NEW YORK, NY – I’m pretty sure that almost every story in sports right now has to do with Lance Armstrong, Mante Te’O, or the Super Bowl and since my imagination has been halted by New York’s 9 degree weather, I figured I’d jump on that. Plus, the most interesting story in sports right now is definitely having two brothers as opposing head coaches to the opposing teams in this Big Game – aka the Super Buagh. (These are the dumb things I invent when I haven’t even seen a bikini in over a month).
So there’s that and the fact that this is Ray Lewis’ last year and game. Some, such as Wes Welker’s wife, whose best day was winning Miss Hooter’s International for carrying Buffalo Wings, see Lewis as a bad role model. You know, with his murder and aggravated-assault charges. But I see him as a legend and a leader. And isn’t killing 2 people at a club almost seen as an ACL tear nowadays? I personally don’t care much about his Obstruction of Justice felony – I am just still sore that he won MVP of the 2001 Super Bowl against the Giants, which was the Ravens’ only Super Bowl win.
The thing that interested me about these Harbaugh brothers is that younger brother Jim is extremely fertile. With six kids he’s clawing away at Antonio Cromartie’s record. We know he played at Michigan and then played pro ball for the Bears, Colts Ravens and that handshakes are not his strong point. Meanwhile, Ravens Coach and older brother of 15 months, John, has spawned only one child. He played college ball at the University of Miami (Ohio), and worked for Eagles coaches, Ray Rhodes and Andy Reid. Both brothers wear a baseball cap like a 19-year old-frat pledge.
The other great story with this Super Bowl, is 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who just popped up on the scene like a track mark on Lance Armstrong’s arm. He filled in for hurt starter QB, Alex Smith and went on to set records for rushing yards. Plus, the Cubs wanted to sign Kaepernick as a pitcher in 2009. How is it that the 49ers have better pitching than the Boston Red Sox?
Another interesting Super Bowl topic will be that you have a better chance of being welcomed there if your name was Katrina, or if you worked for BP, than if you’re Roger Goodell. Roger will have to pull a Bill Belichick (one that hasn’t taped a lockerroom and therefore hasn’t won a championship since 2004) for the week, and stay away from media.
Although, the game will be interesting, especially with Vegas giving Baltimore 5, I cannot help but wish it were the Manning brothers getting all this Super Bowl attention.
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