Tuesday, February 1, 2011
So it’s the week of the super bowl, my favorite sporting event of the year. Quick interesting fact about the super bowl; Super Bowl Sunday is on average the leading day for domestic violence (hide ya kids, hide ya wife!)! But anyways, this year should be a really great game, and hopefully very little domestic violence will take place. For those of you that don’t watch sports or live in a cave, the two teams in the super bowl this year are the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both are defensive minded football teams with pretty damn good offenses as well, so they match up pretty evenly. Right now Vegas is favoring Green Bay by 2.5 points with an over/under (total combined score, you can bet either higher or lower) of 44. If I were a betting man, I’d go with the under and Green Bay to win. Something tells me that this is going to be the year that Aaron Rogers really establishes himself as a superstar quarterback. Now, that will not be the way I will be cheering though. I’m not a full-fledged Pittsburgh fan, but my grandfather was, and I have some family ties to Pittsburgh. The only problem with me wanting to root for Pittsburgh though, is that I will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the game. So I feel like cheering for Pittsburgh with a horde of drunken Green Bay fans surrounding me at wherever I’m watching the game would be a bad idea. So I will most likely sit quietly and cheer inside my head for James Harrison to take someone’s head off. By the way, did any of you guys see his interview today on ESPN talking about tackling players during the game? I thought it was quite funny. A particularly funny quote from the interview, “If you can, can you lay a pillow down where I'm going to tackle them so they don't hit the ground too hard ... Mr. Goodell?” I think its funny when players call out people in authority like this. Because I mean, what can the commissioner do, throw a fine at him because he made a joke? Hopefully Big Ben Roethlisberger will continue having the season he is having on the field (we definitely can’t afford anymore off the field shenanigans…. keep him away from any local college sorority/frat party before the game!). If the Steelers offense can keep pace with Aaron Rogers, then I think this will turn out to be a nail biter. That’s about everything I have to say about the super bowl. I will probably post something next week about how crazy the Packers fans were in Wisconsin.