• What if the Green Back Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers were European soccer teams (above)?
• Per person average spending on the Super Bowl 2009 was $52.63, down from $57.27 in 2009. Will this year be bigger?
• Webb Chevrolet in Chicago fired a salesman named John Stone for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work. In true Packer-Bears rivalry style, the guy refused to return to work when they offered him his job back. Packers fan John Riley drove to Illinois to buy a new Chevrolet Tahoe from Stone in a show of support.
• Lil Wayne's Green and Yellow (yes, Weezy's a Cheesehead) responds to Wiz Khalifa's unofficial Black and Yellow Pittsburgh Steelers anthem. Fan reaction is mixed. Rap face-off!
• Have you purchased this Packers-branded Fox NFL robot at Amazon.com? If so, email us. We want to interview you (not kidding!)
• The media will recreate the World Cup-winner-picking octopus, damnit: "Orangutan picks Packers over Steelers for the Super Bowl."
• The clearance section of Old Navy's e-store sums up the NFL season.
• Packers defensive tackle B.J. Raji now has his own "Raji Burger."
It reminds us of the "Gilbert Burger" from Burger King, named after the former Packer Super Bowl great Gilbert Brown. (via)
• Meanwhile, the 100,000-calorie Epic Roethlisberger will give probably give you Roethlirrhea (below).
• Wal-Mart and Best Buy slash prices on HDTVs to attract Super Bowl fans. (Wonder which one got this guy.) Best Buy even enlisted a little help to make its point (below).
• Steel curtain now the Tweet rag. Steelers fans rigged up a fan motor to a Terrible Towel to create the Twerrible Towel #steelernation Tweet-powered team support.
• Get your Green Bay Packer-licensed SEO copywriter-approved Green Bay Packers shirt (below) here at Amazon.
• Also in Packers t-shirt news: Packers star Charles Woodson's post-Bears win speech: "See you at the White House."
"See you at the White House" t-shirt: $16.95. (Also, that other shirt is probably a copyright violation.)
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