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Old 02-04-2013, 04:37 PM   #41
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Maybe they used a newer penny (1983 or newer). They are 97.5% zinc. Back in the day, the older penny was made of 95% copper. Maybe the new pennies don't work as well
If so, this like the "Junior Mints" episode of Seinfeld.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #42
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I generally agree with all you wrote except that the last pass was uncatchable. If you look at the replay it was only 18" or so beyond the receiver and the receiver was held up by more than that IMO.

The GoDaddy commercial was funny but I squeamed a bit. Lucky guy tho!

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I was mildly pulling for SF & Kaepernick, and they came SO close.

But the Ravens played very well and SF had some costly turnovers, and still almost pulled off an upset. The SF defense was pretty awful in the first half (flimsy secondary coverage & not enough pressure on Flacco), though they did better in the second. I don't like the Ravens in general, but Flacco has improved immensely and the Ravens defense really stepped to the plate on the last two plays, great pressure & coverage.

As for the interference call, the guys on ESPN this morning said the refs 'let the players play' in the Super Bowl and all the players and coaches know it. The refs don't want to overdo it with penalties and risk becoming a factor in the outcome - that makes sense to me. There were other pass interference calls missed IMO based on slow motion replays, so the ESPN guys were probably on the mark (they know more than we do). And though it's not supposed to be a factor, that last throw was clearly uncatchable (in bounds).
Anyway I'm glad we won't have to hear from Ray Lewis again...not a fan. NYT said it best: Lewis is victim and hypocrite, community pillar and obstructer of justice, a God-fearing man who fathered six children with four women. [public image notwithstanding]
YMMV

Note: The only good ad IMO was the Clydesdale pony, loved that one. That goDaddy ad was a funny enough concept with a nauseating execution (you know which once).
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I was ready to give up on the game entirely before the power went out. I tweeting during the game. "best change for the niners is if they call the game on account of darkness." Happily I was dead wrong and the second half was a nail bitter.

The ads were below average this year.
My favorite with Dodge Ram Farmer, Paul Harvey voice is just perfect for reading that,and the photography was stunning.
I also like the seniors at Taco Bell which was very funny.
The Clydesdale ads are always touching but I've seen enough over the years, that I've grown jade.

The one thing you can say about the godaddy ads is they are always memorable. One of the irony is my sister uses GoDaddy for hosting, but since she doesn't own a TV, and probably watches less than an 1 hour a year of TV, she has never seen the ads. If she ever does I sure she will stop doing business with GoDaddy.
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I generally agree with all you wrote except that the last pass was uncatchable. If you look at the replay it was only 18" or so beyond the receiver and the receiver was held up by more than that IMO.

The GoDaddy commercial was funny but I squeamed a bit. Lucky guy tho!
There were plenty of non-calls (on both sides) throughout the game. The 4th down play I think could have went either way or uncalled.

The non-call on both rushers during the safety was blatantly missed.

That said, I think most of the blame for the niners losing goes to the bad choice of plays on those four downs.

My favorite commercials were the Audi one where the guy gets the black eye and the Doritos goat one.
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I generally agree with all you wrote except that the last pass was uncatchable. If you look at the replay it was only 18" or so beyond the receiver and the receiver was held up by more than that IMO.
I looked at the replay closely last night and it clearly looked too long to catch in bounds, and I also said 'catchable should not govern the call.' So it doesn't change the refs 'let the players play' in the Super Bowl, if it's understood by all and the whole game was called that way as ESPN (Mike & Mike w Herm Edwards this AM) claimed,

but I just looked online for evidence and it looks like you were probably right...
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Craig Ferguson...pretty funny

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