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I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

Posted on: February 8, 2010 2:29 am

Confession is good for the soul they say (and just who in the bloody hell are they anyway?).  So I have a confession.  I missed a great deal of the Super Bowl on Sunday.  While millions of fans and non fans were glued to their myriad of types of TV's. I was not one of them. 

I was at a play instead.

Well, I was at one early in the afternoon anyway.  When the Mrs. told me she was easily able to get tickets for a play my son and her would like to see, I told her of course you could. it's the day of the Super Bowl.  The two of them, not being fans of the game whatsoever, didn't care. 

Now sacrifice is a word that seems to have lost some meaning in 2010 when it comes to personal decisions.  We all like to do what we want to do.  Sometimes, however, we get to do what someone else wants to do.  Today was my turn.

So off we go to the play, which was not bad (a musical adaptation on Mark Twain's or Samuel Clemens', take your pick, Life on the least they kept it short and moving along which means I didn't snooze for once).  Afterward the family and I headed out in the light snow to the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas.  Now my main purpose in going there was to dine at Dave & Busters.  If I was giving up the game, at least I was going to use my 2 for 1 coupon and get my favorite dish there, the Mixed Grill.  Nothing like steak, chicken, and ribs, even if it was in small quanities, to make up for my glorious and noble forgoing of the game.

Along the way, before our meal, the Mrs. and son needed to do some shopping.  Seems somwhere between leaving home and the end of the play, a slight wardrobe malfunction occoured with the my sons jeans.  So a new pair was of the essence.  Securing those at American Eagle (sorry, K-Mart just won't do in his school), I tagged along while they shopped for a bit.  Occasionally even old dad found an item he liked.  Of course the mall, a gem of a place built in fields near the Kansas Speedway, was quiet.  Very quiet.  Had to keep explaining to the family that most people were watching the pregame and game.  Most people were not us I was told.  Wisely I kept quiet.

Finally the shopping gets done, the meal is consumed, and we're off for home.  I get in the door, swap the laundry, and sit down to see the last 12 minutes of the game.  I get to see the Saints totally prove me wrong.  I had written in an essay contest that the Saints 25th ranked defense would keep them from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  Well, that was wrong.  It was me, in retrospect, taking raw stats and not seeing more to them.  Kudos to the Saints for winning the game.  The Saints fans are long suffering and deserve the victory. 

And what did I deserve for my valiant sacrifce, a trip to the gas station and grocery store after the game had ended.  I bet no one in Louisana had to do that after the game, unless it was to get more beer, pop, or food to celebrate with.  I was getting hamburger, milk, veggies, and other staples for this week's meals.

At least I ended up polishing off a bag of Munchos and a Coke at the gas station for my reward.  Just call it the key lime pie I didn't get for desert 2+ hours earlier.  On the whole, it still was a poor substitute for smooth, creamy, tart, sugary goodness of pie.

And next year.....I'll have to do it all over again.  For my family's happiness, I really don't mind, unless the Chiefs or Rams somehow get there.  Then all bets are off and dad plops his rear in front of the TV.  Screw the play if that happens.  And I get my pie also, 2 pieces. Real big slices.

Then again.........


Since: Feb 28, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2010 1:33 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

You guys who missed the game missed a thriller. I am from New Orleans, and i am 14 years old. I have waited all my life, which isn't too too long, but it was amazing. So much history was made in that game. Drew Brees set a record for qb rating, and tied the record for most completed passe in a superbowl. Peyton Manning was one pass short of tying. Garret Hartley  set a record for most field goals of 40 plus yards in a superbowl. It was the first Superbowl that the Saints ever played in. It was also the first one that the Saints won. D2 i follow your posts quite frequently, but i have to say that I am a little concerned that you missed the Superbowl for a play.

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2010 11:30 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

Honestly, the 1st quarter was unexciting, the 2nd was ok, and the 3rd was anit-climatic.  Seems to me you arrived home just in time to catch the best part of the game.  Just remember, if you care to watch it again just to make sure I'm right, we all know that NFL network will be playing it relentlessly as, well, the draft is still too far away and the game was a good one. 

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2010 8:07 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

That is an interesting blog.  Glad you wrote it.  I thought maybe I was the only one that missed the game.  I ve been distancing myself from the NFL.  The NFL is just to much.  Every where I turn its, "NFL This Morning", "NFL This Afternoon" and "NFL Tonight".  I grew up a Browns fan and will never stop watching them and pulling for them.  But the NFL has gotten so bad that I am not interested in any other teams (no disrespect to anyones teams.......except the Steelers and Bengals).  Do you remeber, if youre a none southerner,  how NASCAR started catching on in the north?  Then they started having all these shows about it on all the time.  It turned a lot of people off the sport by over publicizing it.  Now most people dont care anything about the sport.  Thats how I feel about the NFL.  If the Browns are in the Super Bowl I will watch it.  But they have never been and probably never will be so I dont think I will ever watch another Super Bowl agian.  But thanks for giving me an idea for what to do next year.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2010 7:29 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

You're unAmerican, Moo.  J/K.  I too had the wrong side of this game, however my strongest play was for the under the total, which easily came to fruition.  I just didn't see the absolute shootout everybody else was seeing, and the total fell right where I thought it would, although I was going more along the lines of 28-21 Colts.  New Orleans totally outcoached the Colts, and I'm sick and tired of the excuses of conservative play calling, especially from Peyton Favre.  Isn't he the one who gets three plays at the line of scrimage and chooses which one to run based on the D?  Isn't he the one who chased the punt unit off the field a couple years ago?  I think he is.  If anyone has to question who is in charge of the Colts, they don't pay much attention, although Manning has played more than well enough to earn the leeway he has.  Just when you hang yourself with it, don't go looking to blame somebody else, Peyton Sehorn.

Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2010 3:01 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

It was refreshing to hear a retraction of a bold prediction.  Most writers do not or will not take the effort to pull back any misguided poetry.  You my friend, had the Kahonas to do just that.  Thank heavens, your wife had the foresight to give them back to you in time to write your next essay.

You missed a great game, but you had good reason.  Thank goodness you didnt have to go to another one of those baby showers like last year.


Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2010 10:26 am

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

I watched, but this was probably the least interested I've been in a Super Bowl in a long time.  As I get older, football is slowly sliding down my list of favorite sports.   Every other year I get a little excited for the Olympics and cheering for the Red, White, and Blue.  And baseball and NASCAR still get my blood pumping.  But I can't really get all that excited for football or basketball anymore.  Heck, even golf and tennis rile me up more than football.

Oh well.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2010 8:34 am

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

I missed most of the game as well. I was at a good party and we were conversating and cracking jokes in different rooms while the game went on. I'm not a fan of either team, but both teams have classy players and coaches and I didn't care which team won. I didn't 'hate' either team.
I'm not sure if I could have been talked into a play though...

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2010 5:43 pm

I Confess....I Missed Most of the Super Bowl

Great write up D2!  I will confess that I missed most of the game as well.  But in my case, it was because I really didn't care.  I don't really like either team, so I was indifferent as to who won, although if I had to root for one of them I would have picked the Saints.  I played video games the whole time except the halftime show (I love The Who even in their old age) and the last few minutes (so that if something insane happened I would be able to talk about it at school today).  So, you're not alone.

Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2010 10:23 am
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