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Monday, Feb 4, 2019

* From last night’s game…



Caption it if you want.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

59 Comments »
  1. - Arsenal - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:20 am:

    No caption, that’s just a perfect “comically bored” face JB is making there.

    Also, this Super Bowl was a great advertisement for baseball.


  2. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:21 am:

    “I don’t always drink beer. But when I do, it’s during the most boring Super Bowl game in history. Stay thirsty my friends.”


  3. - Grandson of Man - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:21 am:

    That game was so low-scoring that JB wouldn’t even buy me a drink.


  4. - Huh? - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:21 am:

    I sat through the super bowl and all I got was a glass of near beer.


  5. - Gallactic Cupcake - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:22 am:

    Sweater zip up beats motorcycle vest any day of the week.


  6. - Responsa - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:23 am:

    Well, the last five minutes or so of the game were pretty interesting. The ad for the NFL 100 years anniversary was wonderfully entertaining as everybody tried to pick out all the current and past players who were trashing the fancy banquet. That was pretty much it.


  7. - curtis - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:24 am:

    “I ordered this before I learned it had corn syrup in it…”


  8. - Skeptic - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:24 am:

    I tuned into a football game and a soccer match broke out.


  9. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:25 am:

    All downhill after Gladys Knight.


  10. - Nick Name - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:27 am:

    The Bud Lite/Game of Thrones commercial was pretty cool. How I learned to love the Mountain…


  11. - Arsenal - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:27 am:

    ==“I ordered this before I learned it had corn syrup in it…”==

    I’m a big fan of the way the NCGA got ticked off at that ad. LOL.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:28 am:

    That Caprara twitter is really good, especially during football season.

    I waited for JB to buy me a drink all night too. Next time.

    People were confused… Rams fans leaving after the 3rd quarter. You don’t know sports fans from LA… All LA sports fans arrive late and leave early from everything. It wasn’t this game.


  13. - My New Handle - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:28 am:

    Saw this:
    Both teams were playing like they didn’t want to go to the White House.


  14. - City Zen - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:31 am:

    Maroon 5 seems like a nice grab for the inaugural ball until…


  15. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:34 am:

    Dully Dully.


  16. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:38 am:

    You’d think in a 13-3 game, a defensive player would have been named MVP. I would have given it to Dont’a Hightower or Stephen Gilmore.


  17. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:39 am:

    Horrible game, terrible commercials, forgettable halftime performance. Easily the worst Super Bowl ever.


  18. - Steve Rogers - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:40 am:

    As a former StL Rams fan and a hater of the Pats, I was hoping for a 3-2 final score. Oh well. beggars can’t be choosers. Can’t wait for Captain Marvel and End Game though.


  19. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:43 am:

    ==You’d think in a 13-3 game, a defensive player would have been named MVP. ==

    There really wasn’t an individual standout defensive performance, though. It was low scoring because the offenses were just terrible, as was the play calling.

    I would’ve given MVP to the punter.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:47 am:

    To the game, it was so compelling I pondered my GoT status having only seen the equivalence of… 2 1/2 episodes of the entire series.

    Lots of soul searching, contemplation, weighing the binge factor…


  21. - Omay - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:47 am:

    It looks like they both went heavily on the over.


  22. - Annonin' - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:48 am:

    CBS should have been more nimble and added Gladys Knight at half time and post game …maybe tossing in some Pips too.


  23. - Ron Burgundy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:51 am:

    After seeing Adam Levine’s tattoo collection, he seems to be overcompensating with it for the fact that his band plays safe, middle of the road, adult contemporary pop-rock.


  24. - Huh? - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:52 am:

    The game was so boring that I decided I would see more exciting things watching traffic go by the bar.


  25. - Iggy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:53 am:

    we root for the Rams because Tom Brady is friends with the Orange man. Even sportsball can be political if you try hard enough.


  26. - Anon - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:53 am:

    Puppy Bowl was more exiting than SB LIII.


  27. - 47th Ward - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:55 am:

    JB looks like he parlayed the Rams with the over. Ouch.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 10:55 am:

    I love Boston. Can’t get enough, great town to visit.

    But… Bostonians;

    Celtics - 17 championships, last 2008
    Bruins - last cup, 2011
    Red Sox - reigning World Series champs
    Pats - won Super Bowl

    … enough with the NYC envy.

    You can retire the chips on your shoulders


  29. - Louis G. Atsaves - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:08 am:

    I thought they were counting punts, not scores this year, although the Patriot placekicker nearly clanked two off the uprights.

    I feel for Pritzker in this photo. Boring game. Boring half-time show. Boring announcing. Even (with the exception of a couple) boring ads.


  30. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:09 am:

    The Stella spot was a winner. Three pop culture icons switching up on their signature drinks. Very funny.

    I’m surprised that Dos Equis didn’t have a longer non-compete-clause for the Most Interesting Man in the World. He was their face, forever.

    And The Dude — do you go outside, sir, dressed like on Super Bowl Sunday looking for a beer spot job?

    Seriously, those had to be The Dudeorino’s original clothes from the flick — they could not be replicated. I read once that Jeff Bridges just put on his own Malibu beach-bum wear.


  31. - njt - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:14 am:

    ===I would have given it to Dont’a Hightower or Stephen Gilmore.===

    Hightower for sure. As a former defensive player that game was perfect. Here’s a fantastic piece on him:

    https://www.theringer.com/2016/10/19/16037396/new-england-patriots-donta-hightower-middle-linebacker-c20e2001b2d8


  32. - illini - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:18 am:

    As someone who had been a season ticket holder for both the Cardinals and the Rams I had very mixed feelings about the game yesterday. I despise the Patriots ( “Cheaters” ) as well as Stan Kroenke ( lying to his fans in St. Louis ). In fact yesterdays game was the first I have watched in at least 3 years.

    I could really have cared less about who won the game, but eventually one team had to prevail.


  33. - Anon312 - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:22 am:

    47th Ward wins


  34. - lake county democrat - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:22 am:

    Just made the Bears loss all the more painful - can’t say they would have won (they lost the squeaker to NE earlier in season w/ a gimpy Mack), but they surely would have “belonged.”


  35. - Independent - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:27 am:

    My pick for MVP was Gilmore. Hightower would have been a great pick, too.

    Maroon 5 is everything wrong with contemporary pop music. Levine is a tool. I wanted more Gladys Knight.


  36. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:29 am:

    I imagine the Pats haters don’t want to hear it, but that team is in the midst of one of the greatest runs in North American professional sports history.

    In Belichick and Brady’s eighteen years, they’ve been to nine Super Bowls. Never had a losing record (worst was 9-7 in Brady’s second year).

    And keep in mind, the NFL is designed to produce what Pete Rozelle called “parity.” The system is akin to golf handicaps, trying to make team records even.

    Successful teams get low draft picks and a first-place schedule. Lousy teams get high draft picks and a last-place schedule.

    All teams share equally in TV and gate revenue (socialism). All teams have the same spending floor and ceiling (wage and price controls). There’s a minimum salary and free agency (unions).

    It’s truly an even playing field for all teams. If your team can’t compete, look to the GM and coaching staffs. They’re the variables in the equation.


  37. - Father Ted - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:33 am:

    The Rams played like a team that didn’t deserve to be there… and as a Saints fan, I’m here to tell you that they didn’t. I didn’t watch any of it out of disappointment about the NFC Championship, but I love that everything I’m hearing is that the game, the halftime show and even the commercials were subpar.

    Hope there’s finally some real pressure on Roger Goodell.


  38. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:42 am:

    I fear the NFL overreacting to this terrible offensive game and changing the rules to make it even tougher for defenses. Next year they will make it a flag if you don’t let the receiver run a few steps before tackling them…oh, wait, that was a flag in yesterday’s game too.


  39. - Anonymous - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:43 am:

    “I ordered this before I learned it had corn syrup in it…”

    and this

    “Dully Dully.”

    props to you folks


  40. - Harvest76 - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:44 am:

    The only policy holdover from the BVR administration is apparently drink local. JB makes it his own by doing it sans costume. I can get used to this.


  41. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:54 am:

    Best thing about SuperBowl LIII: I was able to get a lot of work done without missing anything.


  42. - Been There - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 11:55 am:

    ===The game was so boring that I decided I would see more exciting things watching traffic go by the bar.====
    I was wondering how they knew the game was so boring if they were actually looking out the front window.


  43. - Oneholeoff - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 12:18 pm:

    Costaki Economopolous had a good line on the low scoring game: “It was like watching Rob Gronkowski and Paris Hilton play Scrabble”


  44. - G'Kar - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 12:44 pm:

    Best and most timely commercial==Washington Post


  45. - illini - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 12:54 pm:

    @G’Kar - I agree. Democracy Dies In Darkness.


  46. - Stuntman Bob's Brother - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 1:17 pm:

    “Don’t blame me, I wanted to watch “Curse of Oak Island”"


  47. - wordslinger - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 1:48 pm:

    I was a little taken aback by Dylan selling the rights to his recording of “Blowing in the Wind” for a Bud spot about something-something brewed with wind power.

    That used to be called selling out, but the ship sailed a long time ago. I think Neil Young still refuses to sell his songs for commercials. Anyone else?


  48. - City Zen - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 1:56 pm:

    Coors Light > Miller Lite > Bud Light

    Corn syrup or no corn syrup


  49. - dbk - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 2:50 pm:

    “I’d rather be hashing out progressive income tax rates with policy wonks.”

    Well, at least the game provided three quarters worthy of muting between commercials.

    Also, Anne Caprara’s football twitter feed is tons of fun.


  50. - VanillaMan - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 2:52 pm:

    God bless the Empress of Soul.
    Gladys has more class, heart, justice and soul than any of the tattooed poseurs on either team or half-time show.


  51. - ArchPundit - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 3:00 pm:

    ===Coors Light > Miller Lite > Bud Light

    And how about actual beers?


  52. - Pot calling kettle - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 3:14 pm:

    ==And how about actual beers? ==

    Indeed. Arguing about which light beer is “better” is like arguing about which back bench state rep. is “better.” Neither does much of anything for anyone, so what’s the point?


  53. - Rabid - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 3:25 pm:

    Half-time entertainment couldn’t keep their shirt on like Janet Jackson. The best proformance, Andy eating


  54. - Chippy Dave - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 4:20 pm:

    We’ve been waiting 3 quarters for the Rams to score so JB can buy the bar. . .


  55. - Huh? - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 4:31 pm:

    “==Coors Light > Miller Lite > Bud Light

    And how about actual beers?”

    Reminds me of an old cartoon with the caption “Have you ever been held captive by a lite beer?”


  56. - Billinois - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 7:11 pm:

    The most disinterested man in the world.


  57. - G'Kar - Monday, Feb 4, 19 @ 7:13 pm:

    ==Indeed. Arguing about which light beer is “better” is like arguing about which back bench state rep. is “better.” Neither does much of anything for anyone, so what’s the point?==

    At least the back benchers don’t make me run to the bathroom to pee all the time.


  58. - RNUG - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:08 am:

    Mrs RNUG was happy with the game results.

    (She used to live in New England; Patriots and Red Sox fan.)


  59. - RNUG - Tuesday, Feb 5, 19 @ 12:16 am:

    == I was a little taken aback by Dylan ==

    -word- that surprised me also. I looked up from what I was working on to see if it really was an ad.


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