Monday, February 4, 2013
Which were the best Super Bowl commercials of 2013? Which were the worst?
Millions of sports enthusiasts around the world and in Lexington watched Super Bowl 47 on Sunday. Likely, many tuned in just to watch Super Bowl commercials, just like they do every year. According to Ad Age, CBS essentially sold out its ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVII at prices averaging between $3.7 million and $3.8 million. More from Ad Age: The usual coterie of big sponsors is more or less on board again —hello, Pepsi! hello Bud Light! — accompanied by opportunistic, smaller brands that want to make a big splash, such as Century 21 and GoDaddy.com, both of which are also returning to the game. In addition to Ms. Patrick and Mr. Fogle, celebrities and pseudo-celebs on the ad roster will include Willem Dafoe, Amy Poehler, Bar Refaeli…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Whether your team is playing or not, everyone looks forward to Super Bowl-style eating. Here are the best places to get game day grub, as well as some easy recipes you can whip up yourself at home.
On Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday XLVII will commence. Some people look forward to the game, the funny commercials and the halftime show (Destiny’s Child reunion!). But others are solely there for the wings, the nachos and the pizza—and rightfully so. There’s something about Super Bowl food that gives the day an almost Thanksgiving-like aura. Both events boast a big, communal meal—except on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s usually deep fried and covered in Buffalo sauce. In Lexington, there are plenty of local places to find whatever kind of game day grub you're craving: For prepared foods or groceries For adult beverages Looking for pickup or delivery? Check our business directory for local restaurants. Or, if you’d rather whip something up yourself, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
These two different but equally yummy dips are verified crowd-pleasers.
"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority." ~Vince Lombardi Well here we find ourselves looking back on another Super Bowl Sunday. Sure, it was a letdown for New England to watch the Patriots fall to the New York Giants for the second time in five years, but hopefully you had some great food to temper the bitter taste of defeat. Delicious dips and inventive apps almost always go over well when entertaining or heading out to watch the big game, awards show or event with friends and family. Here are two dips that are sure to please...whatever the occasion or venue. Slow Cooker Reuben Dip Ingredients: Directions: Easy Microwave Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients: …
Monday, February 6, 2012
What were your favorite ads from Super Bowl 46? Take our poll or share your pick in the comments section below.
The Patriots’ last-minute drive wasn’t the only thing that fell short last night during Super Bowl 46. This year’s lineup of advertisements was like Gronk’s ankle: questionable. And today, as the Monday morning quarterbacks out there rehash Tom Brady’s imperfections, plenty of casual fans around coffee shops and water coolers will be dissecting the commercials, as well. While the immediate reaction was that this year’s ads collectively didn’t stack up against some storied lineups from the past, a few have been garnering positive reviews across the interwebs. Bud Light, for instance, played to both frat boys and animal lovers in its ad featuring Weego, a rescue dog who brings cold ones when called. And the brown M&M scored points for …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
We know you're going to be watching the Patriots take on the New York Giants tonight for all the marbles. So why not snap a pic and show how much Lexington loves the New England Patriots.
On Super Bowl Sunday, football diehards and casual observers everywhere gear up for the big game. But with the Patriots playing for the NFL, we expect fans in these parts to go the extra mile. With that in mind, we want to see what you, your friends and your family (and that random dude who won't stop talking about Tedy Bruschi) are doing to support the hometown Patriots tonight against the New York Giants. We realize that there are fans, and then there are fans. And we're good with that. Show us your vintage Pat Patriot Ts, AFC Championship snapbacks and Super Bowl spreads. Watching the game at home, at the bar or out with friends? Show us what you got. Your people over the top? Awesome. We want to see faces painted, four-year-old …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Patriots are shipping off to Indy today for the big game next Sunday. If you're following them, we want to help you share the journey with your fellow residents.
It certainly wasn't easy, but the New England Patriots are off to Indianapolis for Super Bowl 46. The local team needed a pass break up in the end zone and a missed field goal in the final seconds to clinch an AFC Championship victory over the Baltimore Ravens last week. Their reward? A chance for redemption against the New York Giants, who destroyed New England's perfect season in Super Bowl 42 thanks to a few improbable plays and a last-minute touchdown. So we want to know. Is anyone in Lexington making the trip to Indiana to take in the big game? If so, we want to hear your story and share it with your fellow residents. Since the majority of Lexington residents will be watching on their televisions, you can help them feel like they're …