Post Super Bowl Thoughts
1.) This Super Bowl gave us an instantly classic moment and no I’m not talking about Eli Manning’s crazy pass to Mario Manningham (although that was pretty memorable). I’m talking about 5 minutes into the first quarter, when every wife/girlfriend in America turned to their husband/boyfriend and asked: ‘What’s a safety?’
2.) How come Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin get kissed into the Hall of Fame after their second Super Bowl win and yet Jim Plunkett and Tom Flores–QB and Coach for the Raiders–who both have two Super Bowl rings get no love?
Then Curtis Martin gets in? Are you KIDDING ME? Curtis Martin was like the 10th best running back in Madden 99 and yet he makes the Hall of Fame? What the heck?
3.) Since ESPN has glossed over this point at every opportunity, let me just shed light on one little thing: Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have not won a super bowl post-spy gate. Let me repeat this: the Patriots have never won a super bowl without videotaping their opponents. This is why it was so important for them to win yesterday. If they win yesterday, they have a legit championship. But they lost, and so every time somebody mentions the Pats three super bowls, all of us haters can say, “Yes…but they cheated.”
4.) On Friday night after the Sixers game, a very inebriated older woman stood in traffic dancing around like an idiot while depressed Philly fans beeped their horns and yelled at her. During her halftime show, Madonna looked like a mix between that drunk woman and a new-born baby just learning how to walk.
5.) I didn’t even notice that M.I.A. flipped the bird. But who cares? Jeez folks, let’s all calm it down a bit.
6.) I read an article on Yahoo that was supposed to make me feel bad for Brady and see how much this loss meant to him. Note to the writer: if you want me to feel sympathy for the devil, please don’t put in a sentence like, “where his wife, Brazilian Supermodel….”
7.) No good ads this year, but there never are! This is the biggest myth in America. The Super Bowl ads always try way too hard to be funny. The only Super Bowl ad that I ever found funny was the ad about ten years ago with the “Cat Herders” where the cowboys herded cats across a barren desert and sat around the campfire using lint rollers to get the hair off their leather outfits. Yeah, and even that sounds stupid when I write it out.
8.) From now until eternity, there will not be a Super Bowl in the Thomas house hold that does not involve Chili. Stef made a pot yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE! I am counting down the minutes until I can have some for lunch. Chili will be seeping out of my pours by Wednesday. Special thanks to Deadspin’s Drew Magary who included a chili recipe in his excellent Super Bowl Jamboroo, which gave us the inspiration to make some chili!
9.) Now that the football is out of the way, it’s time to focus on the best sporting event of the year: THE NFL DRAFT! And just because Kiper and McShay never live up to their mistakes, it’s time for me to own up to mine. Here’s what I wrote last year about Von Miller:
“I think that Von Miller guy is going to be the biggest bust in the draft. He looks tiny as hell and he just seems like the kind of guy who gets all sorts of buzz and then never does anything. Tyson Jackson anyone?”
hahahahaha, what an IDIOT! Von Miller just won Defensive Rookie of the Year. So…yeah…I was juuuust a bit off on that one.
10.) Super Bowl picks for next year? Hows about the Texans and the 49ers! Yeah buddy!
Alright, that’s all for me. But I’m hoping to be back this week with another post.