Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

The Big Game

February 4, 2018

The Big Game

Sunday, February 4, 2018: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl XIV is on Animal Planet starting at 3 PM Eastern Time. Many of the cute canine competitors are hurricane rescues from Puerto Rico, there’s a kitty halftime show, duckling, piglet and baby bunny cheerleaders, a sloth referee, and a new Dog Bowl for full-grown adoptable canines. Yes, you can adopt a “wide-retriever” of your own.

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The Big Game

February 7, 2016

The Big Game

Sunday, February 7, 2016: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl XII is on Animal Planet starting at 3PM Eastern Time. The cute canine competitors are recruited from shelters, there’s a kitty halftime show, silkie chicken and hedgehog cheerleaders, and a new assistant referee, Stanley the Skunk. Before game time you can play the furry fantasy game, try the Virtual Reality feature, or adopt a “wide-retriever” puppy of your own.

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Animal Sacrifice at the Super Bowl

February 6, 2016

Animal Sacrifce at the Superbowl

The Super Bowl murders 22 cows, figures Meghan Walsh:

“Every cowhide makes about 10 balls, according to Kevin Murphy, the general manager of Wilson Football, official NFL ball-maker since 1941. Wilson wouldn’t say exactly how many balls it produces in a season, but the Chicago company did share that the Super Bowl alone requires 216 footballs — each team gets 54 for practice and 54 for game day (the Pats and Hawks had theirs within 24 hours of winning the AFC and NFC championships last year). Wilson, true to its roots, favors cattle from the Midwest — Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska — but all the leather eventually makes its way to a factory in Ada, Ohio.”

–“How Many Cows Does It Take to Make a Football?” Meghan Walsh, OZY

And then there are the 650 million chickens who died so the game’s TV viewers can eat their wings ….

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Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

February 2, 2014

Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

“In Brutal Contest of Strength and Strategy, a Culture Is Revealed,” Joshua Keating, Slate

“Company Attempts World Record For Largest Mozzarella Football,” CBSNewYork

“Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Coincide for 1st Time,” AP via ABC News

“8 NFL Facts That Will Piss You Off During The Super Bowl,” Nic Halverson, Discovery News

“Pot Will See Sales Spike For Super Bowl, Just Like Pizza,”  Sean Gregory, TIME.com

“How Your Pizza Delivery Guy Is Getting Stiffed This Super Bowl,” Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post

“An Advertising Legend Rates 2014’s Top Super Bowl Commercials (And One Instant Classic You Won’t See On Sunday),” Allen St. John, Forbes 

“The Best Super Bowl Drinking Games 2014,” Christopher Zara, International Business Times

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Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

Super Bowl stories you may have missed:

“What Happens to the Losing Team’s Championship Shirts?” Matt Soniak, Mental Floss

“This Year’s Super Bowl Will Be Gayer Than Last Year’s,” Rich Juzwiak, Gawker

“Astronauts Will Watch Super Bowl from Space,” Tariq Malik, space.com via Discovery News

“Remembering Up With People: The Gayish Quasi-Cult That Invented The Super Bowl Halftime Show,” Jonathan Mahler, Deadspin

“Ray Lewis Isn’t the Only One Bringing Religion to Super Bowl Sunday,” Joanna Brooks, Religion Dispatches

“This Year’s Illuminati-Super Bowl Connection is More Sinister Than Ever,” Mallory Ortberg, Gawker

“Keep These Food Safety Tips In Mind While Serving Snacks On Super Bowl Sunday,” Mary Beth Quirk, Consumerist

“The Brutal Physics of Football,” Ainissa Ramirez, Big Think

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Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Stories You May Have Missed

The USA’s largest gladiatorial sporting event, Super Bowl XLVI, takes place tonight. 68,000 spectators will cram into Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and 113 million Americans will watch the game on TV, along with unknown millions of viewers in more than 180 other countries. A 30-second Super Bowl television ad cost $3.5 million. You may have read these facts as well as speculation on the physical condition of various Giants and Patriots players, but you probably overlooked these critical 2012 Super Bowl stories:

“Super Bowl is the No. I event for Roman numerals,” Frank Reust, St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Over 1.25 Billion Wings, 4.4 Million Pizzas Eaten During Super Bowl Weekend,” Ryan Tepperman, NESN.com

“Nuns plan to tackle Super Bowl sex trafficking,” Douglas Stanglin, USA Today

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The Big Game

February 5, 2011

The Big Game

The Big Game is tomorrow, Sunday, February 6, 2011. Not the one in Dallas, the other one. The Puppy Bowl kicks off at 3 PM on Animal Planet. Jenna Goudreau calls the event “Super Bowl 2011’s Hairy Underbelly.” The Animal Planet network has already released the starting lineup but you can see all the awww-some photos of the players at once on the New York Post website.  Puppy players were drafted from shelters across the country.

There’s already a Pre-Game Show on Animal Planet’s website, which will carry the show tomorrow and game highlights for months to come. 

 

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