The group was planning to watch the Super Bowl when they are invited to a funeral on the same evening. They make plans to watch the game the next night and make a pact to not find out the score before the next evening. Everyone except for Ted discovers the result. Cameo by Emmitt Smith.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Dancing with the Stars

This Television Series is referred to by Monday Night Football part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
The day after the Super Bowl, Barney meets Emmitt Smith on the street. Barney asks him who won the Super Bowl, and Emmitt tells him he doesn't know, because he didn't watch. Barney asks him what could possibly be more important than the Super Bowl, to which Emmitt replies, "Dance my friend, dance." This is a reference to Emmitt Smith being a contestant on the reality show 'Dancing with the Stars'.
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It plays these songs...

Young Folks
performed by Peter Bjorn and John

This Song is played in Monday Night Football part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
This song plays as Ted assembles his sensory deprivation gadget, and as the gang sits down to watch football.

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This Movie Series is referred to by Monday Night Football part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
When Marshall says he thinks Barney has a gambling problem, Barney replies, "Oh, poor Superman. Somebody should talk to him about his flying problem. It's not a problem if you're awesome at it.".
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  13 
Bad News

This Television Episode refers to Monday Night Football part of How I Met Your Mother Season 2
Barney wears Ted's "Sensory Deprivation Glasses" while at Lily's appointment with Dr. Stangle. The sensory deprivation glasses first appeared in the episode' Monday Night Football'.

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How I Met Your Mother Season 2

# Title Air Date
How I Met Your Mother
2:1 Where Were We? Sep 18, 2006
2:2 The Scorpion and the Toad Sep 25, 2006
2:3 Brunch Oct 2, 2006
2:4 Ted Mosby: Architect Oct 9, 2006
2:5 World's Greatest Couple Oct 16, 2006
2:6 Aldrin Justice Oct 23, 2006
2:7 Swarley Nov 6, 2006
2:8 Atlantic City Nov 13, 2006
2:9 Slap Bet Nov 20, 2006
2:10 Single Stamina Nov 27, 2006
2:11 How Lily Stole Christmas Dec 11, 2006
2:12 First Time in New York Jan 8, 2007
2:13 Columns Jan 20, 2007
2:14 Monday Night Football Feb 5, 2007
2:15 Lucky Penny Feb 12, 2007
2:16 Stuff Feb 19, 2007
2:17 Arrivederci, Fiero Feb 26, 2007
2:18 Moving Day Mar 19, 2007
2:19 Bachelor Party Apr 9, 2007
2:20 Showdown Apr 30, 2007
2:21 Something Borrowed May 7, 2007
2:22 Something Blue May 14, 2007

Monday Night Football