Carrot Touchdown!

We didn’t have a Super Bowl party this year; it was more of a tailgating picnic on our living room floor. And even though we did make chicken wings for the “party” I figured nobody wanted to read about yet another chicken wing recipe the week leading up to game day. But I will definitely post the recipe in the next few months as the wings came out so good my only problem was not having enough. How did I know that 2lbs of chicken would not be a sufficient amount for three children under the age of seven? Lesson learned…...more

Snacking out of the (Super) bowl

In retrospect, it must have been my husband’s biggest nightmare.On what is arguably the most sacred, manly-man event of the year – the Superbowl – the scene, as seen through his eyes, would have looked something like this:...more

Part of the 12th Man

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Lessons on Female Empowerment Learned from the School Lunch Table

If you are like me, you watched the Superbowl this week. If you are like me, maybe you were disgusted one or more times by ads and made uncomfortable by the halftime show. (And maybe you also got really excited when there were fights between the players. Oh! That's just me.) The last few days I spent a lot of time darting around the internet, reading posts about empowerment and our oversexed culture and feminism and Biblical morality and the like. I read some posts I liked, some that made me think, and some that I vehemently disagreed with....more

Beyoncé at the Super Bowl: Empowered or Objectified?

Given that Super Bowl halftime is all about the spectacle and almost never about the music—hence the ridiculous stages with crazy technical features like last night’s pop-up screen that showed the audience multiple Beyoncés all at once—I figured that even if I didn’t like the music, I could witness the spectacle and maybe learn more about why Beyoncé is such a dominant force in music. On that score, I’m somewhat conflicted. ...more
I meant sexuality.more

Enough About Football; Which Ads Won The Superbowl?

Love 'em or hate 'em it's damn near impossible to ignore 'em. From where I sat, Coke fell flat, Go Daddy left me both gagging and seriously considering another registrar (who really thought their ads could get worse?) Budweiser paid off their big name celebrity cameos with a chuckle-worthy twist, and Tide took the Don Draper Trophy for spot of the night with their very sinister Joe Montana Stain....more
"God Made a Farmer" from Ram Trucks and The Richards Group was outstanding. My friends in the ag ...more

Show Us Your Favorite Football Team-Inspired Shoes!

This is how much interest I have in American professional football: zero, zilch, nada, none, nil! So you can imagine my great lack of enthusiasm when my football-loving co-workers suggested that we theme this week’s shoe shot to align with a certain upcoming game taking place on Sunday....more

Superbowl Breast Cancer Cure In The Red Zone --- Close To A Successful Touch Down

February 3, 2013 By Barrons Medical Journal Reporting ---- New Orleans NFL Super Bowl Week -----< Business--Wire>Barron Medical Journal 3rd Annual Super Bowl Breast Cancer Report:...more

What Do You Plan To Do On Super Bowl Sunday?

Next Sunday, the 47th annual Super Bowl football game will be telecast live from New Orleans. The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens, as millions of Americans watch, cheer, and nosh on buffalo wings and bean dip. Will you be one of them? This week we want to know what you're planning for Super Bowl Sunday. ...more
I plan to wear my Meesh & Mia Super Bowl XLVII shirt!! http://www.meeshandmia.com/super-bowl-shop/more

Super Bowl Stereotypes: Pete Hoekstra's Racist Campaign Ad

Apparently election season means open season on Asians -- at least, it seems that way in one political ad that ran during the Super Bowl. It was chock full of derogatory stereotypes of Asians: mysterious flute music, a woman wearing a conical hat riding her bike ... through a rice paddy. In broken English, she thanks a U.S. senator for sending jobs to China. The spot was a locally run commercial for former Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), who is now campaigning for the Senate seat currently held by Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) -- or as the ad calls her, Debbie "Spend-it-now."...more
whoa! the campaigning this year seems to be especially polemic and inflammatory, but this ad is ...more