Budweiser Does it Again with Puppy Love

Budweiser did it again. I honestly don’t need to watch another Superbowl commercial this year, this one takes the cake for me. Yep, if this doesn’t pull at your heart strings you may be made of stone.  A puppy and a pony who are best friends is the perfect combination.

I know the Clydesdale is the Budweiser star, but this little pup steals the show. I want to be on that farm, please.

#tearedupforsure

Evolution of End Zone Dancing and More

Before you head out and about this weekend for college football or to watch your NFL guys, check out Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake break down the End Zone dance #peeyourpantsfunny

Mr. Fallon wasn’t done after displaying his moves with JT! Real satisfaction could only come after a REAL NFL player performed one of his touchdown dances. Because end zone dancing is frowned upon in the NFL, Fallon offered to match the $10,000 fine from the league and donate it to that player’s favorite charity.

Rookie tight end Joseph Fauria took to some N’SYNC after he scored his five yard touchdown during the Lions’ 27-20 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

Fauria tweeted “you may hate me, but it ain’t no lie” after Sunday’s game. He may have only been 10 years old when “Bye Bye Bye” was released, but it looks like we have a JT fan on our hands. “We were going nuts,” Fallon said on the show. “We all saw it on Twitter and we were going crazy.”

The NFL didn’t end up fining Fauria, however Fallon stuck to his word and donated $10,000 to the charity of the rookie’s choice.

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I love Jimmy Fallon and I love football 🙂

Bootylicious Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show

Who run the world? Beyonce that’s who! Looks like all the single ladies AND football lovers will be tuning into Super Bowl XLVII since the ultimate grammy-winning diva will be taking the stage at halftime at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

A source close to the event told The Associated Press Beyonce will be performing at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, 2013. After Madonna’s tragic “cheerleader-ish” performance in February of 2012 this breaking Beyonce news is so refreshing!

If you need a Beyonce crash course here are some of her top pop and R&B hits (in order of greatness): Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Naughty Girl, Crazy in Love, Deja VuIf I Were a Boy. We’re going to refer to Beyonce as Queen B since she’s racked up 16 Grammy Awards and it honestly doesn’t get much better than B. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

Now the question is, will Beyonce’s second appearance at the Super Bowl include any collaborations? Will we be seeing her hubby/world renowned rapper making an appearance? Maybe even a little Kanye West (since him and Jay are buddies). Or possibly a little appearance from her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams? I think I would just about die if Survivor was included in the song lineup.

I give the Beyonce Super Bowl halftime show choice one BIG thumbs up! The only thing that could make the 2013 Super Bowl any sweeter would be if the Chicago Bears are one of the teams playing at the Superdome.

What’s in store for Urlacher in 2012?

The Chicago Bears were full of smooth moves this off season making improvements to the team’s offense, but it looks like things are a little shaky on the defensive end coming into the 2012-2013 season. Eight-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Urlacher, the heart and soul of the Chicago Bears defense, is still suffering from a knee injury he faced last season. After all the excitement from the offensive Cutler-Marshall duo wears off, should Bears fans be a little worried?

Last Tuesday Urlacher had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee – AKA a left knee scope. Now we’ve learned that Urlacher didn’t necessarily wait until the last minute to relieve his knee pain. According to a Chicago Tribune report, Urlacher traveled to Europe earlier this offseason for a “non-invasive treatment” on his left knee. This treatment is known as Regenokine injection therapy and has been utilized by other athletes such a Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez. What’s the catch you ask? The procedure has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration  so it’s not “up for discussion” just yet.

The middle linebacker and the Bears are still targeting the Sept. 9 opener against Indianapolis for his return, but is this the best idea? The Bears organization keeps emphasizing the importance of the first game of the year – why rush Urlacher back on the field before he’s absolutely ready (especially when the Bears should be able to beat the Colts without their Pro Bowl Linebacker)? Does Lovie Smith’s defense only work if all four Pro Bowl defensive players stay healthy and on the field?

Urlacher acknowledged that the knee could be an issue all season adding, ‘‘I don’t see it getting any better during the season. We have to manage it, my reps in practice, and then get through Sunday.’’

Right now, fill-in middle linebacker Nick Roach can play the position capably. The key to the Bear’s success defensively will highly be influenced by the pass rush. In the preseason game against the Redskins we saw an example of some sultry pass rushing when Israel Idonije forced Robert Griffin III to fumble and Julius Peppers recovered the ball. If the big men up front get a ferocious rhythm going, our defense can survive while Urlacher recovers.

Knee injuries are no walk in the park and should always be taken seriously. Ultimately, it’s most important that Chicago brings Urlacher back slowly and the team tries to overcome his absence in the meantime. We gotta be cautious! We need the big man for some Bears playoff wins!

Far-Fetched Super Bowl Hopes for Soldier Field

What are the chances Chicago could land a Super Bowl at Soldier Field? For most of the city’s football fans it wasn’t even on the radar as an option – Chicago in February isn’t really a destination vacation for anyone – BRRR. Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to believe his city should host the biggest stage in the NFL and now the city is in a bit of a tizzy considering the possibility.

Rahm Emanuel & Roger Goodell

Emanuel started making moves Thursday after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in Chicago to present the Bears and the Chicago Park District a LEED certification. Soldier Field is the first NFL stadium to receive the honor for its environmentally sustainable attributes.

After successfully hosting the NATO Summit with minimal hiccups, the new mayor believes Chicago could be a Super Bowl city. I see his point; if we can host global leaders and crazy rioters/protesters around town, we can absolutely host NFL fans for a weekend.

Prior to this year, Soldier Field had never been considered as a possible venue because it didn’t meet two of the standards. The old regulatory rules for Super Bowl hosts were the following:
1) The city must have NFL team
2) The stadium must have at least 70,000 seats
3) The average temperature in January must be at least 50 degrees (fat chance) OR the stadium must be domed
4) There must be at least 24,500 hotel rooms within an hour of the stadium.

The NFL recently threw out #3 which means Soldier Field isn’t completely ruled out. Goodell noted that the NFL is scheduled to host its first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city — New York — in 2014. “The most important thing now is having a great stadium and having a city that can have the infrastructure to host the hundreds of thousands of people that come in,” the commissioner said.

I wouldn’t start making your “Chicago home of the 2016 Super Bowl” banners just yet. Soldier Field’s small capacity of 63,500 would make it an unlikely candidate for Super Bowl hosting unless some modifications were made. Even after it’s remodeling in 2003, the stadium just doesn’t have enough seats because architects kept the original exterior in tact. With other larger stadiums out there, the NFL will be more profitable with a host who has a higher occupancy (especially since a single Super Bowl ticket costs at least $1,000). A dollar makes them holler honey boo boo.

To be honest, I would rather SEE the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl than have Chicago HOST the Super Bowl. Let’s focus on what’s really important Bears fans.