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Is There Room for One More on the Bandwagon?

February 1, 2009

Hey, I hear there's some kind of big football game tonight...Liverpool vs. Chelsea. It's the Beatles vs Bill Clinton's daughter???

Okay, okay...I know it's the Super Bowl--and besides, that game was played last night--and all week long, you've all been like "Indefatigable One, now that both your favorite college basketball teams suck ass, who are you rooting for in the Big Game?"
I've thought about it...some. Maybe. Here's a secret about yours truly: I played Dragon Quest VIII last year instead of watching the Giants upset the Patriots. Part of it was because I was so pissed that Green Bay wasn't in the game that I avoided it. Better to leave the dagger hanging in the wound rather than twisting it around, know what I'm saying? The other reason was that I really had no interest in either team.

Same goes for tonight, but since you people are threatening to rouse some rabble, I figured I'd make a choice. So, I'm pulling for Arizona.

What? Didn't I root for Pittsburgh when they played Seattle? Yes, yes I did. I think Pittsburgh is a fine organization and that Mike Tomlin is a fantastic coach. I'm a little jealous that he is in Pittsburgh and not Green Bay--oh sure, he was never a candidate for the job, but a fellow can dream, right?

Yes, I realize that Arizona employs Matt Leinart, he who crushed my dreams in 2003 when he was illegally pushed into the endzone and all. However, I do root for the underdogs every so often (unless they beat my favorite team in order to get to the Super Bowl--screw you, Eli Manning), so I figure why not throw my fanship behind the Cardinals, who haven't won a championship since they were in Chicago in 1947. Wait...a team from Chicago that hasn't won a championship in forever? Perish the thought.

Anyway, the real reason why I'm rooting for Arizona over Pittsburgh is simple: Arizona has more former Notre Dame players on their roster (2 to 0) than does Pittsburgh. It's that simple. Plus, Mathdude--professed lover of the Cardinals, best team ever...yeah, yeah, yeah--is one of my blog followers and Beckeye--the only person who regularly comments that is a Steelers fan (that I know of)--isn't. Yep. I'm complicated like that.

There's a term for people like me. What is it? Oh, right. Whore.

10 comments:

Scope said...

Hey, chopped liver or here!?!

Dr Zibbs said...

Nice cheerleader shot.

As for the game, I'm going for the Steelers.

Chemgeek said...

I've gone back and forth on this one. I really couldn't care less. But, if I'm going to watch it, I really need to cheer for and against someone. Otherwise, the game will be as interesting as a WNBA game.

Therefore, I have chosen to cheer for the Cardinals. If only because the Steelers have had their share of success. And because Larry Fitzgerald is a Minnesota boy

Go Cardinals!!!!

Frank said...

I suppose I'll go with the Steelers...although I think any Superbowl without a Manning in it is a travesty.

Jidai said...

You aren't a whore you are just a... person who cheer/does other things for some kind of reward...

Oh...

We are playing scrabble while watching the game!

Fancy Schmancy said...

The cheerleader alone is worth rooting for.

Glad to know it's not just us chicks who pick a team based on their colors and how good they look in their uniforms...

~E said...

Exkweeze me! I regularly comment, AND I follow your blog AND I was actively rooting for the Cards.

What the heck!

Scope said...

~E - With 35 seconds left in the game, someone whispered in their ears, "You're the Cardinals."

That's what happened.

BeckEye said...

Sheesh, you're on my blogroll! Do you want my blood???

I haven't caved in to the whole fancy Blogger "following" gadget yet, because I'm afraid if I move to the new template, my whole existence will be erased. I wrote a post about this very issue, because of people like you who still want to complain that I'm not a true "follower." It's harder to put you people on my blogroll the old fashioned way. And in alphabetical order, no less! That should prove that I'm actually a BETTER follower than the ones with the easy peasy gadget. SO there.

And the Steelers won anyway. SO THERE!

Lisa-tastrophies said...

I'm a steelers girl. Sorry, but the blue color in my family tree runs deep. Sad thing is I slept through the whole game. Talk about truly pathetic