Super Bowl LII: Final Thoughts

As the “Hail Mary” pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski fell incomplete in the end zone with the game clock showing zeros, football season was officially over. The Philadelphia Eagles had just won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

If you enjoy a lot of offense and little defense then Super Bowl LII was just for you. There was one punt in the whole game. One punt. The Eagles and Patriots combined for a total of 1,151 yards of offense. They scored points like a pinball machine.

Ironically, it was a defensive play – a sack of Tom Brady and his fumble that won it for the Philadelphia Eagles.

I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan. It was a former Chiefs coach (Doug Pederson) and a former Chiefs backup QB (Nick Foles) for the Eagles that won the Super Bowl. That was something that Andy Reid (former Eagles coach and current Chiefs coach) has never done. The Eagles got rid of Reid because he could not take them to the promise land. Remember that, fellow Chiefs fans.

It’s great for a city to win a big game. Overall it’s probably pretty good for the NFL that a new team won the Super Bowl. The Brady/Belichick haters could not take much more winning from them.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the game, the Philly fans decided to burn and destroy things while some were chanting “F–k Tom Brady” in reference to the Patriots quarterback — and “Big d–k Nick” in honor of Philly QB Nick Foles.

Stay classy Philly.

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Thursday Numbers

Congrats! We just about have old January beat once again. Hold on for one more day!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about the State of the Union, Steve Daines, Ravalli County, Adolf Hitler, Dick Cheney, Mötley Crüe, Malmstrom AFB, Max Baucus, unemployment, Super Bowl records, Jerry Rice, Don Shula, Charles Haley, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Jim Kelly, and much more!

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Super Bowl: Final Thoughts

Football is over for the season and that’s just about as depressing as this day being Monday. The 32 teams came down to just two. Then one, the Green Bay Packers, were crowned Super Bowl Champions.

Maybe we’ll see more “Cheesehead Bras” being worn… great googly moogly!

In today’s column I break down all of Super Bowl Sunday from the pre-game shows to the commercials. Enjoy! Continue reading

Super Bowl: QBs with Rings

With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to write about football again! It’s hard to mention the Super Bowl and not think about Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. It’s also hard for me to think about Joe Montana and not think about the two seasons he played with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the corner of my “man cave” is a 2’ x 3’ Sports Illustrated poster of Joe Montana…as a Kansas City Chief. Not too far from the poster, I have displayed a Fleer football card of Joe Montana…again as a Kansas City Chief.

Maybe Montana’s glory days were with the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992), but he finished his playing days as a Chief (1993-94). Many people may remember that the town of Ismay, Montana, was unofficially renamed Joe, Montana, back in 1993.

The greatest game (in my humble opinion) Montana played for the Chiefs happened on Monday Night Football (MNF), October 17, 1994. Montana led the Chiefs to a victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Elway had put the Broncos ahead with a little over a minute left, but too much time was left for Montana. Montana threw a TD pass with eight seconds left to give the Chiefs the victory. Right after the pass, MNF announcer Dan Dierdorf said, “Lord, you can take me now, I’ve seen it all.” Continue reading