Wait, you say, shouldn't that say "Open thread?" We're going to try something new for the Super Bowl, the oft-requested actual message board. We're hoping this will help cut down on the constant server database requests that cause our constant disappearing acts -- including a couple of disappearing acts in the middle of the AFC Championship game. You do need to register in order to use this board. For now, there are only two threads: one for discussion of the game, and one for discussion of the commercials, halftime show, and other television-related nonsense. We'll see how this works before we decide about moving other discussion threads to this board in the future.
Guest columnist Zachary O. Binney fact-checks a story in a national publication and finds that everyone makes mistakes.