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2007 NBA All-Star Game Live Blog – 2nd Half

Welcome to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game Live Blog. The action will get under way in a little less than half an hour and we’ll be covering it for you. Newest comments will appear at the top.

Postgame And the MVP is…Kobe Bryant. And he wasn’t even booed as David Stern handed him the trophy. The snoozefest is finally over and not a minute too soon. I can’t believe I missed Family Guy for this.

End of 4th This was never a contest as the West spanked the East by 21, 153-132. The West was only two points away from tying the all-time record for points in an All-Star game. But it really doesn’t matter because nobody would have been awake to see it.

1:00 60 seconds til the pain goes away.

3:01 Only 15 fouls in the game. Where are these refs during the regular season?

4:21 Looks like Kobe’s going to take home the MVP for the game but Stoudemire is a close second.

8:25 Thank goodness for Shaq. The Diesel showed off his ball handling skills as he tried to shake and bake on Mehmet Okur, but his pull up jumper came up short.

11:30 The crew is struggling for topics of discussion. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s wedding plans have taken over the show. Parker said he’s not involved in the planning. He’s just going to show up and get a wife. Kinda like Tyrus Thomas picking up his check.

End of 3rd Only one more quarter to go. The East are pathetic and they’re the healthy ones. The West is missing a ton of talent but hold a 119-88 lead. Caron Butler hasn’t received any love from his coach; he’s only played six minutes in the blow out.

1:25 At this point, the only thing that’s still up in the air is the MVP. Even Gilbert Arenas has admitted defeat in an interview with Aldridge.

4:42 The Suns are starting to take over the game. Stoudemire has 12 points in the quarter so far and Shawn Marion is throwing down some nice slams.

9:28 Eddie Jordan calls a time out as he tries to stop the bleeding with the East trailing 89-65. David Aldridge reported that Jordan admitted he didn’t feel he belonged at the All-Star game, and so far he’s right. The fans are going to start heading for the exits soon if he doesn’t motivate his squad.

Halftime Please let there be a wardrobe malfunction during Christina Aguilera’s performance. That’s the only thing that can save this halftime show. Well, at least Christina is holding down a job. When’s the last time Britney Spears was seen on camera without being drunk or pantyless?

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2007 NBA All-Star Game Live Blog – 1st Half

Welcome to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game Live Blog. The action will get under way in a little less than half an hour and we’ll be covering it for you. Newest comments will appear at the top.

End of 2nd The West take a 20 point lead into the locker room behind 17 points from Bryant. 14 shots in 13 minutes, just a typical night for Kobe.

2:30 Prince was at the game with Ludacris and Dave Chappelle. When did he become such a sports fan? Maybe Charlie Murphy was telling the truth.

5:25 Who knew Carrot Top was ripped? Too bad there’s no exercise to help his face. Yikes!

6:43 The West is starting to run away with this one, leading by 20. This is beginning to get ugly, but no lead is safe in an All-Star game. Eventually, some of the Eastern conference players will remember that the winners get a bigger check and start giving more effort.

8:45 Shaq put down a two handed slam and then gave McGrady a kiss on the face. Tim Hardaway’s not going to like that.

10:20 Does anyone else think that Tracy McGrady looks like a deer?

End of 1st The West are up 39-31 and Vince Carter provided the highligt of the quarter as he made a spinning drive that ended with a nice slam.

2:38 Amare Stoudemire is off to a hot start with 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in only 4 minutes. Can you say early MVP candidate?

5:00 Jermaine O’Neal tipped in a miss but it was for the wrong team.

7:14 Nevermind, Wade made up for his lack of effort as he threw down a nice alley-oop from LeBron. The game of can you top this started with a nifty slam from Kobe. As always, Bryant’s not afraid to jack it up. He has six shot attempts in five minutes.

10:35 Dwyane Wade had a perfect opportunity to wow the crowd on a breakaway and he hit a weak dunk instead. This is the All-Star game isn’t it?

Pregame Siegfried and Roy provided an awkward start to the game before John Mason did his usual annoying introductions. Is there anyone who actually likes this Deeeeeeeetroit Basketball idiot? Do the people in Detroit even like him? Can we recreate Tupac’s vegas experience with him as Tupac?

Can this pregame take any longer? Wayne Newton’s makeup is beginning to run. By the way, when did Wayne Newton start looking like the crazy cat lady who had too much plastic surgery? Let’s get this game on the road already.

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Super Bowl XLI Live Blog – 4th Quarter

Our pick for MVP

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Postgame Don Shula is still the man in Miami as he gets to bring the Vince Lombardi trophy to Roger Goodell to present to Jim Irsay and Tony Dungy. Jim Irsay looks kinda slimy and he just had the worst transition in the history of SB acceptance speeches.

Who had Tony Dungy being the first guy to mention The Lord? What’s the payout on that? And…um… have we ever had two non-Christian coaches in the Super bowl?

More importantly… the MVP goes to… Peyton Manning. Somehow the presenting of the MVP trophy has turned into The Price is Right as Peyton gets to take home a Caddy. Sad. Manning doesn’t really deserve this award but he’s the biggest media guy on the Colts and they couldn’t give it to Tony Dungy. Rhodes truly was the MVP though.

Allright, that does it for us over here at SC blog. We leave you with one final thought: How much weed is Edgerring James blazing up right now?

0:00 And it’s over. Colts win 29-17. Gamblers taking the Colts covered. Also, the over/under was 47 points. Hmmm… the holder for the Colts should watch his back. Congratulations to the Colts and Tony Dungy and their fans. What a great ride for those guys.

What are the odds that someone asks Lovie Smith what it feels like to be the first black coach to lose a Super Bowl?

Sorry Sarah Spain about your Bears but nothing good can come out of being associated with something as shitty as Axe Body Spray.

1:42 Bears eschew the FG and take a couple more seconds off the clock. The Bears are trying to mount a desperate comeback that is destined to end with another Rex Grossman INT.

I’m breathlessly awaiting the winner of the NFL Super Bowl ad contest. (Meanwhile Honda is wasting money.)
Wait… was that it? It’s so hard to say goodbye? With a final shot of Favre? Fucking hell. That was a disgrace.

5:32 Desmond Clark’s inability to hold onto the ball means this game is pretty much over unless there is some miracle. Now is the time to play conservative, Dungy. Chicago will be ripping at the ball on every play. The aforementioned Bears-Cards MNF must be haunting Colts fans right now. Rhodes is making his bid for MVP as he picks up a huge first down.

5:55 Already in 4 down territory, the Bears have a uge 4th and 9 here. If they don’t convert this, the fat lady will head towards the stage.

7:31 Is Tony Dungy/Tom Moore trying to Schottenheimer this game?

9:55 The fat lady is getting warmed up. Rex just threw another INT and the Colts are set up to put this thing away if they can put together a little drive. Expect plenty of Addai and Rhodes for the rest of this game. Harrison played decently and Wayne had that big TD but the MVP of this game are the running backs and the Colts defense.

Can anyone tell me what that celebration the Colts do means? It’s like a golf clap/ tipped pass indication.

11:44 Uhhh nevermind. Hayden just returned an INT for a TD. Will Grossman be the first QB to get replaced since Tony Eason? The Bears challenge but the play stands. Tony Corrente is determined not to be mentioned in the same breath as Bill Leavy. Colts up 29-17. Everyone is IMing me that the game is over but does anyone remember the Bears-Cardinals MNF game. Granted that was the Cards but crazier things have happened this year.

Al Davis is ready to overpay for Hayden and then have him rot on the bench.

13:54 Marvin Harrison hurts his leg on an incomplete. This could prove big in Colts next drive. Just answered my last question. It could be Muhsin Muhammad.

14:30 I know it’s still early but who would get the MVP at this point if the Colts were to win? Joseph Addai? Who would get it if the Bears win? The entire special teams? Whoever scores the TD?

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Super Bowl XLI Live Blog – 3rd Quarter


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0:37 Tony Dungy makes a good challenge on the Marvin Harrison catch but we’ll see if the ref agrees with him. The 3rd quarter is winding down and it’s been pretty good so far. Yep folks, it is a catch. Indy wins the challenge. The ref who overruled the initial call looks pretty silly now. The Colts convert the 3rd and 2 and that takes us to the end of the 3rd Quarter.

1:30 Robbie Gould comes up pretty big and knocks in a 44 yard FG after Grossman almost throws an INT.

3:16 The Colts kicking team will be shot if they lose this game. They just set up the Bears on their 40 yard line.

And there it is, the airing of the Kevin Federline commercial that was leaked onto the internet early this week. Great commercial. Bud Light & Axe one is pretty funny too. The Nationwide Kevin Federline commercial and the spots are in the running for best commercial.

4:01 The Colts march down the field but they can’t knock it into the endzone. Adam Vinatieri gets the FG and the Colts are up by 8. The Bears offense has to run at least 6 plays this possession or the Bears defense will be cursing them out at they come off the field. wins.

6:17 Rex Grossman almost turned it over twice and the Colts will get it back and the Bears defense comes back onto the field.

It’s always disappointing when companies recycle old commercials for the Super Bowl. We expect a new commercial if you’re going to spend this much money on a slot. Listen Coke, this comemrcial showing “coke-machineland” isn’t so great that you need to show it here.

7:45 A very stupid challenge by Tony Dungy. Why would you challenge that unless you had video/photo proof already? Adam Vinatieri (not going to prematurely type this one cause I jinxed him on the last one) makes it and the Colts are up 19-14. As dominating as the Colts have been, they are a kick return or fumble return away from losing the game.

15:00 Total of 6 turnovers in that first half only lead to 7 points. Either the defenses are great at recovering or the offenses are piss poor. Colts are dominating on the stat board but only lead by 2 points. Here we go with the second half…

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Super Bowl XLI Live Blog – Halftime

-Welcome to the Blockbuster Total Access CBS NFL Today CSI Miami Halftime Show sponsored by Chevy Trucks and Fed Ex! Now we have to listen to Shannon Sharpe who has a Dr. Scholl’s shoe insert for a tongue. Bring on the Purple One already! By the way, what weighs more, Prince or one of Booger McFarland’s thighs?

-A man really shouldn’t be able to make a noise like Prince just made… unless he actually is burning to death. I know this is mean but I really want to see a dancer fall on her ass. It’s actually amazing they can pull this off on a stage that wet.

-Uh…. just as I thought “All Along the Watchtower” was weird, Prince just launched into the Foo Fighters’ “Best of You”. Am I high? Now Prince is doing Purple Rain. I’m so confused. How the hell did “Best of You” get into this medley?

– Woooo… thank goodness that’s over. Halftime shows are completely useless. The only way that would have been good at all was if Prince broke out his assless jeans again.

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Super Bowl XLI Live Blog – 2nd Quarter

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0:02 Lovie Smith just earned a nice bonus from the CBS marketing team for calling that timeout to freeze Adam Vinatieri. And it apparently works cause Vinatieri misses barely left. Unlucky FG try #13. And that will end a wild and wet first half. See you on the flip side.

It only took an hour and a half for Lays, Tostitos and Doritos to remind us that Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are black. Always good when corporations take advantage of “celebrating” race to promote their products.

1:18 Forget what I said about not as much action in the 2nd quarter as in the first. Now Rex Grossman fumbles it right back to the Colts. This is officially the most bizarre Super Bowl ever.

2:00 The Colts probably don’t want to go to halftime since they’re in such a good rhythm. It feels like this quarter is faster but maybe that’s because there haven’t been as much action. If the Colts pick up this first down, expect Manning to take em all the way to the endzone… unless…uh… Fletcher fumbles the ball.

Connectile dysfunction – I hate when that happens.

I’ve already immediately forgotten this heart healthy commercial and I know it’s a good cause and it’s probably a good time to remind people that they can’t gorge themselves on wings and ribs and nachos and pizza and expect their tickers to hold up… but… this is the Super Bowl and we’re all partying. Why harsh our mellow?

6:15 Where is the vaunted Bears defense? Even in these sloppy conditions, the Colts seem to be able to move at will. Rhodes crashes into the endzone and the Colts take the lead. Time to see what Rex Grossman’s got. Will Lovie Smith trust him in the rain or will there be a heavy dose of Thomas Jones now that Cedric Benson is dinged up and questionable for his return.

Careerbuilder continues their string of good commercials with everyone falling off the cliff like lemmings. Meanwhile, this Doritos commercial is horrible. No one wants to see ugly people in commercials. No one. CBS is saying screw youtube and will post all the commercials on their site after the game.

11:38 Indianapolis settles for the FG and they are now down 9-14. By the way that last sentence was typed before Adam actually kicked the ball. He’s that automatic.

The Super Bowl is so dominated by beer commercials that it’s hard to remember whether it was for Budweiser, Miller or another beer. I think that’s called noise.

15:00 After that wild first quarter, you kinda expect things to settle down a little bit. Colts are threatening quickly though.

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Super Bowl XLI Live Blog – 1st Quarter

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0:00 Thank God the first quarter is over. Time to take a breather before we start the 2nd Quarter live blog.

3:05 Cedric Benson fumbles the ball on a Bob Sanders hit. This has to be a record of turnovers in a first quarter of a Super Bowl.

Wow… this Chevy commercial where different people sing a bunch of songs should be shot so we can be put out of our misery. Oh and Carlos Mencia, Paul Rodriguez called, he wants his jokes back.

4:34 Bears score as Sexy Rexy hits Mushin Muhammad for a TD. Well, this first quarter is certainly living up to the hype. It’s completely in an unexpected fashion but there hasn’t been a lack of action in this one.

6:43 Colts get a huge break as the Bears fumble on the kickoff…. and before I can even finish typing, Joseph Addai fumbles it right back to the Bears.

6:50 So much for that wet and windy conditions affecting the passing game. Peyton was almost sacked and still completed a 53 yard TD to wide open Reggie Wayne.

But…apparently the wet and windy conditions do affect the kicking game as the Colts botch the extra point. This might not affect the outcome of the game but gamblers are pissed.

Fedex commercial on the moon was weak. Not nearly as good as the Fedex prehistoric ad that was so great. Bud Light auction wedding was great though.

9:19 Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson are the bigger names but Joseph Addai might end up being the MVP if the Colts win this. It wouldn’t be the first time. Antowain Smith outplayed Marshall Faulk, Michael Pittman outplayed Charlie Garner… officially gets the “Biggest Waste of Money” award for that piece of crap of a commercial. That was something you could see on TV at 3am in the morning. How did they just spend over $2M on airing that?

13:13 Third time’s the charm as Peyton gets intercepted after three attempts to do so.

So far the commercials are lame. Throwing a cell phone at someone as an “anti-theft device” is funny. Throwing a rock to get a beer isn’t.

15:00 Here we go folks… and in 12 seconds the Bears take the lead on a Hester kickoff return for a TD. Wow.