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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 01, 2015 05:22PM) (new)

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This may be a new phenomena but this is a thread to discuss the Super Bowl and anything to do with the Superbowl - its history, its people, the teams, the location of the games, the footballs (smile), the players, the coaches, the stats. It is all here (and did I say the commercials)?


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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2015 Commercial - the lost dog - this will tug at the strings of your heart.

http://youtu.be/xAsjRRMMg_Q


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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At Long Last: It's Super Bowl Sunday - 2015

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2...

Source: NPR


message 4: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 01, 2015 05:24PM) (new)

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Lionsgate: Insurgent Super Bowl 2015

Description: Now on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the rest of the power-hungry Erudites, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) search for allies and answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris’ family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side by side, Tris and Four face one seemingly insurmountable challenge after another, as they unravel the secrets of the past and — ultimately — the future of their world.

http://youtu.be/5o8aP2M-m1Y


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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BMW: Newfangled Idea

Description: It took Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric a quick minute to understand the Internet when it was first introduced 21 years ago. The BMW i3 is a car with nothing under the hood, made with wind and carbon fiber that leaves the former Today hosts once more confounded.

Comments:

Great footage (smile) and I think a pretty powerful ad.

http://youtu.be/U1jwWwJ-Mxc


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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NFL History - Super Bowl Winners

http://espn.go.com/nfl/superbowl/hist...


message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 01, 2015 05:37PM) (new)

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The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game-and Why the Best Team Won

The Ultimate Super Bowl Book A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game-and Why the Best Team Won by Bob McGinn by Bob McGinn

Synopsis:

The ultimate reference for the ultimate sports event, this book puts you on the sidelines at football’s annual big game, with year-by-year game summaries, play-by-play accounts, detailed stats, and insightful quotes from the players and coaches who were there. Along with profiles of every Super Bowl game played since 1967, this fascinating volume includes features on the best (and worst) individual performances in Super Bowl history, an extensive collection of all-time Super Bowl records, and complete player and coaching rosters for every game.

More than just an examination of each season's championship contest, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is a definitive study of the game of football itself. Based on interviews with more than 150 coaches, scouts, and players, as well as hundreds of hours studying game tape, award-winning sportswriter Bob McGinn reveals the inner workings of the sport and what it takes to build a champion. The book takes you beyond the glitz of the game---the flashy halftime shows and multimillion-dollar commercials---to offer a work of true football scholarship that will delight readers with its hardcore analysis and in-depth accounts of what really happened on the field that day. The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is an indispensable resource for fans of all ages and passions.

Book Description
For more than four decades, the Super Bowl has been the greatest spectacle in sports. But beyond the bright lights and hype of the annual "Big Game," beyond the highlight reels or the famous commercials that are replayed again and again, beyond the familiar storylines that fans have come to know oh-so-well---the most important football game of the year was played and coached on those fateful days.

Written by award-winning sportswriter Bob McGinn, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is not only a penetrating look at each season's ultimate game for the last 40-plus years, but also one of the definitive works on the game of football itself. Based on interviews with more than 150 head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, and players that he conducted while researching the book for more than four years, as well as hundreds of hours studying game tape, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book reveals the little-known strategies, game plans and adjustments, and integral match-ups that were pivotal points for creating championships and dynasties for one team, and heartbreak for another.

Combining the taut, driving prose and unique statistical approach that has made McGinn one of the ground-breaking football writers working today, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book forgoes the glitz of the game and is instead a work of football scholarship that will delight readers with its hardcore analysis and accounts of what really happened on the field that day. Additional features also make it an essential reference guide, with complete statistics for every game (including the first-ever listing of individual defensive statistics, in addition to complete offensive and team stats), the first-ever listing of every assistant coach who ever coached in the game, jersey numbers for every player, the heights and weights of each starter, and an appendix of Super Bowl records. Fans will love poring over and debating McGinn’s many top 10 lists that are spread throughout the book, including the best and worst plays, coaching and player performances, blunders, and more.

Destined to shed new light on the games behind the media circus, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is a must-read for fans of famous games and teams, as well as an indispensable resource for coaches and players at all levels of football. It is a revelation for any football enthusiast, from diehard season-ticket holders to fantasy-football players to football video-game addicts.


message 8: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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I apologize in advance to Sea Hawk fans:

One Yard From Crushing Loss, Patriots Grab Their 4th Title
Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX, Defeating Seahawks


By BEN SHPIGEL FEB. 1, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The seconds ticked off late in the fourth quarter Sunday, and it all must have seemed familiar to Bill Belichick, to Tom Brady, to the New England Patriots and their fans who must have been wondering why, oh why, was this happening again.

In their last two Super Bowl appearances, the Patriots had lost in improbable fashion, on amazing passes and ridiculous catches and here came the Seattle Seahawks, driving down to the New England 1-yard line.

Dynasties are hard to come by in the N.F.L., as the Patriots can attest. They won three championships in four seasons, then none in their next nine. They survived on Sunday, edging the Seahawks, 28-24, in Super Bowl XLIX, when Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass with 26 seconds remaining.

Remainder of article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/02/spo...


message 9: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Another Super Bowl commercial with a powerful message - Like a Girl

http://youtu.be/yIxA3o84syY


message 10: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Oh, Russell, Russell......why did the coaches tell you to throw that pass? Heartbreaking. But a darned good Super Bowl anyway.


message 11: by Alisa (new)

Alisa (mstaz) Jill wrote: "Oh, Russell, Russell......why did the coaches tell you to throw that pass? Heartbreaking. But a darned good Super Bowl anyway."

Worst. Call. Ever.
The great unanswered question as long as I live will be why didn't they give it to Beast Mode.
I can't talk about it.


message 12: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Craig Yep, Alisa, you said it.


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Jill wrote: "Oh, Russell, Russell......why did the coaches tell you to throw that pass? Heartbreaking. But a darned good Super Bowl anyway."

It was. I understand Alisa but my father who is 93 is doing the happy dance in New England as much as he can at his age.


message 14: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 03, 2019 07:41PM) (new)

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Superbowl - Final Score - 13 to 3 - New England Patriots are the Super Bowl Champs.

The New England Patriots battle the Los Angeles Rams during during Super Bowl LIII.

More:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usw9W...

Source: Youtube


message 15: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 03, 2019 07:57PM) (new)

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Patriots win 2019 Super Bowl: Julian Edelman's game for the ages leads New England to sixth championship

The Patriots leaned on their top receiver all game, with Edelman catching 10 passes for 141 yards in the win

BY Jamey Eisenberg

ATLANTA -- Last year, during Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, Julian Edelman had a great seat for the game. He was in the stands.

While the Patriots were playing the Eagles, Edelman could only watch as he was out for the season with a torn ACL. It was a frustrating experience, especially since the Eagles won 41-33.
Edelman had a much better view for Super Bowl LIII.

The 32-year-old receiver was the star for the Patriots in their 13-3 victory against the Rams on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He finished with 10 catches for 141 yards on 12 targets, and the Rams didn't have an answer for him all game.

Super Bowl MVP voters agreed with Edelman's impact on the Patriots' win, awarding him the second Super Bowl MVP ever won by a Patriots receiver (Deion Branch, Super Bowl XXXIX).

The Rams aren't alone; most teams didn't have an answer for Edelman all season. After coming back from last year's torn ACL and a four-game suspension for performance enhancing-drugs, Edelman had 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns on 108 targets in the regular season.

He picked up his play in the postseason with 16 catches for 247 yards prior to the Super Bowl, and then he tore apart the Rams. Including the playoffs, he had either a touchdown or at least 90 receiving yards in 12 of 15 games.

Along the way, Edelman also set some playoff milestones, becoming second all-time in postseason receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,412), trailing only Jerry Rice in both categories. Rice has 151 playoff catches and 2,245 postseason receiving yards.
Edelman isn't going to catch Rice.

But being No. 2 is impressive, given his career, which started as a college quarterback at Kent State. He was selected by the Patriots with a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft in 2009 -- only 24 players were drafted after him.

It wasn't until 2013 when Edelman became a significant contributor on offense. During his first four seasons, Edelman was a reserve receiver (he had 69 catches for 714 yards and four touchdowns over that span), but he also spent time on defense and special teams.

Since then, however, Edelman has established himself as one of the best slot receivers in the NFL. And a nightmare for opposing defensive backs.

Just ask the Rams.

Edelman also has three memorable situations in the Super Bowl. He had what ended up as the game-winning catch against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX and one of the most amazing catches in NFL history against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

And now, Edelman had this outstanding performance in Super Bowl LIII. It sure beats watching the game from the stands.

Source: CBS Sports


message 16: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Feb 03, 2019 08:02PM) (new)

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Superbowl

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LIII for 6th title
By Jill Martin, CNN

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/02/03/spor...

Source: CNN


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