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January 16, 2005

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Dan

I've got a couple of Masshole friends who've recently transplanted to the midwest. They're the reason I wasted away October watching beisbol (though I'm not sure I could have avoided that ALCS in any event) and now why I find myself, against my better instincts (and against a remaining sense of fealty toward a former roommate and his love for the Raiders--please don't bring up the "Snow Bowl"), rooting for the Pats.

I shall avoid bringing up Super Bowl XX, mostly because it would only serve to emphasize how Chicago sports fans are forced to live in the past.

Absent that, a quote that managed to arise a number of times last night:

"Here are some words that rhyme with Corey: Gory. Story. Allegory. Montessori."

Miguel Sánchez

a former roommate and his love for the Raiders--please don't bring up the "Snow Bowl"

The Raiders are more of an object of pity these days, but it has to be said: the well-officiated game known as the "Snow Bowl" was simply karmic justice for 1976 and - especially - 1977.

"Here are some words that rhyme with Corey: Gory. Story. Allegory. Montessori."

I love that episode. I love even more having a real running back for the first time since Curtis Martin left. Two good games to look forward to next week.

Dan

The Raiders are more of an object of pity these days

Said roommate was unreachable by phone the evening of Super Bowl XXXVII. Seems he was busy picking up a DUI.

the well-officiated game known as the "Snow Bowl"

"Well-officated"... I said don't start with me...

Kriston

I'm fine with the Pats, but when I don't have a horse in the race I must admit I generally root for the team with the bigger air game. I didn't exactly believe that Manning was ready for the cold, but I wouldn't called that over/under.

I'm somewhat concerned about the prospects of a Pennsylvania brother-against-brother bowl (staged, where, roughly in Harrisburg?) so I'm going to hope that the Pats can put an end to that frightening prospect. But I don't think so. That team doesn't have any stars!

Miguel Sánchez

That team doesn't have any stars!

Now you're just messing with me. But while I New England's chances and think it should be a great game, I'm not as wound up about it. Partly it's that I've liked the Steelers since their '70's heyday. Partly that, rather than the air game, I like the sort of team they have, built first on defense and strong running (the Patriots' lack of which until this year has been a source of great frustration.) And for all the attention they get, there isn't quite the same level of hype around them as Manning gets. If/when he ever does win a Super Bowl, I'll have to avoid tv for a couple of years. Same goes for McNabb - though he's been tempting fate with those Chunky Soup ads for some time now. But it makes it all the more important that the AFC champ wins it all.

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