Monday, February 4, 2013
Which were the best Super Bowl commercials of 2013? Which were the worst?
Millions of sports enthusiasts around the world and in Needham watched Super Bowl 47 on Sunday. Likely, many tuned in just to watch Super Bowl commercials, just like they do every year. According to Ad Age, CBS essentially sold out its ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVII at prices averaging between $3.7 million and $3.8 million. More from Ad Age: The usual coterie of big sponsors is more or less on board again —hello, Pepsi! hello Bud Light! — accompanied by opportunistic, smaller brands that want to make a big splash, such as Century 21 and GoDaddy.com, both of which are also returning to the game. In addition to Ms. Patrick and Mr. Fogle, celebrities and pseudo-celebs on the ad roster will include Willem Dafoe, Amy Poehler, Bar Refaeli, …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Super Bowl Party this weekend? Thinking about hosting one? Here are a few quick tips for you that we’ve gleaned from the web-o-sphere. A few of ‘em are ours.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Monday, February 6, 2012
What were your favorite ads from Super Bowl 46? Take our poll or share your pick in the comments section below.
The Patriots’ last-minute drive wasn’t the only thing that fell short last night during Super Bowl 46. This year’s lineup of advertisements was like Gronk’s ankle: questionable. And today, as the Monday morning quarterbacks out there rehash Tom Brady’s imperfections, plenty of casual fans around coffee shops and water coolers will be dissecting the commercials, as well. While the immediate reaction was that this year’s ads collectively didn’t stack up against some storied lineups from the past, a few have been garnering positive reviews across the interwebs. Bud Light, for instance, played to both frat boys and animal lovers in its ad featuring Weego, a rescue dog who brings cold ones when called. And the brown M&M scored points for …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
According to the "reverse" bet, the congregation from the winning state will send the other group a care package to help ease their pain.
No matter what happens on Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants, Needham’s Temple Beth Shalom will be a winner thanks to a friendly little wager with a temple in Larchmont, NY. If the Patriots win, Rabbi Jeff Sirkman and his congregation at Larchmont Temple in New York will display a colorful sign that congratulates the Pats and the Needham temple on the win. This “Mazel tov!” will hang in the temple’s foyer for one week following the game. The wager also includes a “reverse” component—to help the New Yorkers cope with the Giants’ loss, the Needham congregation will send them one case of New England’s famous NECCO Wafers and two dozen chocolate chips cookies from The Boston Chipyard at Quincy Market, Boston. …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Watch the Super Bowl with the Knights of Columbus; enjoy chocolates and champagne at the Needham Historical Society.
It’s Thursday, and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town. 1. Chocolate and Champagne Party 2. Homegrown Coffeehouse Presents Southern Rail 3. Bagels and Book Talk 4. McIver Lecture Series: Globe Reporter Eric Moskowitz 5. Knights of Columbus Super Bowl Party
Monday, January 30, 2012
Submit photos from around town for the week of the Super Bowl.
Let's see how much Needham loves the New England Patriots! We want you to upload your favorite fan photos—whether it's in the office, your Patriots pets, or your decked out car. Show us how you're celebrating this week. Come Super Bowl Sunday, we want this page to be decked out in Needham Patriots pride. Upload your photo, or if you're having trouble, e-mail Becca.Manning@patch.com and we'll get it up. GO PATS!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Fans turned out to cheer on the Rockets football team in their first ever Super Bowl game against BC High on Saturday, Dec. 3.
By Micah Hauben, NHS Director of Athletics Needham came out swinging against BC High School in the Division I Super Bowl on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, recovering an on-sides kick on the opening kick-off, then marching down the field to score the first points of the contest to build a 7-0 lead. BC High marched down the field to tie the game at 7-7, which remained the score until the start of the second quarter, when BC High got a 91-yard touchdown from their back-up running back to build a 14-7 lead going into the half. BC High got on the board first in the third quarter, to go up 21-7, and although the Rockets managed to get inside the 30-yard line four more times, they were unable to get into the endzone. Though they put up a …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Rockets fans are encouraged to come show their support for the MIAA Division 1 Super Bowl-bound team at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Friday, December 2, 2011
By Micah Hauben, NHS Director of Athletics The Super Bowl-bound Rockets were named the winners of the 2011 MIAA Football Team Sportsmanship Award this week. Needham High School representatives will be recognized during halftime of Saturday's 6:00 p.m. Division I Super Bowl Game at Gillette Stadium. On Thursday, Dec. 1, at Gillette Stadium, Head Coach Dave Duffy, along with senior captains Peter Madsen, Mark Riley, Drew Burnett and Mike Vespa, took part in the annual MIAA Super Bowl Breakfast and Planning Meeting. In addition to getting a tour of the facility and having a media session on the game field, a ceremonial coin toss was held that saw the Rockets come away as the home team for Saturday's game. As the home team, Needham will wear…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Watch the Needham Rockets take on BC High in the Division 1 Super Bowl and enjoy ample holiday shopping opportunities around town.
It’s Thursday, and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town. 1. MIAA Division 1 Super Bowl: Needham vs. BC High 2. Friends’ Five-Hour Book Sale 3. Needham Holiday Art Sale 4. Christ Episcopal Church’s Holiday Gift Shop and Family Concert 5. Needham Women’s Club Holiday House Tour