The best football players from the east and the west sound off before the big game.
The Key & Peele Super Bowl Special premieres January 30 at 10/9c on Comedy Central.
The novelty has worn off a bit, but Bad Lip Reading videos can still make one emit the occasional chortle or guffaw.
Here in Texas, football is damn near a religion. Friday Night Lights wasn’t just a book, or a film, or a TV series. It’s real life. It’s hard for people outside this state to understand, but that’s just how it is.
Texas is also a deeply red state. For all our self-proclaimed weirdness here in Austin, we are the exception in Texas, not the rule. There is a Republican super-majority in the state Legislature. Both our Senators have an (R) after their names. By my count, 24 out of the 36 US House districts are Republican.
When a YouTube video of WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen addressing Michael Sam’s coming out started making the rounds on Facebook, I cringed. I wondered if it would be another in a long line of tiresome speeches about how Sam coming out as gay is a distraction and how he would negatively impact the NFL. Would it be another rant about how football is everything that is good and pure about America, like Mom and apple pie, and Michael Sam was ruining it by being honest about his life?
Imagine my surprise when Dale Hansen proved me utterly, completely wrong, and put all my fears to rest:
In just over two minutes, Hansen destroys the hypocrisy in sports that accepts players accused of rape, or murder, or drugs, or violence, but condemns a man for being upfront about his sexuality. He also manages to call out the inherent right-wing idiocy about wanting government out of people’s lives but also wanting it in the bedroom.
Watch this video. It’s totally worth your time.
Here’s an open thread for the 2014 Superb Owl!
Here’s an open thread as we gaze upon the Superb Owl…
Hands down, the year’s most provocative and interesting Super Bowl commercial, from Clint Eastwood.Youtube Video
This year for the first time, you can watch the Super Bowl online at NBC Sports. It requires Microsoft Silverlight, and has a neat picture-in-picture feature that lets you switch between different camera views, including an aerial view of the field.
The game starts at 6pm ET, so in the meantime here’s the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad…Youtube Video
OK, I give in. Here’s a thread for Super Bowl 45, with one of the best ads.Youtube Video