Super Bowl 50 Party! Game, Commercials, & Halftime

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  1. Lara Moss

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    Thank you, Dave for the Super Football Cake!!!! :):):)

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    Hey, Ina, don't plan on running from THIS guy in your high-heel "Running Shoes"!! :D

    In the News: It's costing San Francisco 5 million to host Super Bowl 50…after just losing 10 million hosting the America's Yacht Race in 2013. This Special Operations Officer has stood watch over the 10 acre Super Bowl Village of Market St. for a month now. It's not like the good old days is it. A Big Super Bowl "Thank You" to those who protect our country.

    There is much controversy going on in SF over many issues relating to Super Bowl 50. Some are thrilled to get the attention. Others are looking at priorities. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/us/super-bowl-50-further-divides-san-francisco.html?_r=0
     
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    None of that story surprises me at all. Every year, every city that gets the Super Bowl has issues when the game comes to town.. 1) hide the homeless . 2) clean up bad areas, etc. Every Chamber of Commerce wants their city to be seen to the world as shiny and bright and everything is just wonderful ...

    Something on Inside Edition (TV show) last week... they had people checking out hotels/motels in the area around the Super Bowl. Motel rooms in less than desirable areas, where they normally get maybe $50-80 a room/nightly are asking $650+ a night this week. That always happens for these games ... what also happens is that the rooms are many times dirty, have unclean bedding, bugs, drugs, name it .... They act surprised.
    Just because you put a high price on a flea trap, doesn't make it anything but a flea trap. :p

    Inside Edition warned Houston .... we're coming to your city next year.. clean up! (They won't) :D
     
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    Bonnie, yours and my posts are making this
    Online Super Bowl Party more and more appealing
    by the minute! Aren't we the smart ones!

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    Yes @Lara Moss , you and @Bonnie Thomas , are making the game fun for the rest of us. I've told Lara that she should have been a party planner before.

    I've already learned more about football than I've ever known. Now with all the new video and audio stuff, and all of you, I think I will actually enjoy the game, even though I'll be watching it by myself.

    The guys are being awfully quit right about now, do you think they think we're a bit nuts, or am I just being paranoid?
     
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    @Joe Riley , Ha Ha Ha!!!

    Now you know Texas has girl football players. I'm sure if you guys will look around you'll see it's not just a gents sport anymore. Now I don't see it becoming a mixed pro sport, but there are several mixed teams in our public schools now days. So you fellas can just be nice, and help some of us acquire a better understanding of the game.:p:p:rolleyes:

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    Thank you Ina, but I didn't mean that Bonnie and I were smart. I meant that "We" as a group of SO members here at this party are smart for not being in San Francisco right now with all their controversies going on right now as a city….costly accommodations, crowds, security, parking, debris, etc. We all have made a good choice to party here where it's safe, stress-free, and you can't beat the reasonable accommodations :) Only thing is the food's not quite as tasty and the drinks are a little dry :D Oh, and I like your new avatar! That's the spirit!

    I too am learning more about football and can't wait to watch it with this extra knowledge.
     
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    For football junkies ..:D.. the week leading up to the big game always has Radio Row for entertainment in the host city. It's radio sports personalities from around the country interviewing past and present players.
    It's fun to listen to all week, and watch (via cam) ..

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    Nice to see so many of the older players there. .. like Jim Brown .. he turns 80 this year.
     
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    @Bonnie Thomas , ok here (I hope) is my most stupid question. Is the game being broadcasted on regular TV? Something tells me no. If not how do I watch it? I do have Comcast Xfinity, but I have no idea of what channel the game might be on. Can you help me before the game comes on?
     
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    Joe mentioned it above. ...it's regular free CBS TV ..:) I see there are many options.
     
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    Thanks @Bonnie Thomas , I thought Joe's post was about just online viewing. When he referred to CBS Sports I thought that was a sports only channel. And I've Not a clue as to what a Roku is. After you told me it was just plain CBS TV, I checked the schedule and found that there will all sorts of Super Bowl programs for most of the day. Maybe I'll learn something.
     
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    Not only most of the day tomorrow .... CBS has non-stop programming tonight too... :D.
    They will honor best players/coaches tonight. I'm hoping JJ Watt wins Best Defensive player again.
     
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    ALERT!!
    They keep changing game time!!
    Now, it seems, the Super Bowl will start at 6:30pm EST !!
    (on CBS)
     
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    I just figured that out too. I conned my 51 year old step daughter, and my 25 year old grandson into coming over to watch the game with me. They know maybe a little more than I do, so it should be hilarious. I'm getting at taco tray, and they will bring chips and dips.

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    The more the merrier!
    Welcome one and all…

    It's Super Bowl Sunday!
    Woo Hoo!

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    Ok guys, the Kitten bowl has started on the Hallmark channel, and in the first 15 minutes the score is 7 to 3, Bengals over the Bobcats. What cuties they are this year, and it seems it's going to be a fast and exciting game.

    @Lara Moss , has everyone voted for their teams, and given their prediction on the end score? I wonder how many will be watching? I want to learn as much as I can because Houston will be hosting the Super Bowl next year. I wonder if I could still get tickets for next year.

    @Bonnie Thomas , where would you go to get tickets, if that is still possible, I don't want to get scammed.
     
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    The last Super Bowl in Houston was in 2004. Patriots beat the Panthers in that one. The activates around the city/ stadium and downtown were packed with people everywhere. We spent the weekend downtown trying to take in as much as possible, but getting tickets to the game ...NEVER.

    Super Bowl tickets go to corporations, as they cost $$$$$$$. Players in the game are given a handful of tickets for their families/friends.
    Regular season ticket holders of the host city/stadium do not get a chance to get their seats for the game either. Some nose-bleed seats are offered to the public at a ridiculous mark-up.
    They have huge TVs set up around the stadium/downtown area and everywhere else to watch if you want to be in the general vicinity of the game. Otherwise, watching at home is the best option.:D
     
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    I was having a discussion with my mother this morning about the different positions for the offensive team and the defensive team and what their roles are. It didn't go well :D. Here is a clear and concise list of Footbal Team positions from "Football for Dummies" :rolleyes:
    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/player-positions-in-american-football.html

    When two opposing American football teams meet on the gridiron (playing field), the player positions depend on whether the football team is playing offense or defense. Football pits the offense, the team with the ball, against thedefense, which tries to prevent the offense from scoring. Each side lines up facing the other with the football in the middle.

    The players on the offensive side of the ball include the

    • Quarterback: The leader of the team. He calls the plays in the huddle, yells the signals at the line of scrimmage, and receives the ball from the center. Then he hands off the ball to a running back, throws it to a receiver, or runs with it.

    • Center: The player who snaps the ball to the quarterback. He handles the ball on every play.

    • Running back: A player who runs with the football. Running backs are also referred to as tailbacks, halfbacks, and rushers.

    • Fullback: A player who's responsible for blocking for the running back and also for pass-blocking to protect the quarterback. Fullbacks, who are generally bigger than running backs, are short-yardage runners.

    • Wide receiver: A player who uses his speed and quickness to elude defenders and catch the football. Teams use as many as two to four wide receivers on every play.

    • Tight end: A player who serves as a receiver and also as a blocker. This player lines up beside the offensive tackle to the right or the left of the quarterback.

    • Left guard and right guard: The inner two members of the offensive line, whose jobs are to block for and protect the quarterback and ball carriers.

    • Left tackle and right tackle: The outer two members of the offensive line.
    The players on the defensive side of the ball include the

    • Defensive tackle: The inner two members of the defensive line, whose jobs are to maintain their positions in order to stop a running play or run through a gap in the offensive line to pressure the quarterback or disrupt the backfield formation.

    • Defensive end: The outer two members of the defensive line. Generally, their jobs are to overcome offensive blocking and meet in the backfield, where they combine to tackle the quarterback or ball carrier. On running plays to the outside, they're responsible for forcing the ball carrier either out of bounds or toward (into) the pursuit of their defensive teammates.

    • Linebacker: These players line up behind the defensive linemen and generally are regarded as the team's best tacklers. Depending on the formation, most teams employ either three or four linebackers on every play. Linebackers often have the dual role of defending the run and the pass.

    • Safety: The players who line up the deepest in the secondary — the last line of defense. There are free safeties and strong safeties, and they must defend the deep pass and the run.

    • Cornerback: The players who line up on the wide parts of the field, generally opposite the offensive receivers.
     
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    @Lara Moss , I'm inpressed with your knowledge , and in aw that you're mother's has such knowledge as well. But I want to learn as much as I can, because sports play a big part in my grandchildren life. So it is a big effort oin my part ti try and fit into their lifestyles.

    So anything the rest of you can be see that might be confusing to a beginner will be of help.

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    I see the Broncos already have 10, can I change my prediction, lol?
     
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    lol…yes…last call for predictions

    So much going . on I can't keep up. My 2 daughters are texting me and my mother even lol.

    YAYYYYYY…Touchdown for Panthers!….maybe offsides?

    Okay 7 - 1-0 Broncos
     
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    Oh Ina…haha, no credit for me being "smart"
    ...you missed my link above on my source for the Positions
    ...came from online "Football for Dummies" :)
     
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