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Super bowl super stars

What a game! 

Too keep it interesting my husband and I decided to root for different teams.  We both love the Patriots but he decided to go for the Falcons.   We drove to Palm Springs to enjoy the game with friends,  loads of Mexican food and snacks galore…and drinks of course.

We were surprised that everyone (10 of us) wanted the Falcons so we rooted for our beloved Patriots.  Things were not going so well but we figured Brady would rise to the occasion so we took the jabs and barbs and there were plenty of them.  I said things like, Brady doesn’t get sacked as I watched him getting beat up quite a bit and by the end of the second quarter I was starting to make excuses for Tom!  Maybe the Falcons should win, it’s their turn and The Patriots dominate and have won so many times, how many rings does Tom need?

By the end of the third quarter I was giving in to the masses, Brady was going to go down, but my dear husband said “It’s not over yet” never count the Patriots out.  Secretly  I was hoping Tom would ring up Erin Rodgers and ask him to mentally orchestrate one of his famous last minute Hail Mary’s, he would need three though…..the odds were not good.

Then the last quarter was upon us and something happened….

We all sat in stunned silence, it was crazy…I actually was thinking good thoughts for the Falcons who certainly had nothing to be ashamed of.  I have a weakness for the underdog and it was beginning to show….and just when I said “It would be nice for the Falcons to win…that  darn wonderful Brady and his team…did it again!

Best game ever!

 

Sports Violence

Everybody is on the bandwagon about domestic violence and sports. Let’s talk about it. Football is a wonderful sport. I love it and I love the San Francisco 49er’s. I could watch Colin do his magic anytime. It’s a violent sport you say. Alright, what about Hockey? I grew up in Canada and I can tell you, Hockey is a VERY violent sport. Why don’t Hockey players beat up their wives?

They are every bit as juiced up in a game and they are all playing ferociously to get that goal. Yet, they are able to control their fists when they go home. WHY IS THAT?

Think it could be what the parents taught the players about respecting women? They fight each other on the rink and sometimes I cringe, I’ve seen blood on the ice plenty of times. It’s the players. It’s what they believe and accept in each other.

Now, here’s something else. When you get off a plane in Canada, you see signs that say “Beat your Wife, Go to Prison”. It’s like “quiet” in the library, you just know. And, if a police officer goes out on a domestic violence call and sees with his own eyes the little woman has been hit, beaten or hurt by the man…he makes the arrest without HER consent or HER involvement. He is charged by the “Crown” or province. This law was passed in Canada because at one time they had problems with domestic violence. Canadians love their beer. They probably still have some, but not much. This could be as easy as passing laws to protect people from themselves (battered wives) often blame themselves.

Don’t tell me Hockey isn’t as brutal as football, all sports are competitive. A NO TOLERANCE POLICY SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE NOW!