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this pressed: Super Bowl ratings hit all-time high with Patriots’ win |Info 24.us


Nielsen will issue total-viewer estimates later today, but early indications are that Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks has broken U.S. television records.In the metered-market overnights, the Patriots’ 28-24 victory earned a 49.7 household rating/72 share, eclipsing the previous high of 48.1 set two years ago when Baltimore defeated San Francisco on CBS. That game ended up averaging 108.41 million viewers in the nationals.

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Today’s Birthday: Reggie White (1961)


Today’s Birthday

Reggie White (1961)

Affectionately nicknamed the “Minister of Defense,” a reference to his two very different careers, White was an ordained Baptist minister and a professional football player. The defensive lineman played in the National Football League for 15 seasons between 1985 and 2000, in that time leading the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls, including one victory, and claiming the league record for sacks. How was White affected by a rash of church arsons in the mid-90s? More… Discuss

today’s birhtday: Vince Lombardi (1913)


Vince Lombardi (1913)

Lombardi was one of the greatest coaches in the history of American football and the driving force behind the Green Bay Packers, who dominated the National Football League during his tenure. His team won five championships in nine years, including Super Bowls I and II. The Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl each year, is a tribute to his successful tactics and passion for the game. Prior to pursuing a career in football, Lombardi studied to become what? More… Discuss

WHAT WENT VIRAL: Official Coca-Cola “Big Game” Commercial 2014 – America Is Beautiful


WHAT WENT VIRAL:  

Published on Feb 2, 2014/ 5,689,830 VIEWS

The only thing more beautiful than this country are the people who live here. Watch the Official Coca-ColaBig Game” Commercial and discover why #AmericaIsBeautiful.

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This Day in the Yesteryear: DOUBLE EAGLE II BECOMES FIRST BALLOON TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC (1978)


Double Eagle II Becomes First Balloon to Cross the Atlantic (1978)

By 1978, there had been at least 14 failed attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon, during which five people died. One of the failures was that of the Double Eagle Iin 1977. A year later, however, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman landed the Double Eagle II in a field in Miserey, France, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. After their successful flight, the trio drew straws to determine who would get to sleep in a bed at the US Embassy once slept in by whom? More… Discuss

 

Johann Strauss – Voices of Spring Andre Rieu


From ProPublica – Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?


From ProPublica - Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?

From ProPublica – Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records? (Click to access report)

“THE This Day in the Yesteryear: CINDERELLA MAN” BECOMES WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION (1935)


“The Cinderella Man” Becomes World Heavyweight Champion (1935)

For budding boxer James J. Braddock, 1929 was a bad year. The promising pugilist narrowly lost a 15-round championship fight and, months later, the Great Depression struck. Braddock, struggling to support his family and losing many more bouts than he won, eventually gave up boxing to work the docks. In 1934, he returned to the ring, and a year later, he landed a title shot against Max Baer. Braddock was a 10-to-1 underdog but won in a stunning upset. Who beat Braddock for the title in 1937? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: PRO WRESTLER OWEN HART FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN THE RING (1999)


Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999)

Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling’s most respected stars, was killed during a live event. The tragedy unfolded when what stunt went horribly wrong? More… Discuss

Owen James Hart (* May 7 1965 in Calgary , † May 23 1999 in Kansas City ) was a Canadian wrestler . He was the brother of the successful wrestler Bret Hart , son of Stu Hart and brother of Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart . In 1999 he came during a WWF event large enough for a non-secured and failed Stunt killed.

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE TRIPLE SIX FIX (1980)


The Triple Six Fix (1980)

The Triple Six Fix was a plot to rig the Pennsylvania Lottery. Masterminded by Nick Perry, the lottery’s television announcer, the scheme focused on the Daily Number game, in which players pay to select a three-digit number in hopes of matching theirs to the one drawn from a container of numbered ping-pong balls. The balls are selected by a vacuum, so Perry planned to cheat the game by weighting all but two of the balls—numbers four and six—and buying combinations of those numbers. Did it work? More…Discuss