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  •  tuesday joy! (4.00)
    Favorite commercials-
    Burger King with the Whopperettes. At first I was like, this is dumb, then when they started forming the hamburger I about died laughing.

    "don't judge too quickly".  those were all great.

    The budweiser and glass with flip cards.  Awesome.  

    Nothing on the caliber of "terry tate, office linebacker" but all in all an improvement over last year.

    Now.  I don't want to hear any more whining about the poor officiating.  Stuff happens.

    1. ben was over the plane of the end zone while he was in the AIR.  It was a touchdown.  Live with it.
    2. The officials did not make the kicker miss two field goals.
    3. the officials did not make Jerramy Stevens drop seventeen passes.
    4. The officials did not make Matt Hasslebeck throw that interception.
    5. the officials did not force the really piss-poor clock management both at the end of the half and at the end of the game.
    6)It was too pass interference in the end zone, in a big game like the super bowl you call that shit.

    Final analysis, great teams overcome adversity.  the steelers got screwed by the refs big time against cincy, indy, and at times denver, and won anyway.  there were plenty of non-calls.. in fact, I came to believe that the reason seattle's offensive line was so "good" was because they were good at getting away with holding.   So go home and get better and come back and do it again next year, ok?

    BTW, Madden has no credibility where the steelers are concerned, everything he says about them is tainted by his 30 year old anger about the immaculate reception.  I respect the man, but he's never been able to put that behind him.

    The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

    by JLongs on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 05:50:53 AM PST

    •  glad to know I wasn't the only one (4.00)
      who thought the 'Whopperettes' were hysterical.....I was totally underwhelmed by the commercial until the woman in the pickle costume launches herself onto the 'hamburger' followed by the rest of the 'condiments'. At that point I was laughing so loud the dogs came into the room to see if I was okay.

      If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went ---Will Rogers

      by Sasha Bear on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 06:28:20 AM PST

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      •  heh (4.00)
        the "hamburger" dress was a scream, too.  That was a very well executed commercial.

        and just for the record, I don't think the "king" is creepy at all, I think he's hilarious.  But that's just me.

        The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

        by JLongs on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 05:32:29 PM PST

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    •  Time for REFUTATION! (4.00)
      ben was over the plane of the end zone while he was in the AIR.  It was a touchdown.  Live with it.

      Funny.  I didn't see the ball cross.  He went up to the one inch line and went straight down.

      The officials did not make the kicker miss two field goals.

      Yes, they did, by calling phantom penalties that weren't there.  At the very least, those kicks would've been shorter.  At the very MOST, those kicks would've been extra points.

      the officials did not make Jerramy Stevens drop seventeen passes.

      Yes, they did, by forcing the Seahawks to pass more by calling phantom penalties that weren't there.

      The officials did not make Matt Hasslebeck throw that interception.

      Yes, they did, by taking away a good pass to the 1 by...wait for it...calling a phantom penalty that wasn't there.

      the officials did not force the really piss-poor clock management both at the end of the half and at the end of the game.

      Yes, they did, by taking away 14 full points by calling phantom penalties that weren't there.  If they hadn't, that would've been really GOOD clock management...

      It was too pass interference in the end zone, in a big game like the super bowl you call that shit.

      ...if you wanna be known as a piss-poor officiating crew that calls phantom penalties that weren't there.

      Final analysis, great teams overcome adversity.

      How 'bout we couch this in terms these politicians can understand.  Let's say you have some really great progressive legislation, and all your peers tell you it's really good.  You introduce it to the House, where it's referred to a highly conservative committee and then trucked with riders and enough pork to kill a dozen pigs.  And then it gets voted down because too many people have issues with the riders and the pork.  And it keeps happening again and again while you're a Dem in a Pub-controlled house.  So, basically, what you're telling this "you" is he sponsors really bad bills and that great politicians overcome adversity.

      To which I say there's a great difference between adversity and corruption/stupidity.  What was on the field on the Super Bowl was the latter, and it figuratively tilted the field at a 20 degree angle, so that the Steelers were running downhill all night and the Hawks were running uphill.

      "I trust the slot machines in Vegas more than the voting machines in Ohio." - Larry David

      by IlGreven on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 10:04:16 AM PST

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      •  refute the refute (4.00)
        What was on the field on the Super Bowl was the latter, and it figuratively tilted the field at a 20 degree angle, so that the Steelers were running downhill all night and the Hawks were running uphill.

        Kinda like pittsburgh did against indy in the divisional playoff?  and won that game, too.  So get over it.

        The Global Struggle against Violent Extremism begins at home!

        by JLongs on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 10:49:24 AM PST

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    •  ah-hem! (4.00)
      Cheers to the Ohio Highway Patrol and all the other upstanding law enforcement agencies in northern Ohio for setting up "speed advisory stations" on every frigging highway between the `burgh and Detroit this weekend. Hopefully, all those Steeler fans are busy returning their "advisory notices" to the local jurisdictions, complete with cash contributions to our local economies.

      AKA- I loves me some Superbowl speed traps all over Browns territory- woof!!!

      "Our attitude was- the revolution can't start until we find our hair gel." Joe Strummer

      by histopresto on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 11:04:13 AM PST

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