Monday, January 22, 2007

That's Entertainment

I'd like to say something deep today. But that's the trick, isn't it.

So instead, here is a random sample of what is flitting through my mind right now.

Mr. Schprock has finally posted the long awaited and much anticipated tall tale of Big John Mooney. Stop by and let him know just how talented a writer he is.

Shopping at Costco is at all times like food shopping when you haven't eaten -- you drive away with a pile of junk. That said, I am happy to announce that I am the proud new owner of a NCAA junior sized football, the original Star Wars trilogy (digitally remastered of course), and my very own copy of Tarantino's masterpiece, True Romance.

As much as I was rooting for the Pats (I played Metroid Prime Hunters on Nintendo DS during the fourth quarter), I have to say, congrats to Peyton Manning and crew. There is nothing more disrespectful I think than to denigrate a quarterback as prolific as he is for an inability to win the big one. Well now he's going to the Superbowl you armchair pundits, spewers of statistics and disgruntled wannabe couldabeens. So shut up already and enjoy the next game. It promises to be a good one.

And let me say this. What is up with Tom Brady? Before the game, he called Peyton Manning to wish him luck or some such. "It comes down to you and me once again, eh old buddy?" After the game -- a game for the record books mind you (see smash mouth football) -- where was Tom Brady when Peyton was combing the field looking for him? Belichick practically brushed Manning aside in his haste to get off the field.

Before you make excuses for their behavior, ask yourself this: what would Brett Favre have done? Listen guys, you just won three of the last five Superbowls, and have and still enjoy total dominance in the AFC. You just took out the San Diego Chargers and came within a Caldwell drop of winning a trip to Miami. I can't say I'm too impressed with your sportsmanship. How many times have you dashed the hopes of the team that just barely got by you? You could at least shake their hands, say good game, and mean it.

It's cold in New England. In her haste to warm up the truck, my wife leaned over from the passenger seat and started it up. I was strapping Emmett into the car seat in the back when her hand slipped and she did a face plant into the driver's seat.

That's entertainment folks.


Beth said...

I hope your wife is okay!

As for the game, you know I'm a Colts fan, but wow, my husband and I were ecstatic. I even teared up. I mean 36 years is a LONG time not to go to a Superbowl. It's my entire lifetime!

I am so glad you brought up the conduct of Brady after the game. What the hell was that? I couldn't believe how he and his coach snubbed Peyton. You know, he would have looked so much better if he had walked out and shook Peyton's hand, said "good game," and all the rest of it. In my opinion, they both looked like complete jackasses.

I guess it's time to look ahead and plan my Superbowl menu. I still can't believe my guys are going to be there and I think Peyton is long overdue.

mr. schprock said...

As a Pats fan, that was a very tough game to watch; but, now that I've had my cry, blown my nose and washed my face, I can actually say I'm happy for Peyton Manning. I hope the Colts win the Superbowl, so Peyton can be remembered for something other than his commercials.

Toni Anderson said...

LOL at the face splat--just because it is exactly the sort of thing I would do!! Hope nothing was broken.

I saw the football--actually I have seen most of the playoffs thanks to DH. I like the Patriots but was pleased for the colts and Manning.

Shesawriter said...

I always--ALWAYS--eat before I shop there. If you don't you risk going into serious debt. And for God's sake, don't take the kids.

amberdusk said...

I watched that game, though not much stuck (I prefer baseball). Awesome to see the joy on a teams faces when finding out that they will be going to the superbowl.
Now I am heading out to put the Terantino flick in my netflix queue. Thanks for the recommendation!

magnetbabe said...

I totally agree about the Pats. I lost some of my great respect for both Brady and Belichick. It almost justifies Tomlinson's badmouthing. Dean is a huge Bears fan otherwise I would be Colts all the way. But I'm happy for Peyton and a big Suck It to all the nay sayers. Cut that meat!! (I, for one, LOVE his commercials...)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I love True Romance

(Literally, as well as in the cinematic sense)

This was Tarantino's breakthrough screenplay. He couldn't wangle directing the project himself, so he sold the screenplay, allowing him to write and direct Reservoir Dogs.

Bailey Stewart said...

I like Tony Dungy, so I'm rooting for the Colts. And yes, bad attitude does not make for a great athlete. I've lost some respect for Belicheck and Brady too.

LOL at the face plant.

fringes said...

This was better than a sports blog today. Great assessment of Brady. I totally agree.