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Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-Fi networks and America's first space pornographer.

If faces on the light rail ride this morning were any sort of accurate indication, most readers are, at best, blinking at this article through a rather dense fog of celebratory hangover, so without further verbosity:

|| ONLINE TRENDS ||

Super Bowl (NFL, Ravens, Joe Flacco, #SB47, #Champions)
(Twitter, virtually all others in some form - a few specific facets are broken out in their own topics below)
Ray Lewis' last ride has ended with a Ravens coronation, and the vision he has been telling his teammates about for more than a decade is now fulfilled. Twelve years since they won their first Super Bowl with Lewis and the defense leading the way, the Ravens reigned again, finishing off a surprising playoff run with a thrilling 34-31 victory Sunday night over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
[The Baltimore Sun]

Buffalo Wild Wings
(Google search)
It appears that Buffalo Wild Wings may be enjoying a pre-Super Bowl bump from investors. The restaurant chain's stock (Nasdaq: BWLD) was up $2.57, or 3.5 percent, to $76.12 in midday trading Friday.
[Twin Cities Business Journal]

Adderall
(Digg)
It was inside [Dominion Psychiatric Associates] that her husband, Rick, implored Richard’s doctor to stop prescribing him Adderall, warning, “You’re going to kill him.” It was where, after becoming violently delusional and spending a week in a psychiatric hospital in 2011, Richard met with his doctor and received prescriptions for 90 more days of Adderall. He hanged himself in his bedroom closet two weeks after they expired.
[New York Times]

Halftime show (Beyonce, Puppy Bowl, Keyshia Cole)
(Google search, Twitter)
If any questions lingered about Beyonce's ability to sing live — or her ability to make even the most crazed football fans momentarily forget about a game — then she answered them with force and grace during her Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday night. The fact that she achieved this on the world's most-watched stage is unsurprising, because she has long relished moments with the largest audiences.
[The Baltimore Sun]

Free Wifi
(Reddit)
The federal government wants to create super Wi-Fi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission has rattled the $178 billion wireless industry, which has launched a fierce lobbying effort to persuade policymakers to reconsider the idea, analysts say.
[The Baltimore Sun]

CBS (Super Bowl Commercials, Bar Refaeli, F1, Mercedes, BlackBerry, Paul Harvey)
(Google search, Google Plus, Twitter)
It was a fabulous day and night for TV football, with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl, 34-31. But little thanks for that goes to CBS, the network that had broadcast rights to the game. The network's pregame show was overproduced and under-imagined, with no unifying vision. One segment that found Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe walking the streets of New Orleans handing out Pizza Hut pizzas to people willing to yell "hut, hut, hut," set a new low in debasing broadcasters and turning what is already an over-commercialized production into a nonstop advertisement.
[The Baltimore Sun]

Burkas for Babies
(Digg)
In a video apparently dating back to last year, a Saudi cleric offered viewers a brief glimpse into his fetid imagination when he called for baby girls to be fully covered. With burkas. To prevent sexual molestation. Go ahead, take a moment to wonder whether or not you've wandered into a bad episode of "Farscape."
[Jezebel]

OJ Brigance
(Google search)
He was a mighty presence when the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV, a warrior who busted a wedge to make the first tackle that day and went on to make four more. If current coach John Harbaugh is to be believed, even then he was the toughest man in football. Today O.J. Brigance has limbs that hang limp, his muscles withered. He can move only his lips and eyes and must use a computer to speak. The team's director of player engagement is in his fifth year of battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a lethal and incurable illness.
[The Baltimore Sun]

Space porn
(Digg)
Fans of her 'art' know Coco Brown as the star of such genre classics as Black Pantry Chronicles 2 and the sequel to Big Booty Bomb, but now the adult film actress is getting ready to swap her G-string for a space suit. The 34-year-old Brown traveled to the Netherlands to train for her mission to infinity and beyond.
[The Daily Mail]

Chris Kyle
(Digg)
Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and the U.S. military's most lethal sniper, was fatally shot Saturday along with another man on the gun range of Rough Creek Lodge, a posh resort just west of Glen Rose, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.
[Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

Pokenmon Noir
(Reddit)
Ray Bruwelheide puts the usually colorful Pokémon in black and white, telling the start of a story that isn't about battling, but about crime. It's just getting started, but there's a lot of promise in Bruwelheide's approach to the superpowered pocket monsters.
[io9]

Ray Lewis Murders
(Google search)
 If only the families of the men killed in those double murders outside an Atlanta nightclub really knew how God worked. That’s the message Ray Lewis sent them during a pregame interview with Shannon Sharpe on CBS Sunday ... as he often does, Lewis brought God into the equation. “If you really knew how God works, he don’t use people who commit anything like that (murder) for his glory,” Lewis said.
[The New York Daily News]

King Richard III
(Reddit, Twitter)
A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.
[The Baltimore Sun]   

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