Patriots Lose Super Bowl, Causing Stock Market to Crash

February 6, 2018

The U.S. Stock Market took a downward plunge Monday following the New England Patriots dramatic 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. The market dropped almost 1,600 points marking it the largest decline since 2011. Sizeable losses by lunch caused investors to panic.

To ease investor concerns, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a stunning announcement said he will make the Eagles and Patriots co-champions. Consequently, to celebrate the Patriots fifth and a half Super Bowl win, the City of Boston will have a combined victory parade with the Eagles Thursday. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proclaimed, “It will be a day of duck boats and Philly cheesesteaks!”

Following this unprecedented move, the market saw a small rally late in the afternoon.

However, several pension funds seeing the value of their 401Ks plummet said they will sue the Eagles and the City of Philadelphia due to the losses they incurred.

The Forestville Fire Department declined to comment.

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Did the Russians Meddle with the Super Bowl?

February 5, 2018

It is no secret that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a friend of Donald J. Trump so following last night’s dramatic Super Bowl game, which nearly saw the Patriots come from behind and win again, Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced he is investigating to see if Russia meddled with the Super Bowl.

The Patriots, for the second consecutive Super Bowl were losing at halftime, battled back to take the lead late. Consequently, rumors were rampant that Russian Diplomat Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in Mueller’s Russian investigation, was in the stadium colluding with New England and NFL officials to develop a certain outcome.

Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer and author of The Trump-Russia dossier, warned of this scenario due to Kraft’s cozy relationship with Trump. The intelligence community believes the Patriots as an organization were compromised several years ago because they not only drafted players with Eastern European names like Gronkowski (Polish) and Gostkowski (Polish), but they hired a head coach named Belichick (Croatian).

Intelligence officials are of the mind that the Russian government successfully made inroads into the Patriots, and the league offices too. In fact, Russian experts at the Wilson Center think backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was traded midseason for virtually nothing because he is of Greek decent, and refused to learn Russian as a second language.

The revelations about the New England Patriots and Russia is just the latest blemish in their long and sorted history of controversy, secrecy and manipulation, which is the calling card of the Russian intelligence apparatus.


Colts will Win Super Bowl XLIV

February 7, 2010

Bad logo equals a bad game

First of all is it just me but isn’t the logo for Super Bowl XLIV terrible?  Look at it!  It’s orange.  Yuck. 

I have this theory if the logo is bad the game is bad.  Take a look at the logos for Super Bowl’s IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.  Terrible logos followed by terrible games. I could site other games but I don’t have the time.   

Okay, you have heard the experts all week so here is my take. 

Colts 41 Saints 27. 

The offenses are even but the difference is the defense.  The Colts is better.

Kicking will play a big factor in the game because the Colts will kick away from Reggie Bush all day. 

One oddity of note, the losing team (Yes the Colts could very well lose) will score at least 24 points.

AB

P.S.

Here is a link to look at past Super Bowl logos.

http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=593


Are college football bowl games just exhibition games? If so why the big deal?

January 3, 2010

Texas is to play Alabama for the national championship in the Rose Bowl on January 7th.  As a result, are not the other college football bowl games being played merely exhibition games at best?  If so, why all the fuss? 

If the San Diego Chargers play the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl (my prediction) would anyone watch the Dallas Cowboys play the Cincinnati Bengals the same week in a consolation game?  No.  Why?  It would be an exhibition or rather a scrimmage.  The Cowboys Bengals  game has no impact on anything.  Why is college football any different?


Steelers to win Super Bowl, the NFL will make sure

February 1, 2009

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I don’t usually do this but I could not help myself today.  I am bored and need a drink, badly.

Attention Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Don’t worry your team will win the Super Bowl today and the NFL will see to it.

 

Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be played today but not on an equal playing field.  The owners, the Rooney family have owned the team forever.  So, alas every controversial call in a big call goes their way.  Let’s take a look at their history in big spots, shall we?

 

The Immaculate Reception: December 23, 1972.  With under 30 seconds to go in this AFC playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Quarterback Terry Bradshaw drops back to pass on 4th and ten from his own 40 yard line. Scrambling to his right he unloads a pass downfield. The ball hits Running Back John Fuqua in the helmet and ricochets backward fifteen yards.  It is caught in the air by his teammate Franco Harris. Franco scampers down the sideline for a Pittsburgh touchdown.  At the time it was illegal for two players on the same team to touch the ball but not on this day.  Steelers win 13-7! 

 

Super Bowl IX:  The Minnesota Vikings score a touchdown late in the 4th quarter to narrow the score 9-6, Pittsburgh. The Steelers take the ensuing kickoff and on third and 2 from the Vikings 38, Bradshaw completes a pass to Tight end Larry Brown. The ball is knocked loose by cornerback Jackie Wallace and Minnesota recovers it on their own 28 yard line.   However, it is not ruled a fumble and Pittsburgh maintains possession.  Steelers drive continues and ends with a touchdown putting the game out of reach. Steelers win 16-6!

 

1978 AFC Championship Game: Late in the third quarter Houston Oilers Quarterback Dan Pastorini throws a pass to the back of the end zone to wide receiver Mike Renfro, and he appears to catch it for a touchdown.  But officials say no, he is out of bounds.  Replays clearly show Renfro got both feet in bounds.  Oilers settle for a field goal. Steelers win 27-13!

 

Super Bowl XIII: From his own 44 yard line Quarterback Terry Bradshaw throws a ball up for grabs on third and ten.  Wide receiver Lynn Swann trips Dallas defender Benny Barnes and they both fall – penalty Cowboys. First down on the Cowboys 23 yard line.  A couple of plays later Franco scores on a twenty two yard run. Steelers win 35-31!

 

Super Bowl XL: Where to start but why bother?  We all remember.

 

So rest easy Steelers country or Steelers nation whatever you call yourselves, when it comes time for a controversial play today, you will get the call. You always do.

 

Steelers 27 Cardinals 16.