Topic: Super Bowl

Beyonce Stuns At Super Bowl Halftime Show With (Pantsless) All-Female Band

Beyonce Stuns At Super Bowl Halftime Show With (Pantsless) All-Female Band

So what did everyone think about the Super Bowl halftime show with Beyonce & Co. yesterday? I’m not crazy about her writhing about on the floor stripper-style to start, but with a chorus of backup singers in differing shapes and sizes and an all female band (“The Suga Mamas”) backing her, at least B’s performance shows a range of possible roles for women in music. More »

Did God Really Make Farmers To Sell Ram Trucks (And Is She/He On Team Ravens)?

Did God Really Make Farmers To Sell Ram Trucks (And Is She/He On Team Ravens)?

God made a farmer–to sell Ram trucks, according to one of the more controversial Super Bowl commercials that aired last night. And God was either playing for The Ravens, or sitting back with a bucket of wings and cheering for them, according to Ray Lewis. I’ve never been religious, and don’t even consider myself that spiritual, but even I can’t help but feel like these are fairly offensive interpretations of the role God plays in our lives. More »

Athletics & Avocado: 7 Unexpected Recipes You Can Make For The Super Bowl

Athletics & Avocado: 7 Unexpected Recipes You Can Make For The Super Bowl

As a result of my serious affinity for the most beautiful and delightful food in the world, I have encountered numerous recipes pertaining to avocado. And because Super Bowl Sunday is coming up in just a couple days, when Americans will eat 79 million pounds of avocados in 24 hours, I think right about now is a good time to share some fun, tasty ideas with you readers. More »

Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl Drilldown: Gatorade, Wings, And Brain Damage

Stephen Colbert's Super Bowl Drilldown: Gatorade, Wings, And Brain Damage

Stephen Colbert waxed poetic about this year’s Super Bowl last night, and made light of nearly everything we hate about the event. Mainly: The notoriously unhealthy food–including flame-retardant-laced Gatorade and the outcry over this year’s chicken wing shortage that basically points to everything that’s wrong with factory farming–and the brain damage (just leave it to Colbert to make that funny). More »

Why Vegan NFL Players Could Help Make Football A Healthier Sport

Why Vegan NFL Players Could Help Make Football A Healthier Sport

Vegan football players aren’t getting the same press as NFL members heading up the sport’s link to brain damage and depression. And the health concerns that got them to ditch meat and dairy probably aren’t nearly as pressing. But the lifestyle changes they’ve made while staying in the game are strangely inspiring proof that if players can change something that’s such a big part of football “culture” without hurting their ability to play the game or be part of their teams, maybe there’s room for the other kinds of change that we need to see in football, too. More »

Why I Love Football…Despite My Worries About Football Injuries And Violence

Why I Love Football...Despite My Worries About Football Injuries And Violence

The Super Bowl is approaching, and, despite a tragic shortage of chicken wings, fans are rallying around the biggest day for the game they love. And while I’m excited, because I’m a football fan to my core, I’m also conflicted–and not just because my team didn’t make it. I’m conflicted because, between hoaxy girlfriends, the never-ending push to play with an injury, the brain damage, and the legacy of sexism, violence, and abuse, there are about a million reasons why football, as a professional sport and as an institution of higher education, should be decried by feminists, parents, concerned citizens, and generally moral human beings. More »