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Whos your Holmes?

2 Feb

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Santonio Holmes

Who would have thought? You play a huge role in helping the Steelers win a Super Bowl and the next thing you know people forget about the marijuana charges from earlier in the season. (Mike Phelps better take notes, hop back into the pool and win 25 more medals.)
But with a sick catch in the end zone late in the game against the Cardinals, we’d be foolish to say Santonio’s not our Holmes. 
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Sherlock Holmes

I doubt he could do anything like get open in an NFL secondary, or bust out a tight post pattern, but he could deconstruct a defense and probably solve 30 other crimes in the process. 
Despite being incredibly outdated with his goofy pipe and magnifying glass, Sherlock’s still money in a third-rate version of James Bond kind of way. He’s not as tough and not as handsome. But he’s still someone we’d name drop to get free tickets to a game.
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Katie Holmes

The huge strike we have against Kate is that she’s married to a loony. The other big one is that she talks out of the side of her mouth. Ever notice that? 
She looks thin and harmless, but there’s something about her that looks rough. It’s sort of like getting a meal from Chilis — it looks good when it arrives at your table, but you know that niceness will turn ugly about an hour after it gets eaten. 
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Larry Holmes
He’s a former heavyweight champion and if something went down with some roughnecks, we know our boy Larry would toss some haymakers and clear the trouble out for us. That’s big.
However, he’d also be the toughest in the group, so whatever he wants he gets. If we want to watch Lost and he wants to watch the new 90210 remake, we’d be stuck in Beverly Hills for an hour. 

Shoulda took the over

1 Feb

Earlier in the week, we set the over/under of Jennifer Hudson’s National Anthem at 1:54. If you took the over, you win! Congrats. Here is the amazing rendition (unless NBC pulled it already):

How many people does it take to …

30 Jan

No, not screw in a light bulb. How many people does it take to flip a coin? In this photo from Super Bowl XLI, it looks like it takes about 218 people. We’re guessing with the recent economic crisis, though, the NFL has streamlined its coin-flipping department. So we’re going to set the over under at 15 (not including production crew). Leave your best guess below.

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Sing it, Jenny

29 Jan

If you ask us, Jennifer Hudson could sing the National Anthem for 15 minutes if she wants to. Heck, she could sing it all night if she desires. We think she has earned that right. But for the sake of argument, how long do you think she will serenade us for? Most sites are listing the over/under at 1:54. So rather than come up with an opinion of our own, we’ll do the same. 1:54, over or under? Leave your guess below.

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Look kids … Big Ben!

28 Jan

As we inch closer to Super Bowl XLIII, The Max will be asking for your daily input on some of the more interesting prop bets surrounding the big game. We’re calling the feature The Daily Over/Under. Our first bet revolves around Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger:

How many times will Al Michaels and John Madden annoy you by calling Roethlisberger “Big Ben”? We’re setting the over/under at six. Leave your best guess below.

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Say it isnt so

28 Jan

linbowl.jpgYou’ll need to be sitting down to hear this bad news. Go ahead, take a seat. We’ll wait a few seconds… Ok, now that you’re resting comfortably, we have some disappointing news to share with you: The Lingerie Bowl has been canceled this year!

Sorry to have to tell you this bit of information, but we thought you should hear it from us first (we know, we know… you probably already heard it somewhere else, but don’t ruin this for us).

To be honest, we’re shocked that the NFL hasn’t stepped in to save this historical event. Our only guess is that the economic crisis has hit the NFL harder than we thought. Thus, they’re probably financially handcuffed and can’t step in to make the save.

But have no fear, The Max is here to help. Here’s a list of things the NFL could cut in order to make room for the Lingerie Bowl in their budget:

  • Bruce Springsteen: We’re guessing The Boss is going to play the
    same songs he did a few weeks ago at the President Obama Inaguration
    Ball. Just go back and watch those.

  • The 3rd quarter: Really, how much actually happens in the 3rd quarter anyway? It usually takes teams a good five minutes to get back into the swing of things. We say cut your losses and eliminate the third quarter completely. Just follow the enormously-popular NHL template of 3 periods… they obviously know what they’re doing.
  • GoDaddy.com commercials: At this point, Candice Michelle is more plastic than actual woman. Please don’t make us watch that stupid dance again this year. (You’re gonna step in and tell us that the NFL actually makes money off these ads and that it doesn’t support our argument, aren’t you? Well, if you’re going to be logical about this whole thing, you should probably stop reading here.)
  • The first 12 hours of the pre-game show: Does it really need to be the entire day?
  • Instant replay: How about the officials just get the call right the first time? Is that so much to ask?
  • Fourth downs: By no means do we claim to be economic experts, but according to our calculations, the NFL could save the exact amount needed to save the Lingerie Bowl if they eliminated fourth downs completely. Aren’t these guys professionals? You would think if they were any good, they could pick up 10 yards within three attempts.

We welcome your comments on this. But again, if you’re going to be using logic to make any sort of argument, this post is not the place to do it.

Report: Super Bowl commercials more hype than laughs

19 Jan

Every year around Super Bowl time someone will inevitably say this: “Man, the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials.” 

Then after the game that same person will say: “Man, the commercials weren’t as good as they were last year.”
Before the Steelers crush the Cardinals at Super Bowl XLIII, we need to clear something up: Super Bowl commercials never live up to the hype. On average, there are about two memorable ads per year with a slew of crappy ones wasting our time in between.

GoDaddy.com ads might be the biggest offenders. They’re awful. If you don’t know which ones they are, they feature WWE Diva Candice Michelle (picture in all of her airbrushed beauty below), who looks more and more plastic as each aging year passes. We wish GoDaddy.com commercials would pull a Vince Young and just vanish.
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But the commercials are, in our humble opinion, a perennial disappointment. Simply because businesses pay top dollar ($3 million for a 30-second slot) doesn’t mean they produce — and they’re certainly not the main reason to watch the Super Bowl! 

Put it this way: how many Hollywood films cut checks with lots and lots of zeroes on the end of them that turn out to be enormous stinkers?  Here’s a few big-budget bombs that lost tons of cash: Waterworld, Battlefield Earth, Catwoman, Mystery Men, Pluto Nash, Cutthroat Island…

You get the idea. However, there are some redeeming ads, and if you have some spare time on your hands, check out some of the funnier ones on YouTube courtesy of superbowl-ads.com. Too lazy to click on the superbowl-ads link? Just watch these top ten from last year that someone already put on the web. They’re not all good, but they’re apparently the best…


What do you think? Please don’t tell us you look forward to the ads… Email us