Monthly Archives: February 2017

Super Bowl Li, in the books

What did I just see?

A 25-point comeback? In the Super Bowl? Are you kidding me?

I picked New England going in and gave up on them somewhere in the 3rd quarter.I was right, then I was wrong.

Greatest comeback of all time. Greatest Super Bowl of all time.

And yes, Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. Sorry, Joe.






Super Bowl LI, end of the third

Ugly. Grisly even.

Sure, New England scored a touchdown. Finally. But at one point Atlanta held a 25-point lead.

No team comes back from a 25-point deficit. Not in a Super Bowl.


Super Bowl LI, halftime

Yep, the game will be decided by defense, all right. The Falcons defense.

Tom isn’t looking all that terrific, and the pick six during the second quarter probably was the final nail in the coffin for a Patriots team that’s clearly being buried alive. Falcons lead 21-3, and no team has ever come back from more than a 10-point lead to win a Super Bowl.We’re looking at an old-fashioned beat down, I do believe. Let’s see how bad the damage will be.

The second half looks to get even uglier.We’re looking at an old-fashioned beat down, I do believe. Let’s see how bad the damage will be.

We’re looking at an old-fashioned beat down, I do believe. The only question is how bad the damage will be in the second half.

Frankly, I’m stunned the Falcons are this good. Tight defense, solid offense, and young. They’re my pick to win next year’s Super Bowl as well.

Off to watch Gaga now.



Super Bowl LI, end of the first

Ominous start.

Patriots get a lackluster three-and-out on their first offensive series.

Then on the Falcons first series, Devonta Freeman busts a 37- first-down run, but the Falcons offense stalls before they can get another first down.

Will defense decide this game?

First quarter ends 0-0. First scoreless first quarter in Super Bowl history.


Super Bowl LI pregame

It’s 5:29 Central Time, and I’m ready to roll.

The referees have been introduced, they’ve rolled out George H.W. Bush in his wheelchair joined by wife Barbara on her … I’ll call it a golf cart. They’ve shown the obligatory shot of VP Mike Pence, and 41 just tossed the coin somewhere on the field.

It’s show time! Where are my chicken wings!


I pick the Patriots. Because Tom Brady …

Why change now?

I’m going with the better quarterback, and I’m still not sold on the Falcons’ Niedermeyer, ah, Matt Ryan.

I’m not sold on Tom Brady either if he really does support Trump, but that’s a discussion for another column entirely. Today, the Saturday before the Super Bowl, I’m talking football only, and I’m going with the deflatorator.

And defense. Gotta like the Patriots’ defense.

But mainly Tom Brady.



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