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Turns out the Packers earned themselves a trip to the Super Bowl, after all

The traditional consolation prize for losing in the Championship round of the NFL playoffs is a trip to the Pro Bowl. It’s no Super Bowl, but a free trip to Hawaii is nothing to sniff at (unless you’re Marshawn Lynch). But this year, after their heartbreaking overtime loss to the Seahawks, a few Packers ended up with a trip to the Super Bowl anyway.

I’m sorry, did I say Super Bowl? I meant the Key & Peele Super Bowl Special:

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About those “Seadderall Cheathawks”

At the beginning of Thursday’s The Nightly Show, (apparently-devoted Seahawks fan) Larry Wilmore had the following to say:

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The most prophetic tweet I ever did see

In 2010/2011, the Packers won the Super Bowl. In 2011/2012, they went 15-1 and faced off against the New York Giants in the playoffs in an effort to become the first team in over half a decade to repeat as champions. That game did not go well for Green Bay:

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The New York Times left its World Cup analysis incomplete; I completed it

Right before the World Cup, the New York Times devoted an entire issue of its weekly New York Times Magazine to the upcoming international soccer tournament.

Americans love to make facile comparisons, especially when they talk about sports, so in one of its heroic efforts to make soccer more understandable/relatable, the Times tried to equate players who would appear in the World Cup to their American “counterparts”:

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Real winners and losers from baseball’s opening day

The baseball season is (roughly) one day old, but that didn’t stop Yahoo! Sports from publishing an article titled “Winners and losers from the ‘real’ opening day“:

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Darth Vader, Barack Obama, and Pete Carroll walk into the frame…

[This post is in keeping with a tradition of writing only about the Seahawks’ second most-recent victory.]

After they knocked off the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football, Pete Carroll was inexplicably photobombed by — well, just take a look:

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Aaron Hernandez charged with murder; which city will welcome him home next?

A few days ago, when it looked like Aaron Hernandez was about to be arrested for obstruction of justice, I not-so-subtly accused him of having committed considerably more than that. I made those allegations on the basis of no specific information in particular, which I suppose means I may have exposed myself to liability for libel had he never been so charged.*

But no matter: Hernandez was finally arrested this morning and charged with murder — bad news for Hernandez, but good news for my credibility. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those darn texts and deliberately-sabotaged home security system and actual video footage and proximity to the event and acquaintance with the victim and especially for those meddling kids.

Hernandez’s team, the New England Patriots, immediately tried to distance itself from the tight end, announcing his release just two hours after news broke of the arrest — and just one year after signing him to a 5-year, $37.5 million contract. The NFL as a league tried to distance itself, as well, releasing a statement calling the arrest “deeply troubling”:

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Putin’s statement as he stole Kraft’s ring turned out to be eerily prescient

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Vladimir Putin is currently the proud owner of a Super Bowl ring — and not just any ring, but one formerly belonging to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. That fact made headlines recently after Mr. Kraft revealed that the ring had not been, as previously claimed, a gift:

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Questions of religion and sexuality in Major League Baseball

WordPress doesn’t tell me who looks at what pages or how specifically they got there, but it does show me some arbitrary subset of the search engine terms that lead people to Paper Treiger. This has led to my publication of the occasional ‘blog hit of the day’ – terms I find, by turns, baffling and amusing. But these tend to be isolated; they don’t usually show up in bunches. Until this morning:

The two most likely destinations – Is Alex Rodriguez Jewish? and The Mariners literally have Felix covered – received exactly 0 hits over the relevant time-frame. I have no idea where the people interested in Felix Hernandez’s religion ended up, though I do see where they’re coming from: his middle name is Abraham.

As for the people curious about Juan Marichal:

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