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You may already have a favorite picked for the Super Bowl, perhaps because your team has made it in, or you love the coach, or you hate the opposing team.

If you’re anything like me — the kind of person who watches the Super Bowl but is pretty indifferent to what team wins — here are some silly ways to choose who to root for.

Jersey colors

The color of each team's jersey is important because for most of the game, all you're going to see is these colored blobs running back and forth. They might as well be pretty colored blobs. This year, the 49ers are in the game, and they have a red/gold combination. It’s fine, I guess, but the Ravens have PURPLE. If I were choosing this year’s team based on colors, Ravens would totally have my vote.

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OMG, Michelle Obama has bangs!? And other important things, like Oprah intimidating Lance Armstrong and a hilarious video of NFL players saying weird things.

NFL Bad Lip Reading

If you’ve never seen a Bad Lip Reading video, I highly recommend starting with this one. I’m not sure when it surfaced, but I’d heard some people mention it, and finally, last night, our co-worker Allison did us all a huge favor and passed the link around. (In “The Sports Guy” Tim’s defense, he’d seen it much earlier but didn't think we’d appreciate it. Fair enough.) Bad Lip Reading is exactly what it sounds like – each video’s original sound is eliminated. Then a group of people read each person’s lips and make up an entirely new dialogue, making it seem like Tom Brady is saying "Guys, I found Fido!" in the middle of the football field. It’s ridiculous, kind of stupid, and astonishingly hilarious.

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And then there were four.

This season's NFL playoffs have been among the most riveting in recent memory and that intrigue should continue into this weekend's AFC and NFC conference championship games. Only the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons remain in the hunt to go to Super Bowl XLVII, and each team carries its own set of storylines. So I got to thinking, which of the potential Super Bowl match-ups will make for the best (or at least most interesting) game?

Here is my list: (vote for your favorite below on the right)

#1 - Patriots vs. 49ers

As a Patriots fan myself, it is very difficult to remain objective when looking at potential match-ups, but this one in my opinion would make for the most exciting Super Bowl. The two teams met earlier this year in a game that the Patriots overcame a 31-3 deficit, only to eventually lose 41-34. That game was one of the best of the season, but it isn't what would make this game so enthralling. Patriots QB Tom Brady is looking to cement his legacy as perhaps the greatest quarterback of all-time and win his fourth Super Bowl ring, which would tie him with 49ers legend Joe Montana. Oh and by the way, Brady grew up in the Bay area and was a huge 49ers fan.

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January 2013 Events Image

So between planning this post and actually writing it, up to 12" of snow descended upon Connecticut, so I guess a good New England winter is finally here. What won't be here much longer is the year. We bid goodbye to 2012 tonight and welcome 2013 with celebrations galore.

As the new year starts, much is going on. Here's just some of it:

Concerts

Justin Bieber: Biebs continues his Believe Tour on January 5, with several dates throughout the month, before heading to Europe.

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George Strait & Martina McBride: George Strait begins his farewell Cowboy Rides Away Tour on January 18. The tour will span two years and the first leg will feature special guest Martina McBride.

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Soundgarden: Soundgarden also has a tour beginning on the 18th: it's Winter 2013 North American Tour. The grunge band will play through mid-February.

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Other Concerts in January:

  • Lady Gaga brings her Born This Way Ball Tour to North America beginning on January 11.
  • Luke Bryan begins a tour on January 17.
  • Muse begins a tour on January 21.
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A football fan's guide to Thanksgiving

In just two days another Thanksgiving will be upon us. A day to enjoy family, an unreasonable amount of food and a full schedule of NFL football. While I would love to go on a 500 word rant about all my favorite foods from Thanksgiving (pumpkin pie, obviously), I figured I would instead create a perfect schedule to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.

Pre-12 p.m.

Assuming you are not the person preparing all the food, the morning of Thanksgiving is the time to sit back and rest up; you have a big day ahead of you. Eat something really light for breakfast—no heavy pancakes or waffles. The only exception is if you are offered a plate of bacon. Choose the bacon.

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

With just 30 minutes until kick-off, assess the seating situation. If you are with a big group, seating can be at a premium, so be prepared to claim your spot. You don't want to be stuck standing.

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