Tag:Super Bowl
Posted on: January 29, 2010 5:10 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2010 5:16 pm

Kurt Warner Retires: What They're Saying

Though this isn't a Super Bowl XLIV item per say, it does have to do with a Super Bowl MVP. It's also the biggest news in the NFL today. So we feel the need to mention it. And in case you've been trapped under a very fat person today, or work for NORAD, then you know that Cardinals QB Kurt Warner announced his retirement from the NFL earlier this afternoon.

So rather than give our own take on it, here's a look around the globe on Warner hanging em up: As you can see, guys like Troy Aikman, Larry Fitzgerald and Tony Romo are sad to see Warner go, but also honor the man and his 12-year career. No doubt Kurt's inbox is being filled with well wishes from current and former NFL stars as we speak. 

Except one particular e-mail Super Bowl XLIV Blog has been able to exclusively attain. It was sent to Warner by a bfavre_deerhunter4@yahoo.com and had the following e-mail attachment:

Retirement??? Whatchu talkin bout Kurt?

Not quite sure what to make of this, or who that e-mailer might be. But there's always someone looking to spoil the fun. Congrats on a great career, Kurt Warner!
Category: NFL
Posted on: January 26, 2010 5:35 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2010 3:22 pm

Halftime Playlist REVEALED!

The Super Bowl halftime performers have revealed their playlist. And by “performers,” we mean The Who. And by “The Who” we mean Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and a bunch of other dudes not named John Entwhistle (or Keith Moon for that matter). 

And, according to what Townshend tells Billboard.com, the band is expected to continue the long storied tradition of performing mashed up medleys that have made Super Bowl halftime performances so wonderfully *not-so-memorable: 

"A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."
Hey, look at that. Who Are You. Will be performed. On CBS. No word if David Caruso will make an appearance on the stage and dramatically take off his shades at the end of the song. But that would be pretty badass. Did I just plug a CBS show on this site? Why yes. Yes I did. And I’m not even asking for a bonus or nothing. Honest. 

*seriously, I defy you to remember any of the last 10 half time performances. Except maybe the Super Bowl XXXVI post-9/11 U2 performance. What? You don’t remember that one either? You commie!
Posted on: January 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 3:58 pm

New Orleans May Have Saved The Newspaper Industry

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported yesterday on their website that their hardcopy issues commemorating the Saints' NFC championship victory were completely sold out. Anticipating this, they printed more copies than usual. And they still sold out.

To make up for it, the paper printed up more copies to distribute at their offices Tuesday morning. And it still wasn't enough. Lines were so long that law enforcement had to show up to direct traffic. 

Kudos to the city of New Orleans and their passion. 

Most blame the newspaper industry's collapse on the Internet and the instant-24 hour news cycle that it brings, and the fact that every home with access to the net is another nail in its coffin. But that's just bogus, man. I have internet access. And just this past weekend, I was about to go and buy myself a newspaper from the stand around the corner. But my foot fell asleep so I stayed home and watched a Monk marathon on USA Network instead.
Posted on: January 26, 2010 2:39 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Peyton Manning is Immune To Your Baby's Powers

Peyton Manning is in the Super Bowl again after ending the Jets' Cinderella playoff run last Sunday.

So, turns out this kid and his crazy-ass father naming him J.E.T.S. won't be bringing an end to New York's 41-year Super Bowl drought after all.

What will it bring?

Mostly ceaseless mocking and roughly a dozen beatings a day from friends and strangers alike for the rest of this kid’s life until he inevitably develops a meth habit. Or declares himself a Giants fan.

(hat tip to The Sports Hernia)

Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:12 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2010 1:32 pm

Super Bowl XLIV Is Set...

....get ready for a crapload of storylines and puff pieces!

Thaaaat's right. Super Bowl XLIV in Miami is all set. And fans of Rachel Nichols and golden-hued lighting everywhere can rejoice! What with a whole 12 days to go before the big game, the media has a lot of time to cover the heaps of stories-behind-the-stories-behind-t
he-stories that are sure to captivate and enthrall America -- nay! The world!

There is, of course, the entire city of New Orleans and everything it's been through since Katrina. It's a pretty great story, actually. A city ravished by a monstrous hurricane, rising from the darkness and rebuilding not only its devastated city structures but its identity as well. Even the President is rooting for the Saints for this very reason. And it will remain a great story until the endless vignettes featuring Harry Connick Jr. driving around town with Sean Peyton riding shotgun drives it straight into the ground.

There's also Archie Manning and his burdensome dilemma. Should he root for the his team? Should he root for his son's team? On one hand, Peyton Manning is his son. On the other, Archie played for the Saints, lives in New Orleans, and has been a long-suffering Saints fan. But, hey, Peyton's already won a Super Bowl. So the Saints it is! Suck on that, son! Oh wait. He's already claimed he's rooting for Peyton .

Regardless of this piece of news, you should still expect to hear about Archie's non-existent dilemma all the way up to kickoff, and even during the broadcast itself.

Other stories we'll surely be bombarded with:
  • Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian 
  • Drew Brees returns to Miami after the Miami Dolphins rejected him -- twice!
  • Jim Caldwell is black! And he's coaching in the Super Bowl!
  • Both the Colts and the Saints almost went undefeated! But didn't!
  • Will Brett Favre really retire? C'mon you didn't think him not being there would keep this story down, did you?
  • Peyton Manning's second trip to the Super Bowl is in Miami, the same city where he won his first Super Bowl. Coincidences are fun!
  • Peyton Manning is from New Orleans! No, really!
  • Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush

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