I have my appetizers made for the Super Bowl party we will be attending later today. Good people, good food, good times. Normally I am as vocal about the game as I am about my political beliefs (no one asks me about those anymore), but I really don't care about tonight's game.
I liked Eli Manning when he played for Ole Miss, which is weird, because he is the only Manning to beat my Gators and he did it back to back seasons. But I had a great deal of respect for him.. until his NFL draft when he turned into a whiny, little daddy's boy who refused to play for San Diego. I would smack my son if he acted like that publicly. So, I am having a hard time thinking about cheering for the Giants.
Then there is the New England Cheaters, I mean, Patriots. The coach was caught cheating last summer, the quarterback was cheating on his pregnant girlfriend (it doesn't get much tackier than that) and they are playing on Super Sunday for the, what?, fourth time this decade? They should have been prohibited from post-season play after last summer's debacle. But that is why I like college football.
So, I have to cheer for the whiner and not the cheats, but, really? I'd rather stay home and watch a movie.
Oh, well, hopefully the commercials will be great.
UPDATE: Wow! What a game! I think the last time I actually enjoyed a SuperBowl this much was 2003, but that is because the Buccaneers won. Since I had no real feeling for either team, I could appreciate the great plays on both sides. I would have enjoyed it even if the Pats had kept Eli and company from scoring that last TD. I was glad the Pats "perfect season" was killed and that the cheaters didn't win.
Sadly, there was too much party in my Super Bowl and I was late to work this morning AND am not feeling too well. I am normally much better about controlling my libations (DSD was driving, so that wasn't an issue), but it must have gotten out of control at some point. And I have a college class tonight, so I won't be going to bed early. :-(