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This is the archive for February 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Congratulations to the New York Giants and to all their fans. Well played. Well done. Well deserved.

17-14! 17-14! 17-14! Uncle! Uncle! UNCLE!!!!!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The building that I work in houses a lot of Redskins fans, which is understandable given theyíre the local Pro Football team, but the Cowboys arenít lacking support either. Thereís a sprinkling of Steelers loyalists, but surprisingly few Ravens fans considering a lot of people live in Maryland and Baltimore is a relatively short stop and go, stop and go, mass of fused bumpers away. In good times youíll hear lone voices admit they like the Eagles or Bears. Billsí fans only seem to emerge from hibernation when itís freezing or the D.C. area is getting hammered by a snowstorm. Raider fans appear to emulate nature too. They wait for a full moon.

There are two, and only two, die-hard Patriot fans in the place. Warren and me. Whereas I worried about the Chargers, Cowboys, Colts, Ravens, Steelers, and Giants going into those games, Warren was cool under fire the whole season. The more he told me not to worry, the more worried I got.

Hasan is a dyed in the wool Giantsí fan, having grown up in NYC. Weíve been going at each other for the last two weeks, all in good fun. Iím so confident of a victory by the Pats in the Super Bowl I promised Iíd buy him whatever DVD comes on the market trumpeting an upset win. Iím so confident I told him I would not allow him to reciprocate with a Patriots DVD. Candy. Baby. Some limb I climbed out on. You catch my drift.

This game is both historic and momentous for the Patriots. The biggest game of each individual playerís life. If I were Bill Belichick Iíd use the same exact words to my players that Herb Brooks directed toward the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team before the start of the Third Period, when they were down 2-1 to Finland. ďIf you lose this game, youíll take it to your f---ing grave! Your f---ing grave!Ē

Now for my prediction: the game will be over after the first quarter. Think Iím kidding? I picked the Patriots to beat the Redskins 56-3 this season, and I have a witness.