Fenway Pastoral has started chronicling chicken references in stories about the Red Sox.
Scott Arfin was at Logan today when Wally helped Jet Blue inaugurate its new Soxjet service (see it larger).
Jay Fitzgerald contemplates the controversy surrounding Steve DeOssie and his pre-Super Bowl denunciation of the Pats:
The most annoying thing, besides his bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you behavior: The thick New York accent he employed.
Workers at the Panera on High Street downtown are all wearing Giants Super Bowl shirts today to settle a bet their manager made with his counterpart at a Panera in New York.
"That's got to suck," I told the guy who took my order. "Yeah, I'm a loyal Patriots fan," he allowed.
A pawnbroker dumped 900 pounds of Butterfingers candy bars in Copley Square today to commemorate Wes Welker's performance in the Super Bowl. The CEO claims he loves to talk to people; you can let him know what you think at 720-320-7777.
UPDATE: The mayor's office reports:
Code enforcement has tracked company's address and contacts; will be issuing violation for commercial dumping.
That could mean a fine of up to $1,000.
OMG, Matt Light and Gronk went to a party after the Super Bowl! Clutch those pearls closer to your chest, Mabel! Or as David Robichaud asks, as he wipes away a tear:
What do you think about this? Should they have been celebrating after a crushing defeat?
Jay Fitzgerald says cut Gisele some slack:
[S]he was fundamentally right about bemoaning the dropped passes. Don't forget that.
At 7:14, Max Voelker tweeted:
BPD Motorcycle Police as well as NUPD patrolling campus already.
At 7:50 p.m., Brian D'Amico tweeted:
7 K9s outside my building, numerous SWAT teams, another spec ops cycle unit down the road. And that's just around campus.
S. Ryder shows all the police forces represented at Northeastern:
It's all hands on deck tonight at Boston Police: Every single one of the department's 2,000 officers has been ordered to duty tonight. Don't worry - the department will staff its regular shifts in the neighborhoods, so there'll be no mayhem in Mattapan, no rioting in Roslindale and no beatdowns in Brighton, at least no more so than usual.
Meanwhile, the previously announced lock down of the North Station and Kenmore Square areas is being supplemented by parking bans in certain other beer/student heavy locations, including Harvard and Brighton avenues in Allston, the area around Northeastern and the streets bordering Faneuil Hall.
Harvey Leonard (yes, that Harvey Leonard) tweets:
Our younger daughter is married & lives in NY. Her husband is a Giants fan, but she is on her way here to root for Pats.
Harv is also predicting a 30-24 Patriots win. Don't scoff - this is the man who correctly predicted the Blizzard of '78. Going even farther back, J.L. Bell shows us that Samuel Adams was a prescient man.
Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.
In its listing of Important Super Bowl Safety Tips for Patriots Fans Looking to Behave Like Champions, police say that in addition to massive presence around North Station and Kenmore Square, they will also "employ extensive use of video-cameras" to capture evidence of hooliganism.
The document warns that five or more people "tumultuously assembled" on the street can be ordered to disperse immediately.
Henry Santoro notes:
If he practices today, we win Sunday's game by six points. If he doesn't practice...let's not think about it.
UPDATE: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says memo is misleading; people can't be arrested just for being outside; a Northeastern official agrees. More in the comments.
Residents of at least a couple of Northeastern dorms got a warning tonight from college Residential Life: Don't even think about going outside during or after the Super Bowl:
NESN refuses to say if Jenny Dell's contract requires her to eat the disgusting gelatinous fried things served as food at other baseball parks.
Expresses his sadness over Tim Thomas. At least now you know.
Onto the Super Bowl. Think Buckner will be calling Cundiff?
UPDATE: Of course they'll be facing the Giants. As Garrett Quinn tweets: "Two weeks of Boston vs New York hype. You're welcome, America."