14. Get ready: During the halftime show, there is going to be a loud Madonna debate. Someone is going to say she is too old. Someone is going to say she looks great. Someone is going to claim she doesn’t have one classic song. Then six people will shout, “LUCKY STAR!” And everyone will agree, because “Lucky Star” is totally great.

Over 1,000 listings were posted this week on Backpage.com in Indianapolis, advertising “young,” “curvy” women and girls for in-calls and out-calls, “un-rushed” body rubs and “total” satisfaction. Of that number nearly a quarter reference the Super Bowl.

“Welcome football fans! Brown eyed cutie at your service!” they cry. “Super Bowl Specials!” “Super Bowl Fun!” “If your team lets you down, we will PEP you up!”

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Fraser Davidson, a London-based animator, created this video inspired by Bill Maher’s comparison of the economics of pro football and baseball. He brings a two-minute excerpt from the audio version of Maher’s book, The New New Rules, to life with a blend of 1950s-style sports imagery and Soviet-era graphics.

So, Bill Maher won’t be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday?

(Also, a warning: NSFW language.)

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sportsnetny:

A-Rod and Cameron Diaz eatin’ some popcorn at the Super Bowl - Deadspin

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In the latest CBS News poll, 33 percent of the American public would like to see the Packers win, while 26 percent prefer the Pittsburgh Steelers. More than 40 percent of the 1,137 adults surveyed last week don’t care or don’t have an opinion about the outcome of the game.

CBS News has asked the public its preference before 11 previous Super Bowls. Except for two instances, the public’s favorite went on to win the game.
Poll: Packers Have Rooting Edge - NYTimes (via sportsnetny)
Yes you certainly can bet on anything come Super Bowl time:
What will Fergie be wearing when she appears first on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Skirt/Dress 1/1
Pants (Below Knees) 1/1
Shorts (Above Knees) 7/2
Thong/G-String/Bikini Bottom 10/1
Will Fergie be dressed as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at any point during the Halftime show?
Yes 5/1

(Super Bowl Proposition Bets via Watchdog)

Yes you certainly can bet on anything come Super Bowl time:

What will Fergie be wearing when she appears first on stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Skirt/Dress 1/1

Pants (Below Knees) 1/1

Shorts (Above Knees) 7/2

Thong/G-String/Bikini Bottom 10/1

Will Fergie be dressed as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at any point during the Halftime show?

Yes 5/1

(Super Bowl Proposition Bets via Watchdog)