HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Which Members Are Superfans?

Posted February 1, 2010 at 10:54am

Updated: 5:09 p.m.Most of the intrigue on Super Bowl Sunday centers on the football field, but some journalists are more concerned with who’s in the stands — and fancy boxes. [IMGCAP(1)]ProPublica, an independent journalism outlet, is trying to poll every Member of Congress to find out who will be attending the big game in Miami. Since contacting 535 offices is a huge undertaking, the group is enlisting volunteers to make the calls and compiling the results online.ProPublica, which bills itself as focusing solely on stories with a “moral force— (something with which HOH is totally unfamiliar), justifies the enormous effort thusly: “We know the NFL sets aside a large number of tickets for public officials and corporations to buy at face value. And those tickets can be used to give congressmen perks.—So far, the results are skimpy, with only a few definite attendees, including Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Steve Scalise (R-La.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.).A Lamborn spokeswoman tells HOH the Congressman does not plan to attend the game.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.