Even First Lady Michelle Obama has bought into the “Kaepernicking” craze.
On Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback uploaded the picture you see above to his Instagram account. It features he and Mrs. Obama striking his signature pose. You know, the one he made famous while leading the 49ers through the playoffs and on to Super Bowl glory.
Do you leak a little? Do you need to protect your manhood from light bladder accidents? Super Bowl champion Tony Siragusa is here to help you.
Johnny Manziel has become the big man off campus. The Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman winner said Monday night at the Davey O’Brien Award reception that all of his classes for this semester are online.
Manziel also told reporters at the reception that he’s only on campus once every month.
Manziel is well within his rights to tackle his course load online. He even tried to take an English course on campus this semester but had to drop it when his peers requests for photos and autographs became too much.
“I didn’t think anything of it, and it kind of turned into a little more of a big deal than I thought,” Manziel said, according to the Associated Press.
Manziel’s various outings since winning the Heisman sitting courtside at NBA games, attending the Super Bowl, being in Austin for Wale concert and being photographed at Mardi Gras have been well documented, and being under a microscope has taken a toll on him.
“I know plenty of friends who went down to Mardi Gras to New Orleans and other guys who went to the Super Bowl too,” Manziel said. “I was down there with other college football guys too, so I don’t know, people like to give me a hard time more than others. There’s college kids doing what I’m doing all around the country. People just think I’m going wild with it, when it’s not like that.”
Security precautions at the Super Bowl rank somewhere just below protecting the President of the United States and other heads of state. Two Savannah State University students decided to test the NFL’s security measures, and documented their adventure. As you’ll see, two guys conspicuously walking around with video cameras attached to their heads doesn’t raise much suspicion.
In a Super Bowl that featured a “blackout,” a near brawl and an intentional safety, it is only fitting that for the first time in its history the Vince Lombardi Trophy was lost.
According to NFL.com, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh admitted to reporters that for a short time Sunday night, the Ravens had misplaced the trophy they had been working for all season.
“We hadn’t seen this [trophy] since last night,” Harbaugh said. “We thought we lost it.”
During this past week’s Super Bowl festivities Lil Wayne participated in the DirecTV Beach Bowl event and was not pleased with an incident. Wayne was apparently bumped by a cameraman and immediately went off.
“Look at me, motherf*cker. Look at me when you apologize.”
Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones returning the longest kickoff in Super Bowl history, a grand total of 108 yards.
While the score increased Baltimore’s lead to twenty-two points, it scored some bigger numbers for some lucky individuals who bought furniture at a local furniture store:The owners of a local furniture company that declared free goods if the Ravens returned a kick for a touchdown at the start of the game or just after halftime found themselves having to make good after Jones did just that.
Gardiners Furniture, a Baltimore company, offered customers the throwdown, saying if such a kick return happened, all furniture bought between Jan. 31 and 3 p.m. on game day would be free.
Kasee Lehrl, the store’s advertising and marketing manager, said Sunday night that she couldn’t believe it when she saw Jones booking down the field and into the end zone.
“We’re obviously thrilled,” she said. “So exciting”.
This is the third year the store has run such a promotion. Since such a kick return hasn’t happened in nearly 50 years, Lehrl said, the store owners figured they were pretty safe. But they took out an insurance policy — just in case.
At the end of the day, nearly $600,000 of furniture was given away and the only losers ended up being, the insurance company.
Just like other athletes that won championships before him, Joe Flacco follows the trend of gifting expensive bottles of Crown Royal (w personalized embroidered bag) to his teammates.
“The last month has been an incredible journey and I can’t imagine a better group of guys to take it with,” said Flacco. “We were able to keep winning because we played as a team, so I wanted a special way to say thanks to everyone for their hard work and dedication. Giving them these specially embroidered bags with Crown Royal Extra Rare will give Ray and the guys something smooth to sip on when they sit back and reflect on how much we’ve accomplished together.”
While everyone is always going crazy over the Super Bowl ads that aired nationally, I choose to focus on this Will Ferrell’s Old Milwaukee spot that aired in three markets. It played in Glendive, Montana, Sherman, Texas and Ardmore, Oklahoma.Bar Refaeli eat your heart out.
Joe Flacco dropped several long passes into the arms of his receivers during Super Bowl XLVII, and then capped off his MVP performance with one final bomb that CBS would rather he not complete. An f-bomb.
It appears that the NFL Network was not okay with the results from Super Bowl XXLVII and preferred that the San Francisco 49ers would be the Super Bowl winners rather than the Baltimore Ravens. It’s okay, it’s only the biggest game of your league.
A San Francisco 49ers super fan fell victim to a Super Bowl ticket scam, only to have her dream come true when local media outlets picked up on her plight.
Sharon Osgood, a 49ers season ticket holder from the Bay Area, arranged to pay $5,900 for four tickets advertised online. The seller claimed to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder missing the championship because his wife was pregnant, the Mercury News reports.
But when the tickets came via FedEx, Osgood was stunned to find only a piece of paper that read:
ENJOY THE GAME!!!! GOO RAVENS!!! LOL
Word is this guy got to kiss Bar Refaeli 65 times and got paid for it. If they needed a schlub for this GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial they should’ve asked me. I would have done it for free.
How does one celebrate a new contract? If you’re New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton you do what I would do and head to the Playboy Super Bowl party.
(1) BALTIMORE + 3 1/2 VS SF
(2) FIRST QUARTER BALTIMORE + 1/2 VS SF
(3) FIRST HALF BALTIMORE + 2 1/2 VS SF
Torrey Smith has had a pretty incredible past week. First he celebrated his 24th birthday with a very lifelike cake of himself, and this coming Sunday he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. Torrey recently tweeted out a picture of his birthday cake.
It’s almost that time of year, when the rest of the world watches sexy, nonsensical Super Bowl commercials in order to reacquaint itself with the supermodels we know and love. Cue the Kate Upton Super Bowl Mercedes-Benz is leaked.
With the national spotlight shining on the Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens this week, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron. Just hours after Baltimore’s AFC championship win, Ayanbadejo directed an e-mail to marriage equality advocates asking how he could utilize the increased Super Bowl media to help support same-sex marriage.
Writing at 3:40 a.m. on Monday morning, Ayanbadejo asked gay rights advocate Brian Ellner and Michael Skolnik, political director to Russell Simmons, whether there was “anything I can do for marriage equality or anti-bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media.”
Later dubbing the note his “Jerry Maguire email,” a reference to the late-night mission statement penned by Tom Cruise’s character in the eponymous 1996 sports flick, Ayanbadejo told Bruni: “I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: how can we get our message out there?”
Throughout his week, Ayanbadejo has been – and will be – talking to gay-rights advocates about how to seize this moment. For example, he’s been swapping emails with Hudson Taylor, the founder and executive director of Athlete Ally, a group dedicated to ridding sports at all levels – high school, college, professional – of homophobia.
Ayanbadejo’s ultimate goal is contingent on the outcome of the Super Bowl. His hope, he told Bruni, is that a Ravens’ Super Bowl victory gets him an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, where he can discuss gay rights and “bust a move with her.”
This isn’t the first time a missive about the Ravens linebacker’s outspoken stance on same-sex marriage has garnered national media attention. In September, leading up to Maryland’s ballot initiative on the issue, a Baltimore County politician asked Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to silence Ayanbadejo and urge him to “concentrate on football.”
In response to that letter, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe – who has also received widespread attention for his views on gay rights – penned an expletive-heavy letter of his own supporting Ayanbadejo’s right to free expression.
Alicia Keys will be singing at the Super Bowl, CBS and the NFL announced. The Grammy winner will belt the national anthem in New Orleans on Feb. 3, which sets the stage for a dual-divas duel: Keys at kickoff and Beyonce at halftime.
It will be Keys’ third time on the Super Bowl stage, the most by any performer in the game’s history. In 2005, she sang America the Beautiful with 150 students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and returned three years later to perform as part of the pregame show.
Rick and Teresa Kaepernick were are at the Georgia Dome watching their son play in Sunday’s NFC championship but on their way into the stadium, the Kaepernicks saw an oversized display of a muscle-bound Falcons player giving a representation of their son a wedgie. They proudly posed next to it and then their son sent them tickets to watch him play in the Super Bowl.
AJ McCarron is once again getting shown up by his model girlfriend. After Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, an Auburn grad, stole the spotlight in the BCS Championship game that saw Alabama convincingly thrash Notre Dame, the Crimson Tide quarterback now has to digest the fact that Webb will have an NFL job before he does.
Webb, who became an Internet star after ESPN’s Brent Musburger made awkward comments about her beauty during the live BCS title game broadcast, sent out a tweet Monday night suggesting she’d have a TV-related role in the Super Bowl.
“So excited to be chosen to cover the Super Bowl XLVII for @InsideEdition in New Orleans!”Webb’s specific job has yet to be revealed, but “Inside Edition” is a thirty-minute syndicated news program that plans to cover the Super Bowl behind-the-scenes.
McCarron’s mother, Dee Dee Bonner had Webb’s back, though.
“proud for you and ignore the jealous folks maybe one day they can host something like the loser convention or something” Bonner tweeted in support.
Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel, the former Super Bowl-winning linebacker with the New England Patriots, got so wrapped up in the Buckeyes’ rivalry with Michigan on Nov. 24 that he head-butted a player during pregame warm-ups.
The result was a bloody, gashed, stitch-filled, wonderful mess.
Phil Simms may believe that Eli Manning is a future Hall of Famer, but he doesn’t believe the current New York Giants quarterback is “elite.”
The Giants legend reopened that debate on Monday night when he questioned Manning’s elite status during an appearance on CBS Sports Network’s “NFL Monday QB” show. And he didn’t just blame Manning’s current slump or his poor performance in the Giants’ 31-13 loss in Cincinnati Bengalson Sunday either.
“No, he is not one of the elites,” Simms said. “Because when I hear the word elite, I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category.“So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no.”
The last time there was a tie in the NFL, Donovan McNabb made headlines when he admitted he wasn’t aware games could end that way.
St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola joined the club on Sunday, after his team’s 24-24 tie against the San Francisco 49ers.
He made the admission to Peter King of NBC.
“Amendola just told me he thought there was going to be a second overtime,” King tweeted Sunday night. “Didn’t know it was over till he heard from an official.”
When McNabb made the admission, other players celebrated their lack of knowledge of the rules as well. So the law of averages say there were a few other players on the field Sunday who didn’t know how overtimes end either. For now, they are lurking in the shadows, keeping their tie ignorance to themselves and letting Amendola take the brunt of the Internet mocking alone. Good call, dudes. Take that secret to the grave.
If a player doesn’t know that there’s no such thing as double overtime in the regular season, it makes sense that he wouldn’t learn about it during a game. Who would think to mention it? Teammates and coaches just assume everyone knows it. Sam Bradford isn’t going over basic rules in the huddle. “Red 42, joker, joker — Also, we have three downs to get 10 yards. If we don’t, we’ll be forced to punt. Break!”
For the sake of posterity and hilarity, here are McNabb’s quotes from 2008.
“I’ve never been a part of a tie. I never even knew that was in the rule book. It’s part of the rules, and we have to go with it. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to get out there and try to drive to win the game. But unfortunately, with the rules, we settled with a tie. I guess we’re aware of it now. In college, there are multiple overtimes, and in high school and Pop Warner. I never knew in the professional ranks it would end that way. I hate to see what would happen in the Super Bowl and in the playoffs.”
San Francisco safety Dashon Golden didn’t know either. “I didn’t know you could tie,” he said, according to Bay Area News group. “When I saw both sides walking onto the field, I was like, ‘Where’s everybody going?’”