I’m just going to jump into things real quick today. As most of you know, I recently graduated and am currently unemployed. Being that I have nothing really to do, I have been watching a inordinate amount of television. So for those of you that haven’t paid attention to the world, I am going to give you a rundown of everything that television has taught me since the Super Bowl… Relevant? Maybe not. But let’s go…
Going for an Onside Kick Makes You a Genius
Up until last Sunday, many ESPN announcers were calling Sean Payton just a mediocre coach. They claimed that he runs a gimmick offense and that, if it weren’t for Drew Brees, he wouldn’t still be a head coach in the NFL. Then, he decided to go for one of the ballsiest moves in NFL history, an onside kick at the beginning of the 2nd half. He risked giving Peyton Manning a short field just so they can MAYBE get the ball back? SERIOUSLY?!? Well… we all know what happened, and now Sean Payton is considered a genius and one of the top coaches in the NFL. Sometimes it’s just better to be lucky than to be good.
Peyton Manning Isn’t the Greatest QB of All Time
First off, this was mostly a Skip Bayless accusation, so you already know it wasn’t the most informed. Although I am not a big fan of Peyton Manning (he usually beats the Titans twice a year), I respect the heck out of the guy. In the span of 24 hours, Peyton went from greatest quarterback EVER to Jay Cutler status (okay, maybe not that bad). But I have heard numerous media outlets claiming that he lost the the game for the Colts and that he also lost his opportunity to become the greatest quarterback of all time. Sorry ESPN, but every coach in the NFL would choose Manning over Tom “Golden Child” Brady or anyone else in a heart beat. And, for the sake of argument, Dan Marino never won a Super Bowl, but he is still able to hold down a Top 3 spot.
Drew Brees’s Son Loves to Jam Out
Okay, I know those aren’t headphones, but that kid has some huge ear muffs. Seriously though, in the past week Baylen Brees has reached celebrity status, maybe even more than his father. The MVP may have appeared on Oprah, Ellen, and Letterman in the past week, but every show wants to talk to him about his son. Sure, he is a cute kid, but I would rather talk about his mother’s infomercial.
No One in New Orleans Has Been to Work in a Week
I don’t really have any proof on this one, it is more of an educated guess. The Saints franchise and, more importantly, the city of New Orleans have been through so much. But when the Saints won, it was like they got their happy ending, and the party was able to begin. This town started celebrating last Sunday and into “Dat Tuesday”, and continued the celebration to Mardi Gras and into Fat Tuesday. There have been parades, costumes, and a whole bunch of beads (SFW). So party it up for one last night, Nah’Lins, you guys deserve it.
I’m On Team Jacob
Let me start out by showing what my options for programming were last night: We had The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, Figure Skating, the UConn Women’s Basketball game (still undefeated), and New Moon. Basically, I wish I had a girlfriend last night so I could at least claim some ounce of masculinity. Needless to say, I ended up watching New Moon and it wasn’t that bad. It’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen, but I would recommend it to those that are secure with their sexual preference. And yeah, Edward sucks… Jacob is way better. No Homo.