Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 8, 2016

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  • NFL
    • Super Bowl
      • The last time all former Super Bowl MVPs were introduced, the late Harvey Martin wasn’t mentioned as the co-MVP of Super Bowl XII. They didn’t forget him this time.
      • Lady Gaga doesn’t disappoint when she’s on the big stage. But it would have been more ‘MURICA! if she wore the meat dress.
      • The commercial I laughed at the most was the Doritos ultrasound one. Heck, I can’t remember laughing so hard at a Super Bowl commercial. But it seems like some people were grossed out by it or offended because a baby was born premature.
      • I had no idea that Buzz Aldrin was a Cowboys fan.
      • The Advil commercial was breaking trends by having a male pole dancer.
      • A Super Bowl constipation commercial? This must be a bigger problem in the U.S. than I’ve imagined. Ditto with the diarrhea commercial.
      • Heard U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” played before a kickoff.
      • The Texas Law Hawk, Paul Rudd and Jeff Goldblum were in the most commercials by my count, two each.
      • Looks like the Cowboys don’t have the only stadium in which players have to go through a bar to get on and off the field.
      • Coldplay was at a slight disadvantage having to play the halftime show in daylight. Most others get to play in an indoor stadium and of course, the sun sets earlier on the east. When they first started playing, I thought the Dallas Carter high school band were behind them since that had their colors on.
      • I’m thinking there was a lot of lip-synching going on, at least, parts of the performance. Personally, I thought the halftime show was OK, but Coldplay was taking it in the shorts on Twitter, and man, Twitter was brutal, hilariously brutal.
      • Peyton Manning really didn’t say “Omaha” much. Betters should have taken the under.
      • Per Buzzfeed, Kevin Durrant was a photographer at the Super Bowl.
      • Goat of the game – Carolina’s right tackle.
      • Happy for former Cowboys DeMarcus Ware and Wade Phillips. Phillips looked like he was ready to party as he was sporting the shocker.  I don’t think Ware would have been as good as he would have been for Denver if he stayed in Dallas, the man needed a change after his divorce and the Dallas mediocrity. He got a fresh start in Denver
      • Did Papa John have to be the first person to kiss Manning after time ran out? And how much is Budweiser paying Manning to reference them twice? Well, if you believe the person that leads communication at Budweiser, nothing.
      • Manning has been to the Super Bowl with four different head coaches.
      • I’m surprised that Steve Young, Joe Montana, or Jerry Rice wasn’t involved with the trophy presentation since it was on San Francisco’s home turf.
      • Elway’s “This one’s for Pat” was quite nice.
      • I didn’t enjoy or appreciate those Cowboys Super Bowl victories enough thinking there were so many more in the tank.
      • Mark Cuban sure did have a lot of famous folks at his party Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, owner Jerry Jones, and his son, Stephen, were all in attendance. Cuban also had the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rum-DMC perform at the event. Snoop Dogg, Tim Tebow, Joe Jonas and Jeremy Renner were there as well.
  • HOF
    • No modern day receiver makes the HOF on the first ballot unless his name is Jerry Rice. Of all modern receivers, the reclusive Marvin Harrison was the most deserving, and now that he’s in, we’ll start to see other modern day wide receivers get in.
    • Though not a modern day receiver, Drew Person should be enshrined.
    • Eddie DeBartolo getting in just clears the path for Jerry to get in one day.
    • I only caught snippets of the NFL Honors broadcast Saturday night, but I did catch the announcement of the new HOF class by Scott Pelley and Jim Brown. After the class was announced each appeared on stage, except Harrison and the deceased had a family member as a representative. Right before they went to commercial, current members of the HOF approached the stage to welcome the new class, which I thought was pretty cool and special moment. I hope that become tradition.
    • If Tony Dungy got in because of his body of work as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, I guess I can understand, but not on the first ballot. He was good, but not great and his resume as a head coach is a bit small, he never crossed that 200 wins mark. Heck, Madden also never crossed that 200 wins mark with his short tenure as a head coach and he had to wait decades to get into the Hall.
  • SNL
    • I’m not sure why Larry David hosted SNL, per his IMDB page, he’s not promoting anything. But hey, I’m not complaining.
    • To us anti-social folks, he’s our hero, and had my heart with this line from his monolog, “One of the great pleasures of my life is leaving anywhere I am.
    • The “Bern Your Enthusiasm” skit in which he plays Senator Bernie Sanders in a ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ was greatness.
    • I’m not advocating for Senator Sanders, but I got a kick out of all his appearances alongside his lost brother, Larry David.
  • Campaign thoughts:
  • GIF – Sometimes we all should attack an obstacle, or Mondays, just like Mr. T.
  • GIF – Navy S.E.A.L. Seals
  • I caught up with programs I recorded on the DVR. One line from ‘Agent Carter’ really stood out, made me pause the show, and made me ponder for a few minutes, “A boring life is a privilege‏.” It was in the context of the world wars, but for someone that feels he’s not getting the most out of life and an underachiever, it put things in perspective. I understand that a boring life and underachieving or getting the most out of it isn’t exactly apples to apples, but I think you get my overall point.
  • MIT Dean to start new type of university, non-profit & centered around virtual online learning, without lectures, classrooms or majors.
  • Buzzfeed – A Man Died After Participating In A Run Requiring Participants To Eat 12 DonutsThe challenge consists of eating a dozen glazed donuts while running five miles in an hour.
  • GIF – Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • Will Ferrell was a guest on Colbert last night dressed in jungle type attire. He told Colbert that since he doesn’t have an animal expert on the show, he’d like to be it. Ferrell then had his helpers hand him a puppy, cat, hamster, and a chicken. He gave them all odd names said they were from exotic locations. It was a good bit.
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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, February 8, 2016

  1. Jason Truitt says:

    My understanding is that Manning owns a distributor ship, which is basically a beer monopoly, so he was basically using it as an ad for his own business.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    Man, it's now been twenty years since the Cowboys won their last Super Bowl. I also should have appreciated them more back then 🙁

  3. Bryan says:

    All of the people offended by the Doritos ad need to be gathered together, set on fire, and thrown off a click. We just can't have nice things, can we?

    You really think Jerry needs someone to clear his path to the Hall of Fame? Jerry is a no-brainer Hall of Famer. The league is what it is today largely because of Jerry and his sphere of influence.

  4. RPM says:

    Jerry is satisfied with turning a hefty profit. I really don't think he cares if he wins another Super Bowl. He's lost the fire and drowns his sorrows with cash.

    • towski says:

      and Johnny Walker…

    • Bryan says:

      At this point, do you blame him? The Death Star is full every single time the team takes the field. Until people start speaking with their wallets, there's no reason for him to care about wins and losses.

  5. ALEC says:

    What do you mean was (Aldrin)?

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