Pro football doesn’t do all that much for me. But I just had this nagging feeling that the championship games were worth watching this year. And boy, was I right. After all, the Tom vs. Eli PR machine was in high gear.
So, I sat down with a friend, a bowl of chips and salsa, carrots and dip, turkey sandwiches, a little wine and 60 inches of testosterone HD-style. Big games deserve a big screen.
When the Ravens’ Billy Cundiff hooked his field-goal attempt that would have had them flying to Indy, I was heartsick. Not that I’m necessarily a Baltimore fan, but because I thought no one could feel any crummier at that moment than him. What happened in the locker room after that major miss? Did his teammates slap his pads and say good try or did they just slug him?
Next game – Eli was no bologna when he overcame six sacks in his record fifth playoff win. And nothing like overtime to crack out some IPA beer and Ben & Jerry’s chocolate cookie cake-something in my perfect woman cave. This time a foot made the difference. Lawrence Tynes’ foot that is. He booted the football up and over to clinch the 20-17 win with a field goal, taking advantage of San Francisco’s Kyle Williams’ fumbled punt (say that 10 times fast).
Just like the millions of other people watching the Big Game, I can’t wait, even if I am most excited about the commercials. Let’s see what Bud, Coors, Doritos and Snickers are up to this year.
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