westlifefan
01 February 2012 @ 06:05 pm
Newsvine: Touchdown! Indianapolis Welcomes Super Bowl XLVI  
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Touchdown! Indianapolis Welcomes Super Bowl XLVI



Excitement and fun are crawling around Indianapolis this week as the Circle City prepares to host thousands in anticipation for America’s favourite informal holiday, the Super Bowl. Taking place this Sunday February 5th, the championship game this year sees AFC and NFC title holders, the New England Patriots and the New York Giants battling it out again after four years of what some may consider the best finish in Super Bowl history, given the fact that neither team this time around has perfect records on the line. This matchup is bound to be tight and quite thrilling!

I'm not ashamed to say this but I will mention that I am an Indianapolis Colts fan. Yes, I bleed blue and after the crummy season we had, it's not surprising to see some of us fell off the bandwagon but we did have two wins near the end so that’s alright with me. As a fan not just of the team but of the great state of Indiana, I am especially proud that the city gets to showcase itself and all that it’s about to a new audience that’s willing to take in and adore a city that isn’t just gorgeous architecturally, culturally and for reasons of sport but has a tremendous heart. I guess there's redemption in there for the Colts and us fans; a renewal of fan-ship in some sense because call it what you will -- perhaps it's Hoosier hospitality, but these fine folks know how to throw a party and the days leading up to the Super Bowl are clearly proving it.

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westlifefan
06 February 2011 @ 09:17 pm
Writer's Block: Super Bowl XLV  
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Yes. I am watching the Superbowl this year despite my Indianapolis Colts not making it into the finals. Boo! But, I wish both teams luck as they are respectfully amazing in their own right. I am celebrating by watching the game with my sister and some chicken wings and whatever other snack food is appropriate!

Also, for those that aren't watching the Superbowl, might I interest you in reading my Newsvine piece, "And It's A Touchdown!: Ten of the Best Football Movies"? It ranges from films in the 1920s all the way to present day. Be sure to read it and let me know what are some of your personal favourites!



 
 
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westlifefan
06 February 2011 @ 09:04 pm
newsvine - And It's A Touchdown!: Ten of the Best Football Movies  
I haven't been here for a while and gosh dang, I miss it. I've been having a bit of a pre-mid-life career crisis but it's okay. It's nothing I can't handle. Well, nothing a bucket of chicken wings can't handle either, eh? Mmm, love them wings, yo! I'm also working on a new project and I'll dish the deets later. In the meantime, in honour of the Superbowl (too bad my Colts aren't in it! *whomp whomp*) check out my newly  published piece on ten of the best football movies, in my opinion, of course:



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And It's A Touchdown!: Ten Of The Best Football Movies
 

 
 

Superbowl Sunday is upon us and if you’re like me, the stakes are not too high tonight seeing as my team didn’t make it into the Superbowl this year but nevertheless, I still wear my Indianapolis Colts jersey with dignity and fragrance of chicken wings. Apparently the BBQ smell is hard to come out of clothes – who’d have thought?

Now, you might just enjoy football and all that it encompasses like me and enjoy watching some solid gridiron action or you might not. A few of my friends don’t understand the sport and at times find it nothing short of “boring”. Most times when I hear them utter such words, it’s almost blasphemy to me. Sports are sports; they’re meant to define and challenge organized competitions, embrace human contact and come together for a common goal with a tremendous heart. There is a beauty within any game in any sport and football has this sort of, “je ne sais quoi” regarding its attraction. However, not everyone needs to watch the Superbowl to see or understand football for more than its face value. Perhaps you’d prefer the more handsome, refined action from the green field with a heart-warming plot and a few laughs?

Instead of watching the Green Bay Packers fight it out with the Pittsburgh Steelers, tonight you might want to sit back and relax and watch a good old American film while still being in some sort of football mode.

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I really like the mix of movies I added in there: from the 1920s all the way to present day! Be sure to read on to see what made the list and let me know what some of your favourite football movies are too!
 
 
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