There’s never a good day to die… unless you’re Klingon. However, if there were a day for New York Giants football matriarch Ann Mara to pass away, Super Bowl Sunday would be as symbolic as any. She passed away due to complications from a head injury in a fall a few weeks ago (ESPN).
It’s very sad news for the football world on an otherwise big happy day, or more tragic if you dislike the Seahawks and utmostly loathe the Patriots as much as I do.
But here’s to remember a complete class act in Ann and the Giants. Rest in peace, Ann, and soon joy as the Giants will be back at the top again I’m sure.
You know how people boycott brands whose makers they don’t approve of? Well, I’m taking it to the football sense.
I hate the Patriots for their cheating ways. Robert Kraft owns them and there’s a lot of Kraft products out there. It’s bad enough they got to this Super Bowl XLIX by cheating. If they win it, I’m going to boycott all Kraft products till they are dethroned.
I know my actions won’t make a dent in their income and such. However, I’m doing my part and that’s all I can really do. If that’s not good enough, then you can extend the argument to why vote where the action of one individual won’t mean a heck of a lot. It’s a principle and morals stand that’s worth far more personally than it ever might be socially.
Unless it catches on as a meme, of course, hahaha. Too bad I don’t think people are nuts enough to do it. But I’ll tell you one thing, it’ll make for one heck of a good short party story while my boycott lasts if the Pats win. If not, I’ll still minimize my Kraft purchases after Deflategate… even more so than my restraint after Spygate. 🙂
The Super Bowl is the biggest betting day of the year. There are bets and odds available for just about everything, including some really ridiculous things!
Given that premise, I want to know the odds being offered for something far less ridiculous, which is the New England Patriots cheating. Seriously, they are serial cheaters. When they get caught, it’s not for an instance, but a long running scheme they had been running to the point of getting caught. They know the NFL marketing machine well that big penalties aren’t going to be handed out so that the crime is well worth the risks. No wins forfeited. No Super Bowl trips retracted. But also no big prizes if they don’t cheat either cause have they won any Super Bowls since Spy Gate?
So yes, very seriously, what’s the Vegas line for the Patriots cheating this Super Bowl XLIX???
I’d bet on more than even. Question is will the Pats get caught, not would they do it. 🙂
Without the sad times,
the happy times would not be so enjoyable
Minh Tan (see haiquote version)
Other quotes by me
Well, what can I say as a Broncos fan? We were beaten by a better team today. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their fans on the Super Bowl win.
As for what I had asked before about believing in Destiny given that this were the year of the Horse, Destiny was not wrong. I just had interpreted incorrectly. Usually, in Western culture, symbols that flash up that coincide with something you believe in, usually means things are going to go your way. It seems, in Chinese astrology, those “born” or affiliated otherwise with the year of one’s birth or symbol, is slighted by it! It’s true! I’m not just making it up! Check this serious call on the Super Bowl according to Chinese Astrology!
“They absolutely will not win,” Chinese New Year adviser to the City of Sydney, Lin Abbott, said.
“According to Chinese philosophy, those born with the same zodiac sign as the year’s designated animal are going to have a particularly difficult year”, the same article also says.
Well, all I have to say is that watching this Super Bowl was the most painful TV and sports experience I have ever had. However, in looking for the silver lining in everything, all I can say is that the rest of this year should be easy for all the challenges I have set up for myself.
Congratulations again, Seahawks fans. Enjoy your victory!
I will still wear my Denver Broncos fleece jacket and hat proudly everywhere, of course. You don’t shy away from showing support for your team when times go bad. That’s when they need you most. And I’ll just take all the taunts and such the way I should… like a man.
And I’ll stop making Chinese astrology calls. I know Tarot cards, not Chinese astrology… even if I am Asian and have a Chinese last name. 🙂