…Sleeveless Super Bowl Sunday!

Boston born Markasaurus reports from Seattle that even mother nature knows this is big day for Seahawks fans and as such has provided them with excellent weather for a proper football party! Sun, no rain and sleeveless shirt temperatures! In that vein we gather here the best of our Super Bowl coverage and invite you to laugh, imbibe and enjoy the pre-game festivities here at Hooking Foul! At the bottom you will find my Super Bowl prediction, if those sorts of things matter to you.

In 2013 I gave you a list of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time. Nothing from last year managed to crack the list, so I didn’t need to update it. Before this years start playing check out Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Commercials!

7. MacGyver – Mastercard
Mastercard has long had the “priceless” commercials and they are all good, but when they brought in MacGyver, who even before Liam Neeson in Taken had a particular set of skills, and put him to work with very little and asked him to get out of trouble, it was indeed priceless.

Find the rest here. Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Commercials!

Earlier this month I told you the best beers to drink during the Super Bowl, and why. So find your scenario, read up, buy up, and drink up Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Beers!

SBC_Garg_smallSituation 1: Your team is in the game. Its the culmination of a great season and your team is 1 victory away from Super Bowl glory! You want a beer worthy of Super Bowl celebration. Having been in this catbird seat 5 times since my 21st birthday (because thats when I started to drink, yeah) a couple of words of advice: you want to be drunk but not too drunk. You want to straddle that line very carefully because if your team is winning you want to remember it, and if your team is losing/getting blown out you want to be able to get as drunk as possible, as fast as possible, so you forget it. To achieve this I recommend the Stone Brewery series in this order. 1st quarter 12 oz. Stone Levitations. 2nd quarter 12 oz. Stone Pale Ales. Halftime 1 22 oz. Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. Now if you team is still in the game Stone Pale Ale until the end. If your team is victorious celebrate with Stone Ruination IPA until you pass out. If your team is getting blown out at the half, go directly to the Stone Ruination IPA, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.

Find the rest here. Sully’s 7: Best Super Bowl Beers!

Just the other day we profiled a Seattle Seahawks defensive back. Read all about in our series Off the Wall: Richard Sherman.

NFL: St. Louis Rams at Seattle SeahawksQuick: what is the first thing that you think of when I say the name Richard Sherman.

Find the rest here. Off the Wall: Richard Sherman.

Remember this movie?

Well I did one of my famous movie reviews for it! Movie Review: Varsity Blues

download-Young Paul Walker! The enormous sign on his front lawn indicates he is the best QB in the state of Texas and definitely better than Tony Romo. Oh poor Romo that was a cheap shot, he wasn’t even in the NFL in 1999.


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That’s it! Read all those articles and you will be supremely ready to watch the Super Bowl from every point of view except a true football perspective. Oh that matters to you? Well here is what I think happens.

Denver’s defense is unable to keep the Seattle running game at bay due to their inability to stop the read-option that Wilson runs better than anyone in the league. I also think that My Friend Craig is going to cry when he sees how good ex-Bill Marshawn Lynch is in the biggest game of his life. That ability to control the clock keeps Peyton Manning on the sideline and keeps Denver from getting to 35, which I think they need to get to to win.

Final score Seattle 27-Denver 24.

Go Seahawks!

Off the Wall: Jon Lester

imagesJon Lester has led quite the life especially when you include his, at times, brilliant baseball career. The highlights include dominating high school baseball in Washington State, culminating in being named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2000. He was then drafted in the 2nd round of the MLB entry draft by the Boston Red Sox and signed a contract that included a signing bonus of $1 million dollars. He was named Red Sox minor league pitcher of the year in 2005 and made his MLB debut in the 1st half of 2006. Late in the 2006 season Lester was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and missed the final month of the season. He was treated successfully and returned the Red Sox rotation in July 2007, less than a year after his diagnosis. In the clinching game 4 of the 2007 World Series  Lester started, pitched 5 and 2/3rds innings and got the win. Back to full strength in 2008 Lester won 16 games, threw a no hitter and on the heels of such a successful season was awarded with a new 5 year, 30 million dollar contract. Over the first 4 years of that contact Lester has been 58-39, with a 3.74 ERA, has pitched over 800 innings and has consistently been one of the most durable starting pitchers in the MLB. Now I’m going to tell you why the Red Sox need to trade him. Continue reading