February 1, 2009

The late afternoon, mid-winter garden walk.

Inside the garden

Mid-winter garden walk

Feel free to talk about anything in the comments — including that thing, that... game...

ADDED: Did you like Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem? A partial clip of the performance is here. AND: Better video here.

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blake said...

It just takes a little bit of this, a little bit of that
It started with a kiss
Now were up to bat
A little bit of laughs, a little bit of pain
Im telling you my babe
Its all in the game of ...

Bissage said...

(1) Regarding the Super Bowl, it is important that kids all across America internalize the lesson of that first NFL public service message: Even though you are working in a supermarket, never give up on your dream to play pro ball.

If you work in a supermarket, you are a loser.

Never forget that kids.

If you work in a supermarket, YOU ARE A LOSER!!!

And don’t be afraid to let your thoughts run wild.

If you don’t play in the NFL, YOU ARE A LOSER.

No matter what you do, YOU ARE A LOSER IF YOU DON’T PLAY PRO BALL!!!

(2) Lovely. Just lovely.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I live in Tampa Bay, from what I'm hearing the ticket prices for that thing are almost down to their face value. Another excess falling away because of the economy. Actually kid of scary.

I think today was our first day of spring. I noticed the trees are flowering and the azelias are blooming. I got warm in my jacket and had to stop for ice cream. I'm bragging in case you didn't notice.

chuck b. said...

Today on the coast.

traditionalguy said...

Taking a break in watching the super Bowl. The ads are more entertaining than the usual game.This year we keep up with the local players as human interest: Hines Ward is from an Atlanta suburb and played at UGA. Ken whisenhunt was a Ga Tech player of renown.The unique role of Football on Television today is that it may be the only Reality Show left on TV. These players are great performers and human beings, with a very few bad apples. The enormous leadership value of a head Coach also stands out. The Herm Edwards types tell the players how bad they are and get what they said. The Ken Whisenhunt types tell the players how good they are and get what they said. At long last our Atlanta Falcons had one of the Good type of head coaches this year.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Today was the most beautiful day of this entire winter in NYC.

It was 50 degrees, sunny and the city was alive.

I went for three really long walks with the rare clumbers.

They are very tired now.

Nothing better than a tired dog.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

What is the city of Tampa Bay like?

You never hear about Tampa Bay.

It's just there being a city.

What is it famous for?

My parents are out in Arizona for the winter and they go to parties every night. They have a great life and I am so happy for them. They have all these friends they hang out with from all over the country. Tonight they are at a Super Bowl Party at the neighbors.

john said...

Who sang the national anthem? She was awesome. Best part of the game, so far.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Monday is $5.00 soup and homemade bread night at their complex.

Tuesday is Poker Night.

Everyday is golf or swim or tennis and long walks.

Weekends are concerts or plays.

Ann Althouse said...

"Who sang the national anthem? She was awesome. Best part of the game, so far."

See the update to this post.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Those football players arms are absolutely delish.

I just want to lick them.

I love arms.

I love to feel a guys biceps when he is blowing me.

john said...

Thank you, Ann! And with an instant replay too, how nice.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Death to all pop divas. We want our anthem back.

Bissage said...

[C]huck b., that is gorgeous.

Absolutely gorgeous.

Good for you!

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I love the long dreads on the players.

Very hot.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

That jacket looks cute from the shadow.

I love that length on both men and women.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, chuck, esp. the one with the horses. Why don't I ever get to ride horses on the beach... or anywhere?

traditionalguy said...

Jennifer Hudson did the all time best national anthem rendition, hands down. FYI, the City of Tampa is a blue collar seaport town, which shows little desire for any other Cultural life than their Football team. Tey just work hard and raise good families.There is also a big influence from the South American and Central American Wealthy families, especially their young people, who visit Tampa for a taste of America without risking the bad elements found in the Miami area. St Petersburg is the beach area across the Bay. The coastline going north from St Petersburg is a wealthy retirement area, such as Clearwater Beach.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Interesting, thanks for the details on Tampa traditionalguy.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

By the way that was an amazing play just now.

Wow, how exciting.

Bissage said...

Those football players arms are absolutely delish.

Today is a banner day for the little black duck that is Bissage.

That’s right, folks!

Today a little piece of the puzzle fell into place.

Today we came a little bit closer to learning what it is about TitusohmotherIcanfeelthesoilfallingovermyhead that’s so annoying.

He, she or it talks like Rachal Ray.

Delish?

Extra Yum-O!

MadisonMan said...

Conversation with the son:

Me. You don't want the Steelers to win?
Son. No
Me. But I'm from Pennsylvania!
Son. What's your point?

(This after he came up, grumbling, for a snack after the interception return).

I haven't heard all National Anthem renditions ever, but I thought Ms. Hudson was great, but I'm a sucker for a singer who goes up a 4th after singing free -- even though it sounded a bit shaky. I thought she took a big phew exhale at the end. Who can blame her? Is there any singing gig that's more pressure-packed?

I thought she looked great too, but was worried her shoes would snap. They looked so tiny!

traditionalguy said...

Titus... Tampa is famous for smoked mullet. That's about it.

MadisonMan said...

I saw the ad with the talking flowers -- well, the insulting flowers -- Horrible! A real what were they thinking? ad. Who is that ad aimed at? The guys buying the flowers, or the girl getting them?

Christopher Althouse Cohen said...

Added note about Jennifer Hudson, for those who don't know: This appearance was her first public appearance of any kind since her mother, brother, and 9-year-old nephew were murdered last year. And yeah, she was great.

mcg said...

Yeah I'd say under the circumstances she, uh, knocked that one out of the park. (Sorry, the football analogies really don't work.)

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Death to all pop divas

Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew were all murdered a few months ago.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Wow, look at Bruce Springsteen working it. He just did a major layback.

He is hot. I would do him.

jeff said...

Springsteen is so much more enjoyable when he isn't talking.

jeff said...

I think that slide was for Titus.

vnjagvet said...

I am normally not impressed by untraditional versions of the National Anthem. This was an exception. Ms. Hudson was first rate, as was the more gentle than usual arrangement.

Bruce ain't doing too bad either. I hate his politics but love his showmanship. One of the few rock stars I would actually pay to see.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Let me rephrase it, then: Pop divas, live and be well, but please pipe down and leave the song to someone who'll sing it the way it goes.

jeff said...

Conan know Max is doing a side gig? And was that Paul Shaffer?

Zachary Paul Sire said...

I hate that Hudson didn't sing live. I know that's the way they all do it now but, sorry, singing over a recorded track isn't singing! She was great to go out there and she gave it her all, but let's not forget that she wasn't singing live.

k*thy said...

Boss-time. Awesome halftime show.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Bruce was great and I don't even like his music.

He has aged well.

Where's my fucking ad?

MadisonMan said...

I thought singing Glory Days was funny, since in 25 years, many of those players will find that time has slipped away and left them with nothing but borin' stories of Glory Days.

I wish he would have sung Rosalita and subbed in the words Roethlisberger.

I thought the Boss moved like an old man. He's chowing down on Ibuprofen right now, I'll bet.

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jeff said...

"I hate that Hudson didn't sing live."

Seems like there is a reason why they do that, something about acoustics and the delay from speakers on the other side of the stadium or something like that. Or I might be imagining reading something like that. Beats me.

Maxine Weiss said...

Parents: You can encourage your sons to take an interest in sports by leaving sports books on the coffee table, and gift subscriptions to Sports Illustrated.

If the son grows up without an interest in sports....it's usually a dead giveaway.

Guys that don't like sports are usually isolated from their peer group and will have trouble, socially, with members of their own gender.

Love,
Maxine

jeff said...

He is pushing 60. OTOH, I caught the Stones a couple of years ago and it was the most energetic show I had seen and went for over 2 hours. And they are all around 112 years old.

MadisonMan said...

titus, I found it. Top of the column. There really aren't many want ads today. Odd. It's nice that you work for a company that provides an exceptional environment in which individuals can excel and achieve their professional and personal goals

The only thing I'd bitch about to the Classifieds people is that QA Auditor/Compliance Specialist is in teeny tiny font -- smaller than the rest of the ad.

I hope you get lots of quality candidates!

MadisonMan said...

Maxine, my son gets Sports Illustrated. My daughter gets Seventeen. They both fight over Entertainment Weekly. My wife gets Martha Stewart Living (she was a Charter Subscriber -- started at Issue #4 -- but stopped a while ago before recently restarting). I get Cook's Illustrated.

Please tell me what this means.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Thank MadisonMan. I was worried. That tiny ad costs 2000.00. Don't like the fact that the copy was small.

I had another ad run in Santa Fe for a similar position I have open and the ad was 1000.00.

Same copy different market. I would never run an ad out here because candidates out here don't look at ads in newspapers. They do social networking sites to find jobs.

But the VP in Middleton said that people out there still read ads. Go figure. And get with it cheeseheads.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Hey Maxine, I look at gay pornographic magazines every day. Please tell me what this means.

Palladian said...

"Please tell me what this means."

She's just doing her usual nasty stalker crap, implying that Althouse's sons are "less than men" or some such offensive creepy shit. If I was Althouse, I'd get a restraining order against "Maxine".

Cue three hundred of Maxine's transparent sock puppets with names like "Mrs Edna Twattington" to come in and start talking about herself (or himself) in the third person. Tiresome.

jeff said...

"I look at gay pornographic magazines every day."

Every day? Are the articles in there really that interesting?

k*thy said...

A little Jump Around from Bridgestone. Nice third quarter Wisconsin reference. It got a chuckle here.

Palladian said...

"Every day? Are the articles in there really that interesting?"

Articles? The closest you're going to get to an "article" in Latin Inches or Mandate is a "dangling participle" or two, if you know what I mean.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Do you guys know I can see into all of the windows of my across the street neighbors?

One guy, who is directly across from me, has a huge afro, is Asian, and is always shirtless. He is really skinny.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

"Are the articles that interesting".

That is hilarious.

Ignore Maxine. She is evil.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I am eating green grapes now. Yum.

Freeman Hunt said...

I get Cook's Illustrated.

Please tell me what this means.


It means that you get the best magazine at your house.

Simon said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
"Pop divas, live and be well, but please pipe down and leave the song to someone who'll sing it the way it goes."

The worst is when you get guitar players doing it. Vai was predictably awful when he did it for some game; even Eric Johnson wasn't great.

Bissage said...

Cook’s Illustrated is superb!

For anyone even slightly interested in cooking, it is a no-nonsense, well thought-out and presented guide to practical cooking served up in tasty little portions.

The illustrations alone are worth the price.

Here’s a penny pinching tip for the coming Greater Depression: Go to WalMart or Michael’s or somewhere and buy some picture frames matted to 8 X 10. Cut out some back covers from Cook’s Illustrated and display with pride.

Cliché?

You bet!

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Every day? Are the articles in there really that interesting?

Sometimes! A lot of times I pick them up only for the articles. It's part of my job.

MadisonMan said...

You've been eating that quesadilla for a long time, Titus.

Today I discovered that the 16-inch pizzas from CostCo (which pizzas don't taste very good), don't fit in my oven. I spent $60 at CostCo today, mostly on dairy products - string cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, the aforementioned pizza (with cheese on it). But also Pot Stickers. Love the Pot Stickers from CostCo. And strawberries and pineapples. I forgot to get rice, though, which I needed.

They had lots of cheap Calvin Klein jeans for sale, but for people with stubs for legs. I didn't see an inseam longer than 30. Hello? What use is that to me?

Simon said...

Maxine Weiss said...
"Guys that don't like sports are usually isolated from their peer group and will have trouble, socially, with members of their own gender."

What if their peers are jerks? What if the isolation from the peer group carves out time that is productively used by the guy in ways that advance them in other areas? Even if we buy your theory, arguendo, it's not a given that you've identified a bug.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I have never purchased a gay porno magazine or rented a gay porno video.

My friends tell me the reason behind that is because my life is a porno.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

What are the articles like in a gay porno magazine?

Are they just gay porno stories?

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I am glad Arizona is losing.

jeff said...

"I have never purchased a gay porno magazine or rented a gay porno video."

Hey, look at that. Common ground Titus!

MadisonMan said...

The joke around the house for the recipes in Cooks Illustrated is that you have to dirty up 16 bowls, all the spatulas, every measuring cup and three cookies sheets besides just to make a one-pound loaf of bread. That part of their recipes is annoying (I also can't stand recipes that have just egg whites, or just egg yolks when you're making cookies. Come on!)

jeff said...

I just came home from 2/5 weeks working in Phoenix. I imagine things are not happy there right now.

jeff said...

2.5 weeks rather. not 2/5ths of a week. Which would be 2.8 days. Odd amount of time to be somewhere.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

My trust fund baby neighbor has huge feet.

We all leave our shoes outside our doors because our floors are fabulous.

I wear a size 9 1/2 and his must be 11 or 12.

I would do him to but he is a straightie.

jeff said...

Easy there Titus, I wear a size 12. Buddy of mine wears a 15. Them's some big feet.
Arizona needs to get started here.

Jason (the commenter) said...

traditionalguy: Tampa is famous for smoked mullet. That's about it.

I heard it has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country.

which shows little desire for any other Cultural life than their Football team

True! Their art museum doesn't have a building and their downtown is in Ybor. But they do have the Tampa Theater (a pre-depression era movie palace). Go if you can and sit in the balcony. The sky is lit with little lights like stars and everything looks like a medieval castle. And they serve beer.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

There was an article in the NYTimes (I know awful) about the revitalization of Pittsburgh from a steel town to a health care/professional services town. It made it sound kind of cool. It's way too small for me though.

I wish I could cook. I don't cook anything and can't cook. I have tried and it always tastes like shit.

MadisonMan said...

I'm glad AZ is losing -- downtown Phoenix is a dead zone at night. I think a town with a WORLD CHAMPION team should not have a downtown that rolls up the sidewalks at 6 PM. I mean, the coffee shops close at 4! Crazy!

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

What's smoked mullet?

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Phoenix is awful. It is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country but yet their downtown is crap. I love cities downtowns. I love street life at all hours of the day. One of the most depressing things to me is a city that doesn't have a thriving street life-morning and night.

The best street life cities are NYC (natch), San Francisco and Boston. I think they are rated best walkable cities as well and most expensive.

The most depressing downtowns in this country I have traveled to are Cleveland and Detroit. Depressing because all the boarded up businesses are remnants of a better past. Very sad.

What's Tucson like?

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

The best "small cities" I have been to are Portland Maine and Burlington Vermont. Absolutely delish. You can walk all around those little cities. They are very cute. I could actually live in Portland, Maine...I think.

jeff said...

"downtown Phoenix is a dead zone at night." I never made it much out of Goodyear so no idea of the nightlife. Plus I was working so I didnt get out much. I did discover four peaks brewery though. The kiltlifter scottish ale was good. I need to see if I can get it here at home. I understand they have their own pub near the brewery.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Where do fags go when they get old?

Did any of you read about the lesbian communes in the NY Times today? There are over 100 lezzie communes all over the country. The lez's buy land in the middle of nowhere and be all lesbian. No men allowed. The one they highlighted was in the middle of bible country in Alabama. These are old dykes too. And serious dykes.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Ed McMahan is making some money doing a commercial during the Super Bowl.

Maybe he won't lose his house.

jeff said...

Awww....Ed Mcmahon has to sell his gold toilet. So sad.

Simon said...

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...
"The best 'small cities' I have been to are Portland Maine and Burlington Vermont."

Bloomington, IN, is nice, too.

MadisonMan said...

I had some kiltlifter ale also while in Phoenix last month. And yes, it was good, but the name puzzled me. You drink the ale and you have gas that makes your kilt balloon up? Or you get beergoggles and become superhorny and your erection lifts your kilt?

Who thought up that name? I guess it's no worse than Spotted Cow.

I just heard my son say "Yeah!" downstairs. Something pro-Arizona must have happened.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I have been to Bloomington but can't really remember it.

Is L'Etoile still the most fabulous restaurant in Madison? I went on their website and it looks really good.

My mom and I went there went I left Wisconsin. She thought I would be coming back...but I didn't. She still cries every time I get on the plane going back.


The breakfast/lunch items look awesome.

What is a good place to have a drink and where there will not be UW students? Jenna's?

jeff said...

Or maybe if you drink too much of it, your in the bathroom with the kilt up setting the beer free. You know what they say, you don't buy beer, you only rent it.

jeff said...

"Bloomington, IN, is nice, too."

Wasn't that were they made that bike racing moving back in 79 or so? Young Dennis Quade as one of the buddies?

Palladian said...

"She still cries every time I get on the plane going back."

Joy can sometimes overwhelm people like that.

jeff said...

Alex Baldwin may be one big leftist bastard, but he is one funny leftist bastard. "That's the way we roll"

MadisonMan said...

Palladian, that's mean. It makes a normal person wonder what your relationship is like with your own mother.

Christopher Althouse Cohen said...

My impression of Whitney Houston's performance is that she was lip-syncing, so if Hudson was, then she could still be better than Houston. I wish she wouldn't do that, but it was still a worthy return to the spotlight, and equal to Houston's performance in the early 90's. She puts out her next single around Valentine's Day, and it's for an excellent pop ballad called If This Isn't Love.

frank said...

Tampa is famous for strip clubs.They have more than forty of them. Most famous is "Mons Venus."

frank said...

Tampa is famous for strip clubs.They have more than forty of them. Most famous is "Mons Venus."

traditionalguy said...

Titus... smoked mullet is a 12 to 18 inch long fish, common to the Gulf Coast, that swims in schools like sardines They have "Mullet Runs" when this fish is easily caught in nets. the fish is actually oily. To eat it the locals split it and smoke it all day like a Barbecue place smokes pork. The mesquite flavor and drying out from this smoking is highly prized, and each locally famous mullet place says it has the best. It's sort of a social custom to admire and partake of this food during Mullet season. Do not make a special trip for it.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Football looks beautiful on HD. The sport is just made for it. For some reason basketball isn't nearly as spectacular.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

If Arizona wins I don't want to hear Kurt Warner talking about how God made it happen.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Kurt Warner's wife looks much older than him.

Ann Althouse said...

I watched a little Superb Owl. I was drinking Cragganmore and eating clementines.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Kurt Warner is ridiculously good looking. I want him to win because he is hot.

I'm going to get frozen yogurt right now. Choosing the flavors is never a problem, but I always take forever to pick my toppings. Tonight I feel like almond roca and hot fudge. Orange County is the most boring place in the world to live, but there are frozen yogurt stores in every strip mall, and there are strip malls at every intersection.

MadisonMan said...

I keep hearing a flag is down.

MadisonMan said...

Professor, did you go the Souper Bowl at West yesterday? It was packed. (Soup was lousy, but that wasn't the point).

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Althouse, you devilish imp, you.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Kurt Warner is beautiful.

This is an exciting game.

I love clementines.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

YEEESSSSSS!!!!

jeff said...

Arizona leads. Way to go Titus. God is mocking you.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

I prefer mineolas, myself.

traditionalguy said...

Titus... It looks like Kurt Warner's God has made an appearance. There will be Smoked Steelers tonight in Tampa Bay.

MadisonMan said...

If Arizona wins I don't want to hear Kurt Warner talking about how God made it happen.

Total agreement. I wish a Sports Reporter would say Why do you think God gives a rat's ass about a football game?

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Warner is a good guy. I hope he wins.

JAL said...

Arizona is winning.

Ha.

jeff said...

"I wish a Sports Reporter would say Why do you think God gives a rat's ass about a football game?"

Really? You wish a sports reporter to mock someone's deeply felt religious belief? And how would Warner presume to know the reason behind God giving a rats ass about anything?

By the way, agnostic here. But secure agnostic.

jeff said...

Hey! Soft porn commercials! Whooohooo!

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

It's my fault.

Sorry God.

Paul Zrimsek said...

GoDaddy.com could end up giving crassness a bad name.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Nice tits in the GoDaddy ad.

Roethlisberger (sp) doesn't move very well.

jeff said...

Looks like this one going to the wire. Wonder how God feels about field goals. Or tied games. Quick, any ministers out there?

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

The guy who is handing the footballs to the kicker is amazing.

Wow, beautiful.

jeff said...

Not a big fan, apparently.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

God heard my apology.

Thanks God.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, this is exciting.

jeff said...

Dammit Titus. People got money on this. Stop screwing with the game.

jeff said...

Very nice catch. Impressive.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Wow, what a game.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Wow what a fucking game.

Ann Althouse said...

Oh, it's all about his tippy toe!!!!

MadisonMan said...

I'd like to hear a sincerely religious person tell me why he thinks God is interested in the outcome of a game. It's one thing -- appropriate IMO -- to thank the Lord for your gifts. I don't think it's particularly eloquent, or very original, but hey, these people aren't paid for that. But to imply that God's will was followed by any particular ending of the game? Presumptuous in the extreme.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Wow, what a fucking amazing game!

jeff said...

I thought you couldn't shove the receiver out of bounds to keep him from coming down in bounds. Is that not the case?

jeff said...

"I'd like to hear a sincerely religious person tell me why he thinks God is interested in the outcome of a game."
I doubt a serious religious person would think that. I think they tend more towards your second sentence.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

I think there was some kind of rule change this year about shoving a receiver out of bounds. I don't recall the specifics

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

The worst is when Rappers win awards for songs about fucking hos and then thank God for everything.

jeff said...

"The worst is when Rappers win awards for songs about fucking hos and then thank God for everything."

Now that I agree with.

jeff said...

well, maybe 2 plays left.

traditionalguy said...

These players are super skilled and are playing a super Super Bowl. Where else do you see 6'5'' ballerinas?

Lem said...

Hey, this is exciting.

This is as good as it gets.

jeff said...

Well, those were not the 2 plays I was expecting.

MadisonMan said...

titus at 8:58 and jeff at 9:00: I'm not LOL'ing, but I've got a great big grin on my face. Funny stuff.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I loved the 6"5 Ballerina ad.

I wanted to do most of them.

It's over folks.

thanks God!

jeff said...

Not the best game I have ever seen, but certainly not the worst either.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Oh well, good game. One of the few years the game was better than the commercials.

jeff said...

Game over. God must have been watching ESPN 2 tonight. Somewhere some guy just won a divinely assisted curling match.

traditionalguy said...

Jeff... the serious part of a Faith is a faith that God is a rewarder of those who seek him. No one knows how the answer to his sincere prayer will come, but an answer always comes, even if the answer is "no" or "wait".

Theo Boehm said...

Not a bad game at all. Exciting end, although I am something of a Cardinals fan. Grump. Steelers play dirty ball. What did the game end up with, something like 17 flags? Is that a Superbowl record?

MadisonMan said...

Somewhere, Myron Cope is crying.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Uh Oh. Joe Nameth is going to present the Lombardi Trophy.

God, please, make sure Joe Nameth isn't drunk. Although I would enjoy it if he was.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Althouse has the football spirit.

Ron said...

Would Kurt Warner please blame God for losing that Super Bowl? It's only fair!

jeff said...

"Legislation honoring Cope is currently pending before the United States House of Representatives,[2] having already passed in the United States Senate."

Well, glad they got all that other important stuff fixed. OTOH, this probably wont cost me money. Never mind.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I would do Santonio Holmes. He opened his mouth real wide and I didn't see any dental work. I love that. Great teeth.

jeff said...

"Would Kurt Warner please blame God for losing that Super Bowl? It's only fair!"

Assuming he would credit him for skewing the game in the first place which is assuming facts not in evidence. I think its far more likely he would have thanked him for his athletic gifts in playing the game. Which would still be valid even in a loss.

Ann Althouse said...

It's interesting that they had that ballet commercial, and then Holmes had that balletic move on his toes.

Host with the Most said...

The Pittsburgh Sister-Fucking Steelers won dirty. Their should have been more personal fouls called, more 15 yard penalties. Al Davis should call the Rooney's "family" now.

It will always be an illegitimate win in my book.

What's wrong with playing clean?

peter hoh said...

Down to the wire. Excellent game. Even the half-time show was pretty good.

MadisonMan said...

Legislation honoring Cope is currently pending before the United States House of Representatives,[2] having already passed in the United States Senate

I wonder what Murtha's position on this is?

Lem said...

Althouse has the football spirit.

A giant step for mankind ;)

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Joe Nameth looks like a drunk.

jeff said...

Poor Joe is walking like the old Quarterback he is.

jeff said...

Bad knees Titus.

Eli Blake said...

Definitely one of the most exciting super bowls to watch (right up there with St. Louis-Tennessee, NY Giants-Buffalo or San Francisco-Cincinnati (II).

David said...

Joe Namath just came out with the trophy. Jesus, he's so old at first I thought it was Dan Rooney.

Lem said...

Oh great Joe Namath.. is he drunk?

Eli Blake said...

Host:

Get over it.

Both teams played good enough to win, and Pittsburgh does deserve the trophy.

Host with the Most said...

Guys that don't like sports are usually isolated from their peer group and will have trouble, socially, with members of their own gender.

Though in High School I played 2 sports, lettering 4 years in one, I rarely watch professional sports anymore since my college days - there are just so many other interesting things to be involved in.

Didn't watch even 2 seconds of the Olympics/ChinaProgandalogue. Better things to do.

Amazingly, I'm still heterosexual.

Lem said...

Poor Joe.. he fell off the wagon one time (on national tv) and that's all everybody remembers.

Simon said...

Why did the stealers guy just thank President Obama?

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse has the football spirit."

I live 5 blocks from the stadium here in Madison and I've never been inside it! Why has no one ever insisted that I go, made me go? But no, it's been all to easy to keep my distance (5 blocks).

Paul Zrimsek said...

No one knows how the answer to his sincere prayer will come, but an answer always comes, even if the answer is "no" or "wait".

The answer I get is "Your call is very important to us." Should I be worried?

traditionalguy said...

I suspecct that Althouse does not love football. She just loves us enough to watch the game with us.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Why did the stealers guy just thank President Obama?

As you know, Obama is what some people have instead of God.

Host with the Most said...

Eli - Thanks for being one of the sops who doesn't give a shit about the example of good sportsmanship.

You must be really sorry you weren't around when Rome was sponsoring Fight to the Death Gladiator Matches.

So sorry for you.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Wow, their coach is really young.

Now, I would love to go into the locker room with them and hand each one of them their towels.

Would that not be hot?

Palladian said...

"Why did the stealers guy just thank President Obama?"

Isn't it required now?

MadisonMan said...

Nice typo Simon! (laugh)

Eli Blake said...

Joe Namath?

I'm surprised the NFL would let him get anywhere near the screen after the last time he got drunk and made a pass at reporter Suzy Kolber on national television.

He's living his whole life based on three hours of it.

Joe, go make another pantyhose commercial. You're gimpy enough they'd still look good on your legs.

jeff said...

"You must be really sorry you weren't around when Rome was sponsoring Fight to the Death Gladiator Matches."

You're actually comparing the Super Bowl to a Death Gladiator match?

Really?

Perspective-it's not just a pretty word.

Ann Althouse said...

Were we all for the Steelers in here? I couldn't tell.

Ron said...

Assuming he would credit him for skewing the game in the first place which is assuming facts not in evidence.

Really? Do you ever listen to athletes? They drone on about God more than preachers! Warner, in particular!

I think its far more likely he would have thanked him for his athletic gifts in playing the game. Which would still be valid even in a loss.

Yeah, but they're all about the winning you see! Gifts are great, but not for LOSERS! Hence, my cri de coeur!

Lem said...

Why did the stealers guy just thank President Obama?

Professional courtesy?

jeff said...

"I'm surprised the NFL would let him get anywhere near the screen after the last time he got drunk and made a pass at reporter Suzy Kolber on national television."

Pittsburgh connection, Super Bowl connection, plus I am sure they had some one sit on him to make sure he stayed straight.

Palladian said...

"Were we all for the Steelers in here? I couldn't tell."

Steelers? Is that a sports team? I have no idea what you people have been talking about for the last few hours.

Ron said...

I was more for a non-Sucky Super Bowl and am pleased! Craziness!

jeff said...

"Really? Do you ever listen to athletes? They drone on about God more than preachers! Warner, in particular!"

Shoot me a link where he said God cheated and won the game for him and I will concede.

Lem said...

Were we all for the Steelers in here? I couldn't tell.

We were cruelly neutral ;)

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Althouse, I can not believe you have never been inside Camp Randall. That it is a shame. It is a great stadium. Old as hell but a great stadium. You should really try and get there some time.

The men's rooms have one big urinal where all the guy's leak. Kind of hot but easy to get splashed on.

Lem said...

Steelers? Is that a sports team? I have no idea what you people have been talking about for the last few hours.

Lol

Ron said...

Why not let OJ cover the game from The Big House and let the proceeds go to...anyone but OJ!

Paul Zrimsek said...

Now I'm wondering whether Romans ever went to Fight to the Death Gladiator Matches just to see the ads.

MadisonMan said...

I was against the Cardinals, 'cause I have a fondness for the Steelers because Franco Harris played for them, and he was a teammate of Lydell Mitchell, whom I thought was a sweet sweet runner.

Plus Eagles fans at my Alma Mater were really way too obnoxious for words. The Steelers fans were much nicer.

And if you're city has a WORLD CHAMPION, the coffee shops downtown should be open past 4. I'm talking to you, Daily Grind just off Adams in downtown Phoenix!

Host with the Most said...

Were we all for the Steelers in here? I couldn't tell.

Had no dog in this game, but I hate when overpaid pussies who my 102 lb daughter could beat the shit out of start losing control and beating each other. It's the fucking sportsmanship.

There is a civilized edge. Rooney crossed it. He's dead to me.

Ron said...

Poor Joe.. he fell off the wagon one time (on national tv) and that's all everybody remembers.

C'mon Lem...he did a pantyhose ad, too!

jeff said...

"C'mon Lem...he did a pantyhose ad, too!"

And the Brady Bunch. How could anyone forget that?

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

I think most the crowd in here were Cardinals fans.

I like "old" sports cities. The Phoenix Cardinals just sounds weird to me which is why I usually want the city which has a long history to win.

Ron said...

"Really? Do you ever listen to athletes? They drone on about God more than preachers! Warner, in particular!"

Shoot me a link where he said God cheated and won the game for him and I will concede.


Sorry, Jeff, not into False Dichotomy Management tonight...you can use Google to figure it out, right? There ya go.

MadisonMan said...

Thank you for reminding me that Namath is from Western PA (Or is it eastern OH)? I'd forgotten about that. Makes sense he gives the trophy to the Steelers, but I have to wonder what would have happened if God hadn't been watching that Curling championship and the Cardinals had won? Would they have carted out someone else?

jeff said...

"The Phoenix Cardinals just sounds weird to me which is why I usually want the city which has a long history to win."
I still think of them as St Louis even though it has been 20 years or so. Apparently they have been in Arizona longer than they were in St Louis.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Kurt Warner is very hot.

Looks great in the suit.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

They have been in Arizona longer than St. Louis? Wow, I would of never though.

I also find a hard time saying the St. Louis Rams. It should be the LA Rams. And now I read that the Seattle Supersonics are going to Oklahoma City? That just sound really wrong.

jeff said...

"Sorry, Jeff, not into False Dichotomy Management "

Learn so new big words did ya little fellow?

Its customary on the intertubs to be able to document a charge. You charged Warner of crediting God for outcomes of football games. When challenged you came up short.


"but I have to wonder what would have happened if God hadn't been watching that Curling championship and the Cardinals had won? Would they have carted out someone else?"

That is an interesting question. I suppose his Pittsburgh connection would only apply in the case of the Pittsburgh win. Maybe Joe comes cheap these days and that was the reason.

Titusiseatingaquesadilla said...

Sorry I meant Oklahoma City "Thunder".

Host with the Most said...

Perspective-it's not just a pretty word

Well, Jeff, how about "sarcasm" - can you get it?

So, don't tell me. You're one of the types that I used to see at my kid's soccer games, especially the 6 years I was team parent/assistant coach - parents who don't really care if their team wins a little dirty. After all, it teaches the kids about "life" - you know, that unfair, cheating things happen to us all the time.

I would mark those parents early every season that they were on our team, the ones encouraging the coaches and kids to cheat just a little - "kick the other girl's ankle, you know, be aggressive, honey". I would always work to keep their kind down or ostracized, usually through getting the coaches to play those particular parent's kids less. It worked almost all the time.

I didn't like what those morally-questionable parents were doing. The sport is supposed to teach sportsmanship, not Wall Street ruthlessness for some small-dicked dad or brainless boob-job former cheerleader mother who wants to over-compensate through their kids.

I get the feeling that you were one of those parents, Jeff.

Ann Althouse said...

"You should really try and get there some time. The men's rooms have one big urinal where all the guy's leak."

So am I supposed to try and get in there too?

jeff said...

"Well, Jeff, how about "sarcasm" - can you get it?"

Do I get it? Dude, I am king of that. Have you not been paying attention?

"I get the feeling that you were one of those parents, Jeff."

yes, that is exactly me. It's like being in the comments section with John Edwards. (the pretend psychic, not the other one.) Astounding how you describe me to a tee based on a couple of sentences.

(and you ask if I know sarcasm)

Lem said...

BTW.

Jennifer Hudson nailed it, but the boss had a night off at halftime.

jeff said...

"You're one of the types that I used to see at my kid's soccer games,"

Oh and I promise you never saw me at a soccer game. Baseball, America's sport. Not that European weenie "sport".

Host with the Most said...

Oh and I promise you never saw me at a soccer game. Baseball, America's sport. Not that European weenie "sport".

Touche.

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