This went viral over the weekend and is up to over a half million hits. Ordinarily I can live without cutesy, gimmicky wedding bits, but this won me over. One of the greatest bad songs ever recorded. The Made of Honor’s adorable accent. The almost perfect execution. Then add to all of it that her name is Rachel Winterbottom? That’s the stuff that makes it Afternoon Delight-worthy.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton



There’s your beloved sweetheart, America. Taking what for every other football player with a shred of respect for the game is the fulfillment of a childhood dream, and turning into an infomercial. This is your Peyton Manning. The guy the whole country has worshiped and glorified for 20 years, boiled down to his essence and exposed for the shameless, product-hawking shill he truly is.

And I couldn’t be happier. I’ve taken some grief over the years for bashing this guy. I’ve been questioned about how I could possibly hate such a genuine, likable, aw-shucks, everyman. And here it is in a nutshell. This is the perfect microcosm of what a mealy-mouthed, snotbag little rich kid he is. The ultimate example of a guy who was born at third base and thinks he hit a triple. And that whole “regular guy” thing is a total fabrication of his corporate handlers. The truth is he’s a shameless greed head with zero reservations about turning what should be the punctuation mark at the end of a Hall of Fame career into a chance to make a quick buck.

And don’t “but he didn’t get paid by Budweiser” me. He not only owns Bud distributorships, the second he’s formally retired he’ll be humping it more than the love child of Budman and Spuds McKenzie. He’s Ricky Bobby, only without the prayer:

…Though I have no doubt he’d sell a commercial break into one of the price is right.

Although I’ve said it many times, many ways, I have no choice but to ask again. What would the country say if Tom Brady had pulled this? You can have Peyton Manning, his two rings and the billboard he’ll no doubt turn his massive, HGH-created fivehead into. I’ll stick with the guy who wins and loses with class.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton



How did Brent Musburger put it when he made the cat call that launched Katherine Webb into superstardom? “I’€™m telling you, you quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women.” And of course he was correct. But then again, there’s your garden variety Quarterback Girlfriend Hotness, then there’s Three-Time Super Bowl MVP Quarterback Hotness, which is a different level altogether. Only two men have ever achieved that height, and only two QBs can claim to have wives like Gisele and Jennifer Montana.

And this photo illustrates Musburger’s creepy, leering but totally understandable point. This is why the best of the best aspire to greatness. This is why they pay the price. This is why the clock in Brady’s gym is already counting down to Super bowl 51. So that when he’s his boyhood hero’s age, he’ll also be running with arm candy of Jennifer Montana quality.

As a final note, if I could trade places with anyone in this picture, is it weird that I’d most want to be Gisele?


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference during Super Bowl week where he answered mostly staged questions. Tom E. Curran actually got to ask a real question about the new PSI testing data, but Goodell didn't bother to answer him.
Aqib Talib, fresh off a Super Bowl win, had some fun with the NFL Network crew, falling on their stage. Also, the guys take calls and break down more of the Super Bowl.
Once again, and on the biggest stage, Mike Carey was wrong about a coach's challenge. Glenn, Lou and Christian rip Carey and talk about how he was never heard from again.

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To the surprise of some, Tom Brady showed up to the Super Bowl 50 MVP ceremony, and the fans in the stadium booed the 3-time Super Bowl MVP.
The guys give their Super Bowl reactions after the Broncos beat the Panthers, and Glenn, Lou and Christian rip Cam Newton for being a baby and a sore loser with the media.

This year’s Super Bowl ads, like the game itself, were a crushing disappointment for the most part.

The once proud American institution continued its steady decline of recent years, either falling back on tired, shopworn cliches or trying so hard to be edgy that they just came off as desperate and weird. Still, while it wasn’t the best year, there were a few bright spots. Having compiled the data from an exhaustive, highly scientific survey (I asked the friends I had over to grade them on a scale of one to 10), here are the top five best and worst ads of the night:

The Best:

T-Mobile’s “Drop the Balls”

Sure, this was utterly predictable given that celebrity-shaming is a Super Bowl ad tradition unlike any other. But Steve Harvey earned the humiliation.Budweiser’s “Drink Responsibly”

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Helen Mirren is hot.

Doritos’ “Ultra Sound”

Simply put, the funniest one of the night.

Amazon’s “Baldwin Bowl”

They had me at Alec Baldwin. There is simply no one on TV better at playing off his own exaggerated pomposity than him.

Avocados from Mexico’s “AVOS in Space”

Avocados are on a roll, following up last year’s NFL draft parody with this. And Scott Baio takes home the coveted “Has Been Celebrity Willing to Humiliate Himself” award.

The Worst:

Xifaxan’s “Talking Intestines”

What part of the digestive system do you think that mouth is, exactly? Hint: You don’t want to kiss this thing on the lips.

NFL’s “Super Bowl Babies”

As I said when this one dropped last week, I’m a grown man and I refuse to accept the circumstances by which my parents conceived me. How does the NFL think 8-and 9-year olds should be singing about it?

Opioid-Induced Constipation’s “Envy”

I’ve just spent the day horking down chips, meatballs and chili. The last thing I need to hear about is this guy’s plumbing being backed up.

Jublia’s “Fight It”

Irritable bowels, constipation and toenail fungus? Was this a Super Bowl or a MeTV daytime marathon of “Murder She Wrote”?

Mountain Dew’s “Puppymonkeybaby”

Granted, it wasn’t that sick insurance company one last year with the kid talking about being dead. But this was an advertiser trying way too hard to be clever. Don Draper would have killed this one at the pitch stage. But in 2016, this is what makes it all the way to the Super Bowl. I weep for my country.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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