February 6, 2011

Big Game Sunday

Today is the culmination of the NFL season. I really have no interest in either team, but I guess the game could be good.  On paper the teams look evenly matched. The words good game and Superbowl rarely can be placed in the same sentence, however.

I should not have typed the trademarked name of the Big Game. The NFL gets a little wonky when the words "bowl" and "Super" are used together. They are not as crazy and obsessed as the governing body for college sports, who really get their panties bunched in their crack when you use "madness" and the third month of the year together. I suppose they might miss out on few pennies of royalties.

Anyway, I will watch the game. I expect to see a low scoring affair, but that is rarely the case in the Big Game. Even if the Steelers do pull off a victory, can we stop the Big Ben Is The Greatest Ever And Let's Put Him In Canton NOW talk? The team from Iron City wins on defense, and a strong running game. If you need evidence the team is not about the QB, the Steelers were 3-1 with a journeyman third string quarterback while Ben was doing penance for allegedly pawing unwilling women. Look it up, the stats are out there. Rothlisberger is a middle-of-the-pack quarterback at best. On most other NFL teams he would be considered a serviceable starting signal caller. He had the good fortune to be drafted by a winner. Ben did not make the Steelers winners.  There is a difference.

Enjoy the game, the commercials, the endless analysis. Or not. This is America and you can watch the Lifetime Channel, or How I Met Your Mother reruns. Put in a movie or read a book. Do what as you will. I don't care, as long as you have a great Sunday.

6 comments:

CnC said...

I don't have a dog in this hunt either Joe, but it's still a good excuse to get together and have a party. We will party over at Rita's house and hope we don't have a repeat of last year when the game became of little importance even though our beloved Colts were playing. That day was a start of a very bad year and the Colts loss had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Watching the Puppy Bowl instead.












JOG

Ed Bonderenka said...

What is his "Big Game" I hear so much about?

Erin O'Brien said...

Point taken, Hoose. Can you imagine what short of megalomaniac would try and trademark her own name? Sheesh!

Joe said...

No, my issues is not th ecopyright, it is the NCAA going after office pools and individuals for saying/writing March Madness. No one should be able to use a trademark or copyright for for personal gain, but at some point it is ridiculous. Everyone knows it is the Superbowl and March Madness for crissake.

Nathan said...

Seems like a term in common usage for years and years and years should not be trademarkable. Somebody needs to sue the NCAA.

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