Tag: Super Bowl Forty-Five
OK, OK, – I have been accused of boring you with some of my most recent posts – so I am turning it over to my buddy Sid and he will be “Dishing it Out” – as it relates to Super Bowl Sunday and Super Bowl XLV (Super Bowl Forty-Five).
Wassup Everybody – I am Sid and I will be dishing it out – Super Bowl style. Keep up if you dare.
A little history: My pops sat me on his lap one Sunday afternoon and told me we were going to watch this game on tv and my life was changed forever. This Sunday – I plan to do the same with my daughter.
The game: Super Bowl V (Five), the teams: Dallas Cowboys (the Boys, da Boys, America’s Team) vs Baltimore Colts; the coaches: Don McCaffety and Tom Landry; the result: Cowboys lose in the last 5 seconds; the score: 16 – 13, in favor of the Colts; Most turnovers in a game by winning team (7); thus the aptly named “Blunder Bowl”; only time the game MVP was won by the losing team (Chuck Howley); 1st Superbowl on artificial turf and much more.
Each team had a quarterback controversy with each team having the greatest names in team and football history, the Colts had Johnny Unitas (he and my pops have/had a flat-top haircut) and Earl Morrall and the Cowboys had Craig Morton and Roger Staubach. Unitas started for the Colts and Morton started for the Boys. But Unitas and Staubach “Roger the Dodger” were great!
Today, the Colts have since moved to Indianapolis and have one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history (Payton Manning) and Dallas has of the few Hispanics to ever play quarterback (Tony Romo) and is the home of Cowboy Stadium, which according to many – is the greatest stadium ever built.
OK, OK – enough already….what does that have to do with the Super Bowl or Supper Bowl???
Super Bowl: Because the NFL Championship game is the biggest game and biggest event of the year and will probably surpass viewership of the last world cup. More than 100 million people are expected to watch this game – expecting the largest viewing audience ever. Crazy numbers – crazy game – crazy fun!
This years Super Bowl pits the Green Bay Packers vs the Pittsburgh Steelers; the Packer Backers vs Steeler Nation; Cheese-heads against the Terrible Towels; the baddest vs the baddest; the oldest vs the oldest; the best vs the best on the biggest stage on earth!
I love football – it is the American game version of James K. Polk’s, “Manifest Destiny” where you conquer one bit of territory at a time. It is a brutal game with high impact collisions, it is beautiful with the magnificent catches and fast as F@#$ runners and the amazing accuracy of high profile kickers and quarterbacks. Bad-ass Athletes! The best the world has to offer! Screw the Olympics – this is where it’s at – the Super Bowl!
It has so many real world applications and I will share them here as they relate to the Super Bowl – The world and football can be:
- tough, unforgiving and sometimes punishing;
- Mistakes can cost you the game and a mistake in life can cost you your freedom or life;
- Final – You may or may not get second chances;
- A game of inches – ever come close to crashing your car?
- Hard but fun – try it out;
- Unpredictable – one turnover can change the game, in life – do you know what tomorrow will bring?;
- Determined by someone else – bad calls by the officials, poor judgment on someone else’s part;
- A Bad-ass Party – There will be parties every where, in Dallas and in your hometown, and how do you think the winner feels;
- Disciplined – taking lots of hard work to be successful;
- Tough – life can be tough;
- Majestic – ever see the grand canyon or a forest full of evergreens;
- A time to bond – I have bonded with many athletes and people in life;
- Filled with exciting moments;
- Depressing – lots of those in life and watch your team lose the big one; and
- A whole bunch of other things – Football has real world applications and I could go on for days!!
But for many of us, it is a game – much like life but this is the biggest game of all. Football rocks, the Super Bowl Rocks and the Super Bowl, to me, is a chance to hold my own Super Bowl Party at my house! Just me – not cuz I’m selfish but because I am a Fan! I’m a frikkin football fan!
I don’t invite no-one but the most ardent of football fans. So usually I watch it alone. Not even with my pops – even though he turned me on to the game.
Supper Bowl: I call it my very own “Supper Bowl” Party! That’s right – I said Supper Bowl! And the fact that I watch the game alone is because I am a football fan! Big time! And I don’t want no distractions or interruptions, period. I call it the supper bowl cuz I make food enough for a week just to watch one damn game.
I get to prepare, cook, watch guys analyze, wait for my food, turn up the tv, take a break, drink non-alcoholic beer (I don’t get drunk anymore); I can do what I want how I want when it comes to the super bowl. I haven’t missed a game in 40 years.
And I do it in the comfort of my own home, because:
- If I gotta pee – I go pee;
- If I wanna stop the game – I stop the game (thank God for digital video recording or DVR;
- If I wanna see a play over and over – I watch it over and over (see previous);
- If I get bored – I change the channel (thank God for cable);
- If I wanna be entertained – I watch the commercials – they pay a million bucks for one half minute ad;
- I love the e-trade babies;
- If I wanna eat – I eat; and
- If I wanna drink – I drink!
And I always record the game for later viewing…
The game itself has gay connotations: Packers; tight-end; men in tights; men who slap other men on the butt; one guy that gets right up on another guy who is in a bent over position and then puts both hands right up under his butt; to handle a ball; they squeeze through; they need protection; and there even used to be a team called the Oilers. Funny, huh?
It is masculine, except for the kickers – they usually tackle like sissies; it is brutal; it is hard hitting and it requires lots of hard work. It is zoological: Seahawks, Eagles, Bears, Ravens, Colts, Falcons. It is war: Cowboys v Redskins, Titans v Giants; Raiders v Buccaneers (A joke: a boy is dressed as a pirate for Halloween – a man asks: who are you supposed to be? the boy answers: A pirate – the man asks: Where are your buccaneers? the boy replies: On my buckin head!) Get it! — Anyway!
I can go on and on but I will stop here… The game is in two days – I have already gone shopping – and I plan on doing something I have not ever done. I am going to watch the game with my daughter. She is just now getting to know the game. She is a doll and I love her. She has never seen a Super Bowl, but she does like football and this will be a chance to bond with her like never before.
I will cook all kinds of food and we will eat; I will laugh with her and we will yell together at great plays and we will do something together for the very first time! I love these moments in our life – it will never be forgotten!
So with many million others – I anticipate one of the biggest days of the year, in athletics. Christmas and Easter are the two biggest days of the year. But I wait for those too. But back to football – I can hardly wait. I doubt we will be disappointed – I even bet on this game – $15 bucks total, yep that is all!
I will be responsible, I will be home and I will be doing what I like to do more than anything else in the world – hang out with my daughter and watch football. Sharing Life, Love, Faith and God!
I only ask that you do the same – be safe, be responsible and enjoy the game – remember – it is just a game because: Life is more important, love is more important, faith is necessary to go on in this world and God is the greatest gift of all. God gave us the talent, the ability and the opportunity to be better people. He gave us the minds to create the greatest game of all and the biggest stage to enjoy it.
Make this game an opportunity to make new friends, forge stronger relationships and to have fun. And if you miss it or don’t care for it – cool! This is our blog – write your own and tell me how Futball is the greatest sport – but until then – Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Oh and I have one final Question – Who the hell is Mary?
I am Sid and I am just “Dishing it Out!”
Laters – Sid