23 thoughts on “Super Bowl Open Thread

  1. dbschmidt February 5, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Not that I really have a dog in the hunt as (or with the exception that) I am a Miami “the never-ending train wreck” Dolphins fan but it appears as we near half-time the Giant’s Defense is whooping up on Brady and the NEP offense worst than I felt as a child ~ like a red-headed step-child.

  2. Canuckguy February 5, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    More importantly, was Madonna lip syncing?

    • J. R. Babcock February 6, 2012 / 12:20 am

      Ya gotta admit, Madonna looks pretty good for someone who will be 54 in August.

      • neocon1 February 6, 2012 / 12:09 pm

        I would take Sarah over her in a heart beat

    • neocon1 February 6, 2012 / 12:08 pm

      couldnt see her lips

      • Canuckguy February 6, 2012 / 10:24 pm

        That’s because she was wearing panties

      • neocon1 February 7, 2012 / 5:56 am


  3. 6206j February 5, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Dirty Harry?

    • tiredoflibbs February 6, 2012 / 6:58 am

      Yep, halftime. The team is down time to bring out a new quarterback! The first one is just not cutting the mustard. The new uniforms, the expensive fancy plays, the new locker rooms, the extra staff, the new towel and waterboys are not producing like the new quarterback said they would.

      It is time for tried and true plays and methods. The great new experiment is a failure.

  4. RetiredSpook February 6, 2012 / 8:32 am

    We had one of the most interesting Super Bowl evenings in recent memory. My cousin and his wife, who only live about 8 miles from us, but who we generally only see once a year at family reunions, invited us over to watch the game. Actually, we spent the whole afternoon and evening there, along with their next door neighbor whose wife is the daughter of old friends of my family. My cousin is a super guy; I’d trust him with my back in a heartbeat, but a retired UAW guy who worked for a large automotive component manufacturer his whole life. Other than the fact that he never worked in management, he reminds me a little of Neocon1 — just a rugged individualist, can-do sort of guy; not the least bit bashful about giving you his opinion and likes to cook, which sort of surprised me. I know enough to not mention anything about unions, but I honestly didn’t know what his politics were, and had even less clue about his neighbor, who I hadn’t seen in 15 years.

    Well, it didn’t take long for the subject of politics to come up, but per my wife’s request, I wasn’t the first to broach the subject. What an eye-opening afternoon. It was like having a face-to-face conversation with the Conservative regulars on this blog. We talked about the election, healthcare, food storage, guns — you name it. Both of them are pretty confident that Obama doesn’t have a prayer of getting re-elected, and, while neither favored Romney, both said they could vote for him if he were the nominee. I’m hearing that more and more, which is somewhat reassuring given the way the 4 remaining GOP candidates are beating each other up. I think there’s a growing sense, at least around our area, that the country just can’t survive 4 more years of Obama, particularly with at least one more SC justice likely to be replaced.

    At the end of the game, as Bill Belichick was walking off the field, we all agreed that the look on his face was the look we’d like to see on Obama’s face come November 7th.

    • Cluster February 6, 2012 / 8:43 am

      …but per my wife’s request, I wasn’t the first to broach the subject

      ROTFL – you too???

      I have a colleague in my office that is a staunch liberal and was in the tank for Obama but now admits that he is sorely disappointed and although he may not vote for Romney, he simply just may not vote.

      And was I the only one who though that that was just a boring game?

      • RetiredSpook February 6, 2012 / 8:57 am

        And was I the only one who though that that was just a boring game?

        I can’t ever recall the first score in a Super Bowl being a safety, but there were some exciting moments. The finger-tip, sideline catch by Mario Manningham on the Giants last drive was one of the most spectacular catches I’ve ever seen. What was funny was the 3 of us guys stood around the kitchen island and ate wings and jalapeno poppers and talked about politics most of the second half while our wives watched the game — well, my wife and the neighbor’s wife anyway. My cousins wife fell asleep on the sofa, so I guess she must have thought it was boring.

  5. Cluster February 6, 2012 / 8:57 am

    Off topic, but this just in:

    The Iranian government, through a website proxy, has laid out the legal and religious justification for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of its people.

    And with Egypt devolving into Islamic oppressive chaos, I am not convinced that Obama’s deft ME policies have been real effective. Time for a new quarterback in the second half?? I think so.


    • RetiredSpook February 6, 2012 / 9:15 am

      Also off topic, but I couldn’t help but notice this link in the sidebar of your WND Iran article. It’s the best one I’ve seen yet on the Constitutional eligibility issue for President and VP.

      • neocon1 February 6, 2012 / 12:23 pm

        Went to a local bowling alley, they have a kick Azz sports bar (our little sleeper secret) there were about 125 people there a big food spread for $10.00 8 big screen TV’s and around 10-12 regular TV’s not a bad seat in the house.
        We won $50.00 in a pool, a brand new 16 lb bowling ball, a nice budweiser beer class and a beer can cover. and a discount on our drinks…….Sweeet
        Of course believe it or not I to am muzzled in public by the Princess about politics also I just get the LOOK and know it is time to move on to something else especially with our lefty friends…LOL

        We had a great time and I think it was a good game in general rolled in @ 3:30 and dont feel to bad today.
        Madonna? other than having her legs spread as wide as she could for most of the performance it as just Ok.

      • neocon1 February 6, 2012 / 12:26 pm


        I agree with the article but I would tell the donk party to STFU and sit down,
        the precedence has been set, the law and the constitution is but toilet paper, I say lets just get some kenyan from africa and run him…..Oh Wait!!

  6. RetiredSpook February 6, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    OT, but this thread isn’t exactly on fire. I’m curious if any of you in different parts of the country are experiencing violent fluctuations in the price of gasoline. The price of oil has been pretty steady between $97 and $99 a barrel for some time now, but the price of gas in NE Indiana has been going up and down like a yoyo. Yesterday most stations around here jumped from $3.29 to 3.59. The week before, they dropped from 3.45 to $3.29, and the week before that they jumped from around $3.10 to $3.45. Often we’ll see stations change prices 2 or 3 times in the course of a day.

    • neocon1 February 6, 2012 / 5:19 pm

      Not here in Fla where I live, but Freon R-22 has gone up 250% in a week and a half.
      Thanks to zerO’s illegal EPA chief.

    • Cluster February 6, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      Was $3.19 around the holidays but now $3.39

    • RetiredSpook February 6, 2012 / 9:01 pm

      Newt reminds me a lot of Bardolf. There’s the good Newt, and then, occasionally, the evil twin escapes from the closet.

    • neocon1 February 7, 2012 / 5:58 am


      and Klintoon was a rapist? and zerO a homosexual doper.
      your point?

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