Macy's is a huge company. Surely, somebody in its IT department would know how to do a database select that excludes people with Massachusetts Zip codes when they send out an e-mail ad for this garish, hideous thing, this awful glass chunk that you can see after the jump. So the only conclusion one can reach upon learning that Macy's actually e-mailed an offer to... Read more
Not that it's necessarily a reason to vote against her, but Hilary Clinton did seem a bit, oh, I dunno, up in our grill after last night's game. The Massachusetts Liberal discusses how she probably could have been more diplomatic than telling Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Deval Patrick how they could "redeem themselves" tomorrow by "voting for a winner."
And what if they... Read more
For some reason, Brendan couldn't get to sleep after 10:02 last night, so he watched a rerun of Puppy Bowl IV. He posts a review:
... This year's Puppy Bowl was significant for two reasons â€“ 1: It was broadcast in HD for the first time, allowing you to view the on-field action in stunning clarity, and 2: It will probably go down as... Read more
Oh, darn, darn, darn. Giants: 17, Patriots: 14.
Dan Kennedy: Good grief:
... The Pats - and especially the offensive linemen -... Read more
PATS fans pulled off a prank on the Statue of Liberty.
Dave Alpert is one grumpy Fenway resident this morning, what with city towtrucks pulling cars away at the crack of dawn today (well, 8 a.m.), the better to give the tactical units room to move in on the hordes of drunken college students the city expects after the Super Bowl:
... So, why ban the cars? The cars aren't the ones drinking 40s, making... Read more
Jason's having some trouble getting from Boston to the Super Bowl.
It's like they always say: Follow the money - right to everybody's favorite cable company.
Check out Chronicle on Channel 5 tonight to see Angela of Boston Brat discuss what it's like to be a blogging female Patriots fan:
... During the interview, I was asked various questions like how I felt about pink hats (hate 'em), who's my favorite player (Rodney), and what type of response I receive on this website from male fans. ... I really don't... Read more
Let's see: The Globe today reminds us it's not too late to rush out for some portable defibrillators for Sunday's game. Really, you can't get much better than that (except maybe the howler about whether Mitt Romney is still our favorite son, but that's not Super Bowl related).
Still, one can only hope some enterprising reporter is even now contacting the MWRA to... Read more
Maureen Rogers lists the ways she is sick of the whole thing.
Harry, meanwhile, explains why some boston.com feature that shows alleged top Super Bowl commercials sucks:
... It is a 2008 version of Suck.com. It's lame most importantly because nobody really enjoys having their choices in such a feature filtered by the opinion of some wretch at boston.com. ...
Beantown Bloggery details the wagers. I think Bloomberg is trying to kill Menino: 42 pounds of ruggelach? I love the stuff and try to stay away from Cheryl-Ann's because, mmm, nothing beats those dried out shrunken little pastries, but 42 pounds? That's enough to induce coronaries in an entire wing of City Hall.
In any case, shame on Mr. Mayor for wussing out.... Read more
Giants jinx! Also, could somebody please get local radio reporters to stop calling them the "New York Football Giants"? A. We all know they play in New Jersey. B. They haven't needed to be differentiated from the New York Baseball Giants for 51 years now. C. It's just stupid.
Stupor Tuesday? Tom Menino in a Giants uniform? All because Menino wants to come up with a plan to keep drunken college students from going on a rampage IF the Patriots win?
Also, WBZ 1030? That poll about whether Bostonians would rather go to a Patriots rally or vote on Tuesday? What drugs did you take when you came up with that? It's not... Read more
UPDATE: No doubt spurred by thousands of calls from outraged Pats fans, Amazon has pulled the pre-order page down.
19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England's Unbeatable Patriots (Paperback) - Now available for pre-order.
Via Peter N, who is aghast.
Harry hopes the book doesn't take its place in the library of other forgotten Globe books, including:
Unlikely Triumph: The Road... Read more
The New York Times throws in the towel, declares us winnahs:
Yet as the Patriots enter Sundayâ€™s Super Bowl as heavy favorites - over the New York Giants, naturally - to win the city's sixth championship in seven years, "Not so, Boston" seems as outdated as those Pilgrims. Backward is forward, and Boston is first.