Sunday, February 03, 2013

Happy Super Bowl Day!

Do you know what I love about Superbowl Sunday?

It is just about the ONLY American religious holiday that I can participate in without reservation.

Oh sure I'm worried about concussions, and the long term physical effects that the game has on the athletes, but not nearly enough to let it diminish in any way the taste of my special Superbowl nacho and guacamole platter. Yum, yum!

My brother is coming over later today and we will engage in our usual Superbowl ritual of him blaming me for everything that went wrong in his life, and my telling him that he was adopted.

Then at some point we will have our usual argument about whose fault it is that our parents got divorced and we will finish up the day with him in a headlock and my telling him that being an inch and half taller is no compensation for having an ingrown penis.

Ahh, good times!

I am not going to tell any of you who to root for, but you should be aware that the Ravens are going to win. I tell you this to you with the casual confidence of somebody who just learned three days ago who was even playing this year, and who chose the Ravens simply because he learned that the 49ers are homophobic. Good enough for me, go Ravens!

Okay so I don't pay attention to football all that much, sue me.

Besides we all know why MOST of you will be tuning in anyhow, don't we?

And of course it can't be the Superbowl without at least ONE controversial ad, right? Ooh, the line up looks good this year.


  1. London Bridges4:03 AM

    Open carry dude shoots self accidentally while in the john, then tries to cover it up!

  2. I grew up in northeastern Ohio, and so was automatically a fan of the Indians and Browns (hey, we all learned early on to be rotten losers, and I have still not forgiven John Elway for keeping out of the only Super Bowl we had a chance to play.) Anyway, I was asked by a student on Friday who I was rooting for, and told him I didn't even know who is playing. He looked at me as I had had two heads. Truthfully, I cannot, ever, root for the Ravens after what Modell did to Cleveland, and the 49s are, as you said, homophobic. So, since we have not been invited to, nor are hosting, a party of any kind, and we do not drink, I will spend the evening working on a children's book I am trying to write, and getting ready for the new week. Oh, and licking my wounds after my Wolverines were trounced by Indiana last night. Cheers!

  3. Hey, my husband doesn’t care a bit about sports, but we both LOVE THE COMMERCIALS! Thanks, and have a good “religious” holiday.

    1. Olivia6:21 AM

      I don't even care about the commercials.

    2. Caw! (in FBX they know what I'm saying--in purple.)

    3. You can catch them later on YouTube.

      I'm watching (and taping) the PuppyBowl!

  4. Anonymous4:48 AM

    You should read up on Ray Lewis before deciding to root for Baltimore.

    1. 52 is a history buff and knows who is Dick Butkus.

    2. Anonymous10:39 AM

      He's a hypocritical holy roller who got away with murder.

  5. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Hubby is a Balmer boy, and he's NEVER forgiven the Colts for literally sneaking out of Charm City in the middle of the night. So of course, he's for the Ravens.

    I'm for the Ravens, too, but that's based on my affiliation with Virginia Tech. Tyrod Taylor is the backup QB for the Ravens. Tonight I'll be rooting for the Hokie Bird turned Raven!

    1. Anonymous7:06 AM

      Anon 5:09 -- Hey, hon, I hear ya! Hubs is from Balmer too, and he still hisses whenever he sees a Mayflower moving van.

      We're headed down to the in-laws to watch the game.

      Will keep an eye out for Tyrod Taylor. Hope he gets a chance to shine.

    2. Anonymous7:48 AM

      These posts are so ironic, because I am from the Cleveland area and we will NEVER forget when that asshole Art Modell stole away in the night taking our beloved Browns to Baltimore. It was a very dark time. The hate goes so deep that when Art Modell died last year, his family requested the league not require us to have a moment of silence in his memory like they were having in all other stadiums that day. They knew what the "Dawg Pound" would have done with that moment.

      Sounds like it will be a meeting of two despised teams. Would it be possible for neither team to win?

      I seriously doubt that every member of the Raven's are open minded and every member of the Niners are homophobic. Sad that one player spouting off his big mouth colors the whole team. Not a good way to judge and entire team.

  6. Anonymous5:28 AM

    O/T: Chris Kyle, ex-Navy SEAL who appeared on Stars Earn Stripes, shot dead at a gun range in Glen Rose, Texas yesterday.
    Wow, no 'good guys with guns' at a gun range could save him??
    He wrote American Sniper.

    1. Anonymous6:25 AM

      Here's a quote from Chris Kyle: (Talking about Todd Palin)

      "He’s Rambo, he’s straight up Rambo,” said Chris Kyle. “Next time I’m in a war, I want Todd Palin on my side.”
      Then, Chris added, “He was the first one on the boat, the first one under the wire, and about the time the rest of the guys were getting through, he already had the crate. You don’t need anyone else,” he said. “Forget Chuck Norris, send in Todd Palin.”

      Aw...a little sniper/pimp crush going on. Too bad Rambo Todd Palin wasn't with Kyle at the gun range...Maybe Rambo Todd could have saved Kyle from being shot to death.

  7. Virginia Voter5:41 AM

    You would think the players from San Francisco would be a little more open minded, considering a good amount of their local fan base is probably know ticket buying, jersey wearing fans who spend their good money to support their team, jeez.when will these athletes learn just to shut their fucking traps, and play football?

    With that said, I'm not the biggest Ray Lewis fan, because he's so annoying with his rants about God and his squirrel dance, but the Ravens have been very good to the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland our much more progressive neighbors to the North. Their owner, (who the late Art Modell sold the team to) is much less of a dick than that awful Dan Snyder who owns the Redskins. So yeah , I'll root for the Ravens.

  8. I'm probably the only one here rooting for the Niners simply because my Vikings kicked their ass this year. As a football follower I think both teams suck.

  9. Cracklin Charlie6:34 AM

    Levi Johnston called Sarah Palin a Raven in his book...twice. So I'll be rooting for whoever the other team is.

    If I didn't have to go and win a chili cook-off, I would be at home, watching the real game.

    The Puppy Bowl!

  10. Anonymous6:49 AM

    Ravens because statistical (that's science) chances are that NO ONE on that team is homophobic, right?


  11. PollyinAK7:40 AM

    I am obliged to root for the Niners. I'm from CA, and they were my father's team. I loved Steve Young and Jerry Rice! Did you know Rice could throw a ball further than anyone on record, and would have made a great quarterback? Due to being black though...we know how that goes. He was all round great, at running and receiving as well. His amazing talent as a receiver, was most likely developed when he grew up helping his father who was a mason/bricklayer. To make jobs go faster, Rice's father threw bricks to his son, who, of course caught them. Young and Rice are my favorite football duo. So, 49'ers it is.

    It will be an interesting game for another reason; did you know that the coaches for opposing teams are brothers!?

  12. Ravens! Gonna be a good game!!

  13. Anonymous10:06 AM

    O/T but pretty good article:

    Hillary Clinton in 2016: Be Afraid, Republicans

    Hillary Clinton’s polling ahead of GOP challengers in Texas and Kentucky. And then there’s the youth vote, minorities, women, and the white working class. She’s the one to beat in 2016.

    Message to the Republican Party: Be afraid, be very afraid.

    Hillary Clinton stands atop of the Democratic 2016 scrum, set to resume where Bill left off. A second Clinton candidacy would likely put the white vote in play and jeopardize the GOP’s dominance in the Old Confederacy. Recent polls put Hillary ahead of possible Republican challengers in vote-rich Texas and in Kentucky, home of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul.

  14. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Best day of the year to go to the mall!

  15. Anonymous11:44 AM

    You'll wish you were watching the Super Bowl in one of these.

    15 Ultimate Man Caves You Can Buy Right Now

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  16. Anita Winecooler1:20 PM

    I'm not a fan, but we've got a houseful of fans,mostly 49'ers. The ads are about the only thing I pay attention to! Loved the "babyland planet" the most!

    THIS is what I liked this year!

  17. Anonymous1:34 PM

    President Obama Super Bowl Interview 2013 | Obama Super Bowl Pregame Interview CBS's Scott Pelley

  18. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Obama Addresses Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy During Super Bowl Chat

  19. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Obama Gives Republicans An Unhappy Super Bowl Sunday in Pregame Interview

    ...This interview was a nice summation of the last couple of weeks of news. Most importantly, the president used one of his biggest audiences of the year to put Republicans on notice that he expects them to raise more revenue. Obama is sticking to his balanced approach, and he isn’t having any of the Republican claims that the revenue discussion is over.

    With all the recent conversation about gun control, it was a bit surprising that Pelley didn’t ask a single question about the subject. He also didn’t ask about immigration reform. I suspect that Pelley didn’t want to get too political with the Super Bowl Sunday interview. This yearly interview is a chance for the president to reach a lot of Americans who don’t follow politics, so keeping it focused on the news of the day was a smart move for CBS.

    The president is signaling that he plans to ride the wave of his early second term popularity for as long as he can. Obama isn’t going to back off the balanced approach, and if Republicans thought otherwise, they got a rude awakening on this Super Bowl Sunday.

  20. LoveAndKnishesFromBrooklyn2:43 PM

    I could care less about the game. That VW spot is just the katz pajamas!! Beeeeg smile.

  21. Anonymous9:23 PM

    Gryph --- WTF is "controversial" about that fun VW ad? The humor method is the same as those E-Trade commercials with the baby talking in an adult man's voice. The idiot in the New York paper who called this ad "racist" is just another media-frenzy-creator...


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