouflage what's otherwise a semi-pornographic romance novel.

    Not to mention that exactly ZERO young, strong white guys with rifles would go along with the cartelization of the sexual marketplace by a few old rich dudes. That only works in the dar al Islam, and by "works," I mean creak along in a dysgenic, low-g mess.

    Anyway, it was cool to see the BIG GAYME won by a meritocratic team that focuses ruthlessly on fundamentals and execution. Is that still legal? Maybe the NFL needs some more rule changes.
  122. @e
    The feminist ad for some ap starring Serena Williams in pristine white turned really ugly with the sneer on her face at the end. Someone should have told the ad makers that if you want Serena to be effective, don't let her go from "feminine" to masculine.

    And the ad was for an online dating site, apparently!

  123. @MBlanc46
    I thought that had been cancelled for lack of interest.

    The Superbowl was yesterday?

  124. Per the NFL, Brady is simply the Greatest. Of. All. Time. Period.

    Six Championships, which ties Brady with Jordan. On to Yogi Berra (10 Championships), and Bill Russell (11 Championships).

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    Are you forgetting about Otto Graham?

    In 10 years, he guided his team to the championship game and prevailed in SEVEN, not six. Plus, he had a higher winning percentage and a higher average yards per attempt than Brady.
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    He's one of them. He can throw on a rope and has an immaculate sense of the field of play. He's smart, adaptive and focused. And in his off-time he marries a beautiful, loyal wife and has three healthy kids.

    Basically, he and his crew are everything Mike Vick and the Atlanta Falcons weren't and can never be.
    , @Brutusale
    Russell stands alone. From 1955 to 1969, his teams won TWO NCAA championships, the Olympic basketball gold medal, and 11 NBA championships.

    He also was an internationally-ranked high jumper and, to one of Steve's interests (tall men running), ran the 440 in 49.6 seconds. At 6'10".
  125. @Svigor
    Wasn't fake. Stop listening to Romo, he's about 1/10th of his hype (but I like him a lot in the booth, his enthusiasm is infectious. Needs the confidence that comes from experience, though; he visibly wilted under Nantz' bantz about his prediction.). That this is the best you can come up with proves my point about the high quality officiating.

    How many Rams drives ended in punts? Each one was an opportunity for the Rams to do something...

    Sorry, I’m not a Rams fan. And I don’t need Romo to think for me. But thanks for the snark anyways. That flag could be thrown on every single play. And yes your punt statement backs up what I said. In a game like this every inch of real estate is valuable. The Rams moved the ball exactly 3 times in this game and one of them was derailed by a horrible call.

    The Pats probably win anyway but I want the game decided by players and coaches not refs.

    The only other blatantly bad call was that Rams hit early in the game that was flagged. Other than that they let them play. Which I like.

    But, Karma, the Saints should’ve been there not the Rams. And except for that lame-ass tuck rule call in ’02 the Raiders beat the Patriots the first year of the Pat’s incredible dynasty.

    It is SportsBall so it is not like it really matters.

    I’ll end by saying I respectfully disagree with you. But we can still be friends.

  126. The Most Valuable Player of this Super Bowl is a new Jewish sports hero, and he deserves to be. This game was a pleasure to watch, in part because of MVP Julian Edelman’s performance. He was the receiver who came through for Tom Brady and earned this year’s MVP title.

    Edelman was born in Redwood City, California, the son of Angela (née Gole) and Frank Edelman, and brother to Jason and Nicole. According to the Patriots’ media office, Julian was originally raised as a Christian, and his ancestry includes Greek, English, Scottish, Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and German.

    His father is Jewish, and his mother is not. During an NFL Network interview in December 2013, Edelman stated that he identifies as Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah.

    His team calls him The Goat:

    • Replies: @black sea
    Maybe Edelmen will invest some of his Superbowl winnings on a beard trimmer.
  127. “His father is Jewish, and his mother is not… Edelman stated that he identifies as Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah.”

    Isn’t that about the equivalent of “I’m Christian, I put up Santa Claus lawn decorations at Christmas!”?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Maybe, but give us part-Jews some slack. He had a choice. Jews don't have many sports heroes. Edelman himself has said that nothing he has done in football came easy. I don't think he really cares one way or the other what, our who, "The Messiah" is supposed to be.

    He just needed to pick a commercial holiday to buy tchotchkes for. He plays football, God dammit.

    You see, this is the reductio ad absurdum of identity (sports, politics, holidays -- take yer pick). When you look at the man, he is clearly of European stock. D-N-A. Whatever garbage, piddly, Jew/Christian/Goy/ ETC. ETC. crap you want to throw on it is -- in the view of The Universe (you know, that thing scientists are supposed to be studying) -- NOT A GOD DAMMED THING.

  128. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    Everybody gets bad calls from time to time. Good teams move on. If you lose because of one bad call, then you aren’t winning by enough.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed of. They simply got out played. The Patriots wore out their defense.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    Right or wrong, one of the reasons why most of the country roots against the Patriots is the perception that, through the years, they have been the beneficiaries of calls that should not have been made against their opponents and non-calls which should have been made against them.

    The holding call last night is a prime example. It was a horrible call. Not even close or debatable. The Rams were moving.

    Of course, we don't know what would have transpired. Of course, another team might have overcome the horrible call.
  129. @Lagertha
    So proud of Tom and Julian...and the entire Defensive Line of the Patriots! Weirdest, most boring, close game evah; but Gronk and the Offensive Line won the game. The Linesmen were the true MVP's

    If one had listened to any of the ex football playing bloviators, Belichick had to devise a way to take the three best Rams out of their game. The three best varying but always including the Rams two defensive stars Suh and Aaron Donald. Bill took them out of their game three months ago when his O line jelled into the best in the NFL.
    So that left the Rams big names on Offense. Two were unable to perform Cup, and Gurley due to injury. The wide receivers did nada and the reason for that is that Goff did nothing and the reason for that is that Belichick only had to take one person out of his game. Sean McVay was outcoached outthought and outwitted all day from the coin toss to the last kneel down.
    If I were Pres. Trump, I would have a call into Bob Kraft this week asking for permission to interview Bill Belichick for the position of Secretary of Defense of the USA.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    The Patriots never rushed three and rarely only four. They pressured Goff the whole night. Good thing that poor guy is young and resilient because he took a lot of hits.
  130. [Reply to BuzzMohawk120]

    Edleman has come up in these parts before. He’s everything you’d cheer for in a player: scrappy little guy who makes astonishing plays with heart and determination. I thought he was the true MVP of SB51 (the comeback against Atlanta) and I was glad to see him get his due recognition last night.

  131. @Russ
    Bud Light has promised an ocean of free beer to the winning city. The flagship brewery is in St. Louis, which these days loathes both teams. The standard joke anyway is that Bud Light is but refrigerated piss. These days, though ... abstain indeed.

    But at least it’s made without corn syrup!

  132. @Paco Wové
    "His father is Jewish, and his mother is not... Edelman stated that he identifies as Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah."

    Isn't that about the equivalent of "I'm Christian, I put up Santa Claus lawn decorations at Christmas!"?

    Maybe, but give us part-Jews some slack. He had a choice. Jews don’t have many sports heroes. Edelman himself has said that nothing he has done in football came easy. I don’t think he really cares one way or the other what, our who, “The Messiah” is supposed to be.

    He just needed to pick a commercial holiday to buy tchotchkes for. He plays football, God dammit.

    You see, this is the reductio ad absurdum of identity (sports, politics, holidays — take yer pick). When you look at the man, he is clearly of European stock. D-N-A. Whatever garbage, piddly, Jew/Christian/Goy/ ETC. ETC. crap you want to throw on it is — in the view of The Universe (you know, that thing scientists are supposed to be studying) — NOT A GOD DAMMED THING.

    • Replies: @bjondo
    he does care what robt kraft thinks.
    and future media possibilities.
    , @BenKenobi

    us part-Jews
     
    http://socked.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/01-sutherland.jpg
  133. @BenKenobi
    The shadows dance on the wall of the cave. I am entertained.

    That’s it, isn’t it. It’s remarkable how prescient Plato was. Makes you wonder if he was beamed down from some spaceship or visiting Earth from the future.

  134. @Tiny Duck.
    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    ….so what did he say in response?

    • Replies: @Corn
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
  135. @Jim Don Bob
    Everybody gets bad calls from time to time. Good teams move on. If you lose because of one bad call, then you aren't winning by enough.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed of. They simply got out played. The Patriots wore out their defense.

    Right or wrong, one of the reasons why most of the country roots against the Patriots is the perception that, through the years, they have been the beneficiaries of calls that should not have been made against their opponents and non-calls which should have been made against them.

    The holding call last night is a prime example. It was a horrible call. Not even close or debatable. The Rams were moving.

    Of course, we don’t know what would have transpired. Of course, another team might have overcome the horrible call.

    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don't understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That "holding penalty" and "defenseless hit" earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.

    For that matter, Goff took a couple of hits last night that have been called as roughing the passer throughout this season (not that I agree with those kind of calls, but if you are going to call them in the Regular Season, why not the SB). Which makes the above calls so much worse, they let them play for the most part. Those two calls were the refs stepping in on two huge plays and giving it to the Pats.

    I'll just agree to disagree with those men and know to skip over any of their sports' comments in the future. It is not like this is a sportsball blog anyway. No big loss.

    Now back to work.
    , @Federalist
    The Rams don't have a lot of room to complain about horrible calls or non-calls.
    , @Svigor
    People see what they want to see. E.g., they conveniently ignore the blatant pick-play no-call to put KC on the 2 in the NFC Championship (they scored on the next play), the serial rape committed by KC DBs all night, etc.
  136. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Per the NFL, Brady is simply the Greatest. Of. All. Time. Period.

    Six Championships, which ties Brady with Jordan. On to Yogi Berra (10 Championships), and Bill Russell (11 Championships).

    Are you forgetting about Otto Graham?

    In 10 years, he guided his team to the championship game and prevailed in SEVEN, not six. Plus, he had a higher winning percentage and a higher average yards per attempt than Brady.

    • Replies: @ex-banker
    Graham won his championships in an eight to twelve team league - with only one playoff game. Some tradeoff obviously between needing to win a division to make the championship game versus needing to win three or four playoff games in the Super Bowl era.

    Winning six titles in the salary cap NFL is at least as great an accomplishment as the 1920s to 1950s Yankees and the Russell Celtics, who were competing in much smaller leagues with far less player turnover.
  137. @sb
    The one thing which struck me about The Handmaiden's Tale was that there were black leaders .
    It seems that just about everything posssible could be turned upside down but the idea that blacks could ever be discriminated against was just too absurd to be contemplated

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is so obviously a white woman’s lurid Gothic fantasy about being sexually ravaged by high-status white men that when it’s translated to film, the producers have to throw in unattractive Handmaidens and Diverse patriarchs to camouflage what’s otherwise a semi-pornographic romance novel.

    Not to mention that exactly ZERO young, strong white guys with rifles would go along with the cartelization of the sexual marketplace by a few old rich dudes. That only works in the dar al Islam, and by “works,” I mean creak along in a dysgenic, low-g mess.

    Anyway, it was cool to see the BIG GAYME won by a meritocratic team that focuses ruthlessly on fundamentals and execution. Is that still legal? Maybe the NFL needs some more rule changes.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    They are going to need some more rule changes. If I wanted to see a game where no one ever scores I'd watch soccer.
  138. Another Super Bowl summed up in a word:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………

    A garbage sport involving the battling of brain damaged buffoons.

    The fans, not the players.

  139. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    Even at iSteve, there’s no escaping these neurotic Jets-fan damage cases……

  140. @Anonymous
    While the most of America is tranquilized with circus, beer, and nachos, somewhere else, some serious people are working hard to prevent their country from becoming America:


    ****************************************************************************************************************

    " Israel said Sunday that work to strengthen its border with the Gaza Strip had entered a new phase, with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier.

    "Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists before the weekly cabinet meeting.

    The barrier, set to stand six metres (20 feet) off the ground, "will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", he said in Hebrew."

    *****************************************************************************************************************
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6662833/Israel-begins-construction-new-Gaza-border-barrier.html


    Just imagine if President Trump was Trump enough to announce right now, during the Super Bowl half-time, how he decided to break ground for The Big Beautiful Wall.

    In Hebrew, of course.

    2o feet, hmmmm. Show me a 20′ foot wall and…..

    The current world record height pole vault is 20′ 2 1/2″.

    Course, there’s no soft pit on the Israeli side so the landing would be pretty traumatic.

  141. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Per the NFL, Brady is simply the Greatest. Of. All. Time. Period.

    Six Championships, which ties Brady with Jordan. On to Yogi Berra (10 Championships), and Bill Russell (11 Championships).

    He’s one of them. He can throw on a rope and has an immaculate sense of the field of play. He’s smart, adaptive and focused. And in his off-time he marries a beautiful, loyal wife and has three healthy kids.

    Basically, he and his crew are everything Mike Vick and the Atlanta Falcons weren’t and can never be.

  142. @Enemy of Earth
    While I'm sure it will be hyped as a defensive battle for the ages, it has been a pretty boring game. The ads have been pretty much what I thought they would be: preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety, and just plain awful. If anyone needs further proof of the decline and imminent death of Western culture and civilization, the vapid halftime show provided ample evidence.

    I've had a much more enjoyable time following the Sports thread on 4chan.

    “preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety”

    They can’t just let the game be a game. No, it has to be a venue for their selfish personal and political aspirations. Substitute “SJWarriorism” for “Puritanism” in Menckin’s quote and it captures the flavor perfectly.

    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

    • Replies: @Enemy of Earth
    As one whose theological framework has been great enriched by much of the Puritan fathers' writings when I see or hear that quote, I usually assume Menckin was not very familiar with what the Puritans actually believed or how they lived.

    The Puritans held that all of life was to be lived to the glory of God. They saw no divide between the sacred and the secular. All of life is sacred. There is an account of a woman who went to the elders of her church to complain that her husband was neglecting his marital duties. The husband was subjected to church discipline.

    Because of the false distinction between the secular and sacred in much of American evangelicalism the culture has been abandoned to the godless. Literature, film, and television are wicked arenas to be shunned by the christian. Any occupation which is ethical should be considered sacred and holy if it is done with the glory of God in mind. And that just means performing your duties honestly and diligently, taking care to not defraud your employer and customers.

    A good book which presents a more accurate picture of what Puritans believed and how they lived is J. I. Packer's A Quest for Godliness - The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life.
    , @LondonBob
    Mencken clearly hated and failed to understand America. I wonder why he did not go back to Germany.
  143. @Tiny Duck.
    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”

    This comment finally convinced me that “Tiny Duck” is really Titania McGrath.

    He/She/Zir is brilliant.

    Lolz.

    • Troll: Tiny Duck.
  144. Bud light’s ad saying it does not use corn syrup but miller and coors do. The first time I have seen a big company say it does not use corn syrup which is an abomination. If it works for BUD it will work for others, hopefully other companies will drop corn syrup.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Bud Light doesn't use corn syrup but many other Anheuser Busch beers do - and high fructose corn syrup which is even worse than the regular corn syrup used in making Miller and Coors light beers. The syrup is not really "in" the beer because it gets fermented into alcohol (without leaving behind a lot of non-fermentable calories - that is the point of using it). Bud Light uses rice (which doesn't really belong in beer either) and has more calories than the others as a result.

    The whole idea of light beer is stupid. If you are worried about calories then drink a smaller portion of some decent beer. But there's a demand for it. Middle aged guys want to still drink a 6 pack every night without wearing it on their gut - have it both ways.

    There is plenty of good beer available nowadays - we are living in a golden age of beer. So if people want to drink bad beer, that's their decision. AB is not really in a position to throw stones because most of their beer is garbage too. Even Bud Light, despite the lack of corn syrup, is garbage. But apparently garbage is what the American public wants so who I am to judge - there's no accounting for taste.
  145. Anon[849] • Disclaimer says:

    I love how all the autism patients and old ladies are so proud of how they don’t watch football. So? Don’t watch it then. Who cares. I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars, or American Idol, but I recognize that they have a broad appeal to certain segments of the population. Low T males and post-fertility females are not the intended audience. That’s kind of the whole point.

    • Replies: @Bartlby
    Clearly you don’t have anyone, or know anyone with autism. Fuck you.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Buddy, I'm pretty sure you cube your t-levels and you still wouldn't be higher than mine.
  146. @LondonBob
    My father would have called Budweiser gnat's piss, Bud light particularly so. Budweiser Budvar on the other hand is my favourite lager. Due to their dispute over the name with Anheuser-Busch it is known as Czechvar in the US.

    Czechvar is quite good.

  147. @Liberty Mike
    Right or wrong, one of the reasons why most of the country roots against the Patriots is the perception that, through the years, they have been the beneficiaries of calls that should not have been made against their opponents and non-calls which should have been made against them.

    The holding call last night is a prime example. It was a horrible call. Not even close or debatable. The Rams were moving.

    Of course, we don't know what would have transpired. Of course, another team might have overcome the horrible call.

    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don’t understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That “holding penalty” and “defenseless hit” earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.

    For that matter, Goff took a couple of hits last night that have been called as roughing the passer throughout this season (not that I agree with those kind of calls, but if you are going to call them in the Regular Season, why not the SB). Which makes the above calls so much worse, they let them play for the most part. Those two calls were the refs stepping in on two huge plays and giving it to the Pats.

    I’ll just agree to disagree with those men and know to skip over any of their sports’ comments in the future. It is not like this is a sportsball blog anyway. No big loss.

    Now back to work.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I agree that the first roughing the passer call was bad, but the refs made up for it a few minutes later by not calling it on the Rams when one of their players threw Brady to the ground.

    I understand that people are tired of the Patriots winning all the time. So do something about it besides whining about the refs.
    , @Svigor

    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don’t understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That “holding penalty” and “defenseless hit” earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.
     
    I think the margin was a little wider than you're implying. Rams got dominated. Pats vs. Chiefs was a much closer-fought thing.
  148. @CK
    If one had listened to any of the ex football playing bloviators, Belichick had to devise a way to take the three best Rams out of their game. The three best varying but always including the Rams two defensive stars Suh and Aaron Donald. Bill took them out of their game three months ago when his O line jelled into the best in the NFL.
    So that left the Rams big names on Offense. Two were unable to perform Cup, and Gurley due to injury. The wide receivers did nada and the reason for that is that Goff did nothing and the reason for that is that Belichick only had to take one person out of his game. Sean McVay was outcoached outthought and outwitted all day from the coin toss to the last kneel down.
    If I were Pres. Trump, I would have a call into Bob Kraft this week asking for permission to interview Bill Belichick for the position of Secretary of Defense of the USA.

    The Patriots never rushed three and rarely only four. They pressured Goff the whole night. Good thing that poor guy is young and resilient because he took a lot of hits.

  149. 6 titles,
    6 given.
    reward for having a relative
    serve in the ITF.

    5ds

  150. My final take on SB is the NFL will, again, find ways to punish defense after this game. Seems to happen every four or five years. Defense gets too effective, NFL finds ways to take that away from the mix. The NFL seems to think Basketball on Astroturf is their future. Pick plays forever are where we are going. I sorely miss the 1980s power teams with power backs.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Usually, good team defensive performances involve swarming defenses with lots of defenders converging on the ball. This game, however, seemed to involve a lot of good individual defensive plays. For example, when Goff got sacked while rolling out to his right, the only defender within 6 yards of him brought him to his knees despite Goff making a strong move to elude him. Or the Rams pass to the back of the end zone -- the receiver beats the Patriots as a team but one defender came out of nowhere to break up the touchdown.
  151. @Stephen Paul Foster
    "They won – the country became exactly what they wanted it to become – an amoral, degenerate freak-show."

    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.

    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.
    —————
    Correction, it wasn’t the country that did that it was the Blue City States that did that.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    There is a lot of ruin in a nation.

    Tlaib and Cortez were not elected to national office, they were elected to a regional office in heavily minority areas. Heavily minority areas (mostly black ones) have been electing corrupt loud mouth whack jobs to Congress for decades - Adam Clayton Powell was elected in 1945.
  152. @Moses

    The Handmaiden’s Tale is about a fascist Christian theocracy that enslaves American women.
     
    Huh. I thought it was an obvious metaphor for Islam.

    Women love "Handmaiden's Tale" because it's all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women's amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden's Tale LARPing.

    “Women love “Handmaiden’s Tale” because it’s all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women’s amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden’s Tale LARPing.”

    You would think strident feminists would want to watch shows about empowered, independent, kickass women.

    Yet they flock to this show that’s basically about enslaved women.

    Interesting

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    You want kick-ass women in pop cultural entertainment, go back to the 80s, maybe the 90s at latest. Hollywood makes kick ass women for male fetishists and stopped caring about male audiences a long time ago. Female audiences don't want to see a prettier and more competant woman solving her problems, they want whining, group whining, the lengthy telling-off of an unsatisafactory boyfriend, and John Norman stuff.
  153. @Achmed E. Newman
    Hi. Yes, that's the first step, but you've got to say "Hi, I'm Anon1 and I'm a former TV watcher."

    "Welcome, Anon1, bet you don't last through step 4, you poor bastard."
    "Hey, I'll put 5 large on that one!"
    "Count me in on that action."
    "Whoa, wait guys, is this what we're supposed to be doing here?"
    "Hell yeah, Gamblers Anonymous is on Tuesdays. This is Sunday. Sit TF down and let us get our bets in."
    "Hey, Fred, you're in Kleptos Anonymous, aren't you? You hold onto the cash - I don't trust the rest of these sorry-ass addicts."

    Brilliant.
    I watched Pride & Prejudice on PBS, followed by Victoria. If there were any good ads, they’ll be on YouTube.

    I hear Maroon 5 was upstaged by SpongeBob SquarePants. Which may have been doing Maroon 5 a favor.

  154. So, the ‘white team’ is a little less black.

  155. @Ragno

    As I watched these wonderful woke ads, I turned to my partner, “This is why we fight. This is what we sacrifice for. Cheeto hitler will not take it from the people.”
     
    ....so what did he say in response?

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  156. @Stick
    My final take on SB is the NFL will, again, find ways to punish defense after this game. Seems to happen every four or five years. Defense gets too effective, NFL finds ways to take that away from the mix. The NFL seems to think Basketball on Astroturf is their future. Pick plays forever are where we are going. I sorely miss the 1980s power teams with power backs.

    Usually, good team defensive performances involve swarming defenses with lots of defenders converging on the ball. This game, however, seemed to involve a lot of good individual defensive plays. For example, when Goff got sacked while rolling out to his right, the only defender within 6 yards of him brought him to his knees despite Goff making a strong move to elude him. Or the Rams pass to the back of the end zone — the receiver beats the Patriots as a team but one defender came out of nowhere to break up the touchdown.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Agreed. The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.
  157. @Steve Sailer
    Usually, good team defensive performances involve swarming defenses with lots of defenders converging on the ball. This game, however, seemed to involve a lot of good individual defensive plays. For example, when Goff got sacked while rolling out to his right, the only defender within 6 yards of him brought him to his knees despite Goff making a strong move to elude him. Or the Rams pass to the back of the end zone -- the receiver beats the Patriots as a team but one defender came out of nowhere to break up the touchdown.

    Agreed. The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.
     
    Right. And more than a few of them were made by Ram's defenders breaking up 3rd down attempts by the Patriots.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed about; they were in it until the very end when their defense was gassed.

    Name any team that could have done better.

  158. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don't understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That "holding penalty" and "defenseless hit" earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.

    For that matter, Goff took a couple of hits last night that have been called as roughing the passer throughout this season (not that I agree with those kind of calls, but if you are going to call them in the Regular Season, why not the SB). Which makes the above calls so much worse, they let them play for the most part. Those two calls were the refs stepping in on two huge plays and giving it to the Pats.

    I'll just agree to disagree with those men and know to skip over any of their sports' comments in the future. It is not like this is a sportsball blog anyway. No big loss.

    Now back to work.

    I agree that the first roughing the passer call was bad, but the refs made up for it a few minutes later by not calling it on the Rams when one of their players threw Brady to the ground.

    I understand that people are tired of the Patriots winning all the time. So do something about it besides whining about the refs.

    • Agree: Svigor
  159. @Buzz Mohawk
    Agreed. The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.

    The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.

    Right. And more than a few of them were made by Ram’s defenders breaking up 3rd down attempts by the Patriots.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed about; they were in it until the very end when their defense was gassed.

    Name any team that could have done better.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    The Chiefs did do better. Forced the Pats' offense to hang it out there for most of the game. The Rams' offense was pretty much shut down the whole game, while their defense pulled the old "bend but don't break" thing for 3 quarters, by the skin of their teeth.
  160. @Liberty Mike
    Right or wrong, one of the reasons why most of the country roots against the Patriots is the perception that, through the years, they have been the beneficiaries of calls that should not have been made against their opponents and non-calls which should have been made against them.

    The holding call last night is a prime example. It was a horrible call. Not even close or debatable. The Rams were moving.

    Of course, we don't know what would have transpired. Of course, another team might have overcome the horrible call.

    The Rams don’t have a lot of room to complain about horrible calls or non-calls.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    No, they don't.
  161. It’s interesting that for those of us who don’t bother watching the game
    but instead rely on newspaper accounts, the latter barely mention
    who actually produced the winning score. Here Wikipedia is the best.
    To stay reasonably informed all you need to know is the Scoring Summary:

    Gostkowski 3 field goals
    Zuerlein 1 field goal
    Michel. 1 touchdown

  162. @Whiskey
    Re Adam Levine. Cocaine is a he'll of a weight loss drug.

    Peyton Manning was funny in the pregame commercial with John Malkovich.

    The Rolling Stones were the best halftime show. Prince #2.

    Re Adam Levine. Cocaine is a he’ll of a weight loss drug.

    He used to do commercials for Adderall.

  163. @Svigor
    LOL, fuckin loved the WaPo Super Bowl self-abuse; "When America's threatened" *shows image of Oklahoma City bombing not 9/11 because domestic white guy not foreign Muslims*

    "What bias, goy?"

  164. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don't understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That "holding penalty" and "defenseless hit" earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.

    For that matter, Goff took a couple of hits last night that have been called as roughing the passer throughout this season (not that I agree with those kind of calls, but if you are going to call them in the Regular Season, why not the SB). Which makes the above calls so much worse, they let them play for the most part. Those two calls were the refs stepping in on two huge plays and giving it to the Pats.

    I'll just agree to disagree with those men and know to skip over any of their sports' comments in the future. It is not like this is a sportsball blog anyway. No big loss.

    Now back to work.

    Exactly my point. The folks making the comments don’t understand how little the margin of difference is between teams and players of this caliber. That “holding penalty” and “defenseless hit” earlier in the game were huge calls in a game this tight.

    I think the margin was a little wider than you’re implying. Rams got dominated. Pats vs. Chiefs was a much closer-fought thing.

  165. @Buzz Mohawk
    The Most Valuable Player of this Super Bowl is a new Jewish sports hero, and he deserves to be. This game was a pleasure to watch, in part because of MVP Julian Edelman's performance. He was the receiver who came through for Tom Brady and earned this year's MVP title.

    Edelman was born in Redwood City, California, the son of Angela (née Gole) and Frank Edelman, and brother to Jason and Nicole. According to the Patriots’ media office, Julian was originally raised as a Christian, and his ancestry includes Greek, English, Scottish, Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and German.

    His father is Jewish, and his mother is not. During an NFL Network interview in December 2013, Edelman stated that he identifies as Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah.
     
    His team calls him The Goat:

    https://nesncom.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Julian-Edelman-2.jpg

    Maybe Edelmen will invest some of his Superbowl winnings on a beard trimmer.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Yeah. I should edit my comment BTW: Edelman looks like a goat now with that beard, but Brady gets called the GOAT. Edelman is not really a "new" hero either.
  166. I root for Edelman because he is listed at 5 feet 10 inches and I root for Brady because he is 41 years old.

    Edelman is also 32 years old and still has his wheels.

    I was disappointed that once again Tom Brady didn’t thank Mo Lewis for his career.

    President Trump has disappointed tens of millions of American citizens who want to have legal immigration completely halted and illegal immigration stopped.

  167. @Liberty Mike
    Right or wrong, one of the reasons why most of the country roots against the Patriots is the perception that, through the years, they have been the beneficiaries of calls that should not have been made against their opponents and non-calls which should have been made against them.

    The holding call last night is a prime example. It was a horrible call. Not even close or debatable. The Rams were moving.

    Of course, we don't know what would have transpired. Of course, another team might have overcome the horrible call.

    People see what they want to see. E.g., they conveniently ignore the blatant pick-play no-call to put KC on the 2 in the NFC Championship (they scored on the next play), the serial rape committed by KC DBs all night, etc.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    They do tend to do that - they being people.
  168. @Jim Don Bob

    The great defensive plays of this game involved individual men moving very quickly to places there were not expected to be.
     
    Right. And more than a few of them were made by Ram's defenders breaking up 3rd down attempts by the Patriots.

    The Rams have nothing to be ashamed about; they were in it until the very end when their defense was gassed.

    Name any team that could have done better.

    The Chiefs did do better. Forced the Pats’ offense to hang it out there for most of the game. The Rams’ offense was pretty much shut down the whole game, while their defense pulled the old “bend but don’t break” thing for 3 quarters, by the skin of their teeth.

  169. @Liberty Mike
    Are you forgetting about Otto Graham?

    In 10 years, he guided his team to the championship game and prevailed in SEVEN, not six. Plus, he had a higher winning percentage and a higher average yards per attempt than Brady.

    Graham won his championships in an eight to twelve team league – with only one playoff game. Some tradeoff obviously between needing to win a division to make the championship game versus needing to win three or four playoff games in the Super Bowl era.

    Winning six titles in the salary cap NFL is at least as great an accomplishment as the 1920s to 1950s Yankees and the Russell Celtics, who were competing in much smaller leagues with far less player turnover.

    • Agree: Svigor
  170. @Anon
    i hear it was superbore

    I wouldn’t know. I waited all afternoon for the game to start. Then nothing much happened. I woke up and saw that one of the teams had evidently scored a field goal. It was too boring for me and turned it off and went back to my book.

    I used to be a rabid fan but life is long. I can’t get interested in basketball anymore either. I think the problem is that these are nineteenth century sports. We need some new sports. For a while I watched American Ninja Warrior. Now that shows appeal too has cloyed.

    All sports are just some mixture of running, jumping and throwing. Surely some one can make up some new mix. We could have a contest.

    • Replies: @Lot
    "Surely some one can make up some new mix."

    I liked the American Gladiators obstacle course in the 90s.
  171. @Anonymous
    If we are all here, who's watching the game?

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?

    Not me. While I was having actual fun working on my antique car, I heard my wife and kids laughing at some of the commercials, and pretty much silent for the game. Yes, I understand it was an exceedingly boring match up by stupor bowl standards, but it reminded me of the collegiate games I stopped going to long ago. My professor wife had (still has) access to season tickets, but the football hoopla has to be fabricated by the large crowds, the vendors, the bands, halftime, the cheerleaders, the announcer and the big screens that show the close up action and replays because the game itself just isn’t that exciting. Watching tiny guys running around on a field an eighth of a mile away, it’s hard to tell the difference between boring games and exciting games.

    According to the WSJ, a pro game is on average eleven minutes of play time stretched out over three hours. And they get time outs. By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)

    • Replies: @Clyde

    By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)
     
    That's not action. That is running around aimlessly and noodling around. I respect their aerobic capacity, but let's get real. The reason we have soccer riots is the inebriated fans need an emotional outlet after a boring, low scoring, stultifying game.
    , @J.Ross
    >there's more excitement in soccer because the action is uninterrupted
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5s8WlXgxtVc/maxresdefault.jpg
  172. @Buffalo Joe
    OK, Gronk was great and should retire. Edelman is my MVP and should retire. Devlin blocks like a locomotive. Brady started shaky, recovered and should retire.

    They should ALL retire, right, Bills fan?

    It’s too bad that they have too much fun messing with the whole country.

    It’s good to be king, even if his beer is made with avocado syrup. Brady’s ring makes the NFL 100 commercial outdated the first day it aired.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Brutus, Haven't heard from you in a while. I may be Buffalo born and raised but I appreciate good football, something we rarely see around here. Be proud of your team.
  173. @Stick
    You nailed it. A country that puts bloviating lunatics like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high office is on the edge of an apocalypse.
    ---------------
    Correction, it wasn't the country that did that it was the Blue City States that did that.

    There is a lot of ruin in a nation.

    Tlaib and Cortez were not elected to national office, they were elected to a regional office in heavily minority areas. Heavily minority areas (mostly black ones) have been electing corrupt loud mouth whack jobs to Congress for decades – Adam Clayton Powell was elected in 1945.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  174. @Svigor
    LOL BT protocol. WTF pays for (((teevee)))?

    THT is absolute top-notch comedy - you don't know what you're missing. Do yourself a favor and forget about anything (((Big Media))) labels as comedy, and watch THT instead.

    “LOL BT protocol”

    If you want to watch a couple hours of TV a week on your PC, that works fine.

    More typical in the USA is 20-25 hours a week, and on a big living room or bedroom tv. Download that much, and your ISP will cut you off. Cable or multiple paid streaming services are more practical then.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Bah, that's what VPNs are for.

    BT is superior to shitty pay TV, with its commercials, bandwidth hiccups, funding evil, etc.
  175. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    Interesting to hear the whining about one call, while in both the Chiefs AFC championship game and the Super Bowl almost every replay of a Brady incompletion showed the targeted Pats receiver being mugged the length of the field.

    But great teams overcome the zebras.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    You do remember Super Bowl 36 when the Patriots clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Rams' receivers on every passing play?

    Do you remember the 2003 AFC championship game when the Patriots also clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Colts' receivers on every passing play?

    You remember the Tuck Rule fiasco?

    Do you remember the phantom holding call against the Rams' center last night?

    How about the hit on Goff as he was going out of bounds?

    How about the 2011 AFC championship game when Lee Evans caught the Joe Flacco pass for a touchdown but the refs called an incompletion?

    How about the October 4, 2009 game at Foxboro in which three roughing the passer calls were assessed against the Ravens in the fourth quarter? Ray Lewis cited those calls as evidence of the proposition that the Patriots have been, shall we say, "fortunate."

    How about last year's AFC championship game in Foxboro against the Jags? Do you remember the phony pi call against the Jags in the fourth quarter? Or the phantom roughing the passer call against the Jags?

    In addition, there is empirical evidence showing that the Patriots, in games decided by one score or less, have had far fewer calls assessed against them than their opponents in the last 5 years.
  176. @Pat Boyle
    I wouldn't know. I waited all afternoon for the game to start. Then nothing much happened. I woke up and saw that one of the teams had evidently scored a field goal. It was too boring for me and turned it off and went back to my book.

    I used to be a rabid fan but life is long. I can't get interested in basketball anymore either. I think the problem is that these are nineteenth century sports. We need some new sports. For a while I watched American Ninja Warrior. Now that shows appeal too has cloyed.

    All sports are just some mixture of running, jumping and throwing. Surely some one can make up some new mix. We could have a contest.

    “Surely some one can make up some new mix.”

    I liked the American Gladiators obstacle course in the 90s.

  177. @haole
    Bud light's ad saying it does not use corn syrup but miller and coors do. The first time I have seen a big company say it does not use corn syrup which is an abomination. If it works for BUD it will work for others, hopefully other companies will drop corn syrup.

    Bud Light doesn’t use corn syrup but many other Anheuser Busch beers do – and high fructose corn syrup which is even worse than the regular corn syrup used in making Miller and Coors light beers. The syrup is not really “in” the beer because it gets fermented into alcohol (without leaving behind a lot of non-fermentable calories – that is the point of using it). Bud Light uses rice (which doesn’t really belong in beer either) and has more calories than the others as a result.

    The whole idea of light beer is stupid. If you are worried about calories then drink a smaller portion of some decent beer. But there’s a demand for it. Middle aged guys want to still drink a 6 pack every night without wearing it on their gut – have it both ways.

    There is plenty of good beer available nowadays – we are living in a golden age of beer. So if people want to drink bad beer, that’s their decision. AB is not really in a position to throw stones because most of their beer is garbage too. Even Bud Light, despite the lack of corn syrup, is garbage. But apparently garbage is what the American public wants so who I am to judge – there’s no accounting for taste.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Coors Light, which makes Bud Light taste good, is the third best selling beer in Canada.
  178. @Kaganovitch
    Jewish

    Is she half- black, or a quarter maybe?

    • Replies: @Lot
    She looked dark and Kamala-like in the SB clip. But that may be a function of being very thin and low bodyfat, tanning beds over many years, cosmetic surgery, and being a little weird looking naturally.

    She definitely looks more wrinkly than her 42/43 age, which is why I think she used tanning beds. She could pass for 48 or 50. She also looks darker in the Feb SB interview than she does in most photos.

    Her children don't look mixed race at all.

    https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/tracy-wolfson-family-e1491249406307.jpg?quality=65&strip=all&strip=all
  179. Penalties (number-total yards):

    Patriots 3-20
    Rams 9-65

    This is one of the most lopsided stats in the game.

    I was surprised when I saw that the total number of plays was only Patriots 68 Rams 60. I thought there would be a bigger differential there.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    The Patriots are the least penalized team in the NFL. One of the many reasons why they consistently win.
    , @Jack D
    Does this reflect the actual # of violations or biased refs?

    IIRC, the Pats declined some penalties because it was to their advantage to do so.

    Also, once a team goes behind and time is running out, they start to do more desperate things and incur penalties.

    People don't want to hear it because they hate the Pats, but they won because they played better. Keep in mind that they won by 10 so somehow the refs would have had to screw up more than 2 scoring opportunities to change the outcome. And were all 6 Superbowl rings due to bad reffing?
  180. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Per the NFL, Brady is simply the Greatest. Of. All. Time. Period.

    Six Championships, which ties Brady with Jordan. On to Yogi Berra (10 Championships), and Bill Russell (11 Championships).

    Russell stands alone. From 1955 to 1969, his teams won TWO NCAA championships, the Olympic basketball gold medal, and 11 NBA championships.

    He also was an internationally-ranked high jumper and, to one of Steve’s interests (tall men running), ran the 440 in 49.6 seconds. At 6’10”.

  181. @David In TN
    It played out like a 70's Super Bowl.

    The NFL has succeeded in attracting a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about football than they do about fractal geometry, so they changed the game to feature touchdowns all over the place. For the average “fan” it’s For them it’s 54-40 or “I’m bored. I’m outta here.” It was good to see an old fashioned knock down, drag out defensive battle like the old days.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It's absolutely true by definition, but it's supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product - it's not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn't changed.

    Football is just a game, an entertainment, a bunch of grown men chasing after a ball. Its rules were not achieved by the gods on Mt. Olympus in ancient times. They were made up on the fly by a bunch of drunken college boys. If the rules get in the way of the entertainment, the rules have to change.

    , @Dtbb
    54 40 or fight.
  182. @The Anti-Gnostic
    The Handmaiden's Tale is so obviously a white woman's lurid Gothic fantasy about being sexually ravaged by high-status white men that when it's translated to film, the producers have to throw in unattractive Handmaidens and Diverse patriarchs to camouflage what's otherwise a semi-pornographic romance novel.

    Not to mention that exactly ZERO young, strong white guys with rifles would go along with the cartelization of the sexual marketplace by a few old rich dudes. That only works in the dar al Islam, and by "works," I mean creak along in a dysgenic, low-g mess.

    Anyway, it was cool to see the BIG GAYME won by a meritocratic team that focuses ruthlessly on fundamentals and execution. Is that still legal? Maybe the NFL needs some more rule changes.

    They are going to need some more rule changes. If I wanted to see a game where no one ever scores I’d watch soccer.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    They are going to need some more rule changes. If I wanted to see a game where no one ever scores I’d watch soccer.

     

    And if you want more scoring, go watch cricket. Leave baseball alone.


    https://www.hartsport.com.au/images/ProductImages/500/7-059.png
  183. Left out of the blackety-black-black commentary is the fact that the first white guy to come out in solidarity with his black kneeler teammates, Chris Long, won the league’s humanitarian award.

  184. @Federalist
    The Rams don't have a lot of room to complain about horrible calls or non-calls.

    No, they don’t.

  185. @Svigor
    People see what they want to see. E.g., they conveniently ignore the blatant pick-play no-call to put KC on the 2 in the NFC Championship (they scored on the next play), the serial rape committed by KC DBs all night, etc.

    They do tend to do that – they being people.

  186. @Jack D
    Bud Light doesn't use corn syrup but many other Anheuser Busch beers do - and high fructose corn syrup which is even worse than the regular corn syrup used in making Miller and Coors light beers. The syrup is not really "in" the beer because it gets fermented into alcohol (without leaving behind a lot of non-fermentable calories - that is the point of using it). Bud Light uses rice (which doesn't really belong in beer either) and has more calories than the others as a result.

    The whole idea of light beer is stupid. If you are worried about calories then drink a smaller portion of some decent beer. But there's a demand for it. Middle aged guys want to still drink a 6 pack every night without wearing it on their gut - have it both ways.

    There is plenty of good beer available nowadays - we are living in a golden age of beer. So if people want to drink bad beer, that's their decision. AB is not really in a position to throw stones because most of their beer is garbage too. Even Bud Light, despite the lack of corn syrup, is garbage. But apparently garbage is what the American public wants so who I am to judge - there's no accounting for taste.

    Coors Light, which makes Bud Light taste good, is the third best selling beer in Canada.

  187. @simple_pseudonymic_handle
    Penalties (number-total yards):

    Patriots 3-20
    Rams 9-65

    This is one of the most lopsided stats in the game.

    I was surprised when I saw that the total number of plays was only Patriots 68 Rams 60. I thought there would be a bigger differential there.

    The Patriots are the least penalized team in the NFL. One of the many reasons why they consistently win.

    • Replies: @bjondo
    sorta like the falling tree in the forest.

    if a ref dont call
    no penalty exists.
  188. @Brutusale
    Interesting to hear the whining about one call, while in both the Chiefs AFC championship game and the Super Bowl almost every replay of a Brady incompletion showed the targeted Pats receiver being mugged the length of the field.

    But great teams overcome the zebras.

    You do remember Super Bowl 36 when the Patriots clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Rams’ receivers on every passing play?

    Do you remember the 2003 AFC championship game when the Patriots also clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Colts’ receivers on every passing play?

    You remember the Tuck Rule fiasco?

    Do you remember the phantom holding call against the Rams’ center last night?

    How about the hit on Goff as he was going out of bounds?

    How about the 2011 AFC championship game when Lee Evans caught the Joe Flacco pass for a touchdown but the refs called an incompletion?

    How about the October 4, 2009 game at Foxboro in which three roughing the passer calls were assessed against the Ravens in the fourth quarter? Ray Lewis cited those calls as evidence of the proposition that the Patriots have been, shall we say, “fortunate.”

    How about last year’s AFC championship game in Foxboro against the Jags? Do you remember the phony pi call against the Jags in the fourth quarter? Or the phantom roughing the passer call against the Jags?

    In addition, there is empirical evidence showing that the Patriots, in games decided by one score or less, have had far fewer calls assessed against them than their opponents in the last 5 years.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    Even people in Baltimore don’t make the argument Lee Evans caught that ball. Lee Evans himself said he didn’t catch the ball.
  189. @simple_pseudonymic_handle
    Penalties (number-total yards):

    Patriots 3-20
    Rams 9-65

    This is one of the most lopsided stats in the game.

    I was surprised when I saw that the total number of plays was only Patriots 68 Rams 60. I thought there would be a bigger differential there.

    Does this reflect the actual # of violations or biased refs?

    IIRC, the Pats declined some penalties because it was to their advantage to do so.

    Also, once a team goes behind and time is running out, they start to do more desperate things and incur penalties.

    People don’t want to hear it because they hate the Pats, but they won because they played better. Keep in mind that they won by 10 so somehow the refs would have had to screw up more than 2 scoring opportunities to change the outcome. And were all 6 Superbowl rings due to bad reffing?

  190. Also, once a team goes behind and time is running out, they start to do more desperate things and incur penalties.

    when did the penalties occur?

  191. @Prester John
    The NFL has succeeded in attracting a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about football than they do about fractal geometry, so they changed the game to feature touchdowns all over the place. For the average "fan" it's For them it's 54-40 or "I'm bored. I'm outta here." It was good to see an old fashioned knock down, drag out defensive battle like the old days.

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.

    Football is just a game, an entertainment, a bunch of grown men chasing after a ball. Its rules were not achieved by the gods on Mt. Olympus in ancient times. They were made up on the fly by a bunch of drunken college boys. If the rules get in the way of the entertainment, the rules have to change.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time).
     
    I guess I can be proud of myself then, for getting Julian Edelman's nickname wrong and thinking he was a "new" hero. I don't follow football, but I enjoyed this particular game. BTW what is this thing you call "Bud?"
    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.
     
    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I'm not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.
  192. @black sea
    Maybe Edelmen will invest some of his Superbowl winnings on a beard trimmer.

    Yeah. I should edit my comment BTW: Edelman looks like a goat now with that beard, but Brady gets called the GOAT. Edelman is not really a “new” hero either.

  193. @Jack D
    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It's absolutely true by definition, but it's supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product - it's not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn't changed.

    Football is just a game, an entertainment, a bunch of grown men chasing after a ball. Its rules were not achieved by the gods on Mt. Olympus in ancient times. They were made up on the fly by a bunch of drunken college boys. If the rules get in the way of the entertainment, the rules have to change.

    The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time).

    I guess I can be proud of myself then, for getting Julian Edelman’s nickname wrong and thinking he was a “new” hero. I don’t follow football, but I enjoyed this particular game. BTW what is this thing you call “Bud?”

  194. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That fake holding penalty against the Rams, center on that Gurley first down run, was the turning point in the game. It was still 3 v 3 and the Rams had something going with two quick first downs until that false flag put them back to 1st and 20. Without that flag I believe it would have been a much different game.

    Am I the only one who thought the interception that ended the Ram’s only threatening drive, and that resulted in their fatal loss of momentum, seemed fishy?

  195. Meh, New England somewhat-of-a-fan here. I limp through the Pats games because parties and it’s interesting with Belichick and Brady and the rest and because at the Youth Club and sandlot level I was pretty good, it’s a great sport, if violent. But Robert Kraft can suck my dick with his approval of the toxic male Gillette commercials. It fits his Jewish interest just fine and his fan base actually spending money on tix and the rest are too weak to resist.

    Even that, I record, watch the recorded version, fast forward through the commercials. NFL football, more than any other way, wrecked it by turning the broadcast into a block of commercials with a football game attached. That it all turned so hideously political is the doing of Democrat SJW Goodell. What a piece of shit that guy is. His father was a turd of a Democrat also, if IIRC. Looking at Goodell, at RINO Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts and drunken Marty Walsh, Boston Mayor, they could be brothers, they are the same brand of corrupto-crats for certain. In a state so intensely critical of White males, it’s curious that the power positions are held by these heathens.

    Meanwhile, Brady, Belichick, the rest, including drunken Robert Kraft, these Super Bowls, wins or not, it’s all gotten to be routine and they’ve all determined to do it again next year. And like all the other years, what’s to stop em? And so, 30 seconds after the confetti falls, it’s on to Boston’s World Series baseball spring training, also routine and boring and unfit to watch until the playoffs (baseball is BORING) and of course, the season of Golf’s Majors. The Golfing majors, the Players, a couple of others just those, are watchable. The rest is junk-golf, unwatchable. For me, the Majors are better than four Super Bowls. Golf is also careful not to insult the wealthy White male too much.

  196. @istevefan
    Regarding the gal doing the post-game interview, Tracy Wolfson. Ethnically what is she?

    iSteve, Tracy Wolfson is…short. I could hear her voice but she got swarmed by the celebrating Patriots. Hell, she could have been tall for a girl 5′-10″ and still disappear in that tsunami of beef.

  197. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Well the horrible ref work is continuing in the SB.

    I thought along time ago that the pro game is too fast and furious for the refs to keep up with all that is going on. Which makes for too many opportunities to make bad calls or non-calls.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Good point.

    The playoffs would be better if they kept the same crews together and added two more booth refs; one to look at offense and one to look at defense who both could call plays.

    Nobody was in charge on the Saints fiasco.
  198. @Svigor
    Someone should do a spreadsheet and give us the stats on (((Big Media))) talking heads, Jewish vs. goy, plus who were pro (Hell, even pro or college) athletes vs not pro athletes. 'Course )))race-realism((( has predictive power so you know what I'm gonna say...

    E.g;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Berman


    Early life
    Berman was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Peggy Shevell (née Tenenbaum), who worked as a reporter-researcher for Time magazine, and James Keliner Berman, a corporate executive vice president.[3] Berman grew up in Irvington, New York. He was raised Jewish.[4] During his childhood, he went to Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine. He enrolled at the Hackley School in 1970, and graduated Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history,[5] where he was the sports director of the school's radio station, WBRU.[6]

    Career (1977–present)

    Berman's sportscasting career began at Hartford's WVIT-TV as a weekend sports anchor.
     

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Michaels


    Early life and education
    Michaels was born to a Jewish[1] family in Brooklyn, New York, to Jay Leonard Michaels and Lila Roginsky/Ross. He grew up as a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. In 1958, Michaels's family moved to Los Angeles, the same year the Dodgers left Brooklyn.[2][3] Michaels attended San Diego State University before transferring to Arizona State University, where he majored in radio and television and minored in journalism. He worked as a sports writer for ASU's independent student newspaper, The State Press. He also is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.[4]

    Early career
    Michaels's first job in television was with Chuck Barris Productions, choosing women to appear on The Dating Game. His first sportscasting job came in 1964, when he was hired to do public relations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Later, he was hired by the team to serve eight games as a color commentator but fired after the first four, after Lakers play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn disapproved of him.[5] Michaels, who had worked on the team's media guide, was also considered to be the first color commentator of the Los Angeles Kings, where he would have been with Jiggs McDonald. That assignment went to Ed Fitkin instead.[6]

    Michaels resumed his broadcasting career in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. He also called play-by-play for the University of Hawaii's football and basketball teams as well as high school football games and was named Hawaii's "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1969. In 1970, Michaels appeared as attorney Dave Bronstein in an episode of Hawaii Five-O called "Run, Johnny, Run" (Air date: January 14, 1970); the episode also featured a young Christopher Walken.

    In 1971, Michaels moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became the lead announcer for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. In 1972, the Reds won the National League Championship Series and advanced to the World Series. Michaels helped cover the Fall Classic for NBC Sports, and also was the network's play-by-play man for the hockey coverage at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan.

    In 1973, two days before he was assigned to call the regular-season NFL finale between the Houston Oilers and Cincinnati Bengals, Bill Enis died from a heart attack at the age of 39. NBC proceeded to bring Michaels in to replace Enis in the booth with Dave Kocourek.

    In 1974, Michaels left the Reds for a similar position with the San Francisco Giants, and also covered basketball for UCLA, replacing Dick Enberg on the Bruins' tape-delayed telecasts of their home games, during a period when UCLA was in the midst of an 88-game winning streak. He left NBC that year and announced regional NFL games for CBS Sports in 1975. He called the no-hitter by John Candelaria on August 9, 1976. He signed with ABC Sports in January 1977.
     

    High-level athletic experience: 0

    Etc.

    In order to be a sports journalist, you have to be a journalist first – you have to be able to write and/or speak on the air. This is an entire different talent set than those required to play a sport. There have been many great sports journalists who never played the sport that they covered.

    There have been a few ex-athletes who have transitioned to sport journalism but there are many athletes who lack the verbal fluency and/or writing ability to ever make this transition. They might know more about their sport than any living human but they can speak only in inarticulate grunts and mumbles, which makes them worthless as journalists.

    Jews are known for their verbal facility (and not their athletic prowess) which makes them good sports journalists and not so good athletes – there’s no contradiction there.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Svigor
    Of course. Jews are totally not nepotistic, Judaism totally isn't nepotism as a religion, and the Old Testament totally isn't the story of the most nepotistic people in history. It all be merit 'n' sheeeeit. Which is why (((you))) totally never nepotist-ically defend (((them))).
    , @LondonBob
    Of course there is no ethnic networking going on, it is Jewish verbal prowess!
  199. @Russ
    Bud Light has promised an ocean of free beer to the winning city. The flagship brewery is in St. Louis, which these days loathes both teams. The standard joke anyway is that Bud Light is but refrigerated piss. These days, though ... abstain indeed.

    Does any brand of lite beer taste good?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Taste is a matter of .. uh.. taste, but short answer is no. Yuengling Light is perhaps the best of a bad bunch in the low priced category and Sam Adams Light when you go up a price point, but that's not saying much in either case. I'm speaking here of beers with national distribution and not stuff that's sold at 1 brewpub in Kansas. But by definition, light beer is light so it's going to be light on a lot of the stuff that makes good beer taste like good beer.
    , @Lot
    They are like 8 of 10 best selling beers in the USA, so of course.

    They are also pretty similar, with the real grouping that the really cheap ones taste a little off and the rest taste fine.
  200. @Jack D
    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It's absolutely true by definition, but it's supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product - it's not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn't changed.

    Football is just a game, an entertainment, a bunch of grown men chasing after a ball. Its rules were not achieved by the gods on Mt. Olympus in ancient times. They were made up on the fly by a bunch of drunken college boys. If the rules get in the way of the entertainment, the rules have to change.

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.

    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I’m not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    The truth behind the origin of IPAs is a bit more mundane. Commanders in the service of the East India Company were allowed to do some trading on their own behalves. George Hodgson's Bow Brewery was closest to the docks where the East Indiamen tied up, so his beer, a relatively light, hoppy ale, became the standard for shipment to India.

    https://beerconnoisseur.com/articles/truth-about-origins-ipa
    , @Jack D
    Indicative in the same way that Wonderbread is "indicative" of what real bread used to taste like. Bud is already a highly degraded product and Bud Light even more.

    The German immigrants would have brewed something like Czechvar. While this is a pilsener and not an IPA, it contains a significant amount of hops (and therefore a pleasant and mild yet noticeable amount of bitterness) and no corn or rice "adjuncts". Adolphus Busch would have been ashamed to put his name on Bud Light (although he would have appreciated a product that sold well).
    , @ben tillman

    I’m not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.
     
    Ain't that the truth! I'd take Schaefer over any bitter beer any day.
    , @Anonymous
    I tend to prefer an IPA, and one reason is that you pretty much have to drink it slow. This allows you to focus on other things while you drink, and sometimes these are are things requiring intellect. I tend to drink an IPA the same way I drink a somewhat bitter coffee, while I'm doing something else, but just at a different time of day.
  201. @Brutusale
    They should ALL retire, right, Bills fan?

    It's too bad that they have too much fun messing with the whole country.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7yEiZgIDGs

    It's good to be king, even if his beer is made with avocado syrup. Brady's ring makes the NFL 100 commercial outdated the first day it aired.

    Brutus, Haven’t heard from you in a while. I may be Buffalo born and raised but I appreciate good football, something we rarely see around here. Be proud of your team.

  202. @Calvin Hobbes
    I thought the business about the girl playing football with the guys was just bizarro pretend nonsense.
    But I Googled it, and there is a Toni Harris who plays defensive back for the East Los Angeles College Huskies. That’s the girl.
    “And she hopes to play one day in the NFL.”
    That’s definitely delusional.

    Calvin, Thank you for the research. She is delusional because people want the impossible.

  203. @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, getting old. Took me a while to get it.

    Damn, Joe. I mean he even chose a photo where the logo was showing.

    In tiny print.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
    Trapper Jack was hunting bear
    A dangerous hobby at best
    We hauled him out to the doctor in town
    And he was a heck of a mess
    There was some assembly required
    Mostly bones and teeth and hair
    Jack had always been good with a knife
    But unfortunately, not quite as good as the bear.

    I’ll just show myself out.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Olorin, I wear glasses to read, but not at the computer, until now. Funny poem, thank you.
  204. @Anon
    I love how all the autism patients and old ladies are so proud of how they don't watch football. So? Don't watch it then. Who cares. I don't watch Dancing With the Stars, or American Idol, but I recognize that they have a broad appeal to certain segments of the population. Low T males and post-fertility females are not the intended audience. That's kind of the whole point.

    Clearly you don’t have anyone, or know anyone with autism. Fuck you.

  205. @ThreeCranes

    "preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety"
     
    They can't just let the game be a game. No, it has to be a venue for their selfish personal and political aspirations. Substitute "SJWarriorism" for "Puritanism" in Menckin's quote and it captures the flavor perfectly.

    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

    As one whose theological framework has been great enriched by much of the Puritan fathers’ writings when I see or hear that quote, I usually assume Menckin was not very familiar with what the Puritans actually believed or how they lived.

    The Puritans held that all of life was to be lived to the glory of God. They saw no divide between the sacred and the secular. All of life is sacred. There is an account of a woman who went to the elders of her church to complain that her husband was neglecting his marital duties. The husband was subjected to church discipline.

    Because of the false distinction between the secular and sacred in much of American evangelicalism the culture has been abandoned to the godless. Literature, film, and television are wicked arenas to be shunned by the christian. Any occupation which is ethical should be considered sacred and holy if it is done with the glory of God in mind. And that just means performing your duties honestly and diligently, taking care to not defraud your employer and customers.

    A good book which presents a more accurate picture of what Puritans believed and how they lived is J. I. Packer’s A Quest for Godliness – The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life.

  206. @J1234

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?
     
    Not me. While I was having actual fun working on my antique car, I heard my wife and kids laughing at some of the commercials, and pretty much silent for the game. Yes, I understand it was an exceedingly boring match up by stupor bowl standards, but it reminded me of the collegiate games I stopped going to long ago. My professor wife had (still has) access to season tickets, but the football hoopla has to be fabricated by the large crowds, the vendors, the bands, halftime, the cheerleaders, the announcer and the big screens that show the close up action and replays because the game itself just isn't that exciting. Watching tiny guys running around on a field an eighth of a mile away, it's hard to tell the difference between boring games and exciting games.

    According to the WSJ, a pro game is on average eleven minutes of play time stretched out over three hours. And they get time outs. By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)

    By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)

    That’s not action. That is running around aimlessly and noodling around. I respect their aerobic capacity, but let’s get real. The reason we have soccer riots is the inebriated fans need an emotional outlet after a boring, low scoring, stultifying game.

  207. @Anon
    I love how all the autism patients and old ladies are so proud of how they don't watch football. So? Don't watch it then. Who cares. I don't watch Dancing With the Stars, or American Idol, but I recognize that they have a broad appeal to certain segments of the population. Low T males and post-fertility females are not the intended audience. That's kind of the whole point.

    Buddy, I’m pretty sure you cube your t-levels and you still wouldn’t be higher than mine.

  208. I’d be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    The (((point))) was not to celebrate Andy Warhol. The (((point))) was, in the midst of a quasi-religious ritual worship of negro virility and heroism, to once more identify White men as pale, gay, weak, effeminate, sexless, castrated symbols of irrelevancy.
    , @Jim Don Bob

    I’d be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.
     
    O O

    When that came on I thought 2/3 of the audience does not even know WTF Andy Warhol is!
    , @ben tillman
    Here's one.
  209. I just about vomited on all the social justice messages were received throughout the super bowl pre-game. The NFL will have a “diversity and inclusion” office starting in 2019. Maybe they should let blacks get executive positions so they can run teams and the league into the ground.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Left seem to be he'll bent on politicising anything and everything. Even sports which they have no interest in.
  210. @Prester John
    The NFL has succeeded in attracting a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about football than they do about fractal geometry, so they changed the game to feature touchdowns all over the place. For the average "fan" it's For them it's 54-40 or "I'm bored. I'm outta here." It was good to see an old fashioned knock down, drag out defensive battle like the old days.

    54 40 or fight.

    • LOL: ben tillman
  211. @Anon1
    Halftime show sucks.
    Adam Levine is garbage. The other performers are unremarkable.

    Levine just took off his shirt, revealing an
    emaciated frame and a body full of tattoos.

    Normally when homosexuals do a bad pop cultural job, it’s on pupose, to satirize the normals, but Maroon 5 is unironic elevator music, and even their name comes from the world of office supply not-colors. How does any of that add up to halftime show? The only halftime show signing that wasn’t an executive mistake was the Who a few years ago, and it was still not as good as a proper concert or a best-of disc. What terrible demon would be unleashed if they just did not have halftime shows? Sports channels generally do a little sports discussion with catching-up for simultaneous games. That would make much more sense as an intermission event, especially if you let ticketholders submit opinions.

  212. a lot of the reaction underscores conventional sports wisdom and explains the change in the NFL rules over the decades.

    the casual fan prefers lots of scoring.

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.

    this fact informs the history of almost every sports league in international play. crushing defense is enjoyed by the hardcore fan base, but cannot expand the fan base of a sport beyond it’s core audience. even MLB has ceded to this, with people accusing them of changing the baseballs to increase the number of home runs.

    NBA did literally every single thing possible to run the spurs out of the league, after they cratered NBA television audience for over a decade, putting beat down after beat down on marketable, popular star players. recent increased interest in NBA has little to do with NBA getting more popular again, and everything to do with teams playing almost no defense now. below average teams can score 100 points a game in 2019.

    this is an eternal problem for boxing, and more recently, UFC. in UFC, a dominating wrestler can suffocate the other opponents, but it’s less interesting to watch, and brings in less viewers. guys who knock out other guys is what sells. UFC has struggled with what to do about that for 15 years, slowly changing the rules to penalize wrestling.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    The problem with boxing in the US is insane judge decisions that serve simply to pump up the hype machine for "the rematch" and goose PPV sales.
    , @Svigor

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.
     

    I told a friend the week of the Chiefs-Patriots game that I thought it would be a repeat of 2016, when the AFC Championship was the real Super Bowl (also featuring the Patriots, but that time losing a game that went right down to the wire and was decided on the final play), with the winner going on to smash the NFC's offering. I wasn't far off.
    , @istevefan

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.
     
    According to Gallup. football overtook baseball as the number one spectator sport in 1972, though the graph they display shows this change happening in the mid 1960s.

    Regardless, it still appear to have happened when the league was still somewhat run-oriented. Yes, passing was going full swing by Super Bowl 1, but running was still an integral part of the game. For example, in 1976 the Steelers had two 1,000 yard rushers in Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier.

    I think baseball is not designed well for television while football is with all its timeouts. And when the offense huddles, it facilitates instant replay for TV viewers without missing any live action.

    Also, football benefits from the huge popularity of the college game where fans can watch college stars migrate to the NFL. Only diehard baseball fans even know anything about college baseball as the best players usually skip college and go straight to the minors out of high school.

    And speaking of high school, football managed to make itself the game that most schools revolve around as home coming is usually scheduled during football season. Baseball at best is played in late spring or summer when school is out.

    Football is entrenched in our schools and baseball is not. Thousands of small towns live and die every Friday night during the fall following the town's high school team. This just doesn't happen to baseball at that level.

    So given the enormous popularity of football at the high school and collegiate level, it was just a matter of time before the NFL overtook MLB.

  213. Hey Steve, you should have some fun with the crazy Chicago mayoral race. Here’s just one of the deficient, if not completely corrupt candidates: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-amara-enyia-income-tax-problems-20190201-story.html

    • Replies: @mmack
    Anon,

    I see your story about a crooked, tax evading Chicago mayoral candidate and raise you a suspect in the Jussie Smollett beating: Joe Ricketts, father of Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cubs-ownership-patriarch-joe-ricketts-regrets-racist-emails-leaked-monday/

    It’s got everything Steve wants:

    - Cries of racism over emails
    - A baseball angle
    - Mention in the national and sporting press
    - Obama birtherism

    Can anyone establish where Joe Ricketts was at 2 AM on 1/29/2019?
  214. @Wilkey
    Who wastes time watching this drivel. Must be dim females and male orbiters. For normal guys this is eyes pried open, Clockwork Orange torture.

    Only people dumb enough to subscribe to Hulu - so basically no one.

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription. So time it right, watch your show, and get the hell out before you have to pay to support this rubbish. If they depicted any other religion in this manner it would be considered a hate crime.

    If there is anything on Hulu worth watching it can easily be squeezed into a one month trial subscription.

    Same for Amazon prime if you like their original series like Bosch, Goliath, The Man in the High Castle. Pay for one month, $12, then out. I like the subtitles that Amazon provides. But Svigor is right BT ranks!

  215. This Super Bowl was completely dominated by defense. Is defense in football becoming computerized? Computers can store, train on, and recognize patterns much faster than people can. The defense in the Super Bowl held two powerful quarterbacks and two powerful offenses completely in check for 3 periods. Call it the Star Wars era of NFL Football.

  216. @Darwin's Sh-tlist
    I'd be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.

    The (((point))) was not to celebrate Andy Warhol. The (((point))) was, in the midst of a quasi-religious ritual worship of negro virility and heroism, to once more identify White men as pale, gay, weak, effeminate, sexless, castrated symbols of irrelevancy.

  217. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.
     
    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I'm not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    The truth behind the origin of IPAs is a bit more mundane. Commanders in the service of the East India Company were allowed to do some trading on their own behalves. George Hodgson’s Bow Brewery was closest to the docks where the East Indiamen tied up, so his beer, a relatively light, hoppy ale, became the standard for shipment to India.

    https://beerconnoisseur.com/articles/truth-about-origins-ipa

  218. @J1234

    If we are all here, who’s watching the game?
     
    Not me. While I was having actual fun working on my antique car, I heard my wife and kids laughing at some of the commercials, and pretty much silent for the game. Yes, I understand it was an exceedingly boring match up by stupor bowl standards, but it reminded me of the collegiate games I stopped going to long ago. My professor wife had (still has) access to season tickets, but the football hoopla has to be fabricated by the large crowds, the vendors, the bands, halftime, the cheerleaders, the announcer and the big screens that show the close up action and replays because the game itself just isn't that exciting. Watching tiny guys running around on a field an eighth of a mile away, it's hard to tell the difference between boring games and exciting games.

    According to the WSJ, a pro game is on average eleven minutes of play time stretched out over three hours. And they get time outs. By contrast, there are no time outs in soccer, which has a much higher percentage of action (in part because of no time outs.)

    >there’s more excitement in soccer because the action is uninterrupted

    • LOL: Jack Hanson
    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Glad anime posting has finally arrived here.
  219. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.
     
    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I'm not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    Indicative in the same way that Wonderbread is “indicative” of what real bread used to taste like. Bud is already a highly degraded product and Bud Light even more.

    The German immigrants would have brewed something like Czechvar. While this is a pilsener and not an IPA, it contains a significant amount of hops (and therefore a pleasant and mild yet noticeable amount of bitterness) and no corn or rice “adjuncts”. Adolphus Busch would have been ashamed to put his name on Bud Light (although he would have appreciated a product that sold well).

  220. @prime noticer
    a lot of the reaction underscores conventional sports wisdom and explains the change in the NFL rules over the decades.

    the casual fan prefers lots of scoring.

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.

    this fact informs the history of almost every sports league in international play. crushing defense is enjoyed by the hardcore fan base, but cannot expand the fan base of a sport beyond it's core audience. even MLB has ceded to this, with people accusing them of changing the baseballs to increase the number of home runs.

    NBA did literally every single thing possible to run the spurs out of the league, after they cratered NBA television audience for over a decade, putting beat down after beat down on marketable, popular star players. recent increased interest in NBA has little to do with NBA getting more popular again, and everything to do with teams playing almost no defense now. below average teams can score 100 points a game in 2019.

    this is an eternal problem for boxing, and more recently, UFC. in UFC, a dominating wrestler can suffocate the other opponents, but it's less interesting to watch, and brings in less viewers. guys who knock out other guys is what sells. UFC has struggled with what to do about that for 15 years, slowly changing the rules to penalize wrestling.

    The problem with boxing in the US is insane judge decisions that serve simply to pump up the hype machine for “the rematch” and goose PPV sales.

  221. @J.Ross
    >there's more excitement in soccer because the action is uninterrupted
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5s8WlXgxtVc/maxresdefault.jpg

    Glad anime posting has finally arrived here.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    The first person to Awoo gets pitched over the gunwales.

    Or keel-hauled. We never did get this thing hauled out for de-barnacle-ulating this year, so it'd be fitting.

  222. Anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    https://twitter.com/RaferWeigel/status/1091460453388017666

    I think Chicago PD new this was a hoax from the first minute, and have been treating it like the crime of the century to set JS up for a false police report prosecution, a sweet revenge submarine sandwich served -56 degrees cold on BLM activists who hate them.

    [Smollett]

    The funniest thing about this news about Smollett carrying the subway sandwich when he entered his apartment building is that earlier the police had announced that Smollett did indeed have a tied noose (made out of clothes line, but a noose) around his neck when he entered the apartment. They certainly knew at that point that he had the sandwich, but they didn’t say anything.

    So it does seem like they’re releasing information that is consistent with his telling the truth and withholding information that would put his story in doubt. As says, this sets him up for a big takedown later, but it also sets up the Police Commissioner and Rahm, or rather puts a weird sort of pressure on them, since they have probably seen the footage and heard the evidence and know what’s coming. There is pressure on them to support Smollett at every press conference and encounter with the media.

    I’ve been afraid that the whole thing might never progress beyond the mushy, unresolved state of no proof it happened, no proof it didn’t, and that would be unfortunate. But after reports from the Troubadour gig, it’s obvious that even mushy is really bad for Smollett. I think he senses that a vast chunk of what would normally be his constituency doesn’t believe him. I think as far as casting in acting roles, he has a bit of a smell about him that people want to avoid. And his music career is completely dependent on his acting career: there is no independent market for his “music.” And the smell will transfer to his siblings, who will forever be the brothers and sisters of the noose-bleach-MAGA country-Subway sandwich guy.

  223. @istevefan
    Is she half- black, or a quarter maybe?

    She looked dark and Kamala-like in the SB clip. But that may be a function of being very thin and low bodyfat, tanning beds over many years, cosmetic surgery, and being a little weird looking naturally.

    She definitely looks more wrinkly than her 42/43 age, which is why I think she used tanning beds. She could pass for 48 or 50. She also looks darker in the Feb SB interview than she does in most photos.

    Her children don’t look mixed race at all.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    Peruse Google Images and you find plenty of shots that are iffy. Pay attention to her hairline. I don't know what it is called, but you see that type of texture on mixed folks. I think they told Kamala to pull her hair back to show that similar feature with her to enforce her ethnic bona fides.

    I agree with you on the kids. But I still think her looks are not caused by tanning beds.

    PS. To borrow a line from John Candy in "Uncle Buck", Tracy needs to pay a rat to gnaw that thing off her face. What the heck is up with that big wart?

  224. @LondonBob
    My father would have called Budweiser gnat's piss, Bud light particularly so. Budweiser Budvar on the other hand is my favourite lager. Due to their dispute over the name with Anheuser-Busch it is known as Czechvar in the US.

    Every Czech beer I have tried is quite good, something true of no other country’s brewing output that I know of. Some German, English, Dutch, et a, beers suit me and some don’t but I have never been displeased with a Czech beer.

  225. @Svigor
    But don't worry, her husband, David Reichel, surely isn't Jewish. The surname is just a cohencidence. I mean what are the odds, at 2% of the US population, and what with Jews being so very, very, very unracist and so very, very not ethnocentric...

    “what are the odds, at 2% of the US population”

    Much more than 2% of the high SES population in the NE/Chicago/California where most Jews live.

    I mean, I learned on this site Ivy League whites are 117% Jewish.

  226. @Simply Simon
    I thought along time ago that the pro game is too fast and furious for the refs to keep up with all that is going on. Which makes for too many opportunities to make bad calls or non-calls.

    Good point.

    The playoffs would be better if they kept the same crews together and added two more booth refs; one to look at offense and one to look at defense who both could call plays.

    Nobody was in charge on the Saints fiasco.

  227. @Olorin
    Damn, Joe. I mean he even chose a photo where the logo was showing.

    In tiny print.

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
    Trapper Jack was hunting bear
    A dangerous hobby at best
    We hauled him out to the doctor in town
    And he was a heck of a mess
    There was some assembly required
    Mostly bones and teeth and hair
    Jack had always been good with a knife
    But unfortunately, not quite as good as the bear.



    I'll just show myself out.

    Olorin, I wear glasses to read, but not at the computer, until now. Funny poem, thank you.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    It is from the Red Green songbook.
  228. @Darwin's Sh-tlist
    I'd be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.

    I’d be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.

    O O

    When that came on I thought 2/3 of the audience does not even know WTF Andy Warhol is!

  229. @Anon1
    Did you see that Google Ad? It was a full court press for diversity.

    I thought it was a propaganda puff piece made by Sundar Pichai for 3rd World Muslims and Hindus to take over America.

  230. @Lot
    "LOL BT protocol"

    If you want to watch a couple hours of TV a week on your PC, that works fine.

    More typical in the USA is 20-25 hours a week, and on a big living room or bedroom tv. Download that much, and your ISP will cut you off. Cable or multiple paid streaming services are more practical then.

    Bah, that’s what VPNs are for.

    BT is superior to shitty pay TV, with its commercials, bandwidth hiccups, funding evil, etc.

    • Replies: @Lot
    VPN suggestion?

    Can you get speeds at least a 1 megabyte a second?

    It seems like these many european companies that offer VPNs for $30-50 a year couldn't make any money providing that much bandwidth.

    My reaction to the ISP crackdown in 2017 was to just cut back from about 3 hours a week to maybe 1 or 1.5 and completely avoid premium cable shows. That worked fine without a VPN.

    Netflix and Amazon provide streaming by having a ton of local data centers physically close to users. And they charge a lot more and have economies of scale.

    I agree with you nobody should pay for cable tv, but my point is that there are some pretty big issues with how the typical American watches TV. No live HD sports is another.
  231. @prime noticer
    a lot of the reaction underscores conventional sports wisdom and explains the change in the NFL rules over the decades.

    the casual fan prefers lots of scoring.

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.

    this fact informs the history of almost every sports league in international play. crushing defense is enjoyed by the hardcore fan base, but cannot expand the fan base of a sport beyond it's core audience. even MLB has ceded to this, with people accusing them of changing the baseballs to increase the number of home runs.

    NBA did literally every single thing possible to run the spurs out of the league, after they cratered NBA television audience for over a decade, putting beat down after beat down on marketable, popular star players. recent increased interest in NBA has little to do with NBA getting more popular again, and everything to do with teams playing almost no defense now. below average teams can score 100 points a game in 2019.

    this is an eternal problem for boxing, and more recently, UFC. in UFC, a dominating wrestler can suffocate the other opponents, but it's less interesting to watch, and brings in less viewers. guys who knock out other guys is what sells. UFC has struggled with what to do about that for 15 years, slowly changing the rules to penalize wrestling.

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.

    I told a friend the week of the Chiefs-Patriots game that I thought it would be a repeat of 2016, when the AFC Championship was the real Super Bowl (also featuring the Patriots, but that time losing a game that went right down to the wire and was decided on the final play), with the winner going on to smash the NFC’s offering. I wasn’t far off.

  232. @Jack D
    In order to be a sports journalist, you have to be a journalist first - you have to be able to write and/or speak on the air. This is an entire different talent set than those required to play a sport. There have been many great sports journalists who never played the sport that they covered.

    There have been a few ex-athletes who have transitioned to sport journalism but there are many athletes who lack the verbal fluency and/or writing ability to ever make this transition. They might know more about their sport than any living human but they can speak only in inarticulate grunts and mumbles, which makes them worthless as journalists.

    Jews are known for their verbal facility (and not their athletic prowess) which makes them good sports journalists and not so good athletes - there's no contradiction there.

    Of course. Jews are totally not nepotistic, Judaism totally isn’t nepotism as a religion, and the Old Testament totally isn’t the story of the most nepotistic people in history. It all be merit ‘n’ sheeeeit. Which is why (((you))) totally never nepotist-ically defend (((them))).

  233. @WhiteCliffDover
    Haven’t been watching TV for 15plus years, just dvds and streaming Netflix and Prime movies, and some foxnews.com snippets and YouTube Coulter and Carlson. That said, if the NFL was honest about football being mock warfare, now turned racial, then I’d watch. Totally White teams vs Totally Black, It’s time!

    Ever watch family feud?

  234. @Lot
    She looked dark and Kamala-like in the SB clip. But that may be a function of being very thin and low bodyfat, tanning beds over many years, cosmetic surgery, and being a little weird looking naturally.

    She definitely looks more wrinkly than her 42/43 age, which is why I think she used tanning beds. She could pass for 48 or 50. She also looks darker in the Feb SB interview than she does in most photos.

    Her children don't look mixed race at all.

    https://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/tracy-wolfson-family-e1491249406307.jpg?quality=65&strip=all&strip=all

    Peruse Google Images and you find plenty of shots that are iffy. Pay attention to her hairline. I don’t know what it is called, but you see that type of texture on mixed folks. I think they told Kamala to pull her hair back to show that similar feature with her to enforce her ethnic bona fides.

    I agree with you on the kids. But I still think her looks are not caused by tanning beds.

    PS. To borrow a line from John Candy in “Uncle Buck”, Tracy needs to pay a rat to gnaw that thing off her face. What the heck is up with that big wart?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    There are many American blacks (and some whites - e.g. Liz Warren) who are 100% convinced that they are part Native American until they take a DNA test and it comes back 0%. They "know" that they are because grandma had high cheekbones or Uncle Phil had an aquiline nose or something. You can't do genetics by looking for subtle clues in appearance - it's just not reliable.

    And let's say that by some miracle you are right and she is really 1/8 black - who cares anymore? "Race is a social construct" obviously has its limits - you could not reconstruct Serena Williams to be white no matter what, but this woman has lived her entire life as a white Jewish woman. If great grandma was messing around with the colored milkman (which I doubt) how does that change anything about her?
    , @Lot
    If anything, besides Ashkenazi, her kids look kind of like Russians or Finns with a little bit of Asia in their eyes.
  235. @Jim Don Bob
    The Patriots are the least penalized team in the NFL. One of the many reasons why they consistently win.

    sorta like the falling tree in the forest.

    if a ref dont call
    no penalty exists.

  236. @Liberty Mike
    You do remember Super Bowl 36 when the Patriots clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Rams' receivers on every passing play?

    Do you remember the 2003 AFC championship game when the Patriots also clutched, grabbed, held, and pass interfered Colts' receivers on every passing play?

    You remember the Tuck Rule fiasco?

    Do you remember the phantom holding call against the Rams' center last night?

    How about the hit on Goff as he was going out of bounds?

    How about the 2011 AFC championship game when Lee Evans caught the Joe Flacco pass for a touchdown but the refs called an incompletion?

    How about the October 4, 2009 game at Foxboro in which three roughing the passer calls were assessed against the Ravens in the fourth quarter? Ray Lewis cited those calls as evidence of the proposition that the Patriots have been, shall we say, "fortunate."

    How about last year's AFC championship game in Foxboro against the Jags? Do you remember the phony pi call against the Jags in the fourth quarter? Or the phantom roughing the passer call against the Jags?

    In addition, there is empirical evidence showing that the Patriots, in games decided by one score or less, have had far fewer calls assessed against them than their opponents in the last 5 years.

    Even people in Baltimore don’t make the argument Lee Evans caught that ball. Lee Evans himself said he didn’t catch the ball.

  237. @Simply Simon
    Does any brand of lite beer taste good?

    Taste is a matter of .. uh.. taste, but short answer is no. Yuengling Light is perhaps the best of a bad bunch in the low priced category and Sam Adams Light when you go up a price point, but that’s not saying much in either case. I’m speaking here of beers with national distribution and not stuff that’s sold at 1 brewpub in Kansas. But by definition, light beer is light so it’s going to be light on a lot of the stuff that makes good beer taste like good beer.

    • Agree: Simply Simon
  238. @Buzz Mohawk
    Maybe, but give us part-Jews some slack. He had a choice. Jews don't have many sports heroes. Edelman himself has said that nothing he has done in football came easy. I don't think he really cares one way or the other what, our who, "The Messiah" is supposed to be.

    He just needed to pick a commercial holiday to buy tchotchkes for. He plays football, God dammit.

    You see, this is the reductio ad absurdum of identity (sports, politics, holidays -- take yer pick). When you look at the man, he is clearly of European stock. D-N-A. Whatever garbage, piddly, Jew/Christian/Goy/ ETC. ETC. crap you want to throw on it is -- in the view of The Universe (you know, that thing scientists are supposed to be studying) -- NOT A GOD DAMMED THING.

    he does care what robt kraft thinks.
    and future media possibilities.

  239. best way to win in sports?
    have commissioner and refs on your side.
    and a few of the opposing players.

    best way to lose a discussion?
    have the moderator censor you.

    silence not always golden.

    5ds

  240. @prime noticer
    a lot of the reaction underscores conventional sports wisdom and explains the change in the NFL rules over the decades.

    the casual fan prefers lots of scoring.

    the patriots chiefs 37-31 AFC championship was the second most watched AFC game in 42 years of television ratings history. 53 million average viewers and 63 million peak viewers.

    the patriots rams 13-3 superbowl was a 10 year superbowl low, for 98 million average viewers.

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.

    this fact informs the history of almost every sports league in international play. crushing defense is enjoyed by the hardcore fan base, but cannot expand the fan base of a sport beyond it's core audience. even MLB has ceded to this, with people accusing them of changing the baseballs to increase the number of home runs.

    NBA did literally every single thing possible to run the spurs out of the league, after they cratered NBA television audience for over a decade, putting beat down after beat down on marketable, popular star players. recent increased interest in NBA has little to do with NBA getting more popular again, and everything to do with teams playing almost no defense now. below average teams can score 100 points a game in 2019.

    this is an eternal problem for boxing, and more recently, UFC. in UFC, a dominating wrestler can suffocate the other opponents, but it's less interesting to watch, and brings in less viewers. guys who knock out other guys is what sells. UFC has struggled with what to do about that for 15 years, slowly changing the rules to penalize wrestling.

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.

    According to Gallup. football overtook baseball as the number one spectator sport in 1972, though the graph they display shows this change happening in the mid 1960s.

    Regardless, it still appear to have happened when the league was still somewhat run-oriented. Yes, passing was going full swing by Super Bowl 1, but running was still an integral part of the game. For example, in 1976 the Steelers had two 1,000 yard rushers in Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier.

    I think baseball is not designed well for television while football is with all its timeouts. And when the offense huddles, it facilitates instant replay for TV viewers without missing any live action.

    Also, football benefits from the huge popularity of the college game where fans can watch college stars migrate to the NFL. Only diehard baseball fans even know anything about college baseball as the best players usually skip college and go straight to the minors out of high school.

    And speaking of high school, football managed to make itself the game that most schools revolve around as home coming is usually scheduled during football season. Baseball at best is played in late spring or summer when school is out.

    Football is entrenched in our schools and baseball is not. Thousands of small towns live and die every Friday night during the fall following the town’s high school team. This just doesn’t happen to baseball at that level.

    So given the enormous popularity of football at the high school and collegiate level, it was just a matter of time before the NFL overtook MLB.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Football is entrenched in our schools and baseball is not. Thousands of small towns live and die every Friday night during the fall following the town’s high school team. This just doesn’t happen to baseball at that level.

     

    Town ball was big 80 years ago. Television, not football, killed small-town baseball.
  241. @The Alarmist

    "... come on, it's Indianapolis."
     
    It's not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.

    It’s not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.

    Imagine poor Evansville, living in the shadows of Indianapolis and Louisville– and Ferguson!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Or Columbus, IN, for that matter.
  242. @Jack D
    They are going to need some more rule changes. If I wanted to see a game where no one ever scores I'd watch soccer.

    They are going to need some more rule changes. If I wanted to see a game where no one ever scores I’d watch soccer.

    And if you want more scoring, go watch cricket. Leave baseball alone.

  243. @istevefan

    in the television era. when NFL was about blocking, tackling, and running the ball, from 1950 to 1980, MLB was number 1. after 1980, when the rules began to change in earnest to open up the passing game, NFL passed MLB in television audience, and never looked back.
     
    According to Gallup. football overtook baseball as the number one spectator sport in 1972, though the graph they display shows this change happening in the mid 1960s.

    Regardless, it still appear to have happened when the league was still somewhat run-oriented. Yes, passing was going full swing by Super Bowl 1, but running was still an integral part of the game. For example, in 1976 the Steelers had two 1,000 yard rushers in Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier.

    I think baseball is not designed well for television while football is with all its timeouts. And when the offense huddles, it facilitates instant replay for TV viewers without missing any live action.

    Also, football benefits from the huge popularity of the college game where fans can watch college stars migrate to the NFL. Only diehard baseball fans even know anything about college baseball as the best players usually skip college and go straight to the minors out of high school.

    And speaking of high school, football managed to make itself the game that most schools revolve around as home coming is usually scheduled during football season. Baseball at best is played in late spring or summer when school is out.

    Football is entrenched in our schools and baseball is not. Thousands of small towns live and die every Friday night during the fall following the town's high school team. This just doesn't happen to baseball at that level.

    So given the enormous popularity of football at the high school and collegiate level, it was just a matter of time before the NFL overtook MLB.

    Football is entrenched in our schools and baseball is not. Thousands of small towns live and die every Friday night during the fall following the town’s high school team. This just doesn’t happen to baseball at that level.

    Town ball was big 80 years ago. Television, not football, killed small-town baseball.

  244. @Darwin's Sh-tlist
    I'd be interested to see the Venn diagram of people who 1) recognize Andy Warhol and 2) are potential Burger King customers.

    Here’s one.

  245. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.
     
    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I'm not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    I’m not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    Ain’t that the truth! I’d take Schaefer over any bitter beer any day.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Schaefer! That brings back memories. I don't think I've seen a Schaefer ad since 1980. It doesn't even appeal to hipsters. Most of their customers are dead.
  246. @Buzz Mohawk
    Maybe, but give us part-Jews some slack. He had a choice. Jews don't have many sports heroes. Edelman himself has said that nothing he has done in football came easy. I don't think he really cares one way or the other what, our who, "The Messiah" is supposed to be.

    He just needed to pick a commercial holiday to buy tchotchkes for. He plays football, God dammit.

    You see, this is the reductio ad absurdum of identity (sports, politics, holidays -- take yer pick). When you look at the man, he is clearly of European stock. D-N-A. Whatever garbage, piddly, Jew/Christian/Goy/ ETC. ETC. crap you want to throw on it is -- in the view of The Universe (you know, that thing scientists are supposed to be studying) -- NOT A GOD DAMMED THING.

    us part-Jews

  247. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    This is like complaining that Bud has a large following mainly by roping in people who know no more about beer than they do about fractal geometry. It’s absolutely true by definition, but it’s supposed to be that way. The mission of the guys at the NFL, like the guys at AB, is to produce a mass market product that will be appealing to the lowest common denominator (which in America keeps getting lower all the time). Naturally those with a high level of taste and expertise are not going to be attracted to the mass market product – it’s not intended for them. If you want to see defensive battles, watch soccer or old football tapes or something while you sip an extra hoppy IPA. Mencken said (or did not say), a long long time ago: Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public. And that hasn’t changed.
     
    Budweiser is simply indicative of the style of pale lagers produced by immigrants ti to the United States from what became Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    I'm not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.

    I tend to prefer an IPA, and one reason is that you pretty much have to drink it slow. This allows you to focus on other things while you drink, and sometimes these are are things requiring intellect. I tend to drink an IPA the same way I drink a somewhat bitter coffee, while I’m doing something else, but just at a different time of day.

  248. “According to Gallup. football overtook baseball as the number one spectator sport in 1972”

    i’m going strictly by the ratings, not by any poll. MLB peaked in the late 70s to early 80s when world series games were getting 42 million viewers per game. NFL playoff games did not surpass that regularly until the early 80s, when the superbowl clearly became the biggest thing in sports. i was around in the 70s, so i was there when the world series was bigger than the superbowl and meant more than the superbowl. and MLB was very clearly number 1 throughout the 70s. rozelle and company worked very hard to get NFL to be number 1.

    also, i’m making a specific argument. i’m not talking about football. i’m talking about NFL. lots of football fans don’t watch NFL. they watch FBS. in fact most states don’t have an NFL team. they watch the local FBS team. FBS is the second most popular league in the US today. not MLB, not NBA. it’s totally possible people preferred football, in any form, to baseball, by 1970.

    “Regardless, it still appear to have happened when the league was still somewhat run-oriented.”

    it happened during the montana/marino/elway era. again, i watched football and baseball in the 70s and i’m from pittsburgh. baseball was number 1, not football. the steelers superbowls were not the number 1 sports thing happening in the country at the time. those yankees world series games were.

    of course, running was still king in general in the 80s, since few guys could throw like those hall of famers, and the running back was still king. but the days of the average game being some 17 to 10 slugfest were changing. once we got to that 55-10 blowout in the superbowl, the league had changed completely, and NFL playoff ratings had taken off. by the late 80s, it was over, and NFL had totally wrangled the number 1 spot away from MLB.

    to really put things into perspective – the 1980 NBA finals were not even on live television. that’s how far back basketball was at the time. 80 and 81 were shown on tape delay. and basically nobody saw them. the current ideas about basketball being number 1 and always having been number 1 and the best baskeball player always being the consensus best athlete is sports, are modern nonsense. nobody thought that or even heard of that until ESPN started saying stuff like that in the mid 90s.

  249. @Reg Cæsar

    It’s not easy living in the shadows of Chicago and Cincinnati.

     

    Imagine poor Evansville, living in the shadows of Indianapolis and Louisville-- and Ferguson!

    Or Columbus, IN, for that matter.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Or Columbus, IN, for that matter.

     

    For decades I've wanted to visit that Columbus, having heard of the Cummins Foundation's paying the architects' fees for anyone who wanted to build in the town, allowing locals to hire the most renowned in the world.

    I had my chance this year. But in planning our vacation this year, I learned that it's all modern and postmodern. So we breezed past it on the Interstate instead.
  250. yeah, the ‘soccer is boring’ argument doesn’t really work. baseball is deeply boring, yet it was the king of american sports for 100 years. playoff baseball can be exciting. regular season baseball is so boring some of the players doze off in the dugout. maybe competitive golf is more boring, but it’s close. aficionados would call it relaxing, most of us simply correctly identify it as somnambulant.

    soccer is definitely the less boring sport. for one, it doesn’t stop. there’s guys running around the entire time, though whether much is happening or not depends on the game. second, a soccer game ends in 90 minutes. if only baseball games could end in 90 minutes. instead you get 3 horrendous hours of nothing (if you’re lucky) and 3 minutes of action. lots of games drone on for 4 hours. extra innings send people heading for the exits, whereas in most other sports, the excitement level goes up in overtime.

    i’m not saying soccer is better. i think baseball is the slightly better sport all things considered. but soccer is definitely less boring, and more happens in almost every game.

  251. @ThreeCranes

    "preachy, devoid of wit and subtlety"
     
    They can't just let the game be a game. No, it has to be a venue for their selfish personal and political aspirations. Substitute "SJWarriorism" for "Puritanism" in Menckin's quote and it captures the flavor perfectly.

    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

    Mencken clearly hated and failed to understand America. I wonder why he did not go back to Germany.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I think he understood it perfectly well. There was always a tension between the Puritan/Yankee view of the world and the German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view. This is most obvious in their differing viewpoint regarding the consumption of alcohol. Since both tendencies have been present here since colonial times (for example most of the Founding Fathers enjoyed a beer or three and were not big on the Holy Roller stuff), you can't say that the GAAC POV is less "American" than the Puritan philosophy. The American character is a blend of the two ( and the pendulum tends to swing back and forth . The worst times in American history are when the pendulum swings too far to one extreme or the other. Mencken was writing (mostly) at a time when Puritanism (Prohibition) had prevailed and so he spent a lot of effort trying to tug the pendulum back toward the middle.
  252. @Jack D
    In order to be a sports journalist, you have to be a journalist first - you have to be able to write and/or speak on the air. This is an entire different talent set than those required to play a sport. There have been many great sports journalists who never played the sport that they covered.

    There have been a few ex-athletes who have transitioned to sport journalism but there are many athletes who lack the verbal fluency and/or writing ability to ever make this transition. They might know more about their sport than any living human but they can speak only in inarticulate grunts and mumbles, which makes them worthless as journalists.

    Jews are known for their verbal facility (and not their athletic prowess) which makes them good sports journalists and not so good athletes - there's no contradiction there.

    Of course there is no ethnic networking going on, it is Jewish verbal prowess!

  253. @KenH
    I just about vomited on all the social justice messages were received throughout the super bowl pre-game. The NFL will have a "diversity and inclusion" office starting in 2019. Maybe they should let blacks get executive positions so they can run teams and the league into the ground.

    Left seem to be he’ll bent on politicising anything and everything. Even sports which they have no interest in.

  254. @Buffalo Joe
    Olorin, I wear glasses to read, but not at the computer, until now. Funny poem, thank you.

    It is from the Red Green songbook.

  255. @Jack Hanson
    Glad anime posting has finally arrived here.

    The first person to Awoo gets pitched over the gunwales.

    Or keel-hauled. We never did get this thing hauled out for de-barnacle-ulating this year, so it’d be fitting.

  256. The Super Bowl was obscene as a measure of who we are … or, rather, what we have become:

    * Players hanging their hands from their shoulder pads instead of taking a knee
    * Black players presenting their fashion statements as warriors from Wakanda
    * An encomium to MLK reminding white people how evil they are
    * Ebonic versions of America the Beautiful and the National Anthem to remind white people that they and their culture are now irrelevant
    * The coin toss recast as a memorial to the Civil Rights Movement
    * A half-time show with homoerotic overtones
    * Commercials with the now-standard script that depicts blacks as young and dynamic and whites as old and decrepit

    Then it struck me that Jews and blacks are natural allies in their disdain for Christian goyim and Western Civilization. It was no accident that the Super Bowl was scripted and played in Atlanta. The Super Bowl was one, big “Up yours!” to white America and its traditional values. The whole thing felt shallow and hollow.

    BTW: It never ends. Haven’t the New England Patriots been criticized in the MSM for having too many white players?

  257. @ben tillman

    I’m not sure why exceptionally bitter beers are regarded as somehow a sign of sophistication, as the India Pale Ale is a compromise to prevent spoiling.
     
    Ain't that the truth! I'd take Schaefer over any bitter beer any day.

    Schaefer! That brings back memories. I don’t think I’ve seen a Schaefer ad since 1980. It doesn’t even appeal to hipsters. Most of their customers are dead.

    • Replies: @benjaminl
    At least in the mid- aughts (2004 or so), Schaefer had a faithful hipster following in Southern New England... Perhaps they just aren't distributed outside of Connecticut or something.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, Ebbetts field had the Schaefer's scoreboard in center field. I think it may have been the first inter active score board where letters lit up, "E" for error "H" for hit and "R" for run, but they were lower case cursive.
    , @Simply Simon
    I'm from Texas but spent some time in Trenton NJ in the late 1950s. I was living in a house close to a steel mill and there were quite a few bars in the area. At that time Texas did not have bars like the ones in Trenton, these all seemed to be family friendly. Another thing I noticed was most of the steelworkers drank "boilermakers." The bartender would drop a two ounce shot glass into a glass of tap beer. Sitting on a bar stool I ordered a Schaefer having never tasted that beer before. I thought the bartender looked at me rather strangely, but it could have been that I did not appear to be a steel worker, nor did I order whiskey with my beer. Anyway I thought the Schaefer tasted very good compared to some of the Lone Star brew.
  258. Superbowl is America created by elites:

    Gluttony beyond Satan’s most evil plan.

    5ds

  259. @anon
    Hey Steve, you should have some fun with the crazy Chicago mayoral race. Here's just one of the deficient, if not completely corrupt candidates: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-amara-enyia-income-tax-problems-20190201-story.html

    Anon,

    I see your story about a crooked, tax evading Chicago mayoral candidate and raise you a suspect in the Jussie Smollett beating: Joe Ricketts, father of Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/cubs-ownership-patriarch-joe-ricketts-regrets-racist-emails-leaked-monday/

    It’s got everything Steve wants:

    – Cries of racism over emails
    – A baseball angle
    – Mention in the national and sporting press
    – Obama birtherism

    Can anyone establish where Joe Ricketts was at 2 AM on 1/29/2019?

  260. @istevefan
    Peruse Google Images and you find plenty of shots that are iffy. Pay attention to her hairline. I don't know what it is called, but you see that type of texture on mixed folks. I think they told Kamala to pull her hair back to show that similar feature with her to enforce her ethnic bona fides.

    I agree with you on the kids. But I still think her looks are not caused by tanning beds.

    PS. To borrow a line from John Candy in "Uncle Buck", Tracy needs to pay a rat to gnaw that thing off her face. What the heck is up with that big wart?

    There are many American blacks (and some whites – e.g. Liz Warren) who are 100% convinced that they are part Native American until they take a DNA test and it comes back 0%. They “know” that they are because grandma had high cheekbones or Uncle Phil had an aquiline nose or something. You can’t do genetics by looking for subtle clues in appearance – it’s just not reliable.

    And let’s say that by some miracle you are right and she is really 1/8 black – who cares anymore? “Race is a social construct” obviously has its limits – you could not reconstruct Serena Williams to be white no matter what, but this woman has lived her entire life as a white Jewish woman. If great grandma was messing around with the colored milkman (which I doubt) how does that change anything about her?

    • Replies: @istevefan

    who cares anymore?
     
    It's curiosity. It's pattern recognition. If she were just another Andrea Kremer, there would be nothing to notice. But her looks are interesting because they are different from what one would expect.
  261. @LondonBob
    Mencken clearly hated and failed to understand America. I wonder why he did not go back to Germany.

    I think he understood it perfectly well. There was always a tension between the Puritan/Yankee view of the world and the German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view. This is most obvious in their differing viewpoint regarding the consumption of alcohol. Since both tendencies have been present here since colonial times (for example most of the Founding Fathers enjoyed a beer or three and were not big on the Holy Roller stuff), you can’t say that the GAAC POV is less “American” than the Puritan philosophy. The American character is a blend of the two ( and the pendulum tends to swing back and forth . The worst times in American history are when the pendulum swings too far to one extreme or the other. Mencken was writing (mostly) at a time when Puritanism (Prohibition) had prevailed and so he spent a lot of effort trying to tug the pendulum back toward the middle.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    There was always a tension between the Puritan/Yankee view of the world and the German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view.
     
    What the hell is a German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view and what sizeable fraction of people ever held it?
  262. @Anon
    One can be both gay and trans, you trilobite.

    Non-binary gay/trans.

  263. @Svigor
    Bah, that's what VPNs are for.

    BT is superior to shitty pay TV, with its commercials, bandwidth hiccups, funding evil, etc.

    VPN suggestion?

    Can you get speeds at least a 1 megabyte a second?

    It seems like these many european companies that offer VPNs for $30-50 a year couldn’t make any money providing that much bandwidth.

    My reaction to the ISP crackdown in 2017 was to just cut back from about 3 hours a week to maybe 1 or 1.5 and completely avoid premium cable shows. That worked fine without a VPN.

    Netflix and Amazon provide streaming by having a ton of local data centers physically close to users. And they charge a lot more and have economies of scale.

    I agree with you nobody should pay for cable tv, but my point is that there are some pretty big issues with how the typical American watches TV. No live HD sports is another.

  264. @Simply Simon
    Does any brand of lite beer taste good?

    They are like 8 of 10 best selling beers in the USA, so of course.

    They are also pretty similar, with the real grouping that the really cheap ones taste a little off and the rest taste fine.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    More like 6 out of 10 but still that's a lot. Non-light there is Budweiser, Corona, Modelo and Busch.

    You could start out by condemning the taste of the American public, but put that aside. Taste is probably the LEAST important attribute of a light beer - if anything, one of their top selling features is ABSENCE of taste - it's light on the palate, like seltzer, and therefore refreshing. For young drinkers, raised on soda pop, it doesn't have any "unpleasant" bitterness. Other reasons why people drink light beer - fewer calories, inexpensive, etc.

    No one pretends that it is the most tasty beer, even by the standards of American adjunct lagers. The ideal light beer, I supposed, by the standards of the American public, would taste just like Bud or Coors and have the same level of alcoholic punch, but have fewer calories. But that's more or less impossible. Bud Light "cheats" by having more calories than some of the other light beers and the reason Miller and Coors use the dreaded corn syrup is to get the alcohol content up to the necessary level while adding as few calories as possible.

  265. @Jack D
    There are many American blacks (and some whites - e.g. Liz Warren) who are 100% convinced that they are part Native American until they take a DNA test and it comes back 0%. They "know" that they are because grandma had high cheekbones or Uncle Phil had an aquiline nose or something. You can't do genetics by looking for subtle clues in appearance - it's just not reliable.

    And let's say that by some miracle you are right and she is really 1/8 black - who cares anymore? "Race is a social construct" obviously has its limits - you could not reconstruct Serena Williams to be white no matter what, but this woman has lived her entire life as a white Jewish woman. If great grandma was messing around with the colored milkman (which I doubt) how does that change anything about her?

    who cares anymore?

    It’s curiosity. It’s pattern recognition. If she were just another Andrea Kremer, there would be nothing to notice. But her looks are interesting because they are different from what one would expect.

  266. @Lot
    They are like 8 of 10 best selling beers in the USA, so of course.

    They are also pretty similar, with the real grouping that the really cheap ones taste a little off and the rest taste fine.

    More like 6 out of 10 but still that’s a lot. Non-light there is Budweiser, Corona, Modelo and Busch.

    You could start out by condemning the taste of the American public, but put that aside. Taste is probably the LEAST important attribute of a light beer – if anything, one of their top selling features is ABSENCE of taste – it’s light on the palate, like seltzer, and therefore refreshing. For young drinkers, raised on soda pop, it doesn’t have any “unpleasant” bitterness. Other reasons why people drink light beer – fewer calories, inexpensive, etc.

    No one pretends that it is the most tasty beer, even by the standards of American adjunct lagers. The ideal light beer, I supposed, by the standards of the American public, would taste just like Bud or Coors and have the same level of alcoholic punch, but have fewer calories. But that’s more or less impossible. Bud Light “cheats” by having more calories than some of the other light beers and the reason Miller and Coors use the dreaded corn syrup is to get the alcohol content up to the necessary level while adding as few calories as possible.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I'd say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.
  267. @Jack D
    Schaefer! That brings back memories. I don't think I've seen a Schaefer ad since 1980. It doesn't even appeal to hipsters. Most of their customers are dead.

    At least in the mid- aughts (2004 or so), Schaefer had a faithful hipster following in Southern New England… Perhaps they just aren’t distributed outside of Connecticut or something.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Schaefer was (before it got sold and sold again and again and turned into nothing more than a legacy brand name) the biggest regional brewer in the NY area. Growing up with NY TV, I still remember their jingle (they were heavy advertisers during Yankees broadcasts) - "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one." (In other words, Schaefer is the preferred beer of alcoholics.) Now NY was a populous region so being a regional brewer in NY made you a relatively big brewer but ultimately the trend was in favor of national brands so hardly any regional brewers were able to stay in business as independents even if they were quite large. Ultimately beer became not just a national but a global business.

    Anyway, I suppose Southern CT falls within the (former) Schaefer territory - basically the same area that would have cheered for NY sports teams. I could see how its (formerly) blue collar "authentic" image would have appealed to hipsters in the same way as Pabst.
  268. @istevefan
    Peruse Google Images and you find plenty of shots that are iffy. Pay attention to her hairline. I don't know what it is called, but you see that type of texture on mixed folks. I think they told Kamala to pull her hair back to show that similar feature with her to enforce her ethnic bona fides.

    I agree with you on the kids. But I still think her looks are not caused by tanning beds.

    PS. To borrow a line from John Candy in "Uncle Buck", Tracy needs to pay a rat to gnaw that thing off her face. What the heck is up with that big wart?

    If anything, besides Ashkenazi, her kids look kind of like Russians or Finns with a little bit of Asia in their eyes.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If anything, besides Ashkenazi, her kids look kind of like Russians or Finns with a little bit of Asia in their eyes.

     

    https://img.discogs.com/Gr3tSqg2yiWbxU3aHqO3oczu7Y4=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-8701140-1466902587-5048.jpeg.jpg
  269. @Jack D
    More like 6 out of 10 but still that's a lot. Non-light there is Budweiser, Corona, Modelo and Busch.

    You could start out by condemning the taste of the American public, but put that aside. Taste is probably the LEAST important attribute of a light beer - if anything, one of their top selling features is ABSENCE of taste - it's light on the palate, like seltzer, and therefore refreshing. For young drinkers, raised on soda pop, it doesn't have any "unpleasant" bitterness. Other reasons why people drink light beer - fewer calories, inexpensive, etc.

    No one pretends that it is the most tasty beer, even by the standards of American adjunct lagers. The ideal light beer, I supposed, by the standards of the American public, would taste just like Bud or Coors and have the same level of alcoholic punch, but have fewer calories. But that's more or less impossible. Bud Light "cheats" by having more calories than some of the other light beers and the reason Miller and Coors use the dreaded corn syrup is to get the alcohol content up to the necessary level while adding as few calories as possible.

    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I’d say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I’d say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.

     

    Regular Coors was so light people called it Colorado Kool-Aid. Coors Light just had tojump on the bandwagon, though, even if it was the equivalent of Miller putting out Lite Light.

    As for Corona, don't offer it to Mexican clients. It's considered downscale at home, and PBR irony isn't a thing there.

    Personally, I'd rather drink a Toyota.
  270. @Corn
    “Women love “Handmaiden’s Tale” because it’s all about female submission in a patriarchy. Women’s amygdalas yearn for that. Hence all the Handmaiden’s Tale LARPing.”

    You would think strident feminists would want to watch shows about empowered, independent, kickass women.

    Yet they flock to this show that’s basically about enslaved women.

    Interesting

    You want kick-ass women in pop cultural entertainment, go back to the 80s, maybe the 90s at latest. Hollywood makes kick ass women for male fetishists and stopped caring about male audiences a long time ago. Female audiences don’t want to see a prettier and more competant woman solving her problems, they want whining, group whining, the lengthy telling-off of an unsatisafactory boyfriend, and John Norman stuff.

  271. @benjaminl
    At least in the mid- aughts (2004 or so), Schaefer had a faithful hipster following in Southern New England... Perhaps they just aren't distributed outside of Connecticut or something.

    Schaefer was (before it got sold and sold again and again and turned into nothing more than a legacy brand name) the biggest regional brewer in the NY area. Growing up with NY TV, I still remember their jingle (they were heavy advertisers during Yankees broadcasts) – “Schaefer is the one beer to have when you’re having more than one.” (In other words, Schaefer is the preferred beer of alcoholics.) Now NY was a populous region so being a regional brewer in NY made you a relatively big brewer but ultimately the trend was in favor of national brands so hardly any regional brewers were able to stay in business as independents even if they were quite large. Ultimately beer became not just a national but a global business.

    Anyway, I suppose Southern CT falls within the (former) Schaefer territory – basically the same area that would have cheered for NY sports teams. I could see how its (formerly) blue collar “authentic” image would have appealed to hipsters in the same way as Pabst.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    New York's Schaefer beer penetration was further north though prollly Narragansett was what the fans actually drank. Before after during. Have a 'Gansett.

    Wiki
    Foxboro Stadium, originally Schaefer Stadium and later Sullivan Stadium, was an outdoor stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States. It opened in 1971 and served as the home of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) until 2001 and also as the home venue for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS) from 1996 to 2001.
    , @Benjaminl
    Yes indeed - my first (and last) experience with Schaefer was within the part of southern Connecticut that falls within the (New York) Yankee empire:

    https://static01.nyt.com/newsgraphics/2014/04/17/baseball-post/f06b982d13298b7aabb3a37bee1e9d1d280e4c3b/maps/redsox-yankees.png
  272. @Clyde
    What partner? The ghey one or the trans?

    Touche’, Clyde.

  273. @Jack D
    Schaefer! That brings back memories. I don't think I've seen a Schaefer ad since 1980. It doesn't even appeal to hipsters. Most of their customers are dead.

    Jack, Ebbetts field had the Schaefer’s scoreboard in center field. I think it may have been the first inter active score board where letters lit up, “E” for error “H” for hit and “R” for run, but they were lower case cursive.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Before my time but here's a photo:


    https://theschaeferstory.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/schaefer_ebbetsboard1.jpg

    It's interesting to see how many of these brands are still around although most of them in faded form - you can still buy Gem razor blades but no one does.

    Now there's a gigantic high rise housing project on the site. The neighborhood (Crown Heights) is now gentrifying but giant projects like this are hard to gentrify.

    http://cdn.brownstoner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ebbets-Field-Houses-skyscraperlife.com-1.jpg
  274. @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, Ebbetts field had the Schaefer's scoreboard in center field. I think it may have been the first inter active score board where letters lit up, "E" for error "H" for hit and "R" for run, but they were lower case cursive.

    Before my time but here’s a photo:

    It’s interesting to see how many of these brands are still around although most of them in faded form – you can still buy Gem razor blades but no one does.

    Now there’s a gigantic high rise housing project on the site. The neighborhood (Crown Heights) is now gentrifying but giant projects like this are hard to gentrify.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    If Chicago can tear them down, so can Brooklyn, to rebuild Ebbets. The Dodger name is lost, but they're free to bring back the Superbas-- 120 years old this week.


    Today in 1899, The Brooklyn Superbas Were Born


    The Atlantics, Robins, and Bridegrooms are also available.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, I have a framed photo of the score board on my wall. Look close to the right and left of the "Abe Stark" ad. You will see three cursive Gs in a box. Sign says hit this sign (GGG) and win a suit. My great uncle was one of the Triple Gs. Company may still exist, last owned by Martin Greenfield. My great uncle, an Italian immigrant, changed his name so it sounded Jewish, learned to speak Yiddish. We called him Jewish Uncle Henry. We went by train to NYC every few years, come home with a tailor made blazer or suit.
  275. @Jack D
    Schaefer was (before it got sold and sold again and again and turned into nothing more than a legacy brand name) the biggest regional brewer in the NY area. Growing up with NY TV, I still remember their jingle (they were heavy advertisers during Yankees broadcasts) - "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one." (In other words, Schaefer is the preferred beer of alcoholics.) Now NY was a populous region so being a regional brewer in NY made you a relatively big brewer but ultimately the trend was in favor of national brands so hardly any regional brewers were able to stay in business as independents even if they were quite large. Ultimately beer became not just a national but a global business.

    Anyway, I suppose Southern CT falls within the (former) Schaefer territory - basically the same area that would have cheered for NY sports teams. I could see how its (formerly) blue collar "authentic" image would have appealed to hipsters in the same way as Pabst.

    New York’s Schaefer beer penetration was further north though prollly Narragansett was what the fans actually drank. Before after during. Have a ‘Gansett.

    Wiki
    Foxboro Stadium, originally Schaefer Stadium and later Sullivan Stadium, was an outdoor stadium located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States. It opened in 1971 and served as the home of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) until 2001 and also as the home venue for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS) from 1996 to 2001.

  276. @The Alarmist
    Or Columbus, IN, for that matter.

    Or Columbus, IN, for that matter.

    For decades I’ve wanted to visit that Columbus, having heard of the Cummins Foundation’s paying the architects’ fees for anyone who wanted to build in the town, allowing locals to hire the most renowned in the world.

    I had my chance this year. But in planning our vacation this year, I learned that it’s all modern and postmodern. So we breezed past it on the Interstate instead.

  277. @Lot
    If anything, besides Ashkenazi, her kids look kind of like Russians or Finns with a little bit of Asia in their eyes.

    If anything, besides Ashkenazi, her kids look kind of like Russians or Finns with a little bit of Asia in their eyes.

  278. @Jack D
    Schaefer! That brings back memories. I don't think I've seen a Schaefer ad since 1980. It doesn't even appeal to hipsters. Most of their customers are dead.

    I’m from Texas but spent some time in Trenton NJ in the late 1950s. I was living in a house close to a steel mill and there were quite a few bars in the area. At that time Texas did not have bars like the ones in Trenton, these all seemed to be family friendly. Another thing I noticed was most of the steelworkers drank “boilermakers.” The bartender would drop a two ounce shot glass into a glass of tap beer. Sitting on a bar stool I ordered a Schaefer having never tasted that beer before. I thought the bartender looked at me rather strangely, but it could have been that I did not appear to be a steel worker, nor did I order whiskey with my beer. Anyway I thought the Schaefer tasted very good compared to some of the Lone Star brew.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQPKz7ki8E


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J11wZy9fNw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-lQmUqv7Sk


    And for Joe, on the pride of Western New York, the Moog:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QBcrliFNk
  279. @Jack D
    Before my time but here's a photo:


    https://theschaeferstory.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/schaefer_ebbetsboard1.jpg

    It's interesting to see how many of these brands are still around although most of them in faded form - you can still buy Gem razor blades but no one does.

    Now there's a gigantic high rise housing project on the site. The neighborhood (Crown Heights) is now gentrifying but giant projects like this are hard to gentrify.

    http://cdn.brownstoner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ebbets-Field-Houses-skyscraperlife.com-1.jpg

    If Chicago can tear them down, so can Brooklyn, to rebuild Ebbets. The Dodger name is lost, but they’re free to bring back the Superbas– 120 years old this week.

    Today in 1899, The Brooklyn Superbas Were Born

    The Atlantics, Robins, and Bridegrooms are also available.

  280. @Lot
    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I'd say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.

    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I’d say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.

    Regular Coors was so light people called it Colorado Kool-Aid. Coors Light just had tojump on the bandwagon, though, even if it was the equivalent of Miller putting out Lite Light.

    As for Corona, don’t offer it to Mexican clients. It’s considered downscale at home, and PBR irony isn’t a thing there.

    Personally, I’d rather drink a Toyota.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Corona strikes me more as middle class.

    For the downscale California Mexican, Tecate is the beer of choice.

    https://scontent.harristeeter.com/legacy/productimagesroot/DJ/4/30524.jpg

    For the serious Mexico Mexican gutter alcoholic, mezcal in squat plastic jug:

    http://chulavista.mx/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/licor-de-agave-tonayan1.jpg

    One liter of 24% alcohol for about $1.40. Doesn't taste too bad actually.
  281. @Simply Simon
    I'm from Texas but spent some time in Trenton NJ in the late 1950s. I was living in a house close to a steel mill and there were quite a few bars in the area. At that time Texas did not have bars like the ones in Trenton, these all seemed to be family friendly. Another thing I noticed was most of the steelworkers drank "boilermakers." The bartender would drop a two ounce shot glass into a glass of tap beer. Sitting on a bar stool I ordered a Schaefer having never tasted that beer before. I thought the bartender looked at me rather strangely, but it could have been that I did not appear to be a steel worker, nor did I order whiskey with my beer. Anyway I thought the Schaefer tasted very good compared to some of the Lone Star brew.

    And for Joe, on the pride of Western New York, the Moog:

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    Thanks Reg. Ah the power of advertising, even works for some of the sorry brands sold in Texas.
  282. @Jack D
    Before my time but here's a photo:


    https://theschaeferstory.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/schaefer_ebbetsboard1.jpg

    It's interesting to see how many of these brands are still around although most of them in faded form - you can still buy Gem razor blades but no one does.

    Now there's a gigantic high rise housing project on the site. The neighborhood (Crown Heights) is now gentrifying but giant projects like this are hard to gentrify.

    http://cdn.brownstoner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Ebbets-Field-Houses-skyscraperlife.com-1.jpg

    Jack, I have a framed photo of the score board on my wall. Look close to the right and left of the “Abe Stark” ad. You will see three cursive Gs in a box. Sign says hit this sign (GGG) and win a suit. My great uncle was one of the Triple Gs. Company may still exist, last owned by Martin Greenfield. My great uncle, an Italian immigrant, changed his name so it sounded Jewish, learned to speak Yiddish. We called him Jewish Uncle Henry. We went by train to NYC every few years, come home with a tailor made blazer or suit.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Great story. Thanks, Joe.
    , @Jack D
    Cool story. I thought that if you hit anywhere on the "Abe Stark" sign you would win a suit, not just the GGG sign?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Stark

    I guess GGG was the manufacturer and Abe was the retailer that sold GGG brand suits? I never noticed the GGG before. Thanks.

    I always wondered why there weren't more Italians in the garment trade given the # of Italians in the NY area and their native skill with tailoring.
  283. @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, I have a framed photo of the score board on my wall. Look close to the right and left of the "Abe Stark" ad. You will see three cursive Gs in a box. Sign says hit this sign (GGG) and win a suit. My great uncle was one of the Triple Gs. Company may still exist, last owned by Martin Greenfield. My great uncle, an Italian immigrant, changed his name so it sounded Jewish, learned to speak Yiddish. We called him Jewish Uncle Henry. We went by train to NYC every few years, come home with a tailor made blazer or suit.

    Great story. Thanks, Joe.

  284. @Clifford Brown
    Speaking of Reagan. "Reagan" was a Patriot's play call in the Super Bowl for "Run to the Right."

    https://twitter.com/PARISDENNARD/status/1092237484703006721?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1092237484703006721&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbnation.com%2Fnfl%2F2019%2F2%2F3%2F18209842%2Fpatriots-reagan-audible

    “Reagan” should have stood for “pretend to run to the right and then run to the left-center.”

  285. @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, I have a framed photo of the score board on my wall. Look close to the right and left of the "Abe Stark" ad. You will see three cursive Gs in a box. Sign says hit this sign (GGG) and win a suit. My great uncle was one of the Triple Gs. Company may still exist, last owned by Martin Greenfield. My great uncle, an Italian immigrant, changed his name so it sounded Jewish, learned to speak Yiddish. We called him Jewish Uncle Henry. We went by train to NYC every few years, come home with a tailor made blazer or suit.

    Cool story. I thought that if you hit anywhere on the “Abe Stark” sign you would win a suit, not just the GGG sign?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Stark

    I guess GGG was the manufacturer and Abe was the retailer that sold GGG brand suits? I never noticed the GGG before. Thanks.

    I always wondered why there weren’t more Italians in the garment trade given the # of Italians in the NY area and their native skill with tailoring.

  286. @Jack D
    I think he understood it perfectly well. There was always a tension between the Puritan/Yankee view of the world and the German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view. This is most obvious in their differing viewpoint regarding the consumption of alcohol. Since both tendencies have been present here since colonial times (for example most of the Founding Fathers enjoyed a beer or three and were not big on the Holy Roller stuff), you can't say that the GAAC POV is less "American" than the Puritan philosophy. The American character is a blend of the two ( and the pendulum tends to swing back and forth . The worst times in American history are when the pendulum swings too far to one extreme or the other. Mencken was writing (mostly) at a time when Puritanism (Prohibition) had prevailed and so he spent a lot of effort trying to tug the pendulum back toward the middle.

    There was always a tension between the Puritan/Yankee view of the world and the German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view.

    What the hell is a German /Atheist/ Agnostic/ Catholic view and what sizeable fraction of people ever held it?

  287. @Reg Cæsar

    Corona tastes like a light beer, so I’d say 7/10.

    CL tastes like a diluted light beer.

     

    Regular Coors was so light people called it Colorado Kool-Aid. Coors Light just had tojump on the bandwagon, though, even if it was the equivalent of Miller putting out Lite Light.

    As for Corona, don't offer it to Mexican clients. It's considered downscale at home, and PBR irony isn't a thing there.

    Personally, I'd rather drink a Toyota.

    Corona strikes me more as middle class.

    For the downscale California Mexican, Tecate is the beer of choice.

    For the serious Mexico Mexican gutter alcoholic, mezcal in squat plastic jug:

    One liter of 24% alcohol for about $1.40. Doesn’t taste too bad actually.

  288. @Jack D
    Schaefer was (before it got sold and sold again and again and turned into nothing more than a legacy brand name) the biggest regional brewer in the NY area. Growing up with NY TV, I still remember their jingle (they were heavy advertisers during Yankees broadcasts) - "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one." (In other words, Schaefer is the preferred beer of alcoholics.) Now NY was a populous region so being a regional brewer in NY made you a relatively big brewer but ultimately the trend was in favor of national brands so hardly any regional brewers were able to stay in business as independents even if they were quite large. Ultimately beer became not just a national but a global business.

    Anyway, I suppose Southern CT falls within the (former) Schaefer territory - basically the same area that would have cheered for NY sports teams. I could see how its (formerly) blue collar "authentic" image would have appealed to hipsters in the same way as Pabst.

    Yes indeed – my first (and last) experience with Schaefer was within the part of southern Connecticut that falls within the (New York) Yankee empire:

  289. no terror warnings this bowl?

    AlQ and others defeated?

    DHS thank you.

    5ds

  290. @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQPKz7ki8E


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J11wZy9fNw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-lQmUqv7Sk


    And for Joe, on the pride of Western New York, the Moog:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QBcrliFNk

    Thanks Reg. Ah the power of advertising, even works for some of the sorry brands sold in Texas.

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