R.J. Rothchild stood in a concourse at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday afternoon and tried not to look disappointed. After all, he could have been sitting in the nearby machine shop where he normally works. But for $25, he expected more. In fact, for $25, he expected something.

Perhaps rashly he had bought one of the 5,000 tickets the NFL sold to its Media Day on Tuesday and with that purchase he figured he was getting a piece of a show. At least the show he always saw on television -- the one with the reporter in a wedding dress or the character in a superhero costume. He thought he was getting Tom Brady up close or maybe a chance to shake Tom Coughlin's hand.

Then he arrived at the stadium to discover the horrible truth. He had simply thrown down good money to watch from afar as reporters interviewed football players. And that wasn't very interesting at all.

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This is the kind of absurd, real-life satire that you couldn't make up if you tried.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA, as you surely are aware) is asking JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon if the bank would either donate or sell the group OJ Simpson's house "for a nominal sum", which is being foreclosed on by the bank.

Why Simpson's old digs, you ask? Simple. PETA would like to turn the five-bedroom home in Kendall, Fla., into a "Meat is Murder" museum. Simpson was infamously accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. Now, PETA wants to allay any concerns about the unfortunate semantics here. The museum would supposedly teach visitors that "nonviolence begins on our plates." See, you surely feel better now.

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Live television news is the best. When things go wrong, there's no turning back, no edit button, no jumping to commercial before the damage is done. Generally speaking, it's reporter gaffes behind the desk that are the most common, a slip of the tongue that morphs a regular word into an inappropriate one. Not this time.

The American Northwest has been hit with a ton of snowfall in the last week, and that means people in places like Seattle and Portland are getting chances to participate in activities like sledding for the first time in a while. And when crowds disperse to the best hills in the city, reporters will follow. Seattle KING 5 reporter Meg Coyle was just doing her job at the base of one of those hills. Then things got uncomfortably awkward when a sledder confronted her.

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Joe Biden surely has heard the advice of his Vice Presidential predecessor Hubert Humphrey (1965-69), but was reminded, as all politicians occasionally are, that "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously," on Wednesday.

Speaking to a crowd in San Francisco during a fundraiser speech, Biden confused the 49ers and New York Giants in a most untimely fashion.

"The Giants [are] on their way to the Super Bowl," Biden said. This, of course, promptly drew a chorus of boos from the crowd.

Biden pulled one of the quicker u-turns in political history, clarifying that the local baseball team's name had got stuck in his head, and he confused the football team name for the baseball team name. He had not meant to guarantee a New York Giants berth. Ah, backtracking and scattered clarification, staples of any polished politician's bag of tricks.

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Come Saturday, the NFL Playoffs will pit the Detroit Lions against the New Orleans Saints in a battle for football supremacy. But long before flesh hits pigskin, one victor has already been declared: The food of New Orleans crushes the eats from the Motor City.

“You kidding me? New Orleans wipes the floor with Detroit when it comes to food,” says Chef John Besh, owner of Restaurant August and the newly opened seafood restaurant, Borgne. (For more information on New Orleans recipes read John Besh's Basic Rules of Cooking.)

The man’s got a point. The Big Easy’s abundance of Gulf seafood, long growing season, and singular blend of Cajun and Creole influences have given the world spicy sausage gumbo and jambalaya, oyster po’boys and chicory coffee. What’s the Motor City done for your belly lately? (And seriously, that’s a question I’d love an answer to.)

And whether you’re gearing up for Saturday's fight or waiting for Monday's BCS title battle at N.O.’s Superdome, all eyes are on New Orleans, so we turned to Chef Besh for his take on the Saints' chances, secrets to amazing game-day grub, and how to keep it simple, New Orleans-style.

Men's Health: When you go to watch a game at the Dome, what’s your food strategy?

John Besh: Our game days begin rather early. The Dome is right in the middle of the city -- you can walk to it from any hotel. But first you'll stop in at a restaurant, then you stop in at a a couple bars, and then you hit the Dome. That's the way we tailgate in New Orleans.

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There are a number of ways to make your next fishing trip more extreme. You could head to an unlikely fishing spot. Or you could ice fish. Or you could ice fish underwater. Upside down. And walk on the underside of the iced-over surface of the water. That's the natural progression, right? We can see you booking your next trip already.

But in case you have any doubts about the plausibility of such an exercise, we present you with the following video, shot in Finland and posted just a few days ago. It's both breathtaking and surreal, when you consider it's being shot upside down, while maintaining the appearance of the exact opposite.

Fishing under ice from Juuso Mettälä on Vimeo.

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