Roger wasn't especially thrilled that The Offspring spent the holiday with a friend's family instead of ours. But my oven is broken, and there was football on tv - so why cook? And I'm NOT having my new oven delivered to this house, then moved again. It's only a few months. No one will starve.
For all you football fans who said Favre was "too old" to play the game - a big HA to you! He's younger than me - and in football, that means "ancient" - but didn't he look spry yesterday? I foresee the Packers doing VERY well in the playoffs. The "old guy" was full of vim and vigor. Go Brett!
Now, I'm NOT a huge Romo fan, but I like the Cowboys. Since I grew up in Texas, and the days of the Houston Oilers are over...I have found a new Texas team to cheer.Romo is cocky and irritates me more than T.O. Romo's performance in last year's playoffs was UNFORGIVABLE. But T.O. has settled down, and with the son of Bum Phillips coaching the Cowboys now - I have renewed hope and interest in this team. Romo and Owens are connecting like MAD...and I want to see the Cowboys in the Super Bowl.
I've been worried about Peyton Manning lately - he's not himself, so I watched last night's game with great anticipation.Thankfully, he was back on track - and wouldn't a Super Bowl repeat performance seal his Hall of Fame induction?
But the most frightening day of football was ahead - my two favorite teams were lined up against opponents destined to hand them resounding defeats. But I still had hopes for my alma mater, Texas A&M. After all, they were playing at home. If you've ever been to game at Kyle Field, you know of what I speak. ANYTHING can happen there.
There's nothing like the noise, the spirit, and the power of the 12th Man to make a game unpredictable. It is our school rivalry, playing the t-sips of t.u. How many schools' fight song is ALL ABOUT beating just one team? The Aggies made me proud - and upset Texas, while sporting their old-fashioned grey pants.
But the most frightening game of all? The Hogs up against the #1 team in the nation, LSU. I had expected to only watch one quarter of this game, counting on a whalloping. The Arkansas coach has not been in good favor lately - and UofA isn't even ranked.
My biggest hope came in overtime. Arkansas is famous for overtime. They have played in the three longest games in NCAA history - and seven overtimes? They've done it. And won it. Today, it was with great pride that I watched them pull a huge upset. But mostly, I'm proud that McFadden helped his Heisman trophy chances. Even if he doesn't win, his stint as running back and part-time quarterback in this game is a great way to end his college career. And it will assure him a high draft number and big money in the NFL next year.
Oh, and did I mention, The Offspring got a new haircut?She says it's called a "scene" look. I think it makes her look more like her mom.