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New York Minute


Is the Super Bowl in New York just another pain in the ass to avoid?

Course it is. Will Leitch has more.


1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jan 31, 2014 1:53 pm

Wish I was there to ignore the Superbowl.

Also glad MLB radio largely ignores it and sticks to the National Pastime.

Local sports radio here (with nothing to say about the Washington Football Team, our miserable hockey and basketball franchises, nor even much good college hoops) spend all their time talking from Radio Row about this absurb extraveganza.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 31, 2014 1:54 pm

I drive past Giants Stadium (which it will always be) twice a day. I saw the Super Bowl tents come up, and I expect to see them coming down on my way to work dark and early Monday am. I've begrudgingly been following the Sherman-Manning, and assorted other Stupor Bowl nonsense on sports talk radio for two weeks now. But it suddenly struck me this morning as I approached the stadium the "enormity" and coolness that the Super Bowl is here. Rolling east on Route 3 in East Rutherford, I could see the stadium all lit up, news choppers flying overhead. As you come down the hill, there's a great panoramic view of the New York skyline, nicely framed by the illuminated Chrysler and Empire State buildings Building down to the new World Trade Center. The Stadium lights, and activity outside try to command your attention, but the city skyline magnetically draws your eyes away. Leitch is right. The city is ten times bigger than one of the biggest productions in the world. But it's still very cool that the big show is here. As a former New Yorker (born in Manhattan, raised in Queens, and L.I) who has lived in New Jersey since 2002, I take a small amount of pride in having my homestate hosting the Super Bowl. I might even snap a picture of the Stadium on my way home tonight. A couple billion eyes will be on the place Sunday night.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 31, 2014 2:14 pm

damn - so now they're investigating packages of some white mystery powder sent to several hotels near the Stadium. There are many obvious jokes about white powder that immediately come to mind, but this sounds pretty serious.

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 31, 2014 2:24 pm

or there's now the possiblity of a dumbass corn starch hoax.

5 MSM35   ~  Jan 31, 2014 5:32 pm

The Super Bowl is of no importance. But if you are in a pool at the firehouse or your local tavern the score matters. 20 or 30 thousand on a Sunday is enough a reason to follow the game. Most of us don't care who wins. The score is all.

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