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February 03, 2005

And Now: A Popping Culture Super Bowl Salient Point.

The media is looking for something to say about the Super Bowl. They have to make it exciting somehow to get their SportsCenter ratings.

So this week, all I've heard is: Will Terrell Owens play? Will he be 100 percent?

This is what you call "media glam." Why? Because, if they can make us think TO's participation matters, we'll tune in every night leading to the Super Bowl.

Salient Point: Even if Owens plays at 100 percent, IT DOESN'T MATTER. Already in the postseason, the Pats have played two teams in the Steelers and the Colts that each have three receivers near Owens' class. It didn't matter. The Pats whupped the league's best offense in the Colts and the league's best defense in the Steelers. You don't hear a lot of TO talk coming from the Patriots because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter to them.

Don't believe the hype.

Final score: PATRIOTS large, EAGLES small

Posted by Dan at February 3, 2005 06:42 PM

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Well being that I'm sitting here in Texas... We're hearing mostly about Emmitt Smith retiring as a Cowboy.. Of course, I do live in another country.. Well, almost. The Patriots are going to win! Hype in the media? NO! Now you tell us..

Posted by: Cam at February 3, 2005 07:13 PM

pats win. end of story. dynasty. bellichick>lombardi


heh. sorry. had to- listen, wtf happened to IB? did it just die out or was it a scam for money or what?

Posted by: Chris from NH at February 4, 2005 01:24 AM

It died, Chris. The Chairman is starting up a new site, though, that should be going live pretty soon. It's not like Iron Blog but more just focused on straight up articles and essays. There won't be any battles, so far as I know.

Posted by: Joel Caris at February 4, 2005 03:57 AM

You all have helped me make my final decisions for the Super Bowl. Eagles in a blowout! Thank you and I'll share my winnings with all of you.

Posted by: Doug at February 4, 2005 10:22 AM

Dang it Joel... I'm disappointed to hear that! I really enjoyed what little I read and observed during those battles. But time is a precious thing! And that did take a lot of it I'm sure. That is if one really wanted to try and win!

Posted by: Cam at February 4, 2005 11:09 AM

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