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Super Bowl First Half Open Thread: Giants vs. Patriots

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Good afternoon, and happy sixth anniversary of Pittsburgh's 21-10 win over Seattle in Super Bowl XL.

The 2012 version of the big game is here, and in case you haven't noticed, the Steelers are not involved in it.

That's never a good time, but I'm sure plenty of you have found your way to comfort through unhealthy foods, over-comfortable chairs and the ever-presence of malted hops and barley.

I know I have.

Anyway, the point is, it's the Super Bowl. Here's your place to chat about the commercials, wait in (ahem) anticipation for the halftime show (or extending your streak of not watching the halftime show to 28 years) or reminisce about the greatest non-game Super Bowl tradition that is no longer...The Bud Bowl.

Bud Bowl II (1989 ad) (via aguyin734)

It harkens us back to a day when the commercials were actually art. You'd be assassinated by PC thugs today if you dared suggest an animated football game involving beer bottles and cans named pun-style after former NFL greats (Dan Beer-dorf was an animal).

And yet, I digress. Stick around BTSC, we'll commiserate the decidedly non-Steelers flavor in this year's game, and talk a bit about how the Steelers can get back to this spot next year.