Couple things here: Can Rangers fans annually complaining about their lack of competitive payroll be excited their owner is purchasing a soccer team? Can Mavericks fans be satisfied their league-leading team has just one All-Star while the Suns have three and the Spurs and Nets -- the 22-24 Nets, I say -- have two each? And can Cowboys fans, should Irvin not make the Hall of Fame tomorrow, take any solace in Quincy Carter's lame-ass comeback?
Ponder amongst yourselves for a moment, then follow the jump.
I hope you've spent Super Bowl XLI week listening to KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) trip to Miami, highlighted by afternoon co-host Greg Williams pocketing $1,000 for jumping off a bridge. (Is it any wonder the latest ratings have The Ticket first and ESPN-FM(103.3) in ninth?) And I hope you've made the proper purchases for Sunday's big game. All that's left now is to make a prediction -- Bears 20, Colts 17 -- and prepare for America's TV-est day of the year.
With such acts as Billy Joel, Prince, Cirque du Soleil and Peyton Manning providing the sideshow, the Super Bowl, of course, is all about commercials. To whet your appetite, CBS rolls out a preview/review of ads tonight at 9, hosted by the late, great Daisy Fuentes. The show will crown the best Super Bowl commercial of all time, which, for the past five years, has been the Coke classic featuring Steelers lineman Mean Joe Greene.
This year's crop -- each paying $2.6 million for a 30-second spot that will reach as many as 150 million viewers -- will range from Fed-Ex to K-Fed to Jessica Simpson to Martha Stewart and follow the latest Internet trend: user-generated content. Happy viewing. Oh, and if you're not into football, try this. --Richie Whitt
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Observer's biggest stories.
- Amid K2 Crisis, Dallas Might Regulate Head Shops Like Strip Clubs
Thu., Feb. 11, 7:00pm
Fri., Feb. 12, 8:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 2:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
- Mayor's Campaign Against Convention Center's Exxxotica Expo Is Like Salem Witch Trials
- Details Emerge in Johnny Manziel Domestic Violence Incident