Monday, January 26, 2009

It's that time again

Once again, it's time for the Super Bowl err...THE BIG GAME.

Remember when David Tyree made that incredible ball-stuck-to-his-helmet catch?

Remember when Eli Manning was the Super Bowl MVP?

Remember when these nigh impossible events both happened in the same game?

What kind of craziness will happen this year? It's going to be hard to top last year, but we're going to watch nevertheless because, well, that's what we do. I've got a few people who seem interested, and I think the game is at 5:30pm, so if you want to come join in for some fun, I'll have people over probably about 3pm for some pre-game Rock Band. No wardrobe malfunctions, please.


At 10:16 PM, January 26, 2009, Blogger Tiffany said...

Ooh. An event I can (and want to) actually attend. Is there an admission price/food bearing requirement/etc?

At 10:20 PM, January 26, 2009, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I'll be hosting my department. But here's my prediction -- the margin of victory will be 13+ points.

At 10:33 PM, January 26, 2009, Blogger scott said...

I am a doubtful. I will take the 13 or less points for margin of victory.

At 11:45 PM, January 26, 2009, Blogger Michael said...

I think you have to take 12 or less. No pushes here thank you very much.

I'm hoping to make it. Looks possible maybe.

Go Cardinals. Although I'll admit I'm not as passionate about this as last year.

At 9:35 AM, January 27, 2009, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

Scott: We are sooooo due for the kind of blowout I grew up with, and the Cards, win or lose, are a blowout team.

Michael: Are you rooting for the Cards or against the Steelers? Between this and the Pats, do you dislike AFC teams or just good teams?

I don't have a clear favorite -- I like all the major personalities, and Boldin and Roethlisberger have both been good to my fantasy team. I'm just happy the Eagles are out.

At 10:09 AM, January 27, 2009, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I should be there.

At 11:35 AM, January 27, 2009, Blogger Brian said...

I'm for Pittsburgh. The 8-8 cards being in the superbowl is an abomination, like non-pilot cylons. I'm hoping for a blowout, like 28-7 (with the 7 being a stunning Fitzgerald touchdown)

At 3:26 PM, January 27, 2009, Blogger Michael said...

Order of rooting operations:

1. For the Broncos - obviously
2. Against the Patriots - should be equally obvious
3. Against the AFC west - obviously
4. For the Saints - semi-obviously
5. For a big underdog - having rooted for one of the biggest perpetual underdogs during my childhood (Broncos in superbowl) this is hard to resist
6. For the AFC - I grew up in an era where the AFC never won the superbowl.

Here 5 takes precedence over 6.

I don't begrudge the Cardinals their entry into the playoffs at all. They wrapped up their division in approximately week 3 and had no realistic shot at a bye, so they tanked it up. Oh well.

Now, the fact that they hosted two games is bad. That is a flaw with the NFL structure in my opinion. Using the divisions to determine playoff qualifiers is fine. But after that, seed by record (ties go to division winners).

At 7:11 PM, January 27, 2009, Blogger scott said...

I think I would even take 12 or less; although admittedly less enthusiastically.
Yeah we are due for a blowout that was the norm for many years. Yes Arizona is a blow out kind of team one way or the other depending on whether their offense or defense or both or neither really show up. Yes Arizona's defense rarely shows up but they have shown occaisional flashes of brilliance. And of course, Pittsburgh is definitely not a blow out team. (a 12-0 score would not count as a blowout in my mind).
I guess I am rooting for Arizona having lived there for a number of years; but I think Pittsburgh is more likely to win.

At 6:38 PM, January 28, 2009, Blogger scott said...

I am out for Sunday


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