* Now the UN can keep you safe at home (sort of).
* The NFL invites you to be part of the game.
* Probably Science looks at the science of humor. E=mcLOL?
* McSweeney's Adventures in Atomic Tourism.
* Elvis' carpet did not match his curtains, and other facts.
* Parts I-IV of Simon Rich's amazing new story Sell Out.
* Bet you missed the 10 best commercials from last night's game.
* H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) and and Carl Sagan (Matt Gorley) have a chat at UCB.
Tags: Cracked, Daily Links, Football, Funny or Die, Paul F Tompkins, Science & Technology, Sports, Super Bowl, UCB, United Nations
They ruled out terrorism as the cause of the Super Bowl Blackout? Good! I would hate to think the terrorists figured out light switches!
— Rock (@TheMichaelRock) February 4, 2013
Eating Super Bowl leftovers for lunch. I shut myself up in a dark closet so it'd feel authentic.
— SlowDownBelle (@SlowDownBelle) February 4, 2013
Tags: Amish, Football, Guns, New Orleans, Sports, Super Bowl, Tweet Roundup, Twitter
For football-watching Americans who didn't have a stake in this year's Super Bowl, but who did have an interest in supporting the team with the fewest bigots, Super Bowl XLVII presented a problem. What were progressive-minded people supposed to do during the sporting event bookending the Beyonce concert, when both teams featured players with less-than-perfect records of tolerance towards gays?
Tags: Baltimore, Football, LGBT, San Francisco, Super Bowl
Politicians' sports bets are usually predictable: one case of micro-brewed awfulness wagered against a locally-produced foodstuff that tastes of civic boosterism and sadness.
But some elected officials take sports wagering to the next level. A few weeks ago, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock made a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, offering to perform the Ray Lewis dance if the Broncos lost to the Ravens in an NFL playoff game. Despite sustaining a right quadricep injury practicing the dance, Hancock finally made good on his wager this week.
In his honor, we're taking a look at recent Super Bowl bets made by politicians, and determining who might have A Little Problem.
Tags: 60 Minutes, Football, Gambling, San Francisco, Sports, Super Bowl
With Super Bowl XLVII just a few days away, thousands–nay, millions–of American women are panicking, because they don't understand football, and if they don't understand football, their men will leave them. Or cheat on them. Or both.
This is the only logical conclusion that can be drawn from the internet, which contains a wealth of content aimed at–or complaining about–the boob-havers who walk among us, shamelessly displaying their ignorance of end zones and field goals.
Ladies, what the guys won't tell you is that the National Football League (NFL) has more drama and gossip than any episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! They love, love, love gossiping about football, and there is a lot to gossip about.
Girlfriend, Are You Ready for Some Football? (oprah.com)
Impossible. No silly Ball League can generate more drama and gossip than Te'Keela and Marilol and Corvette and, um, Samantha. (Is one of them named Samantha?)
Tags: Football, Internet, Men and Women, Sports, Super Bowl