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Sunday Clutter: Super Bowl, Tom Brady, SNL, Paul Ryan, Uma Thurman, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  It's finally here, Super Bowl Sunday is finally here!  BDH and Little Buddha have their Patriots jerseys (Gronk and Brady, respectively), there are plenty of snacks, and now we just need the game to start.  However, that's still not for a while, so let's check out today's headlines in the meantime.  The guys made you coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.

It's finally time for the New England Patriots to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.  It's still amazing, considering how disorganized the Patriots looked at the beginning of the year, that they're here once again.  Now that they are here, we expect the Pats to win Lombardi Trophy number six.  It's not taking anything away from the Philadelphia Eagles, and anything can happen on any given Sunday, as we know so well. However, short of some unimaginable disruption in the Force, this game comes down to Tom Brady vs. Nick Foles, and we just don't see Brady losing that match-up. 

Our money would certainly be on TB12 if this was a regular season game, and there's no reason to change now.  It would be nice to have a tension-free Super Bowl for once, but that goes against history, so we're going to buy some Tums before the game.  Enjoy this while you can, Patriots fans.  Hopefully it's not the last Super Bowl for the Brady era, but you know one way or another, we're in the back half of this amazing run.

Congratulations to Tom Brady on being named this year's NFL MVP.  Really, there was no other choice.  It's the third time Brady's been named the MVP, and he becomes the first 40-year-old player to win the award in league history.  Turns out he's pretty good.  Now, if he can just win the game tonight, this could be a decent weekend for him.

Tom Brady February 4 2018This guy just might have a future in this game.  (pic via nbcsports.com)

Last night's SNL gave some historical context to the country's resentment of the New England Patriots.  Jealousy is an ugly thing: 

Glad to hear that Justin Timberlake's halftime show won't include a Prince hologram after all.  That would have been so tacky.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is so out of touch with 99% of the country, he bragged in a tweet about a woman who was thrilled that the GOP tax cut would mean an extra $1.50 each week in her paycheck.  Ryan was forced to delete the tweet after facing scathing criticism over the fact that he received over $500,000 in campaign contributions from the Koch brothers, and that the bill was a $1 trillion corporate give-away. 

The Trump administration has been forced to withdraw the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to head the Council on Environmental Quality.  Hartnett White was so extreme, even some Senate Republicans couldn't get behind her.  You know, just the typical stuff of climate regulation is a Communist conspiracy, and the like.  It's remarkable how this collection of goons manages to find the worst people for every single job.  It's almost as if the occupant of the White House is a foreign agent who is a traitor to his country or something.

We admit we never thought we'd see the day when the GOP turned on the FBI.  Russia must be very proud.

Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham takes down people who are claiming African Americans are getting too excited about the upcoming Black Panther movie.

Uma Thurman says that she was also sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.

There's drama in the world of video games, as the "King of Donkey Kong" has been accused of cheating to get to his high score.  We never did well on Donkey Kong at the arcade.  Pac-Man was more up our alley.  What was your go-to game?

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Patriots fans, here's a little something to help you get amped up for tonight's game.  We've got Drowning Pool with, "Bodies," for today's, "Song of the Day."


Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll meet back here again for more randomness (and to hopefully celebrate a Patriots win) soon.  Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.


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