Not long after the Seattle Seahawks advanced to play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, social media caught a buzz. Pun intended.
You can't get anything past Facebook or Twitter. Trust me, I've tried.
Social media quickly caught onto the angle that Washington and Colorado both allow recreational marijuana use. The Super Bowl quickly turned into the, well, "Super Bowl", or "Bud Bowl".
Memes were created, shared, liked, retweeted, pinned and all that stuff. My favorite meme was a photo of a Broncos logo, Seahawks logo and our old friend Dr. Evil, of Austin Powers fame, making his signature finger quote gesture, with the words: The Two States That Legalized Pot Are Getting Together For a "Super Bowl."
Plenty of memes are out there. Find a few here
Can't make it to Russia for the Olympics? It's OK, I can't make it either. But, as a Dallas newspaper website pointed out recently, Colorado Springs is the next best place to be. And it's not only because of The Gazette's Olympic coverage.
The article, "Catch the Olympics spirit in Colorado Springs," published recently on the Dallas Morning News website, highlights the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the scheduled Feb. 7 Olympic celebration downtown. Read the article here.
As a newcomer to Colorado Springs, I haven't been to the training center, but I plan to take a tour in the coming months. Plus, it'll be neat to see snowmobile jumping and other activities downtown Feb. 7.
Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey and photographer Mark Reis, along with a couple dozen U.S. college students representing The Gazette, will cover the Sochi Games and bring our readers extensive online and newspaper coverage. You don't want to miss it.
One more Broncos note that has been floating around the Internet that news junkies like myself found, and probably thousands of other non-news hounds.
Monday's Pensacola News Journal newspaper in Florida had a front page headline: "Patriots and the Seahawks to face off in Superbowl XLVIII", next to a photo of Peyton Manning.
Manning does look a little like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Well, maybe not. Another thing, Superbowl is spelled Super Bowl. Unfortunately in the news reporting business mistakes happen. See the front page here.
Hopefully newspapers across the country on Feb. 3 have something like "Broncos win the Super Bowl", right Broncos fans?
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