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.


  • Perhaps M.I.A. has turrets of the fingers.

    I love the commercials and in specific enjoyed the Clint Eastwood 2 minute halftime speech commercial. Not that it was funny, just that it was moving. In terms of a commercial I was amused by it would have to be the Sketchers one with the dog race. Look it up. :)

    Did you read the sob story Yahoo Sports put online that timed out how Tom Brady handled the loss? 10:04 he sat in the locker room, staring down between his cleats with a white towel over his head. He didn’t move. It was well written but whine whine whine and cry me a river this is the Super Bowl not the set up for the next Justin Timberlake pop song. Good grief!

  • The cat herders were hysterical!!!! But……the Bud Clydesdales were great….only the horses, that is, not the Bud. And Madonna was just SAD!!! I expected more from her! I actually liked the game, and I am glad the Giants won, since Tom Brady just thinks he is a pretty boy married to the pretty girl!

  • PS to see one hell of a half time show you have to dial it back to 2007, it’s all about the P R I N C E! hell yes. look at him make sweet love to that guitar!

  • Chili! OMG I love me some chili! and I know how to make it so that is a plus. I will have to make you guys this dip thing that I used to have with my friends on game days. Cream chee, then chili on top of that, then cheddar chee on top of that then you melt it all in the oven. oooo weee. I know it sounds like a heart attack but it taste super yummy!

  • Am I the only person in America who doesn’t watch the Super Bowl for the commercials?

  • Shoot! I forgot about the office linebacker. BIG omission on my part!

  • Was Terry Tate the office linebacker a Super Bowl commercial? If so, that is the best one ever hands down.

  • Great point about the Pats. They some cheaters. I thought it was strange that M.I.A. was even in the Superbowl halftime. So weird.

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