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Key Super Bowl Matchup:
´Downton Abbey´ vs. the Game

Forbes Magazine, by Jeff Bercovici

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/3/2013 3:31:51 PM

Like Thomas-John on “Girls,” the Super Bowl is a unicorn, that rarest of creatures. It’s the one remaining television event that attracts pretty much every household, a fact most other networks tacitly acknowledge by airing repeats or, in the case of HBO, making its popular Sunday night shows available early for on-demand viewing. (That includes the episode of “Girls” in which Thomas-John calls himself a unicorn.) But you know those Brits — they just don’t understand the popularity of American football. So PBS is standing its ground and airing the new installment of British import “Downton Abbey”

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If you want to see 0bama cost the taxpayers more money with his half-time chit-chat, you´ll watch the Game. If you are really intelligent, it´s "Downton Abbey." For the rest of the LIVs, it´ll be the commercials, so they can feel like they have a life around discussing the water cooler tomorrow.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ann, 2/3/2013 3:46:53 PM     (No. 9156123)

Downton Abbey for me.....!-----Have no interest in Obama....Beyonce, ugh!--will she be phoning it in?...!----I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: feziwig, 2/3/2013 4:17:52 PM     (No. 9156174)

What #2 said.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/3/2013 5:06:43 PM     (No. 9156239)

#2, 3 have got it. I always skip the halftime baloney and won´t watch it this time. The "Skeetshooter" would ruin the day for me and Beyonce´ is not a fave.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: noddy, 2/3/2013 5:11:16 PM     (No. 9156247)

Love a good football game and this promises to be just that. Added interested in having the brothers. Enjoyed the first season of DA. Went downhill after that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: calgrammy, 2/3/2013 5:22:45 PM     (No. 9156263)

Watching the Puppy Bowl. Will watch DA this evening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/3/2013 5:47:20 PM     (No. 9156289)

What a shame that Forbes never heard of recording one show while watching another. Eh What?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/3/2013 6:49:56 PM     (No. 9156352)

Really? In this age of DVRs, is anybody really concerned who wants to watch both?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/3/2013 6:53:20 PM     (No. 9156356)

#6 me too. Small world at Lucianne´s site.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/3/2013 8:39:23 PM     (No. 9156469)

So far,the Puppy Bowl is more enjoyable.Didn´t watch the half time bs 28 to 60 is not even a game.Only waiting to see the baby Clysdale.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: texascunning, 2/3/2013 9:09:47 PM     (No. 9156528)

Already watched DA through episode 8 (Australian DVD´s), but I´m still not watching the super bowl. Other stuff to do.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 2/3/2013 9:59:23 PM     (No. 9156593)

No contest. NFL over some euro tv show.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mercedesops, 2/4/2013 1:34:49 AM     (No. 9156775)

PBS replays Downton Abbey on Thursday nights.Its only a good ,not great, series anyway.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/4/2013 10:49:20 AM     (No. 9157388)

Too busy down in the shop reloading .308 match . Time management..stay focussed.

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