Posts Tagged ‘SUPER BOWL’

District Line Daily: Gold Bust

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The morning after we were reminded of the importance of electricity, one question remains: How [...]

Today in D.C. History: Marion Barry, the Super Bowl, and the ‘Blizzard of Indifference’

On Jan. 25, 1987, then-Mayor Marion Barry was relaxing in Southern California as the nation's capital was being pounded by a blizzard.
Snow began falling on Jan. 22, one day after Barry left on a trip to California to watch Super Bowl XXI (Broncos vs. Giants—New York won, 39-20). Barry had been in a semi-permanent celebratory [...]

Today in D.C. History: Catching Up on January

Today, we’re kicking off a new semi-regular City Desk feature, Today in D.C. History, where we’ll examine the big events and obscure happenings that have shaped the District of Columbia we know today. While not every day in local D.C. history is notable, we hope to cover a lot of ground. In February, Washington City [...]

Harry Thomas Jr. to Enjoy Super Bowl, Not Snow Bowl

While the rest of us enjoy what the District government has deemed "Super Snow Bowl," at least one city leader will be enjoying the plain ol' Super Bowl.
That would be Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., whom LL reached this afternoon inside a Miami Subs location. That's right—his flight just landed, having left D.C. just [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: No ‘The Kids Are Alright’ During the Super Bowl Halftime?

The king of ultimate fighting promotions, UFC, makes its local debut tonight at the Patriot Center. UFC boss Dana White says at least 7,000 tickets have already been sold for the show, which will be televised on Spike TV.
Luke Thomas calls the Fairfax card "arguably the most significant combat sports event since Tyson fought at [...]

Bruce Springsteen Doesn’t Do Sports Real Well, But Nils Lofgren Does

I'm awed by the apathy toward this weekend's Steelers–Cardinals matchup. What's its Roman numeral, Super Bowl ZZZ?
Nobody around here cares. I got invited to two parties on Sunday. Neither gathering has anything to do with the game.
The halftime attraction, Bruce Springsteen, has gotten a lot more attention than any game-related story line.
At his press conference [...]

Porn Embraces 3D Technology; Patrons Delightedly Ducking Errant Wangs, Virtual Teabagging

Well, not quite yet. But PRNewswire reports that the first 3D adult film will be released this March, its technology compatible with the same glasses that will be required to enjoy the effects of the 3D commercials to be broadcast during the Super Bowl.
The name of the movie is Tommy Gunn's Cummin' at You!, and [...]

Me and Governor Sportstalk

I wore my $14 suit to an inaugural ball tonight.
When Joe Biden came by, he gave a shout-out from the stage to the governor of Pennsylvania, and the guy standing beside me started waving his arms and yelling nice things at the new Vice President.
I was next to Ed Rendell!
Rendell's my favorite governor, even though [...]

The Redskins Anti-Curse™ Holding Strong

As predicted in this space last week, the Cardinals and Eagles benefitted from the Anti-Curse of the Redskins.
Turns out that since Dan Snyder started calling the shots around here, letting the Redskins beat you has become a surer way to get your hands on a Lombardi Trophy than having Tom Brady as your quarterback.
Snyder [...]

The Giants Should’ve Let the Redskins Win One

Bet the mortgage on the Eagles and/or Cardinals this weekend.
Both these squads got beat by the Redskins this year — the Cardinals in Week 3 and the Eagles in Weeks 5 & 16.
In recent seasons, there aren't many harbingers of Super Bowl success as trusty as taking a whupping from the lowly Skins.
You can look [...]