February 6, 2011, - 3:07 pm
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Even though I’m a sports fan and former sports agent, to me the best thing about today’s Super Bowl is that it might teach kids some Roman numerals. Mommy, what’s “XLV?” (For those of you in Greater Arabia, Greater Wasilla, Greater Dearbornistan, the Oprah audience, and Rev. Wright’s “former” church, that’s 45, not man-boobed America’s average t-shirt size.) I also gotta wonder why this year’s official NFL Super Bowl logo (below) is an obvious phallic symbol, and you know that was deliberate. This is the NFL, and hey, serial groupie molester, Ben Roethlisberger is playing in the game. Other than that, I’ll watch but don’t really care much. It’s about millionaires and the billionaires for whom they work vying for who gets the most endorsement deals (and more taxpayer funding for the palaces which they own and in which they play). I have no dog in this fight. But, if I had to pick a team, I guess I’m rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Although I hate Islamic green (including HAMAS green and Iranian protester green) and enviro-freak green, Packers green is far more palatable.
I’ve been to a couple of games at Lambeau Field, when I went to grad school, worked, and lived in Wisconsin, and my high school classmate, Torin Dorn, invited me to see him–first as an L.A. Raider and then as an L.A. Ram–play the Pack. In my six years in Wisconsin (I went to the University of Wisconsin for Law School and then for Business School and have both JD and MBA degrees from there, then worked as an attorney there for a short while), I always liked the people of Wisconsin, who are some of the nicest, kindest, most generous, down-to-earth people in the world. I predict the Packers will win. Go Pack!
So, who are you rooting for and why? By what score? Do you care?
**** UPDATE: Forgot to mention–and FB Friend Bryan Glass reminds me–that Steelers owner Dan Rooney is responsible for the asinine Rooney Rule a/k/a affirmative action off the field, but not on it. Read my take on that. And that’s not to mention the Rooneys’ Obama pimping and resulting spoils.
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