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    Recovering Retro-grouch CRUM's Avatar
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    Just Another Super Bowl Comment

    I am a New England Patriots fan. For the 3rd year out of the last four, I have more than a passing interest in the Super Bowl. If my team was not in it, I would still watch, but not waste as much time viewing the pre-game hype.

    And there is some serious hype. It is odd how one football game has become larger than any other sporting event on the planet. Here are some fun facts.


    ~The most watched show ever, last year's Super Bowl was viewed by144 million people in the United States alone.
    ~The top 10 most watched programs ever have all been Super Bowls
    ~The game is broadcast to 230 countries, 88% of the populated world.
    ~The average cost of a 30 second ad this year is $2 1/2 million dollars, or $83,333/second.
    ~9 Cruise Liners are docked at Jacksonville to help boost hotel space
    ~Last year $367 Million dollars was pumped into the San diego area.
    ~This year Jacksonville expects a minimum of $250 Million
    ~Last year Fox Network grossed $150 Million in revenues
    ~The winners get $68,000 each, the losers $36,500
    ~Security for the game is very tight
    ~New fencing has been erected around Allitel Stadium
    ~The stadium is under lockdown until Game day
    ~9,000 volunteers have had their backgrounds checked.
    ~Downtown Jacksonville will be cordoned off to vehicular traffic
    ~A 30 Mile No Fly zone will be enforced around the game
    ~Jet skis will be banned from the St. John's River on game day
    ~Scuba divers are on constant patrol around the 9 Cruise Ships parked dockside
    ~69 foreign born security and transportation workers have been arrested. Half for just having a criminal record. Hmm. That one bothers me.


    In the effort to spare us any indignities while watching the game and stuffing our faces, measures have been taken to dispose of any offending commercials before they hit the game. All ads are being run by focus groups to weigh their level of offensiveness. To ensure a G rating at the half time show, Paul ( too old and safe to be controversial) McCartney will be the headliner. I hope he pulls a fast one. Comes out on stage with nipple holes cut out on his shirt and then exposes himself in an accidental on purpose in your face uptight America. I will watch the game, but according to my usual behavior, I will boycott the half time show.

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    Peyton Manning, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven,
    God* was showing him around.

    They came to a modest little house with a faded Colts flag in the window.
    "This house is yours for eternity, Peyton,"* said God.

    "This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here."

    Peyton felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up
    the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner.

    It was a 3-story mansion with a blue and red sidewalk, a 50 foot
    tall flagpole with an enormous Patriots logo flag, and in every window,
    a Patriot towel.

    * Peyton looked at God and said "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but
    I* have a question. I was an all-pro QB, I hold many NFL* records, and I
    even* went* to the Hall of Fame."

    God said "So what's your point Peyton?"

    "Well, why does Tom Brady get a better house than me?"

    God chuckled, and said "Peyton, that's not Tom's house, it's mine."




    I'm a never evah! die Dolphins fan, but props to the Pats and I hope their fans enjoy such a successful run. That said, GO EAGLES!

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    You know, I have seen one superbowl in thirtyeight years. They just take to long
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    It's a lot of money. Isn't it?
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    Crum....."The stadium is under lockdown until Game day".....If only yhe pre-game hype was....


    This year i have taken my usual vow....I will NOT turn on the TV until 6:30 PM.....then hope & pray the game is not a Super bowl snoozer......

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    I watch it for the commercials
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM
    I will watch the game, but according to my usual behavior, I will boycott the half time show.

    Are you ready for some football?
    hehehe Me and my friends get together and play board games with the game turned down, waiting for the Half Time show. Then when it's over, we turn the TV off and finish playing. Yes, we're gay. I have a bunch of lesbian friends that have a 72 inch wide screen absolutely incredibly amazing High Definition projection TV that they watch the game on. They push a button and the screen rolls down from a secret panel that open in the ceiling. It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Too bad they waste it on football.

    So yeah, some stereotypes can be soooo true. lol

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    I prefer to call it the StupidBowl. It's a great time to go for a ride, do something else outdoors, or go to a movie. All the couch potatoes are off the streets and there are no crowds anywhere except inside the sports bars.

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    exactly! Is yours HD as well? I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I was getting motion sickness when they did the fish eye lens and floated around the stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    I watch it for the commercials

    Sadly, They have cut out most of the good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie

    God chuckled, and said "Peyton, that's not Tom's house, it's mine."




    I'm a never evah! die Dolphins fan, but props to the Pats and I hope their fans enjoy such a successful run. That said, GO EAGLES!


    Oh, and Go Eagles!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrooper
    All that just for a sh*tty place called Jacksonville.
    I'm going to defend Jacksonville. I went down there a few years back for a game and had a blast. Great people before, during and after the game. Great trip.

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    Super Bowl day makes a great bike day, much fewer traffic. I just watch it in the news later, like I even care about the result.
    I wish every day is a Super Bowl day.
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    Supertrooper, I think my house just might be an even trade for your home entertainment system. I have manged to here and there a used Venturi refence speaker system. Kind of overpowers the 27" TV and it is hard on some of the antique furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottogo
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    ~69 foreign born security and transportation workers have been arrested. Half for just having a criminal record. Hmm. That one bothers me.

    Do you know if any US citizens with criminal records in the Jacksonville area have been arrested in connection with the Super Bowl?
    No, I don't know if any US citizens have been premptively detained. The facts I came up with were just some I found during a google search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolageek
    hehehe Me and my friends get together and play board games with the game turned down, waiting for the Half Time show. Then when it's over, we turn the TV off and finish playing.
    Vincent
    See, there's something for everyone during the Super Bowl. If the stereotype fits, wear it. We are what we are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    I watch it for the commercials
    According to Matt on the Today show, you are going to be disappointed. Since last year's locker room black/white woman groping commercial, all commercials have been previewed and accepted/denied based on whether they will warp little Donnie and Marie's psyche or not. Supposedly, not too many real good ones passed the moral review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrooper
    Did you see the one with the lincoln navigator "truck" with the priest? Its was pulled from the SuperBowl line up. Un-real.
    No, I missed it. Could you re-cap and still get it's impact across?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM
    It is odd how one football game has become larger than any other sporting event on the planet.
    Except for maybe the football world cup and the olympics.



    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM
    [INDENT]~The most watched show ever, last year's Super Bowl was viewed by144 million people in the United States alone.
    ~The top 10 most watched programs ever have all been Super Bowls
    ~The game is broadcast to 230 countries, 88% of the populated world.
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    The top 10 in America I assume.

    Whilst it is broadcast to 230 countries how many people in those countries actually watch it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    Except for maybe the football world cup and the olympics.





    The top 10 in America I assume.

    Whilst it is broadcast to 230 countries how many people in those countries actually watch it?
    For a single day sporting event, the Super Bowl is the largest worldwide event of it's kind. World Cup soccer and the Olympics may indeed have a larger audience overall, but not as single day events. As to how many watch, well, after I do a head count, I will be sure to let you know. Let's see, my wife and I will be watching. There's 2 sure bets anyway.
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    I guarantee more people watch the football world cup final match than watch the Superbowl. I'm pretty sure that more people probably watch the rugby world cup final and maybe even the cricket world cup final (due to cricket being the number one sport in India.)

    I personally don't know anyone who watches the Superbowl, but I understand it is very popular with American expats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    I guarantee...
    don't guarantee anything, go google for numbers and come back here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    don't guarantee anything, go google for numbers and come back here.
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