It’s a very slow sports viewing weekend…except for the Super Bowl. Packers vs. Steelers in the house Jerry built. I have nothing against the Steelers, and really admire Mike Tomlin (though Ben Roethlisberger is more than a little creepy, in a Lenny from “Of Mice and Men” way). But I will be pulling hard for the Packers tonight.
Why? Because Aaron Rodgers deserves that ring. And several more. He held his tongue, while a certain redneck, pill-popping, prima donna, pick six throwing egomaniac held the franchise hostage. Then, after #4 leaves town, people still wear his jersey to games for way longer than is understandable. Favre’s miserable performance on and off the field, combined with Rodgers leading the Pack on a stirring “road warrior” run through the NFC should put that to rest. But a Super Bowl title definitely does it, and hopefully we never hear about Brett Favre and cell phone pics of his tiny “man” parts ever again.
There’s also a State connection – in Favre’s senior year at Southern Miss, he lost the All-American Bowl to an underachieving 6-5 NC State team. I watched the game on ESPN Classic recently, and even then – all the broadcast team could say, from start to finish, was “Favre, Favre, Favre, Favre!”
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Have a great weekend, everybody!