Monday, February 4, 2013
Super Bowl ads cost as much as $3.8 million this year. Which were the best Super Bowl commercials of 2013? Which were your favorites? Watch some of them right here on Patch.
Millions of sports enthusiasts watched Super Bowl 47 on Super Bowl Sunday. Even more, likely, tuned in to watch Super Bowl commercials. 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, Tracy Morgan, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Psy, …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
It's Super Bowl Sunday! Does anything else matter? (OK maybe if you're not a sports fan, but there's food and drinks so how can you complain?)
1. Not sure what to do for the Super Bowl? Check out our list of local establishments, which are hosting parties with snack deals, special cocktails and beer specials, and all sorts of prizes. 2. Here's another list: of my favorite Super Bowl snack recipes. 3. Show your love for the Patriots and post your photos here. 4. Switching things up, gentlemen, if your lady isn't a sports fan, you're going to have to make it up to her. This week we're collecting the best places to go for Valentine's Day, as well as what to do and what not to do on Valentine's Day. Stay tuned. 5. Got a romantic story about how you got engaged? Share it with Patch. We're collecting them and working on a couple of surprises next week.
Love the snacks but don't have the time, or patience, to make them for the Super Bowl? Here are five snacks that are as fast as Wes Welker.
Buffalo Chicken Dip This recipe is courtesy of Tabasco, which is a required condiment for a Super Bowl party. Heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Place cream cheese in a deep baking dish and stir until smooth. Mix in buttermilk ranch dressing, TABASCO® Buffalo Style Sauce, and cheeses. Stir in chicken. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the dip is completely heated throughout; be careful not to overcook. Stir again and serve with crackers, tortilla chips or vegetables. Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip Food Network is always a good source for recipes. Here's an easy, tasty, recipe; and you can even pretend it's healthy. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a casserole dish with nonstick spray. Heat the spinach in a microwave oven on high for 5 …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
If you don't have plans for the Super Bowl, here's a list of Plymouth establishments hosting parties, giveaways and deals.
Remember, back in the day, when February was a cold and barren month? It was the doldrums of winter when we shoveled snow and looked on sadly as the Celtics and Bruins muddled through their seasons; we had high, desperate, hopes as the Red Sox congregated in Fort Myers, and the Patriots hadn't played a game since December? Yeah, those were the days. The bad old days. As we prepare to watch the New England Patriots face the hated team from New York, several Plymouth establishments are preparing for the big day as well, with specials, prizes and lots of good food. Here are some of the parties.
It's Saturday, but I think a lot of us are looking forward to Sunday. Here are some things to while away the time until then.
1. Tonight at 6 p.m., Dinner and Two Movies Fundraiser for Project Arts of Plymouth at Garibaldi Club 36 Castle St. Tickets cost $25. 2. Artists Reception for Marie Kaiser at the Kingston Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. 3. Share your best Patriots photos and we'll feature them. 4. What is the most romantic place in Plymouth? I have to come up with a list for next week so tell me and I'll include your choices. 5. We go right from football to Valentine's Day, so gentlemen you'll have to make it up to your ladies if they aren't football fans, or the unforeseeable occurs, so my male collegues will have a list of Valentine's Dos and Don'ts for you next week.
Friday, February 3, 2012
While watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, what foods must be on the menu?
As you watch the Patriots take on the Giants on Super Bowl Sunday, what snacks are a must-have in your house? Vote in our poll today.
It's finally Friday. The Super Bowl is Sunday. What do we do between now and then?
1. Sign up for the next "Women Mean Business" Networking Lunch at Sam Diego's. It's $25 for members of the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce and $45 for non-members. Register here. 2. So, the groundhog saw its shadow yesterday, and then it snowed. Check today's weather report. 3. Don't forget to show us your support for the Patriots and post photos of you and the kids in your Pats gear. Lean how here. 4. Share your love story for Valentine's Day. We're working on some surprises. Email Casey.Meserve@Patch.com 5. Still don't know where to watch the big game? Here are some suggestions.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Post photos of you and the family wearing your Patriots gear here. Go Patriots!
Whether you're a die-hard fan or a pink hat, it's all good, because the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl. So send us your Patriots-themed pictures; your red, white, and blue hoodie cupcakes; your kid's painted face, and your best Gronk spike and let the world see your support. The Bruins did it today.
It's Groundhog Day, so go dig up a groundhog, or a woodchuck, and see if it sees its shadow.
1. It's Groundhog Day. Will the rodent see it's shadow? Check out some groundhog history and vote in our poll. 2. Can we make a joke of this and just repeat the same phrase over and over again? It's the Socratic method after all. 3. On this day in 1882, Irish novelist James Joyce was born. His works including The Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses would bring him fame, and infamy, as Ulysses was banned in the United States as an obscene work. 4. Check out our list of places to see the Super Bowl. 5. Tots n' Tales in the Children's Room at the Library is held from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
There are plenty of establishments hosting Super Bowl parties across Plymouth, but perhaps you have other plans.
"The Bruins, the Red Sox, the Celtics...now the Patriots. Enough already Boston." Even the President acknowledges that we in New England are rolling in professional sports riches (and rightly so in this sports fan's humble opinion). The New England Patriots will be playing in the Super Bowl in less than two weeks. That's just enough time to plan a party, buy the secret ingredients for your (in)famous chili, and place your bets with Las Vegas or choose your squares in the office pool. What are your plans? Are you heading to a local establishment with friends, or inviting those same friends to hang out in front of the big screen at home? Have you been invited to a party or planning a party of your own? And most importantly, have you planned …