The Super Bowled

A few years ago, my female friend DD invited Carol and me over to her house. Don’t know why; she never showed any interest in football before, but OK, she asked, we went. She talked across me during the game to Carol. Not about football, or even how dumb they thought football was, or the commercials, but about what they would likely have talked about anyway. Most bizarre.

I’m rooting for the Steelers on Sunday, and it’s because of the 3 B’s: the Bus, Ben, and Bill. The Bus is running back Jerome Bettis, coming back to his hometown of Detroit for probably his last season. Ben is quarterback Roethlisberger, second year quarterback who practically promised the Bus this opportunity when the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs last season by the Patriots. But mostly I like head coach Bill Cowher who has managed to outlast some seven or eight dozen coaches since being hired a decade and a half ago, a tribute to Steeler management as much as to Cowher.

I have nothing againt the Seahawks. They were the team I figured would win the NFC, and the team I rooted for in that conference once the Giants got shellacked (a function of a too mouthy DE). In fact, I don’t really KNOW the Seahawks. Their coach, Mike Holmgren, is the person I know most well, and only because of his success with the Packers. Yes, I know running back Shaun Alexander was MVP, but he got relatively little press before this season.

So, I think Seattle will win, but I’m rooting for the east coast team.

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