So I went to my favorite pub/sports pub to do some liveblogging for the Superbowl.
As football is about as close as I come to organized religion, the Superbowl is a big day for me. A Super Party, if you well. I had picked my location in the bar early and spent most of the day flirting and taking pictures and watching one heckuve football game.
There was one rather catastrophic downside though. As I was at a bar, using my laptop, there was a chance things could go badly. This happened right after halftime, when a half-full cup of water was poured on my laptop by a group of drunk Mexican nationals (the rich Mexicans).
Quick note on the glass half-full versus the glass half-empty riddle. Trust me on this one, it is the half-full side of the glass that causes problems. The empty part does nothing. The glass is/was half-full.
The half-full glass ultimately fried my laptop and leaves me in a rather precarious place, as I am now an artist without a brush. I’ll figure something out, but it was a big loss. Here’s how the liveblogging of the first half went. By the second half I was deep into flirting territory and had to stop blogging. It happens…
And then the d00ds poured water on my laptop. They eventually apologized after I gave them dirty looks and kep muttering about assholes every time I walked by. The apology was nice…the laptop is still fucked.
A couple things to note: I picked the Cards to win. I figured Harrison would be a big factor, but there was simply no way to calculate how much of a force of nature he would be. That play he made before half threw the whole game into chaos, and was the play that won the game for the Steelers. It was, at least, a 10-point swing and probably closer to 14. A great call by Dick LeBeau, as he pulled Harrison into coverage on the quick slant instead of rushing him in the blitz (like the Cards figured he would).
I did feel the officiating was a rather one-sided affair, which was sad to see, and wish Warner could have gotten off that Hail Mary near the end. There’s no “tuck rule” when playing the Steelers, it would seem.
While I was wrong about the winner (it happens) if anyone followed my rather objective analysis of this game, before it started, or the college football championship, and bet on it, you won big. The Cards won against the line.
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