Monday, February 07, 2005

Aww, for me? 

In honor of the weekend that was, the Israelis and Palestinians have reached an agreement in my honor. Thoughtful of them. Really.

The birthday shenanigans began with a 1/3 of a bottle of Jack on Friday and ended with one of the worst hangovers of my life Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, I was in better shape by the time the Superbowl came on. Pretty good contest. Again, no surprises here. A really pathetic offensive game plan by Philadelphia really undercut their chances of playing a balanced, mistake-free game. Absolutely ridiculous that they didn't take advantage of McNabb's mobility and utilize Brian Westbrook more. Granted, the Patriot defense was solid, but it took Philadelphia forever to figure out how to protect against the blitz and eventually they just gave up on running the ball altogether. Its absurd that they took that course since they never trailed by more than ten points. I do believe, however, that Philly will get a shot at redemption next season due to the NFC being so weak and the Eagles keeping an incredibly talented core intact. Similarly, the Patriots have a good shot of going back to the big one, but it'll be a tougher road in the AFC and an even tougher task replacing their two superb coordinators.

Some people didn't watch the Superbowl for the game itself. Others tune in for the commercials (which is really amazing when you think about it -- we HATE ads). A truly mediocre crop this year with the exception of the FedEx ad featuring Burt Reynolds. That was just awesome. It seems you're not earning your money on Madison Ave. if you don't go into Superbowl Sunday with a ridiculously self-reflexive attitude.

Keeping with the "This post is totally random" theme, I couldn't help but notice all the to-do over the upcoming election on The West Wing. I haven't watched the show in some time, now, but what a hype machine. I have a question to those who are watching: If Alan Alda (R) does win, doesn't that mean the bulk of the White House staff (read: the cast) will be fired?

Finally, a sad note. John Vernon passed last week. Many remember him as the crotchity old dean from Animal House, but I'll always think of him as the voice of this guy. There goes another small piece of my childhood.

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