How many children do you think have been conceived AT a Super Bowl? Provide your reasoning.
I helped out USA Today reporter Larry Bleiberg with his “10 Great Places to See the Super Side of Dallas” Super Bowl preview in the paper. The story begins: “People who haven’t been to Dallas before will be surprised,” Rogers says.
Do I know my sh–, or what?
Moments ago, Jerry Jones (or, more likely, Jerry Jones’ handler) tweeted the following: “Talking to Christina McLarty of Entertainment Tonight and Ed Goren of FOX Sports on set of FOX Pregame Show. http://plixi.com/p/74801381” If you follow the link, you’ll see a pic of a smiling Jerry inside Cowboys Stadium — the stadium that hours ago critically injured one person.
Um, hello? Shouldn’t that tweet have read, “I just canceled my ET appearance because of an accident at the stadium. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the injured”?
Am hitching the huskies up to the sled to make a tour of the snowball world of Super Bowl activities. Stops along the way include
Intern Nicole Holland Pearce talked to InÃ©s Sainz. Read what Sainz has to say about that little incident in a locker room:
In Mexico, she’s known as the Woman of Sports. In America, InÃ©s Sainz’ reputation got off to a rough start after the incident in the New York Jets locker room. But the seasoned sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico, and now Azteca America in the United States, is here to prove it’s all for the love of the game. We caught up with Sainz earlier this week, in town covering her seventh Super Bowl.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Super Bowl fiasco just went from worse to even worse. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that about an hour agoÂ falling ice at Cowboys Stadiaum injured seven people, and five of them have been rushed to local hospitals.
Everything is going according to plan. Dallas is looking just swell. From Joyce Goss, executive director of the Goss-Michael Foundation:
“We are extremely disappointed that theEvent featuring Prince, scheduled for Friday, February 4, at the Intercontinental Hotel, has been cancelled. It is our understanding that River Alexander Group, the event organizer, was unable to fund and produce the evening. The organizer came to The Goss-Michael Foundation, invited us to be the beneficiary and receive some of the proceeds which would have gone to our high school scholarship program. (Editor’s note: There will be no interviews. This is the only statement that will be made about this situation.)”
Update (3:39): Not long after that e-mail went out, they changed their minds. The thing is back on. And now the theEvent is more affordable, too. Only $1,500 for two tickets.
Random? Not so much. Pettitte was invited to speakÂ there by executive pastor John Wills, a formerÂ chaplain for the Astros. He and Pettitte became friends during the pitcher’s stint in Houston.
Pettitte and his wife, Laurie, last visited The Heights two years ago when Pettitte spoke of how his Christian faith helps him deal with the challenges of life as a major league pitcher. Laurie will sing and Andy will speak in both the 9:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. services on Sunday.
There were no signs of winter weariness at last night’s Super Bowl XLV Host Committee sponsor gala at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. Thousands of people streamed into the world’s largest honky tonk–and they were ready to party.
After The Spazmatics (a fun ’80s cover band) and the Kilgore Rangerettes got things started, Texas fave Pat Green took the stage for what turned out to be one big sing-along. Surprise guest Randy Travis joined him for a rendition of “Forever and Ever, Amen,” then the two country stars sang “Happy Birthday” to Host Committee chairman Roger Staubach, who turns 69 tomorrow (Feb. 5). Green took a bottle away from a reveler in the front row, who thought it was funny to spray the crowd with beer, but otherwise things went off without a hitch. (more…)
The good people at the Nasher Sculpture Center send along this pic from their garden, which is closed today. But the indoor part of the museum is open, and they’re running snow-in special: $2 off regular admission.
I’ll be honest. I don’t get invited to a lot of rap guys’ parties. So I really didn’t know what to expect from Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Super Bowl Bash at Main Street Event Center on Thursday night. I knew Diddy was scheduled to arrive at 12:30 (in the a.m.) and I was to arrive between 9 and 10 pm to pick up my media credentials. I arrived at 9:20. Diddy arrived at, well, I’m not sure. I actually never saw him. My friends swear they caught a glimpse of his head sometime around 2 am, so I trust them. They’re honest folks. But never again will I trust a man with a microphone who yells out “Diddy is in the building!” every 15 minutes. That guy, I’m afraid, is a liar. Although I never saw Mr. Combs, I did see lots of other things in the five hours I spent playing Diddy or Didn’t He? Jump if you want to play, too.
A snow-pocalypse wasn’t enough to prevent Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, the “star” of something called Jersey Shore, from appearing at BlackFinn in Addison last night for his Super Bowl XLV kickoff party. Take a look at the happening inÂ our photo gallery.
As my boss Jason so wisely e-mailed this morning, “[the snow] would be beautiful if there wasn’t a wicked layer of ice under there seeking to throw me to the ground.” True story, everyone.Â If you’re venturing out today, might I suggest a nice, tall pair of galoshes? Because the only thing worse than falling flat on your face is falling flat on your face with snow in your shoes and the promise of wet, disgusting socks to come.
I am really excited to tell you that the pay-what-you-can performance of Arsenic and Old Lace is still happening at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre. There are only three (3) tickets left online, so click here immediately to get yours. I’ll wait. And if you missed the online sale, the physical box office will release additional seats starting at 5:30pm.
The Illusionist (no Edward Norton in this one, sorry folks) opens tonight at the Angelika Dallas. A Q&A session with animator Justin Hall and production manager Fiona Hall will follow the 7pm showing. This is French filmmaker Jacques Tati’s final script, and director Slyvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville) does it justice.
How many children do you think have been conceived AT a Super Bowl? Provide your reasoning for the answer.
Last night, at the VH1 Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam, die-hard fans of Kid Rock, Jason Derulo, and Duran Duran (yep, that’s why I was there – I jumped on stage at their concert in 1984 but tried to contain myself this time) braved the frigid temperatures and icy roads to sow their musical oats.
It felt like a wedding of sorts, as I couldn’t help but notice the existence of something old (Duran Duran – sorry, it’s true, but they’re still super hotties), something new (Jason Derulo, an emerging pop star), something borrowed (Kid Rock’s clothes clearly came from a trunk in someone’s attic) and something blue (duh, the color of the Super Bowl).
My cohort and I got to ask Duran Duran one very important question in the press room, and you’ll be happy to know that they did have some local barbecue while they were here (they didn’t say whose it was)Â and more importantly, that most of them prefer brisket over ribs.
When Derulo made his press entrance, he worked it for the cameras like he was “in the running towards becoming America’s Next Top Model.” Kid Rock didn’t make it to the press room. He was too busy picking the moths off his outfit.
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