Category Archives: Super Bowl 2014

Seattle Seahawks Win Super Bowl XLVIII – Sports Illustrated Cover – FINALLY Getting Some Respect?

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Oh, it was a “boring” game. “Real football fans were bored to tears.”  Or, “You call THAT a RIOT?” regarding the city-wide mob of happiness that swept over OUR CITY last night. Yeah, the frat boys and girls at U-Dub made a big, fat bonfire out of couches and mattresses.  (They probably saved the Seattle Health Department a trip by burning those nasty household furnishings, because ewww.)

 

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Photo via Twitter

There’s a great and hilarious post over on Deadspin.com (that I wish I had written), complete with photos from last night’s celebration.

 

Seattle Seahawks Fans Gather To Watch The Super Bowl Against The Denver Broncos

Photo via: (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/Deadspin.com )

I came across a video posted (and narrated) by our own Rock God, Chris Cornell about the city of Seattle and our Seahawks. Take a moment, won’t you? Oh, and I LOVE Soundgarden’sWave” used as the soundtrack.

 

 

Songwriters: CORNELL/THAYIL of Soundgarden
Take, if you want a slice
If you want a piece
If it feels alright
Break, if you like the sound
If it gets you up
If it brings you downShare, if it makes you sleep
If it sets you free
If it helps you breathe
Don’t come over here
And piss on my gate
Save it just keep it
Off my wave

Cry, if you want to cry 

If it helps you see

If it clears your eyes

Hate, if you want to hate
If it keeps you safe
If it makes you brave

Pray, if you want to pray
If you like to kneel
If you like to lay

Don’t come over here
And piss on my gate
Save it just keep it
Off my wave

Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave
Keep it off my wave

My wave

Cry, if you want to cry
If it helps you see
If it clears your eyes

Hate, if you want to hate
If it keeps you safe
If it makes you brave

Take, if you want a slice
If you want a piece
If it feels alright

Don’t come over here
And piss on my gate
Save it just keep it
Off my wave

My wave.

OUR WAVE.
And by the way, It’s official: the Seattle Seahawks SUPER BOWL WIN was the most-watched television event in U.S. history, EVER. Boring? I took a Facebook poll. Seems that it was “boring” in the sense that Bronco fans–and Seattle haters–put all their Sunday Faith in their “savior”  Peyton Manning. Say with me (and Manning)…
MANNING-OHSHIT
…12 seconds into the game.
“OH SHIT!!”
I learned a new phrase today, thanks to my girl Honey: “Tax that ass” as in, “No one in Broncos Country seemed to realize is the Seahawks had their number and were about to tax that ass like they did most of their season.”
LOB-TheBest
What was that score again? 
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Don’t come over here
And piss on my gate
Save it just keep it
Off my wave

Bruno Mars Rocks The Super Bowl With Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Super Bowl itself was super boring*, but at least we got a break from the ass whooping the Seahawks laid down on the Broncos for a couple of minutes to watch Bruno Mars rock MetLife Stadium. Mars and his band lit up the stage, literally and performed his hits “Locked Out Of Heaven,” Treasure” and “Runaway Baby.”  The later provided a nice transition into “Give It Away” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Anthony Kiedis and Flea braved the 40 degree weather to perform shirtless, but all excitement and jumping around probably kept them warm. Bruno ended the performance with a touching rendition of “Just The Way You Are” that also paid tribute to our men and women in uniform. I know people weren’t sure he could pull it off, but I think Mars and his band did an excellent job, in custom Saint Laurent suits no less.

 

[Ed. Note: It should be noted that DivaJulia, a proud resident of Seattle, did NOT think the game was “boring”. 12th Man, yo. NOW can we get some respect up in this city??]

Best Super Bowl Commercials – Dipped In Cream’s Favorites

Audi and the Doberhuahua
Audi and the Doberhuahua

The commercials for this year’s Super Bowl were pretty much on par with the game. I appreciate that no one went for gross or offensive, even the usually crass GoDaddy. A number of trailers made their debut, including ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and Darren Aronofsky‘s epic ‘Noah.’ I think the worst commercial has to go to Soda Stream. It was 20 seconds that I’m sure Scarlett Johansson wishes she could get back. Her payday wasn’t worth her severing ties with Oxfam and looking like a huge hypocrite.

Maserati ‘Strike’ One of the first big commercials of the night, the luxury car company hired ‘Beasts of The Southern Wild’ star, and Academy Award nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis to narrate and star in this ad. Powerful and emotional, it made me wish I had the money to buy one of these new Ghiblis.

 

Cheerios ‘Gracie’ Remember last year when folks got mad at Cheerios’ super cute ad featuring an interracial couple and their offspring caused a ruckus with idiots? Well, they brought the family back to show how you can tell a child that they are going to be a big sister or brother, and a new pet owner.

Radio Shack ‘The Phone Call’ Radio Shack decided to take a jab at themselves this year and gave us some serious 80s and 90s nostalgia. Mary Lou RettonHulk HoganKid n Play and was that Slim Goodbody I spotted? It was definitely the most fun commercial of the night and the only one that really made me laugh.

H&M ‘Beckham For H&M’ It’s David Beckham in, and out, of his underwear. Here’s to this becoming a staple of Super Bowls for years to come.

Toyota ‘No Room For Boring’ The Muppets have a new movie coming out and Toyota has a new Highlander, so why not promote them together. The gang hijacks Terry Crews‘ car on their way to the big game but it turns out to be a fantasy. Or was it?

Audi ‘Doberhuahua’ In strange contrast to a bunch of dudes in tight pants hitting each other, you could have watched kittens and puppies rolling around with each other. Which is what helped make this hilarious ad from Audi so great. Sarah Mclachlan getting attacked on her couch was especially funny.

Jaguar ‘British Villians Rendezvous’ Jaguar aired it’s first Super Bowl commercial by featuring some of films’ best British bad guys. Sir Ben Kingsley and Mark Strong, who I didn’t even know was a Brit, are menacing in their own ways, but didn’t you just want to have a cup of tea with everyone’s boyfriend Tom Hiddleston?
Budweiser ‘Puppy Love’ For a beer company, Budweiser sure knows how to pull at our heartstrings. This year a puppy makes a big friend he just can’t stay away from.

 

Coca-Cola ‘It’s Beautiful’ This really was a beautiful commercial, showing how diverse our Country has become with “America The Beautiful” being sung in different languages. Of course it managed to piss off some of those “real amurrikans” so that makes me appreciate it even more. It was also the first Super Bowl commercial to feature a gay couple.

What was YOUR favorite commercial, or did the GAME keep more interested?