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Thursday Night Football = LOVE

I LOVE nights with Thursday Night Football. And this week, more than usual, it’s important I watch because for the first time in our five+ years of dating, I can actually go to my boyfriend’s annual family Christmas Party (also known as the only event they get together for all year) thanks to the Patriots playing on Monday night. Finally, after all the years of fighting, my boyfriend guilt-tripping me to oblivion, all in the name of my endless devotion to the Patriots, I can go to his family party and I won’t have to worry about the scorn I’ll receive when he gets home.

I’m still slightly bummed that I’ll be missing the rest of the games but I’ll survive. Relationships, after all, are about compromise and making sacrifices. I guess I can sacrifice one Sunday afternoon. I hope the boyfriend appreciates this!

Thank you, Richard

Another Sunday, another week the Jets barely squeeze out a victory. Watching my team’s archrival barely eek out a win each week is frustrating. And make no mistake, the NFL and the broadcasting networks might want you to think the Colts are the Patriots’ biggest rival but they are sadly mistaken (as usual).

Now, we’re at the point in the season where I’ve gotten to watch the Patriots get two of the three MUST WINS. #1 the Steelers, and #2 the Colts. And I shouldn’t have to tell you which is #3.

But speaking of the Steelers, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Richard Seymour for doing what I (and I’m sure many other women) wish I could do myself… slapping Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger :

Thank you, Richard! Now, I think I should start a collection to help Seymour pay his fine. I’d definitely donate.


It’s weird, football (specifically NFL) is the only sport I can watch any team play. For example, I’m sitting here, thoroughly enjoying Green Bay vs. Dallas. I wouldn’t be caught dead watching a Milwaukee Brewers-Texas Rangers game. I guess you could say I’m an NFL fan of the Patriots order. Yeah, I like that.

But I don’t like what transpired in today’s Patriots game. Shitty from the get-go – I’m looking at you, Rob Gronkowski. For crying out loud, can someone catch a pass Brady’s throwing?! I’m not going to go into some tirade about the defense and Peyton Hillis running for over 180 yards against them. They were doing a decent job until the offense choked it up and they were forced to spend most of the game on the field. And with the Patriots offense doing nothing, Cleveland could sit back and go into super clock burning mode. Yeah, I said it.

At least the Patriots will head to Pittsburgh pissed off (I hope).

Should he stay or should he go

I find it incredibly annoying that some of the same folks now in a tizzy over the belief that Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady might be a free agent at the end of the 2010 season are the same folks that were relentlessly lobbying for the team to trade Brady and stick with Matt Cassel at the end of the 2008 season. Make up your minds, fools!

Situations like this, for example, the way Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been treated recently, are a strong indication of how ridiculous many Boston fans can be. Don’t even get me started on the treatment of Manny Ramirez.

Sometimes, being a Patriots fan feels like drowning in a sea of stupidity. That’s why I have to hand it to Steelers and Raiders fans sometimes. They might be cretins (I kid, I kid), but at least they know their football. And they’re FIERCELY loyal in ways an average Boston fan could never even hope to attain.

Seriously, I think I just want to move. 🙂

Today is Super!

This morning, my dad imparted some of his wisdom on me regarding this year’s Super Bowl. “It’s impossible to enjoy a Super Bowl after your team wins a few,” he said. He added, “I used to always enjoy the Super Bowl, no matter who was in it. Not anymore.” So true, pops.

In general, Super Bowls just don’t feel like they used to. For one, the commercials aren’t that good anymore. My dad thinks good Super Bowl commercials died with the attempted assassination of the Budweiser Frogs. Which reminds me, I forgot how totally awesome Terry Tate, Office Linebacker is:

Secondly, the halftime shows have sucked for years. Were they ever good? Does anyone even watch them? They’re too long. I’d much rather the regular 15 minute halftime and save the concert crap for the MTV Video awards or something.

At least this year has a compelling match-up… Peyton vs. Drew. I’m sure it goes without saying but in our house, we’re all about the Black & Gold tonight; the “Who Dat” crew, if you will. You can imagine the frustration I had in trying to explain “who dat” to my dad. He still doesn’t get it. I don’t really either, for that matter.

My boyfriend summed it up perfectly when he gave me his five reasons for why he wants the Saints to win tonight:
“1. I hate Peyton Manning.
2. I hate Peyton Manning.
3. I hate Peyton Manning.
4. The Saints have never even been to the Super Bowl before so that’s cool.
5. I hate Peyton Manning.”

My only hope is that it’s an entertaining game.

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