Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (10 hours of pre-game over analysis of things like Ray Lewis’s pre-game dance, a hangnail on Joe Flacco’s non-throwing pinkie finger). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Have a drink). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Inject a quart of nacho cheese.) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Look forward to commercials as a break from hyper-analysis of the metaphorical nature of the image in Colin Kaepernick’s tattoo near his inside left bicep). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Based on endorsements all former players and coaches must be overweight and flaccid.) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Wait! It’s Fred Flintstone eating Applebees with the bachelor!) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Need more beer to calm myself from the frenzy of hyper screen cuts, hyper analysis, hyper Tweeting, hyper orgy of consumption.) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Lost my Valentine’s Day budget on ridiculous prop bets).
Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Hoping Beyonce’s skirt malfunctions since you know Valentine’s Day will be a fiasco after losing ridiculous prop bet.) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (I can’t see the game because all my friends who don’t know shit about football are over here with takes that I think would get me fired – but in all likelihood a bigger gig if I wrote 500-word columns and Tweet-bombed readers into oblivion 18 hours a day). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (I could only write 500 word columns once a week if I Tweet-bombed people 18 hours a day – hmmm, but twice the readers? Super!) Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Based on the state of water cooler journalism, perhaps it doesn’t matter). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Patrick Willis just ripped Anquan Boldin’s arm off). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Did a baby day trader just try to make it rain from his bassinet – ooooh, that’s cuter than road kill). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Boldin is probable to return in the next series). Super Bowl. Super Bowl Super Bowl. Super Bowl (Injury lawyers have Boldin on their 2018 calendar to speed dial him). Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl (I hear gunshots. Is Canada invading? No honey, that’s just our neighbors having target practice in their backyard. In our subdivision? That, or they are ending an argument. Or was that the sound of Saints player with a rifle pointed at Roger Goodell? Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl. Super Bowl.
What? It’s Super Bowl – I’m drunk, over-stimulated, lost my money, lost any chance at scoring on Valentine’s Day, and my team lost the game.
Enjoy your Super Bowl Weekend.
Listens-Duane Allman+Wes Montgomery+Ravi Shankar = Derek Trucks
Fitting equation from a listener commenting on this video on YouTube. I first heard of Trucks when I was 17 and visiting Savannah for concert I’d be performing with a bunch of other high school musicians. I was on River Street with my buddies and there was a sign near the outdoor stage noting that the Derek Trucks band would be playing there. My eventual college roommate raved about this little kid-guitarist back then. In hindsight he was quite a talent scout. So you know, he became a future CEO of a major record label. Amazing who you meet in life.
- Five Check Points for Improving Throwing Mechanics - An excellent piece by St. Cloud couch Ian Shoemaker on QB mechanics. I will continue to reference this piece as a study aid.
- Interactive graphic: NFL Salaries by Team and Position – This oft-shared piece is a great example of good graphic content in addition to being interesting to the NFL fan.
- Marshall Faulk: ‘I’ll never be over being cheated out of a Super Bowl’ - Faulk doesn’t have that popular-guy, public persona that makes him liked by a general audience, but I can understand why he can’t let go of the idea that Bill Belichick and the Patriots spied on them.
- Pale Blue Blobs Invade, Freeze, Then Vanish - It’s a lake, yes. But it’s also a bomb. I’m a fan of the Krulwich Wonders Blog. At least click the link to see an even better pick of this explosive situation.
- The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships - I have only skimmed this piece and I’m not a fan of the idea, but it’s always good to know what a part of our society is thinking and trying to evolve.
“Bandit” wants to train with the big boys. Innocence and persistence at its finest.
Made it this far?
Its always good to get new followers at the blog and on Twitter and there are a lot of new readers. If you’re new to the RSP blog here are some links that I think will help you learn what you’ll get here:
- 2013 NFL Draft Analysis - This link as a running collection of analysis I’ve written – including Sr. Bowl coverage.
- 2012 NFL Draft Analysis - Just like above, but for 2012.
- What is the RSP? - New to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio? I have an annual publication that is available for download April 1 and available for prepayment now. This is why folks come here.
- 2013 RSP Players - Players I’ve studied for the April publication – a running list.
Every Friday, I post links to football and non-football reads as well as links to photos, music, and videos that catch my eye while I’m surfing. This week will have a more decided Sr. Bowl theme. If you’re new, I suggest you follow the blog and either signup for email notifications for content or add to your RSS Feed. And thanks to my loyal readers for the views, the feedback, and those who demanded I offer a prepayment option for the 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio.
As Martha Stewart says, “Peace-out, Homey.”