You know, I haven’t really watched the Super Bowl for the last couple of years. If it’s a good game, I’ll watch it but generally I don’t care. Last year, I stopped caring shortly after the safety to open the scoring. And I haven’t watched any football since my Lions were eliminated. Maybe I’m just getting old but I don’t find sports as interesting as I did even just a few years ago.
Anyway, it’s time for the links. Let’s kick things off with the halftime star from the Super Bowl. It’s Katy Perry.
With Mitt Romney pulling out of the Republican nomination race for the 2016 election, the new early favourite is Jeb Bush (The New Yorker)
For a more broad look at the various contenders, the Post put together a look at their life histories. (Washington Post)
Things at Fox News aren’t always sunshine and lollipops. Bill O’Reilly tends not to be happy when his position as top dog is threatened. (Mediaite)
Are you tired of Deflategate/Ballghazi yet? Because people are asking questions about Blountgate/Blountghazi. (Yahoo Sports)
Pro Football Talk Commenter was on hand at Super Bowl Media Day. Considering the riff-raff that shows up at those thing, the man behind the Twitter parody account was probably one of the more professional people in attendance. (SB Nation)
So have you heard about the “controversial” Royal Rumble? Apparently “controversy” means that the fans booed and rejected what Vince gave them. (The Masked Man)
We’ll have the Royal Rumble review tomorrow but here’s a statistical look at this year’s Rumble match. (Cageside Seats)
What’s the best version of Star Wars you’ll see? It’s not the Special Edition or any of the post-1977 edits. It’s the Despecialized Edition that reverts the Blu-Ray version of the movie to the 1977 cut. (Vox)
CNN overhyping the big winter storm? John Stewart’s on the case. (Mediaite)
Andrew Sullivan, one of the pioneers of big blogging and one of the most influential men in the medium, closed up The Dish this week. Here’s a look at what he means to blogging. (The Week)
I’m not saying this will be the theme of our Royal Rumble review but…