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Obligatory Super Bowl Prediction Thread

I see a close game, something like 34-27 with the Broncos over Seahawks. Peyton Manning has an error-free game, Richard Sherman shuts down most of the receivers he is matched up against, but the Seahhawk offense cannot quite keep up with Manning & Co.

What say ye?

created by historymike on Feb 02, 2014 at 01:49:06 pm     Sports     Comments: 49

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I am pulling for the Broncos in what I hope is a fun and entertaining game!

posted by shamrock44 on Feb 02, 2014 at 02:01:23 pm     #   1 person liked this

I got the Broncos and the over.

posted by Hoops on Feb 02, 2014 at 02:17:17 pm     #   1 person liked this

Yeppers: I would take the over (48 last I checked) and the Broncos giving two points seems like a good bet.

posted by historymike on Feb 02, 2014 at 02:31:33 pm     #  

As a 49ers fan I'm certainly looking for a Broncos win! I'm looking forward to watching with the family. Got a mess of wings ordered from Wing Express and a growler of Hops Gator in the fridge.

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 05:08:09 pm     #  

Denver by two cannabis.

posted by Mariner on Feb 02, 2014 at 05:24:42 pm     #  

With these two teams it gives new meaning to the commercial that says "grab a bud".

posted by trixanne on Feb 02, 2014 at 06:04:43 pm     #  

I'll take Seattle (+2.5) and the under (47.5).

I think the Seattle D is going to make Manning very uncomfortable.

posted by RBancroft on Feb 02, 2014 at 06:48:45 pm     #  

Den 34
Sea 17

posted by jr on Feb 02, 2014 at 07:18:55 pm     #  

Joe Namath is a pimp, who knew.

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 07:49:01 pm     #   1 person liked this

SensorG posted at 06:49:01 PM on Feb 02, 2014:

Joe Namath is a pimp, who knew.

Broadway Joe has always been a pimp.

posted by RBancroft on Feb 02, 2014 at 08:02:15 pm     #   1 person liked this

No team has ever overcome a deficit of more than 10 points!

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 08:39:54 pm     #  

Shortest RHCP show ever. :D

posted by justread on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:21:19 pm     #  

Ugh. I hate Super Bowl blowouts. At least Bruno Mars is listenable.

posted by historymike on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:21:58 pm     #  

As has been the case for about the last 20 years:

Super Bowl Halftime Show=MAJOR FAIL.

Who the hell dreams up this crap?

posted by Foodie on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:26:33 pm     #  

Great half time show,

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:26:56 pm     #   5 people liked this

Seattle's got it in the bag, but I still hope for a closer game than this!

posted by decent28 on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:26:59 pm     #  

Just pointing out - the Seahawk/49ers games was a much better game.

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:28:54 pm     #  

I picture a long table with NFL and Pepsi marketing people, and every decent idea gets watered down by democracy until they distilled it down to crap.

Speaking of crap... Holy crap. Seattle scored faster than I could type that.

posted by justread on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:32:06 pm     #  

SensorG posted at 08:28:54 PM on Feb 02, 2014:

Just pointing out - the Seahawk/49ers games was a much better game.

The OSU/Michigan game ruined me for all games.

posted by justread on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:33:13 pm     #   1 person liked this

Foodie, what exactly was your problem with the halftime show? I thought it was a great show, especially considering the garbage that has gone on the past few years.

posted by Johio83 on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:35:21 pm     #   2 people liked this

A Morpheus sighting, the best thing that I've seen during the game.

posted by jr on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:56:09 pm     #  

Joe Namath would like to thank the Broncos for making his jacket the 2ND ugliest thing we've seen tonight.

posted by SensorG on Feb 02, 2014 at 09:59:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

Anyone know the Heimlich because Denver is Choking

posted by lfrost2125 on Feb 02, 2014 at 10:12:54 pm     #  

The Mike Illitch, err, Bob Dylan commercial was pretty good.

posted by JohnnyMac on Feb 02, 2014 at 10:12:56 pm     #   1 person liked this

Johio83 posted at 08:35:21 PM on Feb 02, 2014:

Foodie, what exactly was your problem with the halftime show? I thought it was a great show, especially considering the garbage that has gone on the past few years.

IMO, it SUCKED! Is that "exact" enough for you?

posted by Foodie on Feb 02, 2014 at 10:43:02 pm     #  

I thought it was one of the best halftime shows in recent years. Seems to be the consensus opinion from what I've seen online too.

Actually, foodie's comment is the first negative comment I've seen so far.

posted by mom2 on Feb 02, 2014 at 10:54:38 pm     #   2 people liked this

Halftime was awesome. Bruno Mars put on the best performance in I don't know how long.....dude is good.

posted by MattL on Feb 02, 2014 at 11:55:01 pm     #  

I thought it was a pretty good halftime as well. I wasn't too familiar with Bruno Mars but I dug his Temptations x early James Brown vibe.

posted by Ace_Face on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:22:43 am     #   1 person liked this

The halftime show sucked. Which means it's on par with every halftime show preceeding it.

Bruno Mars looked like he stole Ritchie Valens wardrobe. His performance left me wishing he had stolen his seat on the plane.

posted by MikeyA on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:38:09 am     #  

My apologies for the harsh response - especially to you Johio.

I guess I've officially entered "Old Fartdom" - prior to last night, I didn't even know who Bruno Mars was. The halftime show left me wishing I still had that bit of ignorance. For all of the generated hype and expectation, I felt the entire Super Bowl "experience" last night was a major dud. I thought the highlight of the evening was the performance of the National Anthem. What an amazing voice.

Now, where did I put that bottle of Geritol............???

posted by Foodie on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:51:30 am     #  

Bookies made $$$ on all of those Denver -2.5 bets, me included. But at least I covered the "over" bet. Pay the juice and wait for the next one.
Bruno Mars..............not my cup of tea, but Mrs hoops enjoyed it

posted by Hoops on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:58:34 am     #  

Bruno Mars was OK.. For older TT folks, look up Morris Day and Time, 1980's, in the Prince film Purple Rain... Tell me Bruno and his band do not look like them, outfits and all....
The whole thing was a downer. I did not feel like a game and I am not a huge football fan.

posted by golddustwoman on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:59:49 am     #  

Bruno who???

posted by Wydowmaker on Feb 03, 2014 at 11:01:47 am     #  

Morris Day and the Time never headlined a Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Morris Day and the Time were successful only because they came out of the Minneapolis music scene with Prince and were featured in many of Prince's albums and movies. They had exactly one hit. Bruno Mars just gave an homage to mediocrity.

I would have rather seen Adele backed by the NY Philharmonic.

posted by MikeyA on Feb 03, 2014 at 11:27:47 am     #  

43-8.

Half-time sucked.

Game sucked worse than half-time.

The whole thing started off bad, when they had some kind of mac daddy wanna-be that looked like a closet case try flipping the official coin, and the bone head couldn't wait until someone called heads or tails. Right after that we're treated to 2014's number one "I wasn't ready!" moment when Manning got his wires crossed and missed the starting gun.

And like that for the whole game.

posted by madjack on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:15:07 pm     #  

MikeyA posted at 10:27:47 AM on Feb 03, 2014:

Morris Day and the Time never headlined a Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Morris Day and the Time were successful only because they came out of the Minneapolis music scene with Prince and were featured in many of Prince's albums and movies. They had exactly one hit. Bruno Mars just gave an homage to mediocrity.

I would have rather seen Adele backed by the NY Philharmonic.

Adele backed by NY Philharmonic would be phenomenol.

posted by Ace_Face on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:33:09 pm     #   1 person liked this

*phenomenal

posted by Ace_Face on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:33:43 pm     #  

Ace_Face posted at 08:22:43 AM on Feb 03, 2014:

I thought it was a pretty good halftime as well. I wasn't too familiar with Bruno Mars but I dug his Temptations x early James Brown vibe.

^^ This. As someone pushing 50, I only knew a couple of Bruno Mars songs prior to the show ("Treasure," "Grenade," and "Locked Out of Heaven") but I was rather impressed with the music and choreography. He paid homage to artists from labels like Motown, King, and Stax/Volt without being derivative.

Plus the Hooligans (his band) play actual instruments, something of a rarity in this world of endless sampling.

So: I am not rushing to iTunes to download his music, but I appreciate his effort to return to some traditional styles while being contemporary.

posted by historymike on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:50:08 pm     #   3 people liked this

SensorG posted at 06:49:01 PM on Feb 02, 2014:

Joe Namath is a pimp, who knew.

Just noticed you're back, Sensor. Good to see you. You were missed.

posted by Sohio on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:54:05 pm     #  

Ace_Face posted at 11:33:09 AM on Feb 03, 2014:
MikeyA posted at 10:27:47 AM on Feb 03, 2014:

Morris Day and the Time never headlined a Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Morris Day and the Time were successful only because they came out of the Minneapolis music scene with Prince and were featured in many of Prince's albums and movies. They had exactly one hit. Bruno Mars just gave an homage to mediocrity.

I would have rather seen Adele backed by the NY Philharmonic.

Adele backed by NY Philharmonic would be phenomenol.

It would be nothing but talent showcased. Not a laser light show set to prerecorded tape to the flavor of the month.

posted by MikeyA on Feb 03, 2014 at 06:11:41 pm     #   1 person liked this

The guy has had a string of hits going for five years now, so I don't know at what point you deem him worthy to play the halftime show. Do they always have to be in the twilight of their careers before they get the nod?

He and his band are authentic musicians, as some others have pointed out. There's no actual band off stage or something, or a backing track providing the real music. And not only authentic, they're pretty freaking talented. They put on a great show, tons of energy, and they aren't pandering to anyone. It isn't Beiber up there with songs marketed to get preteens screaming, it isn't Robin Thicke standing still or gingerly walking while scantily clad women provide the scenery. They're great performers who put on an entertaining show.

And seriously, prerecorded? Did you watch a second of that performance? It was as prerecorded as the opening snap.

I'm not by any means a huge Bruno Mars fan. I enjoy his stuff when I hear it, though I don't have any of his stuff. I just feel compelled to defend an act that I thought put on a great show, when I see the comments on here that I have to call completely meritless.

posted by Johio83 on Feb 03, 2014 at 06:34:00 pm     #   4 people liked this

Never heard of Bruno Mars. But I checked out some of his stuff on Youtube. Not usually my type of music but I have to admit I was impressed. I would go see him if he was in town.

posted by Wydowmaker on Feb 03, 2014 at 07:48:21 pm     #   1 person liked this

In June, Bruno Mars is scheduled to appear in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.

posted by jr on Feb 03, 2014 at 07:54:45 pm     #  

How'd you like Joe Namath? Dum drunk can't even toss the stupid coin right, ha ha, tossed it up before team had a chance to call heads or tails, ref had to catch it lol....Joe, you have one simple thing to do, and you screw it up....I'm still a fan though, i admit

posted by decent28 on Feb 03, 2014 at 09:58:14 pm     #  

"I wuanna kiss yoo...I cuoodint care less bout da team strugggglin..."

http://youtu.be/Gc65NC44dSk

Still a nice guy, though. And he did apologize to that woman later, and I think he got clean, or tried to.

posted by Sohio on Feb 03, 2014 at 10:07:42 pm     #  

Broadway Joe has products.

Namath Rapid Cooker, sold by a Canton, Ohio company.

I'd say the style of Puddy's fur coat is for everyday use while Joe's is definitely geared toward special occasions.

That's awesome.

posted by jr on Feb 03, 2014 at 11:05:07 pm     #  

Not to mention...back in the 70s, the man had his own line of designer polyester shirts! You can still get them on ebay. look:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xjoe+namath+vintage+shirt&_nkw=joe+namath+vintage+shirt&_sacat=0&_from=R40

posted by Sohio on Feb 03, 2014 at 11:14:26 pm     #  

Twitter exploded at the coat. People forget that the coat was one of the coats he kept from his "Broadway Joe" days.

Here's a pic of him wearing it years ago. http://i.imgur.com/1k9LiP8.jpg

posted by MikeyA on Feb 03, 2014 at 11:33:37 pm     #  

We can't force people to like every type of music and hey, if you didn't like the halftime, it's your choice.

However, I have to say that Bruno is one of the most talented young Top 40 stars out there, and a hell of a performer and songwriter. And he is not some "Disney-fied" hyped lip-syncher. He's a genuine phenom who has been doing this for 20+ years.

Wait--did OHT just say "20+ years"? That kid is only 20 something years old.

Well....watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT-3Dl2PMLM

I lived in Hawaii and saw Bruno as an 11/12/13 year old, opening oldies shows doing a killer Michael Jackson-infused show. His pops was a singer with a local Honolulu doo-wop group ("The Love Notes") and Bruno has been essentially training to be a singer/entertainer his whole life.

He was a nice kid then. Don't know if he's an asshole now--but I don't think so. And he just sold out three straight nights back home in Hawaii where he will kick off his tour.

Again, like who you like. But that kid is mega talented. The James Brown-type dancing he did during halftime was amazing...and he can 100% sing live while doing those moves. I watched him do it as a kid from the side of the stage and there's no reason to think he can't still do it as a 25 year old. When he's 40-45, then we'll see...

I love the older guys, but what the hell are we going to do--keep propping up Mick/Sir Paul/Elton/Bruce/old sad Madonna forever? Bruno was a great choice--and a hell of a sight better than some of the other music "stars" they could have gone with.

I will concede--Adele with the symphony would have been outstanding. Again, another talent that needs no adornment. Give you another voice that isn't big yet, but could be: Angie Johnson. Saw her at the Grand Ole Opry this summer and was blown away by her voice. I had no choice--she sang two songs, including the national anthem, w/o accompaniment.

When someone can get up without any instruments and say "I can just sing and you will be dumbfounded"...that is my measure of talent. I saw Tony Bennett...at what, 85-86 years old...just pull this off in concert last year!

Someone please lock Britney/Miley/Beiber and their record label agents in a dank prison until they understand the difference between talent and crap.

posted by oldhometown on Feb 04, 2014 at 01:01:10 am     #   1 person liked this