I woke up this morning thinking...there's some sort of sporting contest on today. Indy race? Horse race? The Masters?
Oh yeah. That.
I think I should just watch a tape of last year's. I'd know how it ends, but that would be a good thing.
Meanwhile, a significant number of TOP readers (roughly 40%) aren't from here. If yer furrin and curious as to why this is a big day for those strange Murkins*, this year you can watch the Super Bowl online. Just thought I'd mention it.
Kickoff is 6:30 USA Eastern Time, give or take. (Indiana, where I was born, is weird when it comes to time. Apparently, different communities decide what time zone they want to be in. Indianapolis is in the Eastern time zone, but there are patches of the State in both the northwest and southwest that are in the Central zone. Every few years they make noises about integrating the entire State in one time zone, but nothing ever comes of it.)
This isn't a TOP post, by the way, so please pretend it isn't here. We've been getting some blowback recently for having too many off-topic posts, and we're determined to renew our vows with our first love in the weeks to come. Speaking of which, don't you think it's about time for Round Two of the Reader Print Offer contest? (Note: Do not submit yet!!)
The standard line with the Super Bowl is that the hype is everything and the game itself is a letdown, but the last time these two teams met, the underdog Giants spoiled the Patriots' perfect season and experts agree it was one of the best Super Bowls ever played. That's why they're calling this one "The Rematch." Fans actually have hopes of a decent game to watch along with all the commercials.
In the Consolation Prize Dept. for Yr. Hmbl. Ed. and the rest of us cheeseheads from 'Sconsin, Aaron Rodgers walked away with the NFL Most Valuable Player Award last night. He was graceful and modest except for another dig at the 49ers (he's still resentful that they drafted Alex Smith instead of him).
And if you're wondering, the switchover to Lion these past few days went...okay. It was my worst-ever experience with an Apple upgrade, but that's still not very bad. (I still can't get Exposé to work, though.) The switchover to the Airport didn't go so well, but that's on me. Did you know that one reason I got into photography was that I knew I wasn't good with computers? True story. You know what they say: "Oh well."
Enjoy the game, wherever you are. There won't be any posts here today, but we'll be back tomorrow.
*People who live in Murka.
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