Monday, February 4, 2013
Which were the best Super Bowl commercials of 2013? Which were the worst?
Millions of sports enthusiasts around the world and in Sudbury watched Super Bowl 47 on Sunday. Likely, many tuned in just to watch Super Bowl commercials, just like they do every year. According to Ad Age, CBS essentially sold out its ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVII at prices averaging between $3.7 million and $3.8 million. More from Ad Age: The usual coterie of big sponsors is more or less on board again —hello, Pepsi! hello Bud Light! — accompanied by opportunistic, smaller brands that want to make a big splash, such as Century 21 and GoDaddy.com, both of which are also returning to the game. In addition to Ms. Patrick and Mr. Fogle, celebrities and pseudo-celebs on the ad roster will include Willem Dafoe, Amy Poehler, Bar Refaeli, …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Best Friends Pet Care hosted a special day for local pets in preparation of today's big game.
Best Friends Pet Care in Sudbury celebrated today's Super Bowl early by hosting a doggy day camp Super Bowl party on Wednesday. Dogs dressed in scarfs of their favorite teams and were officiated by a "rufferee" to keep things clean. Games and contests were held for the dogs, with prizes and special treats given out throughout the day.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Patriots and Giants play for the second time in four years Sunday for the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Tom Brady gets another crack tomorrow at matching Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with four Super Bowl rings. But to hit that milestone, Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots must beat the team that ruined their quest for perfection in 2008 — the New York Giants. The defense for the G-Men has been playing at an elite level since the end of the regular season, which may give the Patriots' offense fits. But give credit to the Pats' D, which has played its best ball of the season the past two weeks. So which unit breaks? Does Brady and head coach Bill Belichick get that fourth ring? Or does Giants quarterback Eli Manning best his brother, Peyton, and earns his second? Take our poll and let us know what you think.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bud Bowl, Mean Joe Greene, the Bud frogs ... what do you think is the best ad ever to air during the NFL title game?
It's been the game within the game. The hottest topic other than what team won and why. And this year should be no different. Commercials during the Super Bowl tend to keep football-crazed fans glued to their TVs during timeouts. Not so much for the product, but for the genius writing and creativity. The hype really started with Coco-Cola's ad featuring Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Mean Joe Greene tossing his grimy game shirt to a young fan in 1980. Since then, we've been enthralled with talking frogs, animated beer bottles, the Big Brother-type ad when Apple announced the release of the Macintosh, and others. So I started to think about which commercials I thought were the most memorable. Here are my choices for all-time greatest …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
You've got less than two weeks to prepare for the rematch between the Patriots and Giants.
I have to admit I've got it pretty good. My wife, Lesley, is not much of a football fan, but she loves to cook football food. We hosted a small party for the Patriots/Broncos playoff game the other week, and her recipes were as big of a hit as was the game. Over the years she's cooked some great appetizers, so I figured this would be a good time to put a handful together and share them with you. If you have a favorite of your own, feel free to share them in our comments section below. Enjoy the game ... and your apps! Ingredients Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and place into a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese, red onion, egg, cream cheese, sour cream…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Places to go if you don't want to watch the big game at home.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Patch Picks: Super Bowl viewing Next week's Patch Picks: The Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day.
Tips on how to make them, and a place where you can buy them.
Welcome to Make It or Take It, the newest culinary feature from Patch.com. We’re excited about this concept. Let’s face it — life can get pretty crazy at times and although you may want to make something from scratch, time simply does not and you need to pick something up for dinner or to bring to a social or family event. In the latter, you are often faced with lots of choices and little insight into which one tastes best or provides you with the best value. That’s where we come in. The goal of Make It or Take It is to help highlight what is available in your town. We’ll taste test a particular offering (this week we’re featuring chicken wings and seven layer dip) We’ll review it but we’ll also offer some recipes to make it at home if …