The Free Press guide to the Super Bowl.
Seriously? Someone would vote for a Presidential candidate because a star endorses him? Are we that dumbed down in USA?
Gonna go out on a limb here and guess there couldn't be two less qualified people to do an NFL story than Oliver Wiseman and Suzy Weiss.
As for "Trump supporter" Boomer Esiason saying ‘If you want her (Taylor Swift) at the game, you gotta pay for the jet coming back from Tokyo. And she needs her own suite’.....is he wrong? Did Wiseman and Weiss qualify if there was any truth to this? Funny, but all they say is that Swift "can easily cover the cost". Then in real journalistic professionalism, they call Esiason a "moron" and go on to talk about Swift causing a "MAGA meltdown". I've got 5/1 odds on Esiason's story being more accurate than not.
Just to give you two a quick history lesson on Boomer 'QAnon' Esiason.....he's one of the top 25 NFL QB's of all times. He was named to four Pro Bowls, had a QB rating of 97.4 & 92.1 in 1988 & 89 respectively (not that either of you would have a clue what that means) and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1995 for his charitable work & contributions. Just this year he was inducted into the Bengals Ring of Honor.
We all know the story is not really about the Superbowl, but if you were gonna pretend to write about footballs biggest day of the year, do yourselves a favor and at least consult with someone like Adam Schefter or Ian Rapoport so that it would almost look legit. Otherwise you guys might want to stick to reporting on Biden, trans kiddies and global warming......even though I bet Oliver could do a hell of a spread on what makes better buffalo wings......drummies or flats.
I love how conspiracy theories are always presented as crazy until they turn out to be true, at which point they are ignored. Many crazy ideas over the past few years were discovered to be not so crazy after all but there is never an apology for all the mocking.
"As Michael Dee, a 67-year-old investment banker and big daughter-guy from Texas, told The Guardian, “I think she could, potentially, absolutely change my mind politically, because she is a strong woman who is a role model to my 24-year-old daughter.”"
Geeesh. Have American men really become this weak? In Texas?
The article was fun, but it's more fun reading the comments and seeing how many joyless, self-important people there are online. Go Chiefs!
Man. Some of y'all are taking this piece too seriously. Just a party-goers guide to watching a cultural event. Sort of like the red carpet preview ... "Who are you wearing?" Joan Rivers used to say. Except Rivers is dead, so we need something to take her place.
Two things of note: I'm quite sure Ms. Swift can pay her own way from Asia. But you can't blame the NFL if they offered to foot the bill. They revel in the idea of the influx of nubiles watching their corporate sport. Capitalism, baby!
As for dumbing down of the event for cultural purposes, that's OK, too. I guarantee 98 percent of the audience watching have no earthly idea of the "X's and O's" of a very complex sport ... of passing trees, down blocks and Cover 2.
So enjoy Usher (I won't, but that's OK. Lots of people like him). Let the Swifties go wild with each cut to her box. Drink your craft beer (Bud Light is shit anyway). It's a Holiday. Don't grumble. Have fun!
Ugh! Oliver and Suzy couldn't resist Dis'n a large swath of voters and readers. Don't group us together into a monolith identity bucket. Criticize policies, not voters or their intelligence.
Is this the drumbeat for '24 at TheFP? Maybe I'll take a pass.
The NFL is a crock within a crock.
The NFL deserves an underdeveloped, middle school starlet and their fraudulent black national anthem. Bread and circuses forever!
WHY HAS NO ONE MENTIONED THE PUPPY BOWL ON ANIMAL PLANET
I’ve had an amazing 24 hours! Not once, not once did I see or hear anything about Taylor Swift and.... oh wait, I’m dead!
The Free Press is fast becoming the kind of media property they once used to mock.
I love the Free Press but I’m starting to think that you guys look down your noses at regular working people. Getting a little too snobby.
Call me an outlier, but I can compartmentalize my musical and voting preferences. Some of the music I dearly love is written by dyed-in-the-wool anti-Trumpers. It doesn’t matter what they say; I’m still voting for Trump (or, more accurately, against any Democrat). In fact the more they froth at the mouth, the more stubborn I become.
"As Michael Dee, a 67-year-old investment banker and big daughter-guy from Texas, told The Guardian, “I think she could, potentially, absolutely change my mind politically, because she is a strong woman .."
The strong woman for the weak man.
Wow... totally shocked that with all of the issues occurring in the world, this is what the FP chooses to write about. PS: I actually might not even watch the superbowl and hearing others say the same. The vast majority of the country doesn't care about these two teams.
I think a topic more concerning of discussion, is the subtle attack that this platform, Substack, seems to be under: https://unorthodoxy.substack.com/p/the-subtle-yet-coordinated-attack
I can’t believe a 64 year old man would go on record to say Taylor Swift could sway his vote. Biden couldn’t pull the handle for himself but this numnut would vote for him because Taylor Swift says to. I wonder if these Swifties would jump off a bridge because she said do it. I don’t understand this infatuation with her and I certainly wouldn’t mortgage my house to buy a ticket to see her like some of these idiots have done. I guess these people have to cling to something if there life’s are so shity they lose all perspective over a singer.