Sunday, February 07, 2016

Yep, this is what I'm wasting my time on this afternoon.

So it is a Gryphen family tradition to put all politics on hold for awhile once a year, load up the table with artery clogging fatty foods, and sit down to enjoy the great American pastime.

Watching the newest and coolest commercials premiere during some sports game.

As anybody who has visited here for any length of time already knows, I am not much of a televised sports enthusiast.

But I DO take the occasional vacation from the ole intellect, down a few brewskies, and allow myself to enjoy what is essentially the modern day equivalent of the Roman Gladiator games. (Only with perhaps a little more violence.)

I must confess I did not watch a single football game before today and had to ask around to find out who is playing.

But now that I know it's the kittens versus the ponies I am all hopped up and ready to watch the kind of aggressive game play which guarantees that many of these players will suffer the kind of head trauma that will ensure that they have forgotten not just this game, but where they live and their own names by the time they reach their mid sixties.

If there broken down bodies allow them to live that long of course. 

Yep, can hardly wait.

38 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Not much of a sportsball fan, but living in the PNW (and only about a mile away from Richard Sherman)I am well aware of the Seahawks. However, as an owner of horses, and Arabians in particular, today I say "GO BRONCOS"

    Archie Butt

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  2. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Go Broncos!
    DZ

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  3. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Gave up all football when they allowed Michael Vick to return to the NFL.

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    1. Anonymous3:14 PM

      Good for you, 2:39pm.

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    2. Anonymous4:17 AM

      Plus all the players with domestic abuse backgrounds, CTE diagnoses coming out of the woodwork, owners ripping off taxpayers and taking cities hostage for stadiums... the list goes on and on with this money pit of a "sport".

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  4. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Yeah, but it just ain't the same without the Hawks being in it. Next year!

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  5. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Thought this quote meme I saw today was perfect for the end of football season:

    Men with the biggest hearts have the worst tempers because they are passionate about every aspect of life.

    That's pretty true in my life and experience.

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    1. Anonymous4:17 AM

      Crock of shit.

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  6. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Who you rooting for, Gryphen?

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    1. Not sure only seen a few so far. But right now my favorite is the Doritos commercial.

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    2. Anonymous3:37 PM

      Oh Gryphen, that's the kind of commercial that makes me think advertisers believe their (mostly male) audience is mostly morons.

      On the other hand, I'm feeling may age when my spouse and I look at each other and say "what the heck was that about" after 80% of the ads so far.

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  7. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Sadly, symptoms of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encelipathy) also include violent behavior and suicidal thoughts :(

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_traumatic_encephalopathy

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  8. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Right, cuz body building is SO healthy and devoting your life to trashing a stupid failed politician is SO intellectually demanding.

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    1. Anonymous3:09 PM

      Somebody needs to eat a Snickers.

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    2. Anonymous3:09 PM

      Who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?

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    3. Anonymous3:53 PM

      Bristol, did you miss your period AGAIN?

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    4. Anonymous3:54 PM

      Did your Mommy give you a 30 day notice to move out of her basement?

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  9. Anita Winecooler3:11 PM

    I'm still using your top secret spinach dip recipe. My husband's planning on having a hoooooooge bash in the man cave, which is fine with me. I made my slow cooked, in the oven, pulled pork, a huge tray of wings, sliders, and bbq ribs, a bowl of my newest must have, kettle fried home made potato chips with horseradish, wasabi, and Cabot's extra sharp chedder cheese with the black label.
    To ease a little of the guilt, I made salad with romaine, olives, and garlic infused virgin olive oil and a tray of crudites with a few dips.

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    1. Anonymous3:38 PM

      Can I come to your house? I don't like football (too scripted, give me hockey) but I do like food.
      -meh

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    2. Anonymous5:27 PM

      I had a peanut butter sandwich and Cheetos.... Sigh.

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    3. Anita Winecooler11:26 AM

      It's only once a year, and we're moving now that the nest is empty, so it was kind of bittersweet. Going to miss everyone in the old neighborhood. The chips are my all time favorite and the most difficult to make, everything else just about cooks itself.
      I'm thinking of doing a "fund me"page for pooor Bey, so she can get some clothes to wear. Lady Gaga took some fashion tips from Sarah, but she's got a set of pipes that won't quit, she belted out the national anthem like a pro.

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  10. I like how the Panthers are psyching the Broncos out by playing like incontinent centenarians who cannot even hold on to the ball.

    Tricky.

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  11. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I live in Colorado and whenever the Broncos win, our supermarket gives out free doughnuts. My kids are rooting for the Broncos. And that's the extent of concern about the Superbowl in our house.

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    1. Anonymous3:53 PM

      I've really got no skin in the game, but was cheering for the Broncos until the one arrested in a human trafficking sting is still employed by the Broncos.

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  12. Anonymous3:46 PM

    Gryphen,
    Taking your famous spinach dip again?

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    1. Nah, I made that for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and I'm kind of over it right now.

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  13. Anonymous3:49 PM

    You may want to set politics aside for a few hours but brace yourself. The Jeb! super PAC decided to unload it's huge wad of cash on a Super Bowl commercial featuring big brother George.

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  14. Anonymous3:52 PM

    Watched the ads last year (family demanded party) and was appalled at the amount of women as sexual objects portrayed. Won't watch ever again, but the 4 and 8 year old nieces will be subjected to it annually.

    I guess it goes without saying that I wasn't a hit watching the game either. My "why don't they replay the butt grabs in slo mo" evidently is not good etiquette. Who knew.

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      I think it would be much more interesting if the same players played both offense and defense. 15 guys on a team (we'll give 'em a few spares) and just keep running. Kind of like field hockey, roughest game I ever saw.

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    2. Anonymous5:30 PM

      I think it would be much more interesting without helmets, padding, officials, or coaches, but with battle axes. The current game is for wimps.

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    3. Anonymous4:19 AM

      I agree 5:30 PM. And I want golf to have sand worms in the sand traps, kraken in the ponds, lions in the rough. That's golf I would watch, rich asshole getting eaten!

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  15. I am so glad for you for break.
    Wish you could share Buffalo Wings with Blue Stilton Dip and prerequisite celery, Minnesota Beer Cheese Soup with popcorn and do-it-yourself taco bar. Assorted veggies are a must with hummus and dips.
    Brownies, of course!
    Back to Paleo tomorrow!
    Enjoy the funny stuff..
    Thank you for enriching our everyday lives. You and Maddow.

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  16. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Gryphen, I'm coming to Alaska soon; my dream is to meet you and hang out. I think we'll get along very well. I'm not staying too long; I have a job in my home state. However, I'd love to meet you and see where you really come from!

    No pressure!
    Blue girl Liz ...living in a red state ...

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    1. Anonymous5:18 PM

      Creepy!

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    2. Anonymous5:42 PM

      I'm just kidding! Get over it!
      Liz.

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  17. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Jordan Loewe I hoped the beating you received from Sarah Palin's son wasn't as bad as what the Denver Broncos defense did to the Panther's quarterback

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  18. PUPPIES PUPPIES PUPPIES!

    And everyone's a winner.

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