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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII
For those of you Roman-numeral illiterate or been living on the far side of the moon, this Sunday is Super Bowl 43.

Many people already know of my undying love of football.  While I have been, and ever will be, a Cowboys fan, I have a great appreciation for other teams, especially through my respect of certain coaches and players.

This allows me to really enjoy any game.  Even when I don't have a favorite team playing, I love to watch great plays, and will root for any team that has just made a spectacular catch, block, or tackle.  I love all aspects of the game and appreciate watching any person who does something really well.

Super Bowl 43 features the Pittsburg Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals.  I have mixed feelings about who I will be rooting for.

The Steelers have some of my favorite players currently active in football, namely Big Ben Roethlisberger , Troy Polamalu, and Hines Ward.   I like their coach Mike Tomlin not only because of his ability to run the team but also because of his personality.  He first came up on my NFL Fav Radar when, asked by a reporter if he was stressed about the game, he stated that "stress is feeding your family."  THAT'S a guy to admire.

The Cardinals have my attention, too.  I've always liked Kurt Warner, the QB who lead the Greatest Show on Turf and winning the 1999 Super Bowl.  I've also inherited by Grandma Campbell's love for the underdog, so I'll be rooting for the Cards, too.

Basically, I'll be happy either way, as long as the players and coaches play their very best.  I dearly hope it is a great game.

Then of course, there are the commercials. 

Super Bowl XLIII, Sunday 02/01/09.  Kick off at 5:18 pm Central time.
8:44 am cst

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Big Bang Theory
Monday Night Football games "start" at 7pm, but of course they have 30 minutes of bull-oney before the actual kick-off.  To fill my time with something other than the mindless chatter of talking football heads, I ventured over to a new show, The Big Bang Theory.

LOVE IT!  Lots of geeky, sci fi, and basic science humor.  You don't have to be a science major to understand the humor (though it helps), but you do need to have some basic knowledge of such topics as Star Trek, comic book heros, and mathematics.  Don't be scared away by this -- you will understand all things if you are a geek, and most of them even if you're not.

The Bing Bang Theory Theme Song -
by Bare Naked Ladies

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

"Since the dawn of man" is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their @$$es off)
The oceans and pangea
See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big BANG!

It's expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it wont be hurt
Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG!
8:44 am cst

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

"My husband taught me how to parallel park in bed."

6:27 am cst

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