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Paul Daugherty
Paul Daugherty has been an Enquirer sports columnist since 1994 and has been chronicling Cincinnati sports since 1988. He has covered almost every major sporting event in America, as well as five Summer Olympics. Along the way, he has been named one of the country's top-5 sports columnists four times, and Ohio columnist of the year on seven different occasions. Last year, he was voted 2nd-best sports columnist in the country, by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Important Super Bowl stuff


Tom Petty's set list, in order: 1. American Girl; 2. Runnin' Down a Dream; 3. Freefallin'; if there's a 4th, Don't Do Me Like That. I nailed the Stones' set in Detroit 2 years ago... didnt predict last year. Prince doesnt thrill me.

Length of national anthem: 1 minute, 34 seconds.

Shots of TV actors in Fox shows: 17

Shots of TV actors in other network shows: Zero

Number of references to "the football'' so as to distinguish it from other types of balls used in the game, i.e. "you have to be able to run The Football in this Football game.'' -- 479

Length of time it takes to clear smoke from pre-game pyrotechnics: Six minutes.

Mentions of the upcoming season of "24": 24

Who dumps the Gatorade bucket on Belichick: Vrabel and Bruschi.

Who's MVP: Brady. Ya think?

Who wins: Pats, 27-17.


at 10:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I hear you on the football thing.Have to ask you...did you blink when the Marquette player jumped over the table yesterday?Also,recalling your story last year about your daughter and the dance team.How did that go this year?

at 11:53 AM Blogger Paul Daugherty said...

10:53... guy hurdled about 6' to the left of me... no coach for dance team this year, unfortunately... Jillian is taking dance lessons with her boyfriend, though. Pretty cool, thanks for asking.

at 12:04 PM Anonymous Petty Lover said...

I'm afraid you have Tom Petty's set exactly backwards. He always closes with American Girl in concert. I agree with Runnin Down a Dream 'cause its THE SUPERBOWL! And he'll open with Free Fallin just so some chick at every party doesn't say "Who is this guy?"

Outside pick: Last Dance With Mary Jane

at 1:15 PM Blogger Scott Evans said...


24 is on hiatus due to the writers strike. So number of promo's for that show...0

However, double the number of promos for American Idol, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Terminator, and Moment of Truth.


at 1:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shameless Fox plug of the day.

American Idol winner to sing national anthem. Give me a break.
How about someone we've actually heard of. I never watch A.I.

I foresee a "Fox-fest" coming up.

at 1:43 PM Blogger Rob said...

I'm sure he won't, but I'd love to see Petty play something off his Last DJ disc.

at 4:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

number of fox 19 promos for the 10 pm and morning news -7

at 8:19 PM Anonymous Petty Lover said...

Pretty close on that Petty set list! Didn't see "Won't Back Down" coming though...a little disappointed that they cut the second verse out of "Runnin Down a Dream"

at 9:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, and Prince why I watched last year. It is an indoor show this year. No rain, purple or otherwise. I caught Petty at halftime by luck. Nice having them there.

I keep hearing in my head the one coach mantra that I know "Defense wins championships."

at 10:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ROCK !
Eli Manning, Plaxico Burress, Michael Strahan and Super Bowl XLII Champion Giants ROCK !!

18-1 Patriots WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR !

at 10:32 PM Blogger Scott Evans said...

Jordin Sparks currently has the #5 song in the US right now with Tatoo and I believe is from Glendale, Arizona.

at 10:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great win by the giants. I am so happy. Finally someone beat those arrogant Patriots.

at 1:57 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think on the bright side Doc, atleast you got the Giant's score right :)

at 10:26 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game, great win, great half-time, not so great commercials. Loved Tom Petty and band taking a bow together - 20 y/o son got to see true rock-n-roll.

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