SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Thousands of Giants fans are expected to descend upon Super Bowl City in San Francisco this Saturday to protest what they are calling a city-sponsored event that discriminates against baseball fans.
Although Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will actually be held at Levi’s Stadium in the city of Santa Clara, San Francisco has organized a week-long event in the Embarcadero featuring concerts, fireworks, vendor displays, street dancing, food and booze, and viewing of the championship game live via jumbo screens.
“We have never seen anything like this before,” the protesters said. “The 49ers are not even in the game so why is the city of San Francisco making such a big deal out of Super Bowl 50 ?”
The Giants fans feel insulted that San Francisco has not done a similar event for their baseball team in the past (when the Giants were not in the World Series).
They plan to chain themselves to BART and Muni trains and block mass transportation to and from Embarcadero.
The San Francisco Police Department is advising football fans to refrain from wearing 49er or any other NFL team t-shirts or paraphernalia for their own safety and to prevent any untoward confrontation.
SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you’re wondering what Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was doing at Super Bowl 50’s Media Night in San Jose, wonder no more.
She masqueraded as a correspondent for Inside Edition but her secret mission was to convince the National Football League (NFL) to bring Super Bowl 51 to Manila.
And it worked. The NFL announced today that next year’s Super Bowl will be held at the Philippine Arena, just a few miles north of Manila.
Before you wonder once more how Super Bowl could be held in a city that does not even have a team in the NFL, think again:
Super Bowl 50 is being held at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, headquarters of the 49ers who are not even in this year’s championship game. (Not to mention San Francisco which is hosting Super Bowl City when the game is not even being held in The City.)
The Philippine Arena is one of the largest, if not the largest, indoor arenas in the world.
Imagine all the spectacle and possibilities of Super Bowl being held indoors in a country where everything is more fun.
It will make the Super Bowl a truly international event, unlike baseball’s World Series which is, in reality, only a North American Series.
GLENDALE, Arizona (The Adobo Chronicles) – Super Bowl XLIX will go down in history as the most divisive sports event in the history of the United States. And we’re not even talking about the Patriots or the Seahawks and their minions of fans.
We’re talking about Katy Perry, the featured performer during the football game’s half-time show. Her performance practically divided the country in half.
USA Today‘s headline read: “Katy Perry Blew Away The Super Bowl Half-time Show.” The New York Daily News had a different opinion, describing Perry’s show, “more girlie meow than roar.”
Netizens posted, “It’s all theatrics” while others said “I’ve never been a fan of Perry, but I am now.”
Asian Americans were disappointed that Perry didn’t wear a Geisha costume. Native Americans wished she wore a feather headdress while sitting atop that monstrous mechanical lion. Latinos were one in saying about the performance, “No, no se puede.” Finally, African Americans said Missy Elliott should have been the featured performer instead of Perry.
What are we to do? Damned if you don’t. Damned if you do. Welcome to America!