February 07, 2005

The Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 to win their 3rd Super Bowl in 4 years. Donovan McNabb completed 30 of 51 passes for 357 yards. He threw 3 touchdowns passes, but was also intercepted 3 times, and sacked 4 times. Brady completed 23 of 33 passes for 236 yards. Terrell Owens managed 9 catches for 122 yards and an average of 13.6 yards per carry. Game MVP Deion Branch caught 11 passes for 133 yards. Brian Westbrook picked up just 44 yards on 15 carries. [Box Score]

According to a new survey, gas prices rose more than 6.36 cents over the past 2 weeks to a nationwide average of $1.91 per gallon of self-serve regular. The price is now about 25 cents higher than one year ago. At $2.32 per gallon, Honolulu had the highest average price and Anchorage had the lowest price at $1.74 per gallon.

Time wasted deleting junk e-mail costs American businesses nearly $22 billion a year, according to a new study. I wonder how much the spammers earned based on those messages?

For a record 7th year in a row, Anheuser-Busch has won USA Today's Ad Meter consumer ranking of the top Super Bowl ads. This year's winner featured a guy tossing a six-pack of Bud Light out of a plane to encourage a skydiver who was refusing to jump. The pilot runs between them and jumps after the beer. It scored a 8.65, and was followed the cell phone yakker that was mistaken for a robber (8.06), and the ad featuring American troops getting standing ovation at airport (7.94). I guess people don’t mind getting their emotions manipulated for the purpose of selling beer. [Complete rankings] [View ads at IFILM]

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