1 The betting started promptly at 5:30. Guests were asked to bring single dollar bills and to sign the Super Bowl Box Pool.
2 You could also bet on all sorts of other nutty things that happen during the entire broadcast. Proposition bets, or prop bets are very specific bets, like the time it takes to sing the national anthem.
3 Don't you think that Kelly Clarkson did a super job singing backed by a children's choir? Unfortunately, I lost this bet.
4 The Patriots, of course, were ahead at half-time. I lost another dollar here!
5 I actually won a dollar here, but my friend, Lorraine Bracco lost!
6 I did fine on this one since Victor Cruz, #80, scored the first touchdown for the NY Giants.
7 Does anyone know the answer?
8 Our host, Lynn Grossman, with bet in hand
9 Here I am with Adia Benson, who works for me in the Ad Sales Department.
10 Adia Benson, Hazel Balaban, Mariah Balaban, Jennie Lahlum, Annie Lyon, and Sam Schrader
11 Alanna and Adia
12 This is Stanley Donen, the film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly.
13 Barry Levinson - screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television and Griffin Dunne - actor and film director
14 The Giants were behind at halftime and remained behind until the final minute!
15 Cloth bandanas were used as napkins.
16 These are the D.J.'s AndrewAndrew, a two man collective that has been dressing alike for more than ten years.
17 They even chose the same bandana napkins to wrap around their matching beverages!
18 The dessert - Of course, football cutout cookies!
19 And mini carrot cake cupcakes decorated with footballs
20 The glasses, also decorated with footballs, are vintage jelly glasses.
21 MSLO employee Elizabeth Regalia - 'Deviled eggs with chive laces attached - They were a hit!'
22 Shira Savada, Real Weddings Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings - 'I would never classify myself as a sports fan. But when invited to my friends' apartment for a Super Bowl party, I couldn't resist decorating cookies.'
23 Shira Savada - 'I did a few with the Giants' logo and then did some other designs in case there were some Pats fans in attendance. And yes, that's supposed to be a field goal cookie.'
24 Cari Wolfert, Editor, MarthaStewartWeddings.com - 'We cut into this chocolate cake that featured the Giants logo in M&Ms during the team’s final drive. I guess it brought some good luck!'
25 Lauren O'Connor - 'I made some Giants cupcakes!!! Unfortunately, a friend of mine at the age of 29, is battling breast cancer.'
26 Lauren O'Connor - In an effort to try and raise money I’ve been baking and selling cupcakes, many people placed orders for the Super Bowl. All proceeds go to my friend's fund: http://www.graybeards.com/index/DONATIONS
27 Lauren O'Connor - 'If you can spread the word I am selling $10 raffles for her benefit. We are doing our best to help her beat this.'
28 Lauren O'Connor - 'Here I am with my husband, Michael, and my daughter, Emily.'
29 Lauren O'Conner - 'My sister-in-law and my niece, Cailyn, are also big Giants fans!'
30 Lauren O'Connor - 'Another shot with Emily.'
31 Lauren O'Connor - 'My daughter, Emily, was so excited for the WIN, she slept with her jersey!'
32 Russell Brown, SVP, Consumer Products Licensing - Pizza from September Whole Living
33 Russell Brown - Baked tomatoes, squash, and potatoes, September Whole Living
34 Russell Brown - Pizza from September Whole Living
35 Russell Brown - Fresh pasta with marinated feta, MS Living January issue
36 Jeanne Meyer, SVP Communications - 'I attended and competed in my friend and fellow triathlete Dr. Jordan Metzl's 11th annual Superbowl Chili Cookoff.
37 Jeanne Meyer - 'Ring of Fire chili from friends Lindsay and Christine - This year's event was held at a sports bar and was a great way to watch. Jordan is a sports medicine doctor at NYC's Hospital for Special Surgery http://www.DrJordanMetzl.com.'
38 Jeanne Meyer - 'Fifteen Chili Chefs competed for trophies, with entries judged on taste and presentation.'
39 Jeanne Meyer - 'The winning entry were these little chili bites, which the chefs passed as people entered the party.'
40 Jeanne Meyer - 'The Chili Cookoff Bling! Competitors were encouraged to come up with creative marketing tactics, and some pulled out all the stops, with TV commercials, negative campaigns, and one even hired a mime.'
41 Jeanne Meyer - 'My short rib mole chile earned an honorable mention. Not bad for a rookie!'
42 Jeanne Meyer - 'My friends Tim Stockert and Nick Garramone earned an honorable mention for
their Fit And Feisty Meat Lovers Chili. Triathletes are competitive!
43 Jeanne Meyer - 'These guys even made a commercial for their 'product' and posted it in on an iPad and on Facebook.' https://www.facebook.com'/photo.php?v=2990412872185
44 Jeanne Meyer - 'Chefs went to great lengths to lobby for votes. This entry, Chili for the 99%, had the whole family wearing sandwich boards to ask for votes. They came in 2nd place.'
45 Jeanne Meyer - 'Trophy winner (and very FAST swimmer) Kevin Schroth with host Dr. Jordan
Metzl. Kevin got kudos for his Smoke Free Chili.'
46 Jeanne Meyer - 'Jordan announced the winners.'
47 Elisabeth Engelhart - 'We had an Italian Super Bowl party, complete with Giants antipasto:)'
48 Amy Kane, Traffic Coordinator - 'Go Big Blue!'
49 Marsha Hager, AVP, Production Director - 'Here are pictures from the party we went to.'
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54 Marsha Hager - 'I thought making those whoopie pies would be easier than they were to make… but it was quality time spent with my daughter. And they tasted great, even if it took two attempts to make them.'
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64 Caitlin Maloney - 'I made a Funfetti football cake for my friend's Superbowl Party. It was a total hit! I mixed sprinkles in the icing, making it extra festive. I used a football-shaped pan that I bought at the last MSLO tag sale.'
65 Tina Weber - 'Our game food - chips and dips - buffalo chicken dip with blue cheese, bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp and mac n’ cheese bites. With all of this plus buffalo wings, cheeseburgers, and beer, it’s no wonder the Giants won!'
66 Jon Costantino, Supervising Producer Radio - 'This is the 2-Alarm Chili with beef, onions and tomatoes I made for the Super Bowl Potluck I attended. Nothing like starting the day with slow cooking at 7AM!'
67 Laura Coppola, Audience Coordinator - 'Super Bowl themed treats - football brownies and NY Giants Rice Krispies treat helmets made by Jennifer Ripp'
68 Laura Coppola - 'Justin, Alex, Stephanie, and Kayla enjoying their Giants Rice Krispies jersey-shaped creations!'
69 Laura Coppola - 'I made football cupcakes topped with an Andes Mint football!'
70 Heather Kirkland, Administrative Manager Special Projects - 'Mile End's Superbowl special sandwich platter with delicious smoked meat on rye bread and salami & pickles on onion flatbread. http://www.mileendbrooklyn.com/'
71 Blake Ramsay, Associate Crafts Editor - 'Our friends, Kate and Michael, made a beautiful spread of traditional Australian football fare, including meat pies from Tuck Shop in Chelsea Market.'
72 Blake Ramsay - 'Kate also prepared another favorite - sausage rolls. Kate documents her experiences as an Australian living in New York on her blog, itstartedinny.blogspot.com.'
73 Blake Ramsay - 'And to throw a bit of Americana in the mix - hot dogs!'
74 Erica Rybinski, Facilities Administrator - 'At our Super Bowl party, there was a football cake made from individual cupcakes and topped with Giants-themed M&M’s.'
75 Erica Rybinski - 'These are my friends celebrating the Giants big win!'
76 Randi Barnett, Digital Sales Associate - 'I attended a friend’s annual Super Bowl party in Chicago complete with homemade pizza balls, sliders, two types of mac and cheese, and much more!'
77 Randi Barnett - 'This is a clever football field display made by using different dips as the end zones, beef jerky shaped into field goals, and Legos to create bleachers in the stadium.'
78 Randi Barnett - 'Another angle'
79 Randi Barnett - 'And another'
80 Kate Berry - MSLO Weddings - The weddings team were shooting a fashion shoot in New Orleans last week when we bumped into Bryan Gardner, MSLO staff photographer and digital technician. He was there for his bachelor party!
81 Kate Berry - A portrait of Bryan's friend Austin's grandmother, who he met at SCAD and now lives in New Orleans hosted the party at his lovely home in the French Quarter.
82 Kate Berry - Doesn’t Austin look so much like his grandmother?! He’s posing in front of a box that packaged the radios his family created.
83 Kate Berry - Austin and Bryan
84 Kate Berry - Prepping for the jambalaya
85 Kate Berry - Ingredients for jambalaya
86 Kate Berry - We watched Puppy bowl in between games.
87 Kate Berry - Same
88 Kate Berry - Grilling in the courtyard
89 Kate Berry - New Orleans Style super bowl meal!