In football, the hero and legend status is given out far too easily for me.
~ Steven Gerrard, English footballer and captain of Liverpool Football Club
Born: May 30, 1980
NEW YORK — Banana Joe is very appealing, in any language.
The little affenpinscher with a monkey face added to his world of success Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
“He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish and English,” co-owner and breeder Mieke Cooijmans offered.
She was set to take Banana Joe back to the Netherlands on Wednesday. Now, the trip has been postponed for his victory lap.
With a bouncy step and shiny black coat, Banana Joe made up for near misses the previous two years at Madison Square Garden and won America’s premier dog competition. The 5-year-old wagged his tail a mile a minute and stuck out his pink tongue after earning his 86th best in show title overall.
But that is not to say there weren’t a number of damn fine spots from Super Bowl XLVII. There were! This year, the best ads were just about evenly split between wackily humorous and earnestly touching. Our picks for the Top Ten Super Bowl Commercials of 2013 clearly reflect that split, as you’ll see.
The game is over, the commercials have all run, now they belong to the ages. It was an exciting night indeed, and not because of that power outage that delayed the damn game for half an hour. No, it was exciting waiting for all the ads! Especially waiting that extra half hour…