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Published on February 4 2008

Courtesy of Cassandra, a link to one of the funniest blogposts I've read in a long time. Make sure you watch the video at the bottom, even if it is the hated Chicago Bears. It's still hard to believe Sweetness is gone, isn't it?

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Published on September 30 2007

"How 'bout dem Packers?" P.S. It was really really nice to see the crowd in the Metrodome, the fans of the hated Viqueens, applaud Favre when he completed the pass. Some things are more important than the rivalry, even if I do have a couple of friends who won't talk to me for a week after their team's loss today! PackersNews.com - Favre sets NFL TD pass record at 421
MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is No. 1 — with a bullet. Favre broke Dan Marino’s record for career touchdown passes today, zipping No. 421 to Greg Jennings in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings. He hit Jennings on a 16-yard slant for the score with 4 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter. The Metrodome crowd gave Favre a long, gracious round of applause. Marino congratulated Favre in a taped message shown on the scoreboard.

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Published on September 5 2006

This is a great story about a young man in South Carolina, a freshman in college, living off a college scholarship--and raising his younger brother at the same time. What an example he is! CNN.com - Clemson's McElrathbey raises young brother - Sep 5, 2006
CLEMSON, South Carolina (AP) -- The alarm sounds at 6:15 a.m. and Clemson freshman Ray Ray McElrathbey starts a routine like few others in college football. Along with classes, film work, defensive back meetings and football practice, McElrathbey sees that his 11-year-old brother, Fahmarr, is dressed and fed, finishes his homework and makes it to middle school on time. McElrathbey, 19, has temporary custody of his brother because of his mother's continuing drug problems and his father's gambling addiction. The two brothers have shared experiences in foster homes and now share an apartment by the campus. They live solely off McElrathbey's scholarship while Clemson's athletic department tries to get a waiver from the NCAA that might let them accept donations without jeopardizing McElrathbey's football eligibility.

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Published on February 3 2004

Captain's Quarters: Super Boob Halftime Show: A Mistake?
"On the other hand, with commercials dominated by Levitra and Cialis, this may be the perfect capper to the Erectile Dysfunction Bowl. I mean, if Janet Jackson's exposed breast doesn't turn you on, the commercials might say, you should give us a try. If you think that the Great Booby Affair lacks subtlety, then you obviously didn't sit through endless shots of footballs going through tire swings in an attempt to sell dinghy delights. All that was missing was the stock footage of rockets launching and trains going through tunnels."

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Published on December 18 2003

DETROIT (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler division, bowing to critics, said on Wednesday it was abandoning plans to sponsor a Super Bowl Sunday televised football game featuring underwear-clad models. The "Lingerie Bowl 2004" -- a tackle football game to be played by 14 women models wearing bras and panties -- was to have been sponsored by Chrysler's Dodge brand and broadcast on pay-per-view television at halftime during the National Football League's championship game on Feb. 1. "Halftime has never been this sexy," reads one headline from the event's Web site (http://www.lingerie.com). Dodge, whose advertising features the slogan "Grab Life by the Horns," was to have had its ram's-head logo emblazoned on bras worn by the models. Critics dubbed the event sexist, however, and senior Chrysler officials have been distancing themselves from it since last week. Proceeds from the event were originally due to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS (news - web sites) Research, but it too severed ties with the game. A source close to Chrysler said conservative lobbying groups had flooded the company's e-mail system with complaints about the upcoming spectacle. "You've got at some point just to decide 'OK, maybe we made a mistake, let's pull the plug,'" the source said. In a statement formally announcing the withdrawal of Dodge's sponsorship of the Lingerie Bowl, George Murphy, Chrysler's senior vice president of global marketing, dismissed it as "a distraction" that had taken the spotlight off the company's cars and trucks. He did not elaborate on the controversy, which first came to light several weeks ago. A spokeswoman for Horizon Productions Inc., the Lingerie Bowl's producer, said it was "disappointed" that Dodge had withdrawn its sponsorship, but that the game would go on.
Obviously, this game was to be played in a "domed" arena.........

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