Super Bowl XLV – Win One for the Gipper

Sunday will be Super Bowl XLV.  The two competing teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburg Steelers represent two working class towns.  The Packers are owned by a collective of 112,158 fans in Green Bay.  The Steelers are owned by Dan Rooney, who authored the “Rooney Rule” which stipulates affirmative action in NFL team management.  Rooney is currently Obama’s ambassador to Ireland.

This Super Bowl Sunday would be Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday.  Dutch would be proud.

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36 responses to “Super Bowl XLV – Win One for the Gipper

  1. Yeah making “Dutch” proud is real high on my list! Gag me with a spoon.

  2. Dooty

    here are 5 myths about the Reagan’s presidency as enumerated by the Washington post.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2011/02/04/ST2011020403674.html?hpid=topnews

    • dnd

      I just think it’s interesting irony that the only two “liberal” teams in the NFL are facing each other in the Super Bowl on Reagan’s 100th birthday.

    • dnd

      The most interesting thing about the Reagan presidency is that his legacy has been for the most part fabricated from whole cloth — and not by Reagan. It’s no wonder that so many GOP pols wrap themselves in his legacy. They use “this is what Reagan did/would’ve done” as an excuse for what they’re doing, though any reasonable reading of history shows otherwise. Reagan would not be welcome in today’s GOP, especially the Tea Party.

  3. TempeBev

    I’m going for Green Bay. Not even thinking about the birth of Reagan.

  4. dog's eye view

    Found this cartoon on Bruce the Economist’s blog.

    If Reagan were a GOP candidate today.

    http://www.sherffius.com/cartoons.cfm/id/95553

  5. dog's eye view

    What is it with the Gipper and sports?

    He checked out earlier on the day Smarty Jones lost the Belmont Stakes; no Triple Crown that day or since.

    I am still sad.

    Smarty Jones had charisma.

  6. Sometimes Peggy Noonan really sickens me.

  7. She was more than her usual insipid self this morning on MTP.

  8. Dooty

    so will it come out that Peggy was really Ron’s love toy?

  9. dog's eye view

    Happily missed the whole thing. And not waiting for the movie.

    Who is rooting for whom today? Who is a Super Bowl agnostic? (Me, but rooting for Steelers in honor of Balloon Juice.)

  10. Dooty

    Green Bay only because I don’t like Big Ben R and if if wins today, he will have won 3 Super Bowls and that would put him in the same class with Troy Aikman and a few others. He is not that good. IMO.

  11. dog's eye view

    just back from a walk. some lovely smells emanating from houses. yum. super bowl food.

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  13. Looks like Airana is becoming the Oprah of the internet!

    • dnd

      Harman’s a moderate dem. Hope she’s replaced by a moderate dem.

      • dnd

        I thought last night’s Super Bowl was a pretty good game. But with all of the commercials and the half-time entertainment, it went on forever. I thought most of the commercials were pretty lame. And I can do w/o the half-time extravaganza. They could better spend the money on a couple of marching bands from each team’s cities. It’s football, not the Grammy’s.

  14. My local PBS was running a Jane Austin marathon, I watched that!

  15. TempeBev

    I was thinking about writing my impression of the SB last night. The game was good and the Packers won. I thought most of the commercials emphasized that it’s OK to throw something at someone, lick someone’s fingers, or send risque messages etc – basically not funny and they didn’t entice me to buy their products. The general consensus with my mall buddies for not being impressed is that it’s probably our age. Oh well, can’t change that!

    I do think that D said it best in his comment above.

  16. Dooty

    wrt Jane Harman…wasn’t she one of those “Blue Dog Dems” that caused all the trouble for President Obama in the health care votes? I would bet her voting record is nearly that of a Repub.

  17. http://www.ontheissues.org/CA/Jane_Harman.htm

    You have to understand something about d doots, he’s into that whole middle of the road thing! Right dnd?

    • dnd

      Brian, if by “middle of the road” you mean that I think for myself and don’t let partisan rhetoric guide my thinking, you are correct.

  18. Dooty

    that link say Harman is a “hard core liberal” can that be correct?

  19. She is a liberal, just likes being a bit of a pain in the ass too!

  20. Well that’s one way of phrasing it, haha.

  21. dog's eye view

    Check out the Google homepage today.

    The life aquatic.

  22. dog's eye view

    In honor of Jules Verne’s birthday (183), which I’d guessed.

    It’s interactive; you can steer the submarine. Had not guessed that.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2011/0208/Jules-Verne-honored-with-underwater-Google-Doodle

  23. dog's eye view

    Doots: saw that re Wadhams.

    He’s the GOP consultant who advised George Allen in his losing (macaca) 2006 bid against Jim Webb.

    And when he’s ready to go public with his frustration!

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