It’s official now: Bruno Mars is performing at halftime in the Super Bowl. I don’t know what to think about this since I don’t listen to this guy and apparently all my friends who do listen to him, aren’t football fans.
Is his music even good? I mean, the only thing I know about him is the above video. And that’s not even a real song from him.
Considering that this game is in New Jersey and it could be cold, does Bruno Mars warm people up? I don’t know.
What happened to KISS, AC/DC, The Eagles? I like rock bands. Or if we are going with contemporary artists, it’s got to be someone who brings excitement like Beyonce.
Maybe I’ll be proven wrong. Since I don’t listen to this guy, maybe he does do a good job.
This is pretty neat. For something so big in such a big city, this is perfect.
Check out the tweet and link from yesterday. I will offer just some quick thoughts on this.
The first thing I reacted to was the skyline. The New York skyline is gorgeous and adding the new World Trade center gives this a real great look. Even though I don’t like the standardized logo, the fact that the skyline will be a prominent fixture is nice.
Secondly, giving the stadium the full recognition is also nice. It may not mean a lot but the identity of the stadium to me is important. And sometimes, fans don’t know what the stadium looks like. This I like.
And with Super Bowl L (50) approaching, I hope they don’t keep this standardized approach. I hope for something different and bigger.
New York is ready for the big game.
Having covered the San Francisco 49ers as a beat writer for three seasons and having also cheered for them since my childhood, it’s sad for me to see them get this far, but fall short of the Super Bowl win.
It’s harder for me because in those three years, I met a lot of great players, coaches and staff members. I feel for them because I see them work hard every single day to get to their ultimate goal.
Even though I am emotionally invested in this team, it’s been almost half a day since the game ended and I don’t feel all too bad or sad. In fact, I feel OK. I am disappointed, but I’m not moping around.
Got enough of these two? Well, you’re going to get more!
Here it is, folks. After two weeks of nonsense, the game is finally here. The Ravens and 49ers will face off in the Super Bowl today!
This isn’t going to be a long analysis of every aspect of the game or anything like that. In fact I want to keep this as simple as possible. After all, I am not John or Jim Harbaugh, so it’s not my job to analyze a game to the core. Instead, I am going to point out 10 things that stand out to me in this game.
And who knows? I could be completely wrong, but this is the fun of it, right?
“I became mayor in November of `78 under very difficult circumstances with the assassinations of my predecessor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. There was hatred like I have never seen. San Francisco had some very, very dark days.
“Into this very disparate situation came the Niners and began to win. People took great pride in something going right.
“I can truly say, the first Super Bowl victory united a fractured city. It’s a sense of fulfillment in the wake of the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the Niners helped a broken city heal.”
– Former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein on the 49ers’ impact on the city
Every so often I get asked which professional sports team means more to the city of San Francisco. Even with the Giants winning two World Series in recent years, the answer always comes back to the 49ers.
Earl Cooper’s iconic touchdown spike in the team’s first Super Bowl.
Even if you look at the Bay Area as a whole, the 49ers are one of two teams to be born in the Bay and have never left. You can include the Sharks in the conversation, but they don’t have a long history like the 49ers. The 49ers have always been a part of the city of San Francisco and because of that, the entire community will always hold them dear.
New cleats for the 49ers and Ravens.
Nike has just unveiled the new cleats and gloves the players have the option of wearing for the Super Bowl this Sunday.
CHECK OUT THE NEW GEAR RIGHT HERE
The uniforms remain the same except for the Super Bowl patch. As confirmed last week, the 49ers are the home team and will wear their red jerseys. The Ravens are in the whites.
Let’s get a closer look at what the two teams will be wearing.
Randy Moss made waves during Super Bowl Media Day.
Super Bowl Media Day gives us a bunch of great opportunities for nonsensical questions from media to players in hopes of one quote that could be used and spun into 500 different stories.
Randy Moss obliged the media with this comment about being the greatest receiver ever.
“Now that I’m older, I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it. I don’t think numbers stand. Because you can talk about this and this, I think I’ve had … this year has been a down year for me statistically. The year before I retired was a down year, and Oakland was a down year. I don’t really live on numbers — I really live on impact and what you’re able to do on that field.”
A flashback to a time when video games were simple.
Thanks Tecmo Bowl for giving us another great nugget and helping us get an idea of what could happen this Sunday!
Congratulations 49ers on your 31-17 win.