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2011 NFL Season – Super Bowl XLVI

Last Week: 1-1 (.500)  Playoffs: 6-4 (.625)

It all comes down to this.  Winner gets the Lombardi Trophy.  Loser gets a few bucks, but they don’t get an “I went to Indiana and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” t-shirt.  A Manning will be playing in Indianapolis, but it’s not Peyton or Archie.  It’s Eli.  And Mario Manning(ham).

2/5 6:30 ET New England  -3 NY Giants

NY Giants (12-7) vs. New England (15-3)

This pains me.  As a lifetime Giants-Hater/Redskins fan since 1997, the last thing I want to see a division rival in the Super Bowl.  I especially didn’t want to see the Giants because I am currently living in New Jersey and I don’t want to hear Giants fans when I parade around town donning my Rex Grossman jersey.

Another thing in the Giants favor is that this should be a heavy pro-Giants crowd.  Besides the Manning connection, people from Indianapolis do not like the Patriots.  They don’t like Bradys who are not named Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, or Cindy.  Lucas Oil Field will be hostile for the Patriots.

Life can be cruel, and I have a feeling life will be cruel and I will be heckled by Giants fan throughout the off-season.  Take the Giants and the points and hope that I am wrong.

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Newspapers

Like many high school students 1989, I had a paper route.  I was a carrier for the Washington Times for two weeks .  My first day was the day after Super Bowl XXIV.   It was also the first time I got a warning.  One of the customers on my route was wearing a Denver Broncos ski cap, which made me snicker.  (This was the day after the Broncos lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl 55-10.)

The weather during my two weeks as a paperboy was horrible.  Every day was either snowy, rainy, windy, or all of the above.  The second warning I received was because of snow.  I did not know at the time that newspapers were supposed to go in bags to keep them dry.  I just plopped the newspapers on the snow-covered doorsteps.  In my defense, I did not get the bags for the papers and I did not know I was supposed to call the office if i didn’t receive bags.

The final straw came the day of the big ice storm.  I slipped on an icy sidewalk, landing hard on my knees.  I cussed rather loudly; it was loud enough for a couple of people to rat me out.  There were no papers for me to deliver the next day.  The Times had “relieved me of my duties.”

I have not bought a newspaper since.  Actually I bought the edition that had me mentioned in the “Police Blotter’ section.  It was the first time I had seen my name in print.

[This is part of the A-Z of Life series. Check out the other posts!]


What Was That?

Like millions of other Americans, I watched the Super Bowl yesterday.  It was a pretty good game, but the entertainment sucked.  And it was the lousy entertainment that took the drama of a good game.

Christina Aguilera kinda sung the National Anthem.  I’ll be honest:  I did not realize at the time she muffed some of the words.  I was more concerned with her body language.  Not in the “gawking the hottie” way I usually watch her sing, but more like the agony one feels when watching somebody with a physical condition performing a physical task.

Then there was the halftime show.  What a debacle that was.  Who was scratching the blackboard during that performance?  The Black-Eyed Peas” lived up to the “Black-Eye” portion of their name.  I was looking for something good to say about their performance, but the best I could come up with was that it ended.

Not all of the singing during the Super Bowl was bad.  Below is an ad that played during the game.  This singing is pretty good.

I yearn for the days when the only malfunction comes from a hottie’s wardrobe.


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