Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Whatever: I am having a very hard time working up any motivation to write anything. Not fiction, not journalism, not this blog -- nothing. Not sure what that means; whether it it temporary or not; whether I should try to drive through it or simply move on to other endevours. (Not that I have any idea what those other endevours might be.)

Something will come up I'm sure. Sure.
Is it Safe to Look Yet?: I don’t know if it was the worst Super Bowl ever, but it was certainly the ugliest. Top five ugly things about Super Bowl XL:

5. Ben Roethlisberger’s QB rating (Lowest ever for a winning QB; lower than his age of 23)
4. Detroit
3. Seahawks two minute drill
2. The officiating crew’s understanding of the basics of cause and effect
1. Mick Jagger’s hips

Yet it was one of the highest rated ones ever. Why? Please tell me it wasn’t the Rolling Stones. Please tell me no one was tuned in hoping for a Keith Richards wardrobe malfunction.

And it had record money wagered on it in Vegas -- a Dr. Evil-esque $94.5 million. I can only assume that is the result of people reading my Super Bowl column.

The most amazing football news of the week has to be the newly announced ESPN broadcast team for Monday Night Football next season: Mike Tirico (will do a solid job), Tony Kornheiser (yep, the guy from Pardon the Interruption -- I have an open mind about his possibilities), and...wait for it...wait for it...Joe Theismann. That’s right kids, he of the salmon-colored shorts will be back for another year to regale us with scintillating insights like “In this situation, the running back is trying to move the ball forward as far as he can.” I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused. There is a part of me that is glad football season is over.