Superbowl XL

Superbowl XL

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The most important question of the day, What's on the menu?  Things I will be devouring:
-Kathy's home made meatballs along with roast beef, A+.
-A Cut Above's Chicken Italiano sandwiches, the bomb.
-Cacia's pizza.
-Best newcomer: Buffalo Chicken Dip (shredded chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese.)
-All the salads: potato, pasta, etc.
-Veggie Dips, Cheese Dips, Salsa Dips, 5 different kind of chips.
-Wings show up midway through the 1st Q.

Linkage and Thoughts:

-Watch all of the Go Daddy Superbowl Commercials that were too edgy for the broadcast.
-I've found some pictures of Playboy bunnies at the Playboy Party, scroll down and try not to hurt your eyes too much on the picture of Eminem's ass. [Pink]
-Jessica Simpson commercial image after the jump.
-Stevie Wonder is the man, Joss Stone can sing as well and is pretty cute.  I saw John Legend last July at the E-Factory.
-They must have killed a WHOLE LOT of muskrats to make Aretha's coat.
-Mos Def looks a little too much like that Make 7 Up yours guy to be taken seriously, no?
-FedEx and Bud Light are off to good starts.  The Dinosaur stomping was great.
-I just won my first prop bet: Seattle to score first.
-Damn, Randel El looked like he wasn't ever going to be able to walk, let alone return 3 plays later.
-I vow to never drink Diet Pepsi ever again because Coke does it's own stunts!
-I love Deadspin: 0:35: Hey, look, Donovan McNabb is calling plays for the Seahawks.
-A little geek: All of the technology going on with the Superbowl. [Engadget]
-I think this is supposed to be a tongue but have you ever seen that episode of Something About Raymond when someone's mom built a sculpture?  DS: We all know the best line, don’t we? “We could have
done this song at Super Bowl I, but good things come to those who
wait.” Tell us about it.

-This just in, Willie Parker is fast.
-DS: Oh, no, it's Brokeback Godzilla.
-WOW, Big Ben throws the absolute nightmare pass.  Seattle makes it interesting.  Jeremy Stevens, despite a few drops, has done a whole lot more than Joey Porter to this point.
-Hasselbeck shows glimpses of his B.C. self and throws a pick.  Man, that call against him for a block below the waste was horrid.
-Randel El used to be a former QB you know, maybe the Eagles should sign him.
-Congrats to Cowher, Bettis, Big Ben, etc. 
-Anyone notice any similarity to Hines Ward and Mick Jagger?

 

Now, we finally get to see what a Code Black is on Grey's Anatomy.  I'm excited to get to see Meredith Grey and Izzy in HD for the first time ever.
-Regarding the opening scene: I always knew George had his head on straight.

Buccaneers promote former Eagles WR Josh Huff to active roster

Buccaneers promote former Eagles WR Josh Huff to active roster

Josh Huff is back on an NFL active roster.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are calling the wide receiver up from their practice squad to their 53-man roster. The Eagles released Huff just over a month ago following his arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm. 

The 25-year-old Huff was originally a third round pick by the Eagles in 2014. He made 48 receptions for 482 yards and four touchdowns over three seasons. He excelled on special teams, returning two kicks for touchdowns. One of those kick returns came in his penultimate game with the Eagles, a 21-10 win over the Vikings on Oct. 23. 

Huff replaces Cecil Shorts III for the Buccaneers after Shorts suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday in San Diego.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have filled Huff's role in the offense with rookie receivers Bryce Treggs and Paul Turner. 

MLB Notes: Red Sox acquire ace LHP Chris Sale from White Sox

MLB Notes: Red Sox acquire ace LHP Chris Sale from White Sox

OXON HILL, Md. -- All-Star ace Chris Sale is joining the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox.

Boston acquired Sale on Tuesday for a package of four prospects, including high-priced Yoan Moncada.

Sale was a top trade target at the winter meetings and the AL East champion Red Sox were getting him instead of Washington, which also pursued.

A few hours earlier, Boston got prime setup man Tyler Thornburg from Milwaukee. After that deal was announced, without tipping his hand, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said: "We're trying to win now, as you can see."

Boston acquired Sale for minor league pitchers Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, outfielder Luis Basabe and Moncada, a third baseman (see full story).

Red Sox get setup man Thornburg from Brewers for INF Shaw
OXON HILL, Md. -- The Boston Red Sox have gotten the setup man they wanted, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a package that included infielder Travis Shaw.

The deal was announced Tuesday and was the first trade at baseball's winter meetings.

Milwaukee also got minor league infielder Mauricio Dubon, minor league right-hander Josh Pennington and a player to be named or $100.

The 28-year-old Thornburg will become Boston's eighth-inning guy, setting up closer Craig Kimbrel for the AL East champions. Thornburg was 8-5 with 13 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 67 games for the Brewers, striking out 90 in 67 innings.

The 26-year-old Shaw hit .242 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs last season. He mostly played third base, and also saw time at first.

The 22-year-old Dubon hit a combined .323 and scored 101 runs between the Single-A and Double-A levels. The 21-year-old Pennington was 5-3 with a 2.86 ERA in Class A (see full story).

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits.

The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.

Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014 and he is sixth in career hits with 3,465.

Jeter set Yankees records for hits, games (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358) (see full story).