It’s hard to talk about other sports when the Super Bowl® is fast approaching… so, I won’t (LOL! I just cracked myself up!). Anyway, I’m sure you all have heard by now on ESPN (or on CNN, The View, somewhere… Hey, I’m in to those shows, too!) that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals are about to face off this Sunday, A.K.A. the Super Bowl®.
If you haven’t watched a game with your significant other all season, here’s your chance to end the season out with a bang. If you don’t know, it’s the king of the sporting jungle, it’s the Motown of athletic melody, and the Bentley of competitive ingenuity (You get the picture… its good!). Seriously! Take the time to show your boo that you’d rather sit square in front of (maybe a little to the left) the television watching collision after collision rather than being on the computer, washing clothes, or sleeping (my fave pass time). You’ll probably even catch one of those million-dollar-slot commercials that you’ll love.
You have a few days, still, until the game… so a few things to note:
- Steelers are favored to win, their coach (Mike Tomlin) is young, and their quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger) is the most sacked (knocked down) QB in the league.
- The Cardinals have a veteran QB (Kurt Warner) who has won a ring (ultimate prize) already, they have this crazy receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, and… get this, the coach (Ken Whisenhunt) used to be the offensive coordinator for the Steelers and was overlooked for the head coaching position with the Steelers.
Remember, questions only during commercials!!
Hubby came in and told me the funniest thing he heard on sports radio on his drive home. Apparently, the host asked if listeners, as Ravens’ fans, would now root for the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl since they are in the same division as the Ravens (You know, some type of division unity?)… From the deluge of appalled-by-the-question fans was a comment that made Hubby and I scream (literally).
“I root for two teams: The Ravens and who ever’s playing the Steelers”!
Athletes all over the place are discussing the history that we all witnessed… (K, if you were sick or under a rock or something else, this guy was elected president of U.S. of America!… Just joking. Don’t be so sensitive.) and I’m just curious about something.
As public figures-which athletes are-journalists asked them of their thoughts surrounding this enormous occasion (uh, just about the biggest event ever…), but do you think they really express their true feelings?
For instance, radio personalities represent a small population of those who can express facts and their opinions, regardless of any impending scrutiny. They’ll say “I think he sucks” or “I think he’s the best” and then break for commercial. But, can a very public figure like Kobe (You know I had to go with him!) or a very beloved figure in the person of Brett Favre say “He sucks” and get away with it?
Everyone should have the right to be true about what they have going on up there in that thought realm, but instead I feel like (just like the new President and First Lady) some may fall into the bucket of being a symbol and from that perspective, aren’t able to be true at all.
Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James…
Who is the most dominant player?
I think I am extremely bias when it comes to this, but hands-down Kobe is the most dominant player in the NBA. I don’t take away from LeBron that he is the second greatest and because of his age will then be the greatest for a long time to come, but at this moment, right now (while I am laying on the couch in my robe watching ESPN) Kobe is the best, most dominant player in the NBA.
Once Labron wins a championship, then we can revisit this electric conversation… until then, all hail King Kobe.
I’m preparing myself for the Divisional Play-offs this weekend… Yep! Saturday and Sunday Hubby and I will be perched in front of the tube, watching high-def helmets and anxious coaches. I’m excited because after not being quite up to par all week, this is definitely going to be the highlight of my week (I know. I’m easily entertained.).
I have it all planned… I’m still going to have on my robe (Whatever. Don’t judge me!) and when you add a throw to the mix, all that’s needed is that perfect spot on the couch. I plan on milking the sick thing by asking Hubby (of course during commercials only) to get me my updated snacks, with the occasional foot rub (Love you, HoneyBunny!… Note: Nicknames go a long way in getting stuff for your planned event.).
What can be better than football, Hubby, snacks, and the couch (…Not necessarily in that order)? Join me in my weekend endeavor… Your boo will love you on the couch.
Go Ravens (No bias intended!)!!
Okay, so I’m not feeling well and Hubby has been the best… There is one thing, though. I think he may be taking advantage of my rather weak state and is forcing me to watch stuff that I normally wouldn’t in full strength (i.e. one-dimensional shows, scary stuff, those judge shows)… (What a sneak he is, right?).
Of course, for me, Hubby would never have to twist my arm to watch sports, but maybe your significant others do… When you fall under the weather, do you open one eye-while lying on the couch-to a game that he or she knows you wouldn’t be down for watching normally?
It’s safe to say that everything happens for a reason, right?… Com se com sa, uh (Ah, you like the French in me, don’t cha? LOL!)? You know, the belief that everything that happens in a person’s life has to happen and that it’s for some greater cause, whether good or bad. I feel that a person can determine a lot of what’s going to happen in his or her life with the decisions made, the attitude carried, and the words spoken (Obviously, this isn’t some secret formula… cracking up!).
The quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles (…not a complete fan of the shade of green as the team’s color, but I digress), Donavan McNabb, was “benched” (taken out of the game; coach’s removal) during a game against the Baltimore Ravens several weeks back. From this benching were stories of his eminent retirement, lost mojo, and being a detriment to the team…
Fast forward to today and he’s on top of the world, at least in the commentating world… McNabb is back! He’s the greatest! He’ll be back next year! And all the hype is steaming from his time-out session some weeks back.
I don’t think I want to buy this one… I think just like us-humans, them-humans are indeed human. And, with this human-nality (I’m full of made up stuff today, right?) comes the ups and downs that life deals us sometimes. I know, I know (I do…) they get paid millions to be non-humans, but no, they are. McNabb is having success because he’s a highly-skilled human-athlete, not because the coach thought he wasn’t playing nicely with the others and during that time he analyzed his life’s worth.
I’m good now… I got it out. Breathe. Breathe.
So, it’s a new year… time to do things differently, time to put things in order, and time to take advantage that it’s, indeed, a new year.
I guess what I’d like to promote is just giving stuff (like sports) a chance. You know, something that you wouldn’t normally be into try to learn something about it… I like to periodically remind you guys of why I’m here and that’s to help relationships to benefit from the knowledge and appreciation of sports.
Whether you like it or not, sports for a lot of people, is apart of life… So, why hate or refuse with something that’s going to be part of your life anyway? Understand that your significant other is significant for a reason and your embracing of what he or she loves would truly be a benefit to your relationship.
Happy New Year!… Make it that for someone else, too.