WIN!

I know nothing about American football other than the obvious

fact that it isn't football. But, I regard loyalty to one's friends
as one of the highest virtues and so, yesterday, I was happy
to align the full weight of the OCICBW... media machine
behind the little known sports combo, the New Orleans Saints,
as they took on the Goliath that is the Colts' franchise.
Of course, I take full credit for the Saints' subsequent victory.

Any other sports team wanting to win a major trophy should

get their accountants to contact me at MadPriest Towers.

Howay the lads!

Comments

WIN! — 19 Comments

  1. God helped but credit amazingly brilliant coaching. That was quite a game of American rules rugby. 😉

    FWIW
    jimB

  2. Jim, I came to a new appreciation of the skills required to throw and catch the football with the aid of the close-up camera work. The quarterback must sometimes throw the ball where he gauges the receiver will be, not necessarily where he is. And the receivers sometimes catch the ball while jumping in the air or bent way over to the side. Since each team had a brilliant passing quarterback in place, the game was a passing game, and some of the catches were amazing to watch, especially in the replay close-ups.

  3. Mimi, That onside kick was a brilliant piece of tactical wizardry. That it worked as well as it did suggests either angels or demons on the Saint’s side.

    FWIW
    jimB

  4. The quarterback must sometimes throw the ball where he gauges the receiver will be, not necessarily where he is.

    Actually, Mimi, a quarterback must pretty much ALWAYS do this. One slip up—by even a GREAT QB like Peyton Manning—and you get a 77-yard touchdown going the other way! :-0

    WV, “imocat”. I feel like I oughta “Can Haz Cheezburger” or sumthin’. ;-/

  5. JCF, I had an inkling that was so, but it’s not often in a football game that you see as many successful catches as in this Super Bowl. Two masters of the passing game matched up, along with a number of skilled receivers. If football was always played this well, I might become a fan.

    After the interception by local boy Troy Porter, while the Saints had the ball, and Manning was on the bench, when the camera panned in, Tom said, “Look, Manning is rattled.” And, indeed, he looked troubled. He was off-pitch(?) in the second half of the game.

  6. “I was happy to align the full weight of the OCICBW… media machine…”
    Many thanks for your kind help Fr. MP. The Saints and the Queen—it doesn’t get better than this!

  7. I should have said, “the Saints, the Queen, and cheerleader ‘Babes’ Butler!”
    Mea culpa.