I imagine you have heard the terrible news. That this will take some getting used to is an understatement. I thought 2006 was bad, not to mention 2007, but this? Dear lord. Speaking of 2007, would it have killed the NFC to send up a representing team on the verge of implosion with a quarterback who had completely lost his game in the latter half of the season? Was that too hard to do a second time? Goddamn Mannings. I guarantee you one thing: Eli will never will another Super Bowl. I don't know if the Patriots will--I expect a lot of changes on the defense after this year, and who knows what the impact will be--but Manning? Never. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to resume ignoring all news media while lying in a fetal position and moaning. I do hope to write on other topics today, but I've still got some stages to go through--as this post probably shows, I'm still mired in anger, although there have been moments of bargaining as well. But don't get me started on the dreams I had in which the Patriots somehow won, all ending with the realization that, oh no, that's right, they lost. Over and over again. Blah.
. . . Updating, Jeremy Shockey had an impressive number of glasses on the bar in front of him when the camera cut to show him watching the game. Not that they were necessarily all his, of course, but it certainly looked like most of them were. And oh, I think I link to and remark positively on stuff over at the Globe's website often enough to say screw this feature. Dancing with the Stars? The Beanpot? You put this up the morning after the Super Bowl? WTF?
More: "haven't watched too many games"? And people complained about bandwagon Patriots fans.