Well, it’s Superbowl weekend and I’m sure everyone has his/her favorite team.
My favorite teams to play ended when Cleveland and Pittsburgh fell in the playoffs.
Then I cheered for the Titans. Now, I am just going with who I think is the better team.
It’s been a while since I have actually cared who won the SuperBowl.
This year I kind-of did not give my colleagues a choice of publicly picking a winner.
You know what they did?
They fussed about those "old" photos I used of them Tuesday.
Can you believe that? They actually think they’ll get better looking with age.
Now, back to important things like the game.
I did not pay enough attention to the NFL until after the college season was over with.
With the high school and college teams doing so well this year, I’m afraid my little brain just could not take on a third worry until the other seasons finished.
Believe me, I was totally surprised when I surfaced from the quagmire of local football to see Tampa Bay in the playoffs, well knowing the Superbowl.
All I could say was, "Humphh."
Then, here goes Tampa Bay pulling on the Mississippi heartstrings with two people from Mississippi on the team. (Psst… I am borrowing some info from The Clarion-Ledger).
Defensive lineman Ellis Wymns of Indianola Gentry is a former MSU Bulldog.
Bucs Scout Ruston Webster is an Ole Miss alumni.
Don’t worry Raider fans, they are pulling your heartstrings with those Mississippi connections, too.
There’s Jerry Rice, a Mississippi Valley State graduate. Then there is ex-Hinds star Zack Crockett (Crockett finished his college career at Florida State). There are a couple of more but I don’t know who yet. I’ll find out.
So, it seems we all have a stake in the Superbowl, whether relative, friend, fellow Mississippian or just another football game.
It’s funny I am even contemplating going to a Superbowl party. I usually park in front of the tv with a book and look at the action every once in a while.
Decisions… Decisions… Enjoy the game. See you on the sidelines.