It’s highly debated whether or not a large event like the Super Bowl increases human trafficking and prostitution in the area where it’s held. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. For example, take 33-year-old Justin Beard, of Branson, Missouri. Beard was in Minneapolis in order to work some of the public events leading up to the big game. Police say Beard allegedly tried to purchase two kids off of craigslist for the purpose of sex, or as I call it, child rape.
Beard is said to have responded to a craigslist ad from a father who claimed to be offering his 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son for sex. In exchange, Beard would provide the man with tickets to the events he was working worth $100. Thankfully, the man behind the craigslist ad was actually an undercover investigator.
As I’ve said before, if police are apprehending one guy looking for kids, there are others there who police haven’t caught yet. Human trafficking and child prostitution are real problems that affect all locations and social classes thanks to the worldwide reach of sites like craigslist. Craigslist refuses to moderate their own site and don’t tell me it’s impossible. If Backpage can monitor and edit their ads for illegal content, then craigslist is surely able to at least monitor their site for illegal ads.
It’s called my bad juju pick because for over a decade I picked nothing but losers. However in the past few years I’ve been on quite the streak. Now remember this is about who I want to win the Super Bowl, not necessarily who I think is going to win it.
This upcoming Super Bowl between the Patriots and Giants doesn’t excite me as much as their last meeting did since the Pats aren’t going for an unbeaten season. Not to mention I am not a fan of either team. So picking this year’s Super Bowl for me is picking the lesser evil, and that lesser evil is… more “Trench’s Bad Juju pick for Super Bowl XLVI”
It seems that my sports curse is back. After a few years of picking the Super Bowl correctly it seems that my lick has run out.
As you know I am a Steelers fan but I’ve wanted them to fail in the worst way this season. Actually I wanted Ben Rothliesberger, or however the hell you spell that, to fail miserably. So far he hasn’t.
I don’t want the Steelers to win another Super Bowl with Rapey McNohelmet at QB. So my apologies to Green Bay Packer fans as I want them to win the Super Bowl. I apologize because when the bad juju is in effect that means my picks go horribly wrong.
The only way I want to see the Steelers win the Super Bowl this year is if Rothlieswhatever gets Joe Theisman’d on the first play.
25-year-old Pasquale Holt pleaded guilty to prostituting children at the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa on craigslist. His cohort, 31-year-old Manuel A. Walcott, was convicted last week. Both are looking at 10 to life in federal prison.
At the time of their arrests they were prostituting an 18-year-old and a 14-year-old who said that she was 17.
More than likely the sentence will be closer to 10 years than life which is still a joke. These child trafficking scum need to be at least sentenced to a mandatory life sentence. Not to mention that craigslist still turns a blind eye to the child prostitution that takes place on their site.
A collective of Women’s groups have their collective panties in a bunch over an ad that is set to air on CBS during the Super Bowl.
The ad is about Pam Tebow who on a mission trip to the Philippines became ill and was recommended by doctors to terminate her pregnancy at that time. Mrs. Tebow chose to keep the baby and eventually gave birth to two-time national champion Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
Tim Tebow himself has handled the situation with class…
“I know some people won’t agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,” Tebow said. “I’ve always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that’s the reason I’m here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.”
The women’s groups are afraid that this will convey a pro-life message. So what if it does? There’s a word for people who want to silence the opinions of their opponents. It just escapes me at the moment. If you don’t want to hear a pro-life message then don’t watch the ad. It really is that simple. If you want your own ad pony up the money to get it played during the Super Bowl.
Not to mention this is one of the problems I have with abortion. If Pam Tebow terminated her pregnancy we would not have had one of the greatest collegiate athletes of all time, even though I’m not a fan. For each abortion that is committed you could be preventing the world from the person who goes on to cure cancer. But no, you’d rather deprive someone of that opportunity just because it doesn’t fit into your lifestyle.
Tired of all the Super Bowl critiques and reviews? Tough shit. Here’s another one.
I’m ecstatic about the Steelers’ win for a couple of reasons. I’ve been a Steelers fan since I was a kid so it was nice to see them win it one more time, it has been 26 years after all. It means I no longer have the bad juju and will be able to watch football again on TV next season. But most importantly I can finally tell all the Cowboy and 49ers fans to suck it. We have 5 too.
The game itself was good but not great. Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Panthers and the Patriots still sticks out in my mine as the most exciting. But the game did have its moments. The Roethlisberger touchdown wasn’t pretty but it worked. If you think he didn’t break the plane then you’re blind. And how can you not love Randle El’s reverse pass to Hines Ward? And Willie Parker’s record-breaking run. The Steelers scored with style on each touchdown.
Wasn’t too thrilled with the National Anthem. Aaron Neville has always annoyed me and Aretha sounded like crap. While we’re on the subject, with no disrespect intended, what did Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King really have to do with the Superbowl? The halftime show was underwhelming. To hear two of the most over used Stones songs ever did nothing for me.
The commercials were better than last year but not phenomenal. The ones that really stuck out in my mind was the magic fridge from Bud Light, the cavemen from Fed-Ex, and the streaking sheep from Budweiser.
And to make the victory even sweeter I finally hit the office pool for $50.
I’m sad to see Jerome Bettis go but it was nice to see him go out on top.
Every football season I hardly ever watch a single game because for the past few years in every game I watch the team I pull for loses. In last year’s Super Bowl I was pulling for the Eagles. In this year’s NFC Championship I was pulling for the Panthers. Now my favorite team of all time is in the Super Bowl and I’m afraid that has sealed their doom. So my apologies go out this year to my fellow fans of the…
Ok, it’s Super Bowl round-up time. I’m very disappointed in the Eagles’ loss. They were just flat outplayed. Unlike last year where the Patriots had all the calls go their way but I digress. The game itself was actually quite boring. Not as half as exciting as last year.
You know the more I think about it the more I’m surprised we didn’t hear some leftist wingnut claim the Super Bowl was a conspiracy by the Bush administration. Think about it. The Patriots played the Eagles. Two symbols of our great country. I’m sure some wingnut actually did say this but I don’t hang around at “Democratic” Underground to find out.
The national anthem was incredible and very moving.
Anyway the halftime show was pretty good. I’m not a Paul McCartney fan but he put on a good show. The song selection was a little odd I though except for “Hey Jude”. That was pretty much a given. And how many of you started singing at least to yourself “Hey Jude/I saw you nude/ Don’t try to fake it/I saw you naked”? I know I’m not the only one. Anyway that’s how a Super Bowl halftime show should be. Just a band playing music. Not some overblown overhyped dance number capitalizing on whatever is deemed “popular” at the time.
As far as the commercials go they were really substandard. The only ones that stood out to me was the Godaddy.com commercial poking fun at last years wardrobe malfunction and the Ameriquest “don’t be quick to judge” commercial with the guy holding the knife and the cat and the spaghetti sauce. The best one was one that wasn’t even funny at all but was the Anheuiser Busch commercial where the soldiers are walking through the airport and everyone just stands up and applauds with the simple “Thank You” message at the end. Speaking of the commercials apparently there is a fake blog about McDonald’s “Lincoln Fry” set up by McDonald’s.
Even worse than the Eagles’ loss to the Pats was the fact that I won no money off the office pool. If the Pats had scored one more touchdown I would have won with my 1-1 square. Office gamblers know what I am talking about. So my bad football juju is the strongest. But like the commercial said today all the teams are undefeated. See you in August for pre-season.
Ok, time to make my prediction and doom one poor team to humiliating defeat. For those of you who don’t know I love football but I don’t watch it anymore. It seems every time I watch one of my favorite teams play they lose. I love the Steelers but didn’t watch a single game of their’s until the AFC Championship. As we all know they lost that game. Last year I pulled for the Panthers in the Super Bowl since I live in the area. They lost. So here I am to announce the team I want to win the Super Bowl which almost guarantees their defeat. So in closing I apologize to the fans of the…