Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks Set Up 420 Super Bowl

smoke-a-bowlThe Columbian/via TwitterThe Seattle Seahawks came from behind in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in tonight’s NFC championship game, joining the Denver Broncos, who defeated the New England Patriots in the earlier AFC championship game, in heading to the Super Bowl. Both teams hail from states, Washington and Colorado, that legalized marijuana at the ballot box in 2012. Recreational marijuana went on sale at government-licensed shops in Colorado at the start of this year. But you won’t be able to light up at the Super Bowl, being held in two weeks in New Jersey (with an assist from the NYPD), where recreational marijuana remains prohibited and the implementation of medical marijuana is going on at a snail’s pace. Players with the Seahawks and the Broncos won’t be able to light up, either. Their contracts with the NFL prohibit the use of marijuana, irrespective of its legal status where they live. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, is only at the stage of contemplating letting players use medical marijuana, much like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Some related reading: Colorado and pathetic pot prohibitionists,  Ted Cruz blames Obama for not imposing marijuana prohibition on Colorado and Washington, a DEA agent freaks out about the drug war gravy train in peril.

And here’s a Reason TV video on how football fleeces taxpayers:

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    First! and ten.

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    NEEDZ MOAR SHERM

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    I hear Crabtree is a bitch or something.

  • dinkster||

    Does weed give you roid rage?

  • playa manhattan||

    Do you want a link to the Beats By Dre commercial or something?

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    No need, I just got stoned and watched Sherm's post-game interview on Q13 and he had already changed into a suit with a bowtie. But it wasn't a MEDIOCRE interview. MEDIOCRE!!!

    (Sherm emphasized "mediocre" several times in the interview when talking about Crabtree. Sherm gives the best interviews.)

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    Epi, no one knows what Q13 is.

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  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Play one quarter at a time, give a 100%. Execution-wise.

  • Dead or In Jail||

    With Meowshawn on their side, the Seahawks are a lock for the Lombardi trophy.

  • playa manhattan||

    "I'M THE BEST CORNER IN THE GAME WHEN I SAY NO MUSTARD I MEAN NO MUSTARD TRY AND GIVE ME MUSTARD THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS." - Sherman at Subway

  • Aloysious||

    I am so going to enjoy the sweet, sweet tears of the Niners fans at work tomorrow. bwahahaha

  • 904cc||

    "Palin's Buttplug|1.19.14 @ 7:35PM|#

    GO SF49s!"

    I can't decide if he's retarded or eurotrash trying to look like a fan.

  • playa manhattan||

    "Palin's Buttplug|1.19.14 @ 7:35PM|#

    GO SF49s!

    I was in Vegas last weekend and went 4/4 ATS then rolled it all into moneyline dogs for this weekend. The Pats fucked my plan up!"

  • playa manhattan||

    Once again he proves his financial genius!

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    He simply knows Epi is a Hawk fan.

  • Almanian!||

    Think it's gonna be a decent Stupid Bowl. We'll see.

    More importantly, I bought a new rifle today, so headed to the range tomorrow. I'll pretend the targets are Tom Brady's tears, picking them off one by one, but never stopping the flood....

  • playa manhattan||

    Manners, bro. You don't mention buying a rifle without saying what kind it is...

  • Almanian!||

    Henry lever action in 30/30 Win. To keep my Marlin company...

  • playa manhattan||

    She's a handsome cowboy gun.

  • dinkster||

    I swear his voice cracked in the post game interview. I got shivers up my leg.

  • Chloe||

    He looked like he had been previously crying or was about to cry.

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  • Almanian!||

    Hey, bitchin'! Thanks man! I just bought some new ones yesterday when I dropped my M1 off for some work....but "MOAR TARGETS" is not a bad thing.

    Thanks again - I'll do some business here!

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    I've been hesitant to bust out the link on reason because it seems tacky to do so. But, this is a family business that believes in small government and the Bill of Rights. The targets are a new venture, and they do quality work.

  • playa manhattan||

    YOU GUYS ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT SHERMAN AFTER HE TOLD YOU NOT TO!!!!

  • Homple||

    It could be called the Do-a-Bowl, if that phrase in still in use.

  • Dead or In Jail||

    As I understand it, you "do coke" but you would "smoke a bowl."

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    The coaches are Cheech and Chong.

    Amirite?

  • Archduke von Pantsfan||

    Rafa survives the first set.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    420 Classic.

  • trapp416||

    Cannibowl? Woowoodathunkit?

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    I wonder, if a state outlawed tobacco, would new NFL contracts prohibit its use?

  • Mickey Rat||

    "But you won’t be able to light up at the Super Bowl, being held in two weeks in New Jersey (with an assist from the NYPD), where recreational marijuana remains prohibited and the implementation of medical marijuana is going on at a snail’s pace."

    I doubt that you would be able to light up legal tobacco products in the stadium. Even if marijuana were legal in that jurisdiction it would not be an exception to anti-smoking ordinances. Also, even if it legal does not mean it is socially acceptable, therefore the NFL's internal ban on recreational drug use is their own business.

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    I'm rooting for Manning to get a Double Theismann. I don't much care for Seattle, but Denver is pure evil and Manning still has the Irsay stink on him.

  • James Anderson Merritt||

    Time for Tommy Chong to get back in the Bong game with a limited edition "Super BOWL" model. He might not even be prosecuted this time!

  • Apple||

    So... there'll be two Bud Bowls this year.

  • bassjoe||

    My house in college had a Bud Bowl of its own... with a 6-foot bong and a "who can smoke the most" competition. Our Bud Bowl started at halftime and we generally forgot to watch the second half of the Super Bowl (or maybe we did watch the game... I don't remember).

  • smith||

    I just bought superbowl 2014 XLVIII tickets + hotel from www.super-bowl-48.net
    Cheap price.

  • SpectateSwamp||

    Ricky Williams lead the NFL in rushing in 2002.
    He said that marijuana to him was like spinach to popeye. Many great athletes navigate extremely well on Marijuana.

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