New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI

Every ad was about beer, even when they weren't

giantscom New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI

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It turns out the New York Giants were prescient when they briefly put their website on a championship footing Saturday: in spite of a strong effort by the Patriots in the 4th quarter including a failed Tom Brady Hail Mary pass, the Giants won their Super Bowl match-up against the New England Patriots, 21-17.  The Giants profited as much off Patriot foul-ups as they did from quarterback Eli Manning‘s efficient move into high gear in the fourth quarter, when Mr. Manning led what would ultimately be the game-winning drive, culminating in a touchdown by Ahmad Bradshaw with less than a minute left in the game. The AP reports as many as 100 million viewers may have tuned into the game on NBC.

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M.I.A.: is that a middle finger or are you just glad to sing for us?

Madonna’s much-anticipated half-time show was a musical recap of her career so far and featured guest players LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee-Lo Green. There were no FCC-baiting “malfunctions” as seen in past Super Bowl half-time shows but in a screen capture of M.I.A.’s performance circulated over social media, the singer appears to flip off the camera. As yet the House has not convened a Warren Commission-style panel to investigated the gesture, but we will keep you updated as developments warrant.

Business Insider has published a master post reviewing the often over-hyped Super Bowl ads in live-blog format–highlights included spots for the city of Detroit starring screen legend Clint Eastwood and a bizarre Ken Burnsesque Budweiser ad.

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