Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

Who are you picking for the Super Bowl? Me, I am going with the Harbaugh team. I cannot go wrong with that pick. Can you imagine what Jim and John' s parents must be going through emotionally right now?

Their father, Jack, played one year, 1961, in the old American Football league for the Titans of New York. He has his own share of national championships as a coach. Wikipedia has a nice history of his playing and coaching career. You can read it by clicking here.

I have mixed feelings about which team I want to win Sunday's big game. On one hand, I would like to see Randy Moss win his first ring despite what a jerk he was as a member of the Vikings. He certainly was fun to watch! Hopefully, he has grown up a little bit since his days of wearing the purple and gold. It always amazes me how some athletes behave when they have outrageous egos and large sums of money in their pockets!

Randy Moss will be in the Hall of Fame one day, and when he goes in I hope he gives some kudos to the Vikings for taking a chance on him and allowing him to play despite his childish antics both on and off the field. He played at an incredibly high level the bulk of his career as a Minnesota Viking. Despite his behavior, and the lost games he sat out or did not give one hundred percent, he will still go down as one of the best wide receivers in the history of the National Football League. Had he listened more to his mentor, Cris Carter, he would have quite possibly had better career numbers then the great Jerry Rice.

On the other hand, I would like to see Ray Lewis go out on top. He too, has had a career filled with less than outstanding behavior. However, in recent years I believe Lewis has also matured and become a mentor for his younger teammates. He is a very emotional, high-strung, tightly-wound player. He definitely wears his emotions on his sleeve!

Besides Ray Lewis, there are two more ex-Vikings I would like to see get a ring. They are center, Matt Birk and left tackle Bryant McKinnie. Matt Birk had a great career for the Vikings and he and Bryant McKinnie opened a lot of holes for Adrian Peterson.

Either way, I will be happy to just watch a good game. I love watching good football, as long as nobody gets hurt.

I just wish the halftime show was not going to last a half hour! I guess the bottom line is it is all about money and that frustrates me. As always, a big part of the game will be the commercials. It will be interesting to see which ones are any good. They could play the Michael Jordan–Larry Bird HORSE Game McDonald's commercials from many years ago and I would not mind. They were always fun!

All that is left now is waiting a couple days for kickoff.

As always, I look forward to your comments.



1 comment:

Frank said...

Hi, Mike!

I'm a Matt Birk fan, but I vote for the commercials!