Topic: Super Bowl

February 2, 2014

In celebration of a couple of momentous milestones, here is what may well prove to be our last spam poem ever. It is, perhaps more fittingly than we know, about the Super Bowl.

February 2, 2014

On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

January 30, 2014

On becoming pure ego, which is even more thrilling and frightening than it sounds.

January 29, 2014

The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.

February 1, 2013

Whatever Super Bowl Sunday brings us, Krewe du Vieux's float of a giant vagina eating Roger Goodell has already given us the most enduring, and maybe most appropriate (if still plenty inappropriate), image for Super Bowl XLV.

February 1, 2013

Sports Illustrated Presents Dr. Z's Greatest Moments in Super Bowl History should be the most famous piece of sportswriting about football, period. So how come you’ve almost certainly never heard of it?

January 31, 2013

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver has a bigger platform than most goons from which to broadcast off-the-rack no-homo idiocy. Quite aside from the comments he made to Artie Lange on Super Bowl Media Day, there are Culliver's one million Twitter followers. Wait, what?

January 29, 2013

Jim Harbaugh is pretty much a lunatic, inarguably a great football coach, and a leader who has proven surprisingly willing to let his players express themselves. All are admirable to at least some degree, but Harbaugh also represents some of the worst things about the NFL.

February 7, 2012

Tom Coughlin, the crimson-faced middle school principal and easily goofed-upon disciplinarian who coaches the Giants, has now won as many Super Bowl rings as Bill Parcells, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry. Does this have to mean anything?

February 3, 2012

A few thoughts on escapism from Roger Goodell and Philip Roth and Madonna and Roberto Bolano and a dozen or so other great football thinkers.