The Super Bowl is the amatuer night of sports watching. I’m stealing this quote from a friend: “its the New Year’s Eve of sporting events.” However, a lot happen last night, especially in the fourth quarter. I’m not going to bore you with Super Bowl remixes and analysis; but I will say, if you are going to pass in that situation you better complete that pass 100% of the time. The outside receiver ran a shitty route. He didn’t sell the fade enough to give the “pick” enough of chance to materialize and Malcom Butler made a great break. Malcom Butler should have won the MVP. That was a big time play.
There was a strange heroin addiction ad that ran in the St. Louis market. Poignant but strange. Northern Kentucky is experiencing a heroin epidemic and its mainly young people who are dying. Its worth a mention on a sports page…
On to baseball…
We are only days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. The good news is that every team starts the season in first place. The bad news is that there are 162 games to decide who finishes in first place. This version of the Reds may make your head explode before this season is over. But until then, beisbol is a thinking man’s game and opening day is the Christmas of sporting events. The Reds pitchers will be the first to report on February 18.
On Saturday night, Virginia lost to Duke making Feinstein look ridiculous or was it a part of a bigger conspiracy to motivate Duke into beating Virginia? Could Feinstein be the genius that he thinks he is? Surely, UK has to be the unanimous number one in the most meaningless poll in sports.
Tiger Woods shot an 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He went par, bogey, par, par, double bogey, triple bogey, par, bogey, bogey, par, par, par, double bogey, birdie, bogey, bogey, birdie, and bogey. Sounds like the Perkin’s wait staff.
The Bearcats are looking like a tournament team with a nice win over Connecticut.
This is the worst time of year for sports. The end of the football season, a meaningless stretch of basketball before the tournament. Any NBA fans out there? Its better lately but lacks the identity it once had. Even though its extremely popular, NBA stars are not as loved as they once were. The game is different now.
Don’t believe me? Here’s some highlights from the 1990 NBA All-Star game. Just watch the lineups being announced if nothing else. They are ridiculous. That was the golden age of basketball.
Have a great week everybody.
In case you missed it, here’s a 3 foot 11″ stripper and her fiancé.