Super Bowl Sunday

If two hitherto rival football teams, under the influence of brotherly love, decided to co-operate in placing the football first beyond one goal and then beyond the other, no one’s happiness would be increased.
— Bertrand Russell

Three posts in three days? What is going on here? Don’t get used to this. I just had to post today in case I’m right: Giants 27, Patriots 20. I’ll pause while you laugh.

I love an underdog, and the world will never hear the end of it from sanctimonious Pats fans (not you, of course, Julie) if they take the whole thing, and I really, really don’t like Bill Belichick. Or cheaters. But that is neither here nor there, is it?

Plus, Peyton Manning is going to marry me just as soon as he’s done being married to his wife, and it would surely make for some awkward Thanksgiving dinners down the line if it comes out that I didn’t root for my soon-to-be brother-in-law.

I just made a batch of this, and it is really good, so I thought I’d pass it along if you still need another snack for this afternoon’s parties:

Homemade Salsa (about 3 cups)

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes (about 4 medium), chopped
1/4 c. loosely packed, fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped
1 T. lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate up to two hours if not serving immediately.

Per 1/4 c.: 15 cal., 0g fat, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 0mg cholesterol

Enjoy! Go Giants!

Edited to add:

Holy bananas! That was, hands down, the best Super Bowl game I’ve ever seen. It took everything the Giants had to hang with the Patriots, but in the end, they pulled it off! Unfreakingbelievable! When Eli escaped from that sack and Tyree came down with the ball, I knew it was truly possible. That was amazing!

My favorite part now is watching all the commentators – who, this morning, were speaking in terms of “when” the Patriots win the Super Bowl – scramble to explain how this could have happened.  It’s easy: they don’t say “any given Sunday” for nothing.  And when no one expects you to win, you’ve got nothing to lose.

Congratulations to the Giants!

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2 thoughts on “Super Bowl Sunday

  1. Sniff, sniff.

    The Giants made our offensive line look like they never played a game in their lives. They deserved to win, and we deserved to lose. But it still sucks.

  2. The perfect season. It could have been a perfect season. And we gave it away.

    On the plus side Eli has taken care of our future, so I’m grateful he’s such a good fiance. The cute blonde you see with him, it’s just a ruse.

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