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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Tomorrow, Americans celebrate an event that has only been around for 49 years but seems to be as ancient and momentous as New Years Day.  


Fact: You know it is time for the Super Bowl when the 2014 Super Bowl postgame show finally concludes its consecutive 364 day run with the 2015 pregame show.


Fact: The past month's filmaking was predominately engrossed with producing shorts featuring professional drivers only riding closed courses in multimillion cars atop beautiful mountain vistas, skidding dramatically through sand dunes and dancing precariously along cliffs.  All while stroking a hot young super model's thigh, whose hair was never mussed or white skin obscured by the dust of their desert travels.  


Fact: By tonight, every member of both teams is photographed in every conceivable angle.  There's Tom Brady grinning, Tom Brady looking tough, Tom Brady giving two thumbs up, Tom Brady spinning a ball on his pinkie finger while chewing gum and on ad infinitum. 


Fact: After the photos are done, reporters swarm upon their victims to learn every conceivable thing about them for the interviews strategically shown throughout the game.   They are looking for everything from what brought the man into the game to why he only drinks Sprite on game days. 


Fact: Today, grocery stores changed from a family centered place to buy lettuce and milk to the hub for millions of men descending upon salsa, chips, and beer.  Today was the only day that there were more men than women at the grocery store.  



But to be plain, what really is the Super Bowl?


It is an event that an entire nation wants to see.  We take an entire day and glue our eyes to viewing a small proportion of guys who are careless, rude, and reckless.  Any other place, two gangs beating each other up and yelling at the law would be considered a felony.  We are watching a game where a bunch of overpaid overgrown boys are chucked into an open field and told to kill anyone that will not allow them to carry a blown up leather balloon to the opposite end of the field.  We choose to amuse ourselves by watching a group of men with headsets blow their tops over every play. 




But lets get down to what is really important.  What makes this day so special?


I firmly believe that it is because Americans finally become united for a couple hours and work in harmony.  Municipalities' water levels drop and sewer levels ruse dramatically all at the same time that ESPN goes to a commercial break. 


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Never watched a Super Bowl in my life, and likely never will.  No offense to those that live for them, just not for me.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:50 PM

Never watched a Super Bowl in my life, and likely never will.  No offense to those that live for them, just not for me.


Amen, brother!  Amen!


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Every year, around this time, I love to recite a classic Andy Griffith sketch:


It was back last October, I believe it was.


We was going to hold a tent service off at this college town, and we got there about dinnertime on Saturday. Different ones of us thought that we ought to get us a mouthful to eat before we set up the tent.


So we got off the truck and followed this little bunch of people through this small little bitty patch of woods there, and we come up on a big sign. It says, “Get Something to Eat Here.”


I went up and got me two hot dogs and a big orange drink, and before I could take a mouthful of that food, this whole raft of people come up around me and got me to where I couldn’t eat nothing, up like, and I dropped my big orange drink. I did.


Well, friends, they commenced to move, and there wasn’t so much that I could do but move with them.


Well, we commenced to go through all kinds of doors and gates and I don’t know what-all, and I looked up over one of ’em and it says, “North Gate.” We kept on a-going through there, and pretty soon we come up on a young boy and he says, “Ticket, please.”


And I says, “Friend, I don’t have a ticket; I don’t even know where it is that I’m a-going!” I did.


Well, he says, “Come out as quick as you can.”


And I says, “I’ll do ’er; I’ll turn right around the first chance I get.”


Well, we kept on a-moving through there, and pretty soon everybody got where it was that they was a-going, because they parted and I could see pretty good. I could. And what I seen was this whole raft of people a-sittin’ on these two banks and a-lookin’ at one another across this pretty little green cow pasture. Well, they was.


Somebody had took and drawed white lines all over it and drove posts in it, and I don’t know what-all, and I looked down there, and I seen five or six convicts a-running up and down and a-blowing whistles. They was. And then I looked down there, I seen these pretty girls wearin’ these little bitty short dresses and a-dancing around, and so I sit down and thought I’d see what it was that was a-going to happen. I did.


About the time I got set down good, I looked down there and I seen 30 or 40 men come a-runnin’ out of one end of a great big outhouse down there. They did. And everybody where I was a-settin’ got up and hollered! And about that time, 30 or 40 come runnin’ out of the other end of that outhouse, and the other bank-full, they got up and hollered.


And I asked this fella that was a sittin’ beside of me, “Friend, what is it that they’re a-hollerin’ for?”


Well, he whopped me on the back and he says, “Buddy, have a drink!” “Well,” I says, “I believe I will have another big orange.” And I got it and set back down.


When I got there again I seen that them men had got in two little bitty bunches down there real close together, and they voted. They did. They voted and elected one man apiece, and them two men come out in the middle of that cow pasture and shook hands like they hadn’t seen one another in a long time.


Then a convict come over to where they was a-standin’, and he took out a quarter, and they commenced to odd man right there! They did.


After a while I seen what it was they was odd-manning for. It was that both bunches-full of them men wanted this funny-lookin’ little punkin to play with. They did.


And I know, friends, that they couldn’t eat it because they kicked it the whole evenin’ and it never busted.


But, anyhow, what I was telling was, both bunches-full wanted that thing. One bunch got it and it made the other bunch just as mad as they could be! Friends, I seen that evenin’ the awfulest fight that I have ever seen in all my life! I did!


They would run at one another and kick one another and throw one another down and stomp on one another and grind their feet in one another and I don’t know what-all and just as fast as one of ’em would get hurt, they’d tote him off and run another one on!


Well, they done that as long as I set there, but pretty soon this boy that had said “Ticket, please,” he come up to me and he says, “Friend, you’re gonna have to leave because it is that you don’t have a ticket.”


And I says, “Well, all right.” And I got up and left.


I don’t know, friends, to this day what it was that they was a-doin’ down there, but I have studied about it. I think it was that it’s some kindly of a contest where they see which bunch-full of them men can take that punkin and run from one end of that cow pasture to the other without gettin’ knocked down or steppin’ in somethin’.


Ben W.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Never watched a Super Bowl in my life, and likely never will.  No offense to those that live for them, just not for me.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 09:59 PM

I don't watch any organized sports. I honestly strongly dislike the whole thing. I pretty much dislike sports as a whole. We all know the guys who their whole lives revolve around what they did on the high school football field and that's all they have attained.

Back in 1996 I was a young lad. I loved the Dallas Cowboys. I had everything cowboys. They won the super bowl that year against the Steelers. After that season a few of their members were arrested for drugs and domestic violence. I took down everyone in my room and packed it away. My mom asked me why and I told her I wasn't having my money going to the players to buy drugs.

And that was the last time I watched foot ball. These men are not role models for our children. Most of them would be in jail if not for then being able to throw a ball
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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:19 PM

FACT : There are more players on the Patriots team than Brady ! However he seems to be the only one they talk about. FACT: On player alone does not a team make.

Yup we will watch it and probably will yell some but in the end it's just entertainment for what would otherwise be just another Sunday evening. Don't root for the Seahawks and never rooted for the Patriots. We will root for the Seahawks this year.

More over my son says he"s rootin for the Football, he says that he hoping it makes ti thru the day without being defalted.!!!!!     Sorry just had to do that.

Enjoy your Sunday evening.


Roger - The Detroit Lions Fan.(yah I know they are golfing)

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:28 PM

To be honest, I don't watch sports and couldn't name a current football player. I've caught a piece of a game when someone else was watching here and there, but I never had a real interest in it. For some reason I like to watch things on TV where I learn something or get a good laugh, but I really don't watch the tube much.
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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:35 PM

   I dislike the entire lot, anyone that is paid millions to play a game and the gets pampered every time his panty's get in a twist and for the most part a get out of jail free card is an irritated c&*t.  These players for both baseball and basketball piss me of greatly, they make more in one year than I can ever make and yet they whine about everything !!!!!!!!!  I even have to deal with them moving the time me and my wife bowl on sundays to accommodate the stupid bowl.  I wont watch it on spite! I am going out and ride the sled around for the afternoon.





PS---  I firmly believe that no one should be allowed to make more than the president of the united states, after all he has the most important job of all.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 10:50 PM

Tell ya what I like about the Super Bowl........nothing..    I do like the fact that winter is winding down though.  Means spring is not that far away.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:12 PM

  All I'll say is w/ the professional sports players we have today and in the recent past they sure don't set good examples for our youth. At least the ones that make the news don't IMO.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:12 PM

I'd much rather be out in the shop playing with an old engine.

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 11:30 PM

I'd much rather be out in the shop playing with an old engine.


Ta tell the truth I'd rather be in the house, chasin me better half around, problem is, what do I do with her if I catch her?  Engine work for me too... LOL

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 01:06 AM

Hmmmm! You Guy's aren't REAL Men after-all!  Ha!  I'm not into sports too much either, but Wife has the Control and the snacks for people and such. Me, I have to have most of the moves or calls explained to me after seeing them. No favorites for the Wife in this years bowl, just no she don't like Patriots for unknown to me reason!  I'LL have to go to work, (if I can make it thru snow) that night, so won't see the end at least and don't care!    Sports is Highly Over-rated!

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Posted February 01, 2015 - 03:21 AM

The only sport that I watch is UCONN Womens Basketball. I'm an alumn and taught there for awhile. I've been a fan for over 20 years. The ladies are fun to watch and never do anything to embarass the school. They have very impressive statistics but the best is : 100% graduation and 0% felons. Very few other teams can say that. They are playing this afternoon at 2pm on ESPN2.


I get a laugh out of the football underinflation controversy. Air pressure has to have a temperature standard. Usually its 68* for laboratory work. If the balls were inflated in a 70* locker room and then moved to a 50* playing field, the ball temperature(and pressure) would slowly go down until the ball reached 50*(stabilized). The pressure could easily drop a couple of pounds. I would suspect that there is no temperature standard and the league does not want to reveal that oversight on their part. Its like tire pressures changing with the seasons. Good Luck, Rick

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