Since I don’t have a whole lot of time, here are a few random blurbs. I swear I’ll get back to writing a real post someday . . .
- Somehow, the Super Bowl has managed to produce an interesting game for the second year in a row. Even my wife was riveted by it, and she claims (waveringly, I believe) to hate sports. When I was a kid, the stupid Bud Bowl commercials were always more thrilling than the game itself. What’s changed?
- I’d be willing to bet that Pennsylvania governor and psychotically hard-core Philadelphia Eagles fan Ed Rendell was, somewhere in the recesses of his heart, secretly pulling for the Cardinals because he’s sick of seeing Pittsburgh win the title over and over again.
- I don’t know why exactly, but this is just funny. The fact that the prank only hit Comcast makes it even better, for some reason.
- You have until 5:00 p.m. EST Friday to vote for the name of Philadelphia’s forthcoming Major League Soccer team. Among the choices, I’m hoping it ends up being “Philadelphia AC” or “AC Philadelphia.” It sounds sort of European, carries ties to Philadelphia’s sports history (most people would interpret “AC” as meaning “Athletic Club,” hearkening back to baseball’s Philadelphia Athletics of yore), and also serves as a shout-out to the many Philly sports fans in southern New Jersey (“AC” could just as easily stand for “Atlantic City”). The only choice I really hope doesn’t make it at all is “Philadelphia City.” The stadium is being built in Chester, for crying out loud. Anyway, go vote.
- This isn’t exactly sports news, but Punxsutawney Phil and Octorara Orphie both saw their shadows today. Six more weeks of winter it is, then.