Tuesday, January 26, 2010

IF THE RUMORS FLOATING IN YOUR HEAD TURN INTO FACTS, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK OF THIS: Thank you, Pete Townsend, for ruining our annual Super Bowl pool:
"We're kinda doing a mashup of stuff," the guitarist tells Billboard. "A bit of 'Baba O'Riley,' a bit of 'Pinball Wizard,' a bit of the close of 'Tommy,' a bit of 'Who Are You,' and a bit of 'Won't Get Fooled Again.' It works -- it's quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it -- we've always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot."
Crap. Do we have to start asking more questions about ... football?


  1. I am sure you could do a pool of the five celebrities that are seen on-camera at the Super Bowl (disqualifying, of course, the players, their wives, their girlfriends-and-their-reality-show-families and the halftime entertainment).  The Super Bowl is a be seen-and-promote event, so I imagine you could get a reasonable poll for a top five.

  2. calliekl7:37 AM

    I was SO MAD when they talked about this on ESPN this morning. First they tell us that not as many companies will be doing Super Bowl ads, then this. I'm losing incentives for non-football people to watch with me.

  3. bill.9:33 AM

    Because everyone is at home I always like going to a movie during the Superbowl.

  4. Professor Jeff10:44 AM

    Adam: Add a category predicting the length of the national anthem rendition.  Depending on who's singing it and how it's arranged, the timing can run anywhere from 1:15 or so to well over 2 minutes.  (See Dr. Z's wonderful SI piece on his hobby of timing anthem singers.)

    BTW, the anthem singer for this year's Super Bowl hasn't been announced yet.  But he/she/they will certainly be joining some illustrious company.  Cheryl Ladd!  Barry Manilow!  Kathie Lee Gifford!  The Colgate Thirteen!