Television networks and, by extension, viewers who have cable systems with NFL games, are backing the owners in the current dispute over a new collective bargaining agreement.The networks have agreed to pay owners approximately $4 billion to cover their operating costs during a lockout. In theory, the owners would repay it when play resumes, but it might only be a part of the next agreement. Read More
‘The Star-Spangled Banner” — don’t they teach it in schools anymore?
Apparently not. Sunday, at my beloved Super Bowl again, there was singer Christina Aguilera, butchering our country’s national anthem. The line that was supposed to be “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming” became, in Aguilera’s alternate universe, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.”
I blame the nation’s school system for this. Read More
The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl despite losing star receiver Donald Driver (high ankle sprain) and cornerback Charles Woodson (broken collarbone) in the first half.This was nothing new to the Packers, who lost 16 players, including six starters, to injured reserve during the season. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had two concussions during the season. Read More
In case you didn't catch it, this moving tribute to President Reagan's 100th birthday was aired right before the Super Bowl kickoff:
Bumbling Christina Aguilera forgot the words to the national anthem, the bumbling NFL forgot to make sure all the people who had tickets had seats, and the bumbling Pittsburgh Steelers forgot what to do with the football, which is not turn it over.
Cobble together those errors, and the Green Bay Packers found themselves with an exquisite ending to Super Bowl XLV, a Sunday evening that — even filled with mistakes — couldn’t have been more perfect for the Pack. Read More
Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers.Capping one of the greatest postseasons for any quarterback, Rodgers led the Packers to their first NFL championship in 14 years Sunday, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers reclaimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for their legendary coach who won the first two Super Bowls and is making his own star turn in New York these days in the play named after him. Read More
On second thought, maybe Usher should have been the headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show. Read More
In the Super Bowl of advertising, Eminem was everywhere, Roseanne Barr took a big hit from a log and Joan Rivers became a GoDaddy girl.It was also hard to throw a Pepsi can without hitting a car commercial during Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Automakers took advantage of advertising's biggest showcase to try to show they're back after two tough years for the industry. Read More
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and Nick Collins leaped into the end zone to finish off a 37-yard interception return Sunday, giving the Green Bay Packers a 21-10 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers at halftime of the Super Bowl.New to this big stage, the NFC champion Packers sure got comfortable fast. Read More
Jordy Nelson made a leaping catch for a 29-yard touchdown and on the next play Nick Collins intercepted a pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown, sending the Green Bay Packers a 14-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers after the first quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.New to this big stage against a team filled with ring owners, the NFC champion Packers sure got comfortable fast. Read More