Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'll watch, but only for the commercials...

:: sigh :: I've reluctantly agreed to attend a friend's Super Bowl party. Maybe.

Packer fans are just now moving from shock to mourning. I have to give credit to my dear old dad, though, for channeling Basil T. Throckmorton to help us get through it all. Basil's timing is impeccable as he bursts upon the scene with acerbic observations that cut to the chase:


Let's Play Jeopardy!

Alex Trebek: Welcome everyone, Contestant #1 please select a category and amount.

Contestant: Uh, Alex, I'll take NFL players for $500.

AT: And the answer is, James Jones and Nick Collins.

Contestant: Who should be banned forever from the entire State Of Wisconsin for losing the first Bears game and for giving away the Giants playoff game, both through stupidity.

AT: Right! Please select again.

Contestant: I'll take NFL assistant coaches for $1,000.

AT: The answer is Green Bay Packers Defensive Co-ordinator.

Contestant: That's a trick answer, they obviously don't have one.

AT: Oooh, I'm so sorry, it's Bob Sanders. He's the guy that blew the Giants playoff game by not devising a pressure defensive scheme that would get in Manning's face and not let him think he was on a walk in the park. And he also let Al (Hairpile) Harris cover Plaxico Burress one on one the whole game, letting both Giant players have their one and only career game!

For those who know of my geographical roots, the pity party has begun. I'm not sure what I dislike more -- the pity or the gloating.

At least the Cowboys lost, too [insert wicked grin].

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