Mitt Romney may have won in Nevada as predicted, but a caucus is not a Super Bowl. It’s not even the AFC wild card game. If you’re a candidate, the best thing you can say after leaving Nevada is, at least Sheldon Adelson still likes me. And if you’re Romney, you’re happy that your Mormon homies thought enough of you to back you. And then you move on to the next state before you say something dumb about poor people.
I’ll refrain today from saying any more, except that Newt Gingrich, who lost in Nevada, was on “Face the Nation” this morning referring to what he called Obama’s attack on Catholics.
What he do? Take away their rosaries?
This is a real B.S. GOP ploy, and I’ll have more on that tomorrow.
But you know it’s B.S.GOP ploy when Bob Schieffer, the FTN moderator doesn’t take the bait. Nor should you.
The GOP sure likes to take up religious wars.
No, the only war that applies this Sunday, even among Catholics (especially those who pray to “Touchdown Jesus”) is on the football field.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday. We are now in the middle-aged Super Bowls, where the Roman numerals require translation. I remember seeing the first one on TV with my buddy Frankie Veracruz over on 18th Street in San Francisco, just down from the Castro. A lot has changed since then.
When your team(s) aren’t in the big game, it just feels like an obligatory thing. Like going to church. So my heart’s not into it, but I’ll genuflect to the NFL just the same.
Here’s my analysis:
I’ve been following the NFL more this year than in the past because I realized I needed a new mid-life addiction: Fantasy Football.
Because of this, I know the Giants well. If Eli Manning can throw to Victor Cruz regularly, it’s a signal that his game is on and the Pats defense is vulnerable. If you see Manning throwing more to Nix and Manningham more, then the game will be much closer.
Cruz is the key to the air attack. When he gets open, Manning marches down the field. As the defense adjusts, then the running game does its thing. On the ground, it’s all about Bradshaw. When he was hurt in the middle of the season, Jacobs filled the void well, so well that Bradshaw had a hard time getting back into it. If Manning establishes the run with both running backs, the Patriots defense will be struggling to keep up.
I like Brady to Welker for the Pats, and my days around Boston, as well as Brady’s local Bay Area ties to his Catholic high school, make me want to root for the Pats.
But I think the Giants will be too much for the Pats’ D.
Besides, actress Rooney Mara is a granddaughter of the Giants’ owner. Have you seen her in “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”?
The score goes 7-0, 7-7, heavy eating ensues, 14-7, 14-14, halftime, all toilets flush, Madonna has a career malfunction when at least half the audience wonders why Lady Gaga has tamed her act and is singing all those old songs, 21-14, 21-21, we all eat more bad food, 28-21, 28-28, drink more here, 31-28. … done. NY Giants over the Pats.
The “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” beats “Victoria’s Secret.”
Too bad, 49ers. Coulda shoulda…