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Me thinks that Bill Belichick is wicked-smaaat. But the way Atlanta beat and beat up on Seattle was pretty impressive. It should be pretty interesting.
The way they beat the snot out of GB was impressive. Still, I'm for the Pats.
Be careful on that ice. The recent warm spell has left thin ice in some places.
Well, you can't do that in Southport or Portland.
Best outcome; Falcons win, Brady get a 5th ring and Belichick loses. I am conflicted.
Looking forward to the game. Atlanta has so many weapons, but they haven't been to the Super Bowl since 1999. For Belichick and Brady, it ain't their first rodeo, nor even their second.In 1999 everyone was worried about the Y2K problem. IMHO the Y1K problem (going from three digit years to four) was bigger, but no one back then was asking me. JFK, Jr. trying to fly to Martha's Vineyard in conditions that grounded more experienced pilots. Bill Clinton was still in office. Economic growth was 3.5% Vlad Putin had just taken over from Boris Yeltsin. Donald Trump was ... Donald Trump. Gasoline averaged $1.22 per gallon.Long time ago. Long, long time.Long
Be careful on a snow-covered lake. You won't hear the ice starting to crack until too late.
I don't have a dog in this fight, but the state of Nevada's piece of the Vegas action helps keep my tax bill down. BTW, it's possible to sing the words of On Wisconsin to the tune of Schubert's An Sylvia.
My younger kids and I walked on our lake a few weeks ago. It was very mild and the ice was soft, so I only let them go out along the shore. They went barefoot. It was beautiful.
The didactical hectoring begins and we're not even to the coin toss.
The lefty companies are all pro-immigration in the ads. Surprise!
JimiHendrix/Bob Dylan "All along the Watchtower used in cologne commercial.Sad!
And in 1999, Super Bowl commercials were just funny or clever and weren't trying to make political points.I hate the fact that even football has become politicized. There's no escape.
I'm in shorts today taking live oak leaves.
Terry Bradshaw (who's huge again - what about nutrisystems???) really wants to give Brady the trophy, he said as much.
Pats, but not by much.
What do you do with the live oak leaves after you take them? Or is that a metaphor?
Do they ever win by much?
I was planning to root for the Falcons but the Patriots [aptly] were more respectful during the anthem. So I'm conflicted, too. Since Atlanta beat my Seahawks, I feel obliged to want them to win--makes us look better. Hope Quinn gets Coach of the Year, in any case. I'll probably go to TCM at 8 MST to watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof whether or not the SB is over.
"We all belong."OK.Belong to what?(Belong in each other's home, I guess.)
Just about every SB commercial is a preachy liberal lecture.geeez. Give it a rest.
Don't follow football.Highest point score, or most yardage determine winner?
Why did Melissa McCarthney as Sean Spicer say Trump got a 15 minute ovation?
Highest point score, or most yardage determine winner?The win goes to the team that is more diverse and inclusive, and more sensitive to the needs of women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community.
crosse said... Highest point score, or most yardage determine winner? The win goes to the team that is more diverse and inclusive, and more sensitive to the needs of women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community.Permission to crt and riot if it goes the other way?
April Apple observes: Just about every SB commercial is a preachy liberal lecture.And there is no creativity. SB commercials used to be clever. But we know progs aren't very clever.
Wow, the commercials have been awful.
No Gronk. No fear from the Falcons.
The commercials are stupid. Big national humor deficit on all fronts.
"April Apple observes: Just about every SB commercial is a preachy liberal lecture.And there is no creativity. SB commercials used to be clever. But we know progs aren't very clever."Don't worry they're gonna get theirs when Rs and DJT give them (i.e. job creators) massive, unpaid for, tax cuts.Ha ha.Carry on.
What are these third down penalties??
Another third down flag!
BTW Mock,Did ya hear Rus said he voted for Her? [Showin' guts unlike a certain blogger gal we know.]Anywho, at least he also noted that it's stupid to be so strongly anti-your-guy so soon into his admin. So, maybe he's forgiven.
Not the pats' year.
The best ad so far is brought to you by API - Oil is Potential. Love it. Go, Big Oil!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4KvOJlu5Xo
April Apple observes: Just about every SB commercial is a preachy liberal lecture.You mean the flag commercial? The beer commercials? The petroleum commercial? Or the tanks video game commercial? Or the alfa romeo commercial?
A developing ratings disaster for the NFL, caps a bad ratings year altogether.
HT said...What are these third down penalties??They happen when a player commits a violation on third down.
Skip the Gaga.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfPBfMGLf9Q
Patriots getting schlonged
Mockturtle. So SB commercials used to be written by conservatives? When, back in the 50s?
"A developing ratings disaster for the NFL, caps a bad ratings year altogether."I'm sure Goodell is suffering, expect to see him applying for food stamps next season.Y'all are a certifiable barrel of laughs. The delusions and misunderstandings re reality re who's up and who's down (and which of these groups you belong to) are really interesting.Carry on.
Lyin' weirdo layers on more lecture. (tinged with bullshit)Gosh - never gets old.
Crappy game. Crappy year for pro football. This is only the second game I've watched this year. Honestly, I don't know what happened -- suddenly football became boring.The Cubs, on the other hand ...
"Patriots getting schlonged"Bigly.
First half dominated by alpha romeo.
"which of these groups you belong to..."Pray tell, which group do I belong to?
Quayle,You're the smartest, richest person in the world. So, not a group. It must be lonely being at the top.
Get ready ... here comes the politically correct halftime show.
Don't worry, DJT will put an end to FCA and the other foreigners.
Or three straight failed third down conversions that were saved by a penalty.
Mockturtle. So SB commercials used to be written by conservatives? When, back in the 50s?No, Stevie. Commercials used to be written by ad agency staff who wanted to sell their clients' products. Not by pandering political hacks.
I think everyone that reads this blog has noticed the increased number of lefty commenters. It started about 6 months ago. At first I thought it was a paid Soros performance trying to sway the election. Find a moderate blog and swamp it with lefty sentiments. It kept up after the election and now we see a determined effort to bring down Trump. What I'm having trouble understanding is the end game and why pick on Althouse? The end game is Pence followed by Ryan. Is that a reasonable goal? I think not but lefties are acting nutty right now. The other question of Althouse is more opaque. The best I can come up with is that the lefties feel the need to herd Althouse back into the fold. But I think that effort is doomed. Any lefties in the know are welcome to tell us what you are trying to accomplish.
Lyin' says: Did ya hear Rus said he voted for Her? [Showin' guts unlike a certain blogger gal we know.]I think Ciara has been brainwashing him. I'd be disappointed if Kam Chancellor voted for Hillary, though, and would rather not know they players' political views. Ruins the game for me. Looking forward to baseball season.
BTW, an interesting thing to study would be what cities have Alfa dealerships v what areas have folks that piss and moan about lib SB ads, and then cross compare w/ what areas have dough and which don't.IOW, nobody cares if poor losers stop watching the NFL. Especially if they can trade one annoying hipster w/ dough for a bunch of poor hicks that turn away (they'll keep buying their beer and meth, regardless of high dollar ads.)That's called math. I.e., capitalism.Just sayin'.Carry on.
Gaga: Better or worse than Prince?
@Jack Wayne: What I've wondered for a long time is why the comments section has so many social conservatives in it, ranging from instapundit-style libertarians to outright misogynists. The question in my mind isn't why so many lefties, but why the balance has always been against them.
Great link, Darrell! Loved it! Much more talent than Gaga.
mockturtle: Commercials used to be written by ad agency staff who wanted to sell their clients' products. Follow the money.
"The question in my mind isn't why so many lefties, but why the balance has always been against them."You're underestimating the skill of the prof (or formerly prof, or prof emeritus, or....whatever).
CBS news: Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret Fearing For Their SafetyThis is why you see groups of ice fishing shelters on Lake Mendota in Madison. Local conservatives know liberals don't ice fish, so they hold their meetings on the lake in winter to be safe.
Follow the money.I think a lot of these companies are losing markets but, hey! It's their money.
Tom D,I'd assume that bowling alleys would give cover in SF, but now hipsters are into those. Tricky for the SF cons. Maybe Buw and Mike Savage know where they hang, but they couldn't say so.
"I think a lot of these companies are losing markets but, hey! It's their money."That's right Mock, those folks, and Goodell, are really suffering. If only they could draw in poor folks w/ red hats instead of rich folks from the places that red hatters don't like.Ha.Carry on.
Henry, my POV is that lefties are not rational, hence they are the target in a blog that does not delete comments like so many lefty sites do.
Oh, and, of course, folks in the golden years, like yourself and most everyone here, those folks are sooooo desirable for advertisers.Golden oldies and poor folks: the killer (in a good way) consumers, according to Mock.
"BTW, an interesting thing to study would be what cities have Alfa dealerships v what areas have folks that piss and moan about lib SB ads, and then cross compare w/ what areas have dough and which don't.IOW, nobody cares if poor losers stop watching the NFL. Especially if they can trade one annoying hipster w/ dough for a bunch of poor hicks that turn away (they'll keep buying their beer and meth, regardless of high dollar ads.)"Someone keeps protesting too loudly.
You tell your daughter she has the strongest tailwind women have had in the history of humanity and she better not fuck it up.
Lyin', are you saying you think millennials have, on average, more disposable income than we 'folks in the golden years'? The ones I know aren't even working.
Jack,Actually, it's not too hard to be deleted here. I don't know much, obviously, but, I've definitely, via experience, leaned that folks can be deleted here. In fact, imho, the deletion possibility is an aspirational goal more that a deterrence.Carry on.
The Super Bowl is one of the most stupidly staged events in sports. The halftime is boring and interrupts the flow and spirit of the game, which is already weird because of all the hype. Because money.The hot little girl with the rich handsome dad was just on. Money.Now a stupid Snickers ad. Mars Family. Money.
Mock,Are they smart, hard working, and trained in relevant fields? We, and the country, desperately need them.
No, Stevie. Commercials used to be written by ad agency staff who wanted to sell their clients' products. Not by pandering political hacks.Last I looked, the clients still approved the ads.
rich folks from the places that red hatters don't like.You mean the Master Race ?
LyingPB, yes people get deleted here but not for their views. They get deleted for being assholes.
I'll go watch the game and leave Lyin' and David to their mutual masturbation.
Well, David, I'm not buying any 84 Lumber anytime soon.
So GaGa didn't whine about Trump?She's on the shit list.
Immigrants who aren't Milo Yiannopoulos sure are terrific.
Milo's not an immigrant.
JE,I guess that's her biggest fault. Of course, if she was better endowed we'd be pissed that there wasn't a malfunction.
"instapundit-style libertarians" are not social conservatives. I've wondered for a long time why leftists make such dumb statements.
" Did ya hear Rus said he voted for Her? [Showin' guts unlike a certain blogger gal we know.]"A Black man in Seattle voted for Hillary? Yeah, that's a profile in courage right there.
I watched the game at halftime. It was amazing.
Blogger mockturtle said...Lyin', are you saying you think millennials have, on average, more disposable income than we 'folks in the golden years'? The ones I know aren't even working.They have more disposable income because when youlive in Mom's basement you have no rent or house payment.
All the pregame hype was about speculating how Brady would feel receiving the trophy from Gooddell. No one asked how Goodell will feel giving it to not Brady.
When will garish over-sexed synchronized dancing go out of style?I'm waiting.
Crack,Isn't the same true for a glass ceiling gal in Madison?Of course, she does need to keep y'all shipping dough to Seattle, w/ her Amazon kickback. So, I guess she needs to keep her so-called light under a bushel.
I guess she didn't politicize it or let a boob pop out. Good for her.... or did I miss something. I was only partly paying attention.
"I'm waiting."Just be happy that we're not on the other end of the spectrum w/ the Moooooslims.
No PAT for Pats.
All I know is that I'm not buying boards from 84 Lumber anytime soon.
I don't care for Brady. I'm glad he likes Trump - that's all good. but I just don't like him. His balls are flat.
Now the Busch Bullshit ad just ran.From Wikipedia: [Adolphous] Busch was born on July 10, 1839 to Ulrich Busch and Barbara Pfeiffer in Kastel, then a district of Mainz in the Grand Duchy of Hesse. He was the twenty-first of twenty-two children. His wealthy family ran a wholesale business of winery and brewery supplies. Busch and his brothers all received quality educations, and he graduated from the notable Collegiate Institute of Belgium in Brussels.At the age of 18, Busch emigrated in 1857 with three of his older brothers to St. Louis, Missouri; which was a major destination for German immigrants in the nineteenth century. Because he had so many siblings, Adolphus did not expect to inherit much of his father's estate and had to make his own way. Busch's father died in Germany while Adolphous was serving in the Union army during the Civil War (a 6 month enlistment, a fairly common thing early in the war.) Adolophus did indeed inherit some money, which he eventually used to set himself in business.FYI, immigrants were very welcome in the American midwest during much of the 19th Century. St. Louis had a large German population (much like Milwaukee) and German was widely spoken in the business community. In 1865 Missouri joined numerous other states in affording voting rights to (male) persons who indicatd their intention to become American citizens. It is doubtful that Adolphous Busch encountered many (if any) people who told him to go back to Germany.Is it really a good idea for companies which sell food and beverages to lie to their customers?
"No one asked how Goodell will feel giving it to not Brady."It's not over yet.And, the big guy upstairs will make it so the DJT friends (owner/coach/QB) will win. This is to thank DJT for choosing to a Justice that will save unborns and job creators.OTOH, if they don't win, that will be because the big guy doesn't think DJT and R gov have done enough to fulfill the Word.Carry on.
A game has never been so over.
How long can I go without knowing who the two teams are.One is the Patriots but I don't know the other.
"A game has never been so over."Poor Tom, I hope Giselle (i.e. big earner) doesn't trade him in for a newer model. Sad!
We're full now. I don't get to go to France or Germany illegally. Why should anyone who want to, be allowed to ignore our immigration laws and be labeled a "dreamer" and get all of our goodies? oh yah - democrats need new voters.
"Is it really a good idea for companies which sell food and beverages to lie to their customers?"The bigger lie is that Budweiser is beer.
Kyle Shanahan seems to have figured out routes where the receivers are uncommonly open. There's going to be a large number of AFC offensive coordinators studying what Shanahan did to the Patriots defense.
I think Frau Merkel would let you in. Fleeing from Nazism doncha know.
If Adolphous Busch could time travel to 2017 and someone poured him a Bud Light, he'd probably spit it out and say, "Gott In Himmel, why are you giving me piss to drink?"Same is true of the German founders of Pabst and Miller.
BTW, I think it's great (MAGA) that some elitism is spilling out here.I knew many of y'all weren't really into these red hat wearing, Bud guzzlin' rubes that you claim are real Americans who need to be heard, or whatever the flim flam line is.
Do they still throw lumber in the Budweiser vats?
Turkish Airlines? No thank you.
BTW, not too long ago Bud bought a Seattle brewer called Elysian.If their Space Dust IPA shows up near you, take it easy. 8.2% stuff will have a different impact v piss water beer.You're welcome.
Now and Alpha Romero commercial that says "we are no different than all the other cars."
World's ranked airlineshttp://www.worldairlineawards.com/awards/world_airline_rating.html
Now Verizon. Offensive on more levels than I wish to explore. Some things best left to Lazlo.
Their hub airport looks dangerous.
And now . . . .The Peter Fonda sellout.Mercedes. Because Money.
Meanwhile, a game showed up.
Looks like Brady found his hidden stash of deflated footballs.
One time Peter Fonda shot a neighbors dog.
"I knew many of y'all weren't really into these red hat wearing, Bud guzzlin' rubes that you claim are real Americans who need to be heard, or whatever the flim flam line is."Not liking Bud proves you're a elitist? PBJ, you've set the bar for elitism really low. Pony up a few extra bucks for a six pack of craft beer and PBJ thinks you're being all fancy.
What awful play calling.
Who up thread said this game was more than over? As in stick a fork in the Pats?
Any final score predictions?
right now I'm feeling bad for the PAT kicker.
That missed FG.......
I think the Pats scored too soon.
Now I'm for the Falcons. They had it and are blowing it.
Well, some comeback, eh? Gotta pull for the Pats, now.
What the hell did Atlanta blow their time outs on?
Although the Falcon pass rush has surfaced here and there, you give Brady any time at all and it's a completion. That and the Falcon secondary is playing off the receivers.
It'll go into OT. Tennessee Williams will have to wait.
Tennessee Wms is for the summer.
If Aaron Rodgers were playing for NE on this last play, it would be in the bag.
Wisconsin wins the Super Bowl!
Who's the fuckin' MVP now, bitches?
Coin toss wins. What a rip.
Brady for God!!!
Three touchdowns for Badger James White
Hoping Brady wears his MAGA hat for the post game interviews. At halftime, the polls all showed Hillary ...... er ...... the Falcons were a lock.
TAKE A SUCK OF THAT, GOODELL.(There is a God.)
Who is the greatest Wesleyan graduate ever?
The Trump magic continues.
"Coin toss wins. What a rip."Like Hillary beating Bernie in Iowa caucuses.
Called it.But it was a nail-biter.Go Pats !And the Pats went !
I have no idea what that means, or which candidate one the caucusesese, so...
Hyundai scores with the best ad of the Super Bowl.Make Japan and America great again.
Al Franken and Jill Stein in 2020,for the Frankenstein Party,
My favorite drink is Port, I cracked a rather decent Napa Valley one, and we are having some after dinner while watching the Jacques Demy Criterion collection ("Umbrellas of Cherbourg" et al), our rainy-evening film festival of sorts.Available on the Althouse Amazon portal, of course. There is a football game on you say?
Unbelievable game. Thought it was over was going to bed and then just happened to check again. Incredible.
Let the Five Steps of Grief begin anew...
"There is a football game on you say?"There was a football game on.
Cubs ... Trump ... Pats ...I'm liking the way things are going.
"Cubs ... Trump ... Pats ..." 25,000 Dow...
Anyway, what a game. Atl is just the latest victim of the Patriots magic, with a little random twist at the end which diminishes the win, somewhat.
One could say Brady won this game. Who could argue with that? But geez, the Falcons offense choked from the middle of the 3rd quarter forward. Ryan takes a sack and the Falcons are out of FG range. That and the holding call. Brainless.
piss water beerbut you repeat yourself.
Maybe now they'll change the OT rule so both teams get to touch the ball.
Yea for James Wright a fourth round draft pick from Wisconsin who was second to Tom Brady in pulling off this win over the Falcon failure.
Apparently 84 Lumber thinks that if any (or all) of the 130 million Mexicans can make it into the U.S. they should be allowed to stay. "Our message is that America is the land of opportunity and 84 Lumber is the company of opportunity."Well, not if you're an American construction worker.
I enjoyed watching Goodell get booed.
@Meade (9:41) It's that or a sign of the apocalypse!
I feel bad for the Falcons fans. What a heartbreaking loss for them.
My son, who was watching with us, said that Brady sure showed how to win a game.I couldn't resist saying that apparently the idea is to start by spotting the other team 21 points.
Fake Statistic:84% of framers (not THE framers silly) support 84 lumber.
I didn't know 84 lumber was still in business. But not for long after blowing $5 mill on that shit commercial and pissing off most of their customer base.
Would love to hear Ann's opinion on the stay of Trump's immigration order.
And then you miss a PAT.
"I feel bad for the Falcons fans."I do too. But as a Bengals fan (Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XVI), I can assure you, give them a few days and they'll be good as new.
"Turkish Airlines? No thank you."That was hilarious.There was one funny commercial but I forget what it was about. Mostly skipped them.Incredible comeback. Brady earned his pay check.
Turns out the original 84 lumber commercial, which was turned down by Fox and the NFL, had a Trump border wall.
It helps to be playing against a quarterback who is red hot. I don't have Ryan's end of the game stats, but going into the fourth quarter his QB rating was 144.1 after going 17 of 23, 2 TDs, no INTs. Kinda inspirational, that.
Falcons feeling worse than Hillary's campaign team on election night:) - via Instapundit.
Haven't seen a lead blown like that since Hillary!
i have no doubt that if Hillary were president the Pats would have come up one play short.
I did love the KIA commercial.
@Bad LT, really. As in, you're pretty good, son, but now watch how we play quarterback in this league.
I'm expecting Atlanta to send out John Podesta.
I did love the KIA commercial.Me, too! :-D
Haha, BM, I was talking to sane_voter, your post posted before mine. I knew I should have disambiguated, my bad.
Now the question is, how did the Russians hack it?
Can someone confirm that I really did see the front air dam lower itself as the Alfa Romeo got up to speed?
Well that's was sweet!Age and cunning win again.
Big Mike, Porsches did that twenty years ago, it's not beyond belief. Sorry I did not watch the game or see the ad, but sure, it's possible.
Is it possible to assign an Amazon purchase to the Althouse Portal retroactively? The purchase has not shipped.
Toure's twitter feed is hilarious.When the Falcons were winning, he tweeted:"That time that John Lewis’s team smashed Trump’s team in the Super Bowl."Replies:@Toure ATL won just like Hillary. I guess Russians hacked the scoreboard.therealme @stackinzombies 2h2 hours ago @Toure maybe should wait til the final whistle. kinda maybe like
Big Mike said..."Can someone confirm that I really did see the front air dam lower itself as the Alfa Romeo got up to speed?"My question:Can someone confirm that I really did see Giselle's front air dam lower itself as Tom Brady got up to speed?I am Laslo.
Meade: Re your ancestry (I'm referring to yesterday's post), it seems you may be descended from the Ramapough Mountain Indians, a.k.a. the "Jackson Whites" or "Jacks and Whites" because of their mixed race (Dutch, Indian, Black) composition. See the movie "Out of the Furnace," it's about the Jackson Whites.
Amazing game. History made. World history. Add this to Brexit and the Cubs and then Donald Trump and it looks like we're in the days of the ultimate comebacks. I like it.
I don't imagine anyone else thinks about things like this, but...How many devastating "thinkpieces" about the evil Trump-Brady bromance got deleted tonight.
History? Ha! Did anyone hit a ball with a bat? No? Then really nothing happened of importance today. Unless Brady threw a no-hitter, let me be fair.But I'm glad Trump won. I'm not tired of all the winning yet, but it is past my bedtime.
Name a single better textbook definition of the word "momentum" as it applies to sports than what was witnessed in Houston tonight. Gonna be tough. From a Steelers fan, tonight was history.
exiledonmainstreet said...Toure's twitter feed is hilarious. When the Falcons were winning, he tweeted:"That time that John Lewis’s team smashed Trump’s team in the Super Bowl."Worse, on SNL Weekend Update last night, anchor Michael Che said about de-politicizing the Superbowl (video at link):“I just want to relax, turn my brain off, and watch the blackest city in America beat the most racist city I’ve ever been to.”Since it was part of an anti-Trump screed, the Boston Globe didn't mention the home-town insult in its fawning coverage of the SNL episode.
"Is it possible to assign an Amazon purchase to the Althouse Portal retroactively? The purchase has not shipped."Nay. Nein. No. You have to buy when you click through. My understanding is that once you put it on a wish list, or even navigate away from Amazon while the item is in your cart, the credit does not apply.I have not been right about everything since 1959, so you might double check.
Gaga's idea was to get as many LGBT (with an emphasis on T) on the stage to show football fans how exciting it would be to have this sort of people in their faces every day.Google it.It may have worked, what with the "patriotic" prelude.Dunno.I'm not quite as good as Ritmo at ramming my opinion through your "chocolate asterisk" as he.
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