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Live blogging me finding out who won the Superbowl..
February 9, 2010, 4:30 pm
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I wrote this yesterday morning but never got a chance to post it. So here ya go!


Hey check this out. It's the Monday after the Superbowl and I still am not really sure who won the game. I did not watch one second of it all day yesterday. Before I went to bed last night I checked the little scoreboard widget that I have on the Mac just to see what happened (I kinda had to know) and when I looked at the score, it looked to my tired time-for-bed brain that the Colts had won. So I felt semi-iritated for a few seconds and then went to bed glad I had not witnessed Manning's smug face and the blue and white confetti raining down..

Now, this morning I come in to work and I overhear people talking about the game it's sounding like The Saints actually won. Really??

So here we go I'm going to go check the score and find out what the real deal is… wait for it…

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- time passes -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

31-17, Saints? Am I reading this right? I think I am! YAY!

I almost wish I had watched it now. Sounds like Manning had a melt-down and I'm sure the Peyton Face that Patriots fans all know and love was on full display. I would have liked to have seen that, mean-hearted meanie that I am. Ha. Oh well I still have no regrets about missing it. I'm sure if I had watched the game the result would have been different because the Football Gods do like to fuck with me in that way. So all you Saints fans can thank me for not watching the Superbowl yesterday. Enjoy the Superbowl title. It's something you get to keep forever no matter what. In good times and bad, that Superbowl win is there for you.. Enjoy.

I only read a couple stories to catch up but this was my favorite quote:

"But the way people were talking about him [Manning] the last two weeks was shocking, especially when you consider that his entire post-season reputation hinges on what happened in 2006, when he beat a Bears team led by Rex Grossman in a rain-soaked mess. (And he didn't even play that well, despite being named the game's MVP.) In fact, if Bill Belichick hadn't decided to force Tom Brady to play that season with junior varsity wide receivers, I'm convinced Manning wouldn't have even made it to that Super Bowl."

That's right. Is the lame-stream media finally waking up? I'm sure it's only temporary..


Say it ain’t sooo a-whoa-whao
February 7, 2010, 1:02 pm
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Hey guess what? You may find this hard to believe, but I'm not going to watch the Superbowl-o-rama today. I simply have no interest in the game. And frankly, if I were to watch it, I wouldn't be watching it to root for The Saints, but to root against The Colts. And that's just not my idea of fun. Basically I know myself well enough to realize that the whole thing would be a big negativity-fest featuring me getting aggravated every time anything good happens to The Colts. Why put myself though that? I don't need to spend my day off being annoyed. I get enough of that Monday through Friday. 

So there you go. I know it's considered abby-normal in this day and age, but I'm not watching the Superbowl later. I might go with a Superbowl alternative and watch my Patriots Superbowl 36 Champions DVD instead, but that's about as Superbowl as I'm gonna get today. Go Saints and I'll check the final score later.

In the meantime, when's truck day? I made the ceremonial switch out of Football Mode and have been wearing Red Sox head-gear for over a month now, which symbolizes the official transition from Football Mode to Hockey / Waiting For Baseball Mode. 

Go Truck Day! Brooons, feel free to win a game, anytime soon would be good for me.

It’s time for the… oh let’s just cut to the chase
January 23, 2010, 7:14 am
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The AFC and NFC Championships are here and at this point I'm not going to waste your time. I'm just going to say I'm rooting for the Saints to go all the way. New Orleans, please win the Superbowl.. please!!! 

Ok. Read on if you want.

AFC - I turns out I actually hate the Jets less than The Colts. Amazing isn't it? Amazing but true. To be honest I really don't hate the Jets that much. For me it's just an AFC East rivalry thing with them. I dislike Miami more than I dislike the Jerzey Boyz. However, I really do hate the Colts. A lot. Really it's Manning I dislike. And really, it's the Manning suck-up show that I truly dislike. Plus all those non-stop commercials he seems to be in. Anyway.. can you believe I used to like The Colts back in the day? Like when Jim Harbaugh was their QB, playing with the big cut on his chin. Well those days are long gone. 

NFC - Well I already said I want the Saints to win the Superbowl so…

(I wrote this post at 6:30 AM waiting to pick my daughter up from a kid-activity. God it's early for a Saturday.)

It’s time for the ‘Who I’m rooting for in the Divisional Playoffs’, 2010 version
January 16, 2010, 8:57 am
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Let's just start this post by getting this out of the way right now. I hate every team in the AFC. There are zero AFC Teams for me to root for this year. WAH.

Ok got that out of the way.


Balmer / Indy:

This choice is kind of like asking which would you rather have, a kick in the head or a kick in the nuts. I guess I'll go with the kick to the head option and take Balmer. Really anybody but Indy is what it all comes down to at this point.

Jersey Boyz / San Diego:

This choice is only slightly easier to make than the one above. As much as I dislike the Jets, I will admit that Rex Ryan seems a likable guy. However, I'm still not rooting for his team. It's the JETS for chrisssake. San Diego… as far as I'm concerned the team is fully of whiny bitchy babies who over-celebrate their accomplishments or complain and point the finger when things don't bounce their way. Believe it or not the Chargers were once one of my primary back-up teams. Now I loathe them. However I do have some measure of respect for Chargers QB Philip Rivers after he came into Foxboro a few years ago and gutted out the AFC Championship game on a bad leg while the awesome and ultra-classy Ladania Tohmalaua (spelling, whateverz) sat on the bench with his super cool Darth Vader helmet on and sulked the game away.. Rivers may be somewhat of a tool, but he's got guts and sometimes guts is enough. Plus he's playing against the Jets. So in case that long winded explanation did not make it clear, I'm rooting for San Diego.


Dallas / Minnie:

Ok normally this would be a no-brainier because I generally like the Vikings. They've never done me any harm and are a traditional backup team for me. Unfortunately that does NOT go for Brett Farve. I generally DIS-like Brett Farve. A lot. So that throws a big old wrench in everything. However, despite Farve's presence I will still root for the Vikes, even though it causes me a lot of stomach churn to root for a Brett Farve helmed team. The rationale here being that Vikes fans deserve some joy in their lives and they've never won a Superbowl, unlike America's Team Dallas. F them. Can you imagine having to listen to that America's Team crap for a year if they made The Big Game?

Zona / Nawlinz: 

So this is another sucky choice because these are the two teams in the whole thing that I actually LIKE so of course they are playing against one another.. The Football Gods love their little games don't they? My heart says Arizona but my head says New Orleans, simply because I think they'd have a better chance to beat whoever wins the AFC. I can't decide. I'm going to flip a coin. Heads Arizona, tails NO. It's heads. 

Whatever. Go any NFC team. 

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It’s time for the ‘Who I’m rooting for in the NFL Playoffs’, besides the Patriots that is, 2010 version
January 9, 2010, 8:20 am
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It's Playoff Time! Yay!! And The Patriots are back in the tourney as they like to call it. Extra Yayz!!!

So here's who I'm pulling for this weekend, other than The Pats.


New England / Baltimore: I think this is clear. Look around you.

Cincinnati / The Jersey Guys: No Brainer once again (Cincy).


Dallas / Philly: Philly. C'mon, I can't root for the C'boyz. Even though The Pats are the team of the 00's, I still can't bring myself to cheer for the team of the 90's. I can hold a grudge my friends. Maybe if Jessica Simpson were still on the sidelines.. Is she still on the sidelines? I don't pay any attention to that stuff. I'm sure Tony Romo's got a hottie rooting for him somewhere over on the Dallas sidelines, other than Wade Phillips, but he doesn't count. I'm rooting for Philly.

Arizona / Green Bay: Another pretty easy choice, Arizona. I always root for the teams that have been down for a long time, kicked around as doormats of the league forever and now have finally risen to the top. I know the feeling of rooting for a team that was bad for a looong time and then finally finds it's stride and wins three Superbowls, two of them back-to-back (*sniff* Patriots, Team of the Decade… sorry, where was I? I just got a little dust in my eye..) That's why I'll always root for teams like Arizona, New Orleans, Cincy, over teams like Dallas, Green Bay or The Steelers. (Of course, I know that's how a lot of people feel about my team now, but I'm ok with that.)

GO PATRIOTS - TEAM OF THE DECADE (get used to it because I love typing it)

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It’s Super-Sunday. Go Arizona!
February 1, 2009, 8:02 am
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Well the day is finally here! The Superbowl! The first holiday of the year. Yes, it is a holiday (for the ump-teenth time).

To be honest though, I'm really not all that super excited about the Superbowl this year. Of course, as a football fan, I'm still looking forward to watching the game.. Just because The Pats were eliminated over a month ago, that does not mean I stopped following the NFL playoffs, but, for some reason I'm just not feeling that big Superbowl excitement that I usually get on Super Sunday.. oh well. 

It should come as no surprise to any of the six people that read this site to learn that I'll be rooting for The Arizona Cardinals in the Big Game today. I'd love to see The Cards win their first Superbowl and prevent the Steelers from winning what would be a record sixth title at the same time. So GO CARDINALS!

I'm planning to make some Victory Chili today on behalf of The Cardinals. Hopefully those finicky Football Gods will notice and do the right thing this year.. 

Enjoy the game today everybody. The Patriots kick-off in 224 days.

(In Bill We Trust)

Time for the, ‘Who I’m picking in the NFL Conference Championships’
January 18, 2009, 9:27 am
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Well things didn't work out exactly as planned last weekend, with the non-Patriots team that I was pulling for to go all the way, The Titans, eliminated, but in the end it all worked out ok. With the Eagles eliminating The NY Giants, (THANK YOU) and The Cardinals advancing to the NFC Championship, I am now guaranteed to have at least one team that I like playing in the Superbowl.

In the AFC, what can I say, I was disappointed to see The Titans eliminated last week, but I don't totally hate Baltimore, so it's ok. 

The other AFC Divisional Game last week featured two teams that I truly dislike, The Steelers and Chargers, but even that one worked out in the end. Not only do I not have to worry about mega-tool LaDainian Tomlinson getting to The Superbowl, but with the 8 - 8 San Diego Chargers loosing to Pittsburgh, The Patriots, who own The Chargers 2nd round pick, improve their draft position. Nice.

Alright, as for this week..

Pittsburgh / Baltimore - I totally hate Pittsburgh, so Go Ravens.

Arizona / Philly - It's a no loose situation for me. I like both teams, so I'll be happy with whoever gets in. I'm really not sure who to pull for more here. I would not mind seeing those tortured Philly fans getting another shot at The Superbowl, but I think it would be really cool to see the Cardinals get to their first Superbowl too. I like to see teams that have been the perennial losers of the league finally make it to the top. Either way, I'll be rooting for one of these teams in the Superbowl.

On the Patriots front, I am upset to see so many departures from the coaching staff and the front office. The loss of Scott Pioli to KC really hurts, but what can you do. That is what success breeds so I can't complain too much. Thankfully we still have the two best guys at the top running the show for The Pats, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, so in the end I know it will be ok.

In Bill We Trust

Time for, ‘who I’m rooting for in the NFL Divisional Playoffs’.. (go Titans)
January 10, 2009, 7:58 am
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Alright everybody, it's time for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Wooo! Exciting. 

Ok, it is exciting actually, even though The Pats are not in it. Unlike say, baseball or basketball, football is a sport that I still like to watch even if my team is not involved. I like to watch hockey too, even if The B's are not in the mix (which is, unfortunately, a frequent occurrence, but maybe not this year!!)

Ok, back to fooball.. As far as the playoffs this weekend..

Baltimore / Tennessee 
- Tennessee. And let me just say that I am rooting for Tennessee to go all the way, baby. All the muther-fucking way. Keep that in mind when I get to…

San Diego / Pittsburgh 
- Well, here we have a case of, I fucking hate both of these teams, quite a lot. So who to pick, who to pick?? Logic engage: Which team is more likely to get smoked if they play Tennessee? I'll go with San Diego there.

Alright, NFC:
Philly / New York - Philly. Easy choice. It should not be too hard for people to figure out that I don't want the Giants to advance.. Yes I am still bitter. Very bitter. Don't bring it up. 

Arizona / Carolina - I have to tell you, I really don't care who wins. I would not mind seeing Arizona win, just because I like to see the teams that have been down for a long time become successful.. but, should The Giants win their game, which of these teams could beat them? I have to say, that would be Carolina. So I will root for Carolina, but I won't be upset if Arizona wins..

Ok happy Divisional Playoff Weekend everybody and enjoy the games. 

(In Bill We Trust)
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Matt Millen is providing NFL analysis for a playoff game. Is this a joke?
January 3, 2009, 4:45 pm
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I was just watching the Arizona / Atlanta playoff pre-game show on NBC and was truly flabbergasted to see Matt Millen, architect of the 0-16 Detroit Lions providing football related analysis. 

Matt Millen. Are you kidding me?? 
NBC, do you honestly expect any football fan out there to listen or give credence to anything Matt Millen has to say about a football team and what they need to do to win a game, any game, never mind a playoff game? 

If you're looking for somebody to describe the best way to completely destroy a franchise, Millen is your man, but this guy is in the studio talking about what two playoff teams need to do to win, after his own team just went 0-16.

What a joke. NBC, good luck with the whole credibility thing. 

Ok that's it. I just could not believe what I was seeing and had to say something about it. As you were.

Go Atlanta.