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    • Looks like the third time wasn't the charm.

      I'm guessing the Bengals will focus on offensive lineman in the draft and free agency signings.

      As the Eagles fans are fond of saying... "Wait 'til NEXT year!"
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, and Max Patch NC to Gorham NH
    • Jim Carrey's "Cable Guy" commercial was a success. I couldn't get on the Verizon website until this morning -- it was slammed with people attempting to get info about their home 5G internet. And after all that they don't serve my area yet. I'm (hopefully) kicking Comcast/Xfinity to the curb.
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    • i was surprised and disappointed to see the refs finally decide to show up in the last 1:28 of the game. They had even blown a facemask on the Bengals TD, but more than made up for it at the end. I saw more flags in the last 2 minutes than the united nations.
      -One of the best super bowl games ever
      -Commercials were lousy.
      -Halftime show was great. I don't care for rap, but Mary J Blige and Eminem really lit it up (and apparently so did Snoop Dog before the game)
      its all good
    • hikerboy wrote:

      -Halftime show was great.
      Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog opened with the song "Smoke Weed Everyday". Not only did they avoid singing the title lyric, they had to remove the MF phrase from just about every verse. Not to mention repeated use of the dreaded N-word. First line of the first verse: "Da da da da da, it's the motherf*c#!n'' D-O-double G." Another classic line: "Bitch shut your trap."

      If the NFL really wanted to celebrate rap and hip-hop music, why did they require the lyrics to be sanitized? Rhetorical question, as NBC would have received record fines from the FCC and mainstream America would be asking "Why are they celebrating drug use during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?"

      So yeah... I didn't consider it to be a great halftime show. Pandering.
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, and Max Patch NC to Gorham NH
    • StalkingTortoise wrote:

      hikerboy wrote:

      -Halftime show was great.
      Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog opened with the song "Smoke Weed Everyday". Not only did they avoid singing the title lyric, they had to remove the MF phrase from just about every verse. Not to mention repeated use of the dreaded N-word. First line of the first verse: "Da da da da da, it's the motherf*c#!n'' D-O-double G." Another classic line: "Bitch shut your trap."
      If the NFL really wanted to celebrate rap and hip-hop music, why did they require the lyrics to be sanitized? Rhetorical question, as NBC would have received record fines from the FCC and mainstream America would be asking "Why are they celebrating drug use during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?"

      So yeah... I didn't consider it to be a great halftime show. Pandering.
      "celebrating drug use" is a bit of a stretch, given the amount of alcohol advertising. Although for some reason, alcohol isn't considered by many to be a drug, and one that destroys more lives and families than all other drugs combined.The drug they're "celebrating" is marijuana.
      Being that the legalization of marijuana is continuing to progress in many states, and possibly federally, maybe it IS a reason to celebrate.
      As far as the "pandering", the NFL had laid down the guidelines to these guys in advance. remarkably, almost all of the criticism of the halftime show has come from white guys.
      its all good
    • hikerboy wrote:

      StalkingTortoise wrote:

      hikerboy wrote:

      -Halftime show was great.
      Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog opened with the song "Smoke Weed Everyday". Not only did they avoid singing the title lyric, they had to remove the MF phrase from just about every verse. Not to mention repeated use of the dreaded N-word. First line of the first verse: "Da da da da da, it's the motherf*c#!n'' D-O-double G." Another classic line: "Bitch shut your trap."If the NFL really wanted to celebrate rap and hip-hop music, why did they require the lyrics to be sanitized? Rhetorical question, as NBC would have received record fines from the FCC and mainstream America would be asking "Why are they celebrating drug use during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?"

      So yeah... I didn't consider it to be a great halftime show. Pandering.
      "celebrating drug use" is a bit of a stretch, given the amount of alcohol advertising. Although for some reason, alcohol isn't considered by many to be a drug, and one that destroys more lives and families than all other drugs combined.The drug they're "celebrating" is marijuana. Being that the legalization of marijuana is continuing to progress in many states, and possibly federally, maybe it IS a reason to celebrate.
      As far as the "pandering", the NFL had laid down the guidelines to these guys in advance. remarkably, almost all of the criticism of the halftime show has come from white guys.
      Smoking weed every day would have disqualified me from my last three jobs and my CCW permit. So there's that. :saint:

      I have Dre, Snoop, Kendrick and Marshall in my music library. I think the halftime show sucked because it was scrubbed clean, not because I'm a white guy. Now if Dre and Snoop stuck it to the man by dropping a few f-bombs in the set... :thumbsup:
      Trudgin' along the AT since 2003. Completed Sections: Springer Mountain to Winding Stair Gap NC, and Max Patch NC to Gorham NH
    • No surprise that Cincinnati had the highest Super Bowl local viewing rating, but lookie at number 2. :)

      #SuperBowl local market ratings:
      1. Cincinnati 46.1/84
      2. Detroit 45.9/79
      3. Pittsburgh 45.6/74
      4. Columbus 45.4/80
      5. Kansas City 44.6/76
      6. Milwaukee 44/75
      7. Cleveland 44/78
      8. Boston 42.6/74
      9. Philadelphia 42.3/71
      10. Jacksonville 41.3/73
      Not in top 10: Los Angeles 36.7/77

      LA was number 26.

      What the numbers mean: Cincinnati had a 46.1 rating/84 share, meaning 46.1 percent of all households in Cincinnati were watching Super Bowl LVI, and 84 percent of people who were watching TV were watching the Super Bowl.
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    • max.patch wrote:

      No surprise that Cincinnati had the highest Super Bowl local viewing rating, but lookie at number 2. :)

      #SuperBowl local market ratings:
      1. Cincinnati 46.1/84
      2. Detroit 45.9/79
      3. Pittsburgh 45.6/74
      4. Columbus 45.4/80
      5. Kansas City 44.6/76
      6. Milwaukee 44/75
      7. Cleveland 44/78
      8. Boston 42.6/74
      9. Philadelphia 42.3/71
      10. Jacksonville 41.3/73
      Not in top 10: Los Angeles 36.7/77

      LA was number 26.

      What the numbers mean: Cincinnati had a 46.1 rating/84 share, meaning 46.1 percent of all households in Cincinnati were watching Super Bowl LVI, and 84 percent of people who were watching TV were watching the Super Bowl.
      I would assume Louisville might be too small a market for those rankings.
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    • If Jaden Rashada (who???) got $9.5 million to play amateur sports :) one wonders how much Texas paid Arch Manning.

      <snip>

      Quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada is apparently going to get paid quite handsomely as he joins the Miami Hurricanes football program.

      Jeremy Crabtree of On3 reported the 4-star prospect and No. 7 quarterback in the class of 2023, per 247Sports' composite rankings, agreed to a $9.5 million name, image and likeness deal with Miami booster John Ruiz and also turned down an $11 million offer from Florida's Gator Collective.
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    • 6 games.

      Will the NFL appeal? We'll know in 3 days.

      6 days works out to $350k in lost wages if my memory and mental math is correct. Calvin Ridley of the Falcons was caught gambling $1,500 on the Falcons to win and he gets suspended the entire 2022 season and will lose $11 million in lost wages.

      Oh yeah. Watson sat out the entire year last year. He continued to get paid -- $10 million. Nice work if you can get it.
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