Us Chicks what Talk Football are talkin' up a storm this week, being that both Super Bowl teams are represented in our little group. We've also been joined by Kristen as a special guest.
We're breaking up our extremely long conversation into several parts, because we have received feedback that the length of TCTF football posts had been cumbersome. My apologies, and we hope you enjoy this TCTF--or FCTF?--marathon week.
Beth Kristen, this is Mer and Sam. Sam and Mer, this is Kristen. You can
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Kristen: Hola chicas,
Nice to meet you all, however that works, email-wise. Finally, some smart-talkin' fellow football lovin' females. I mostly started my blog so that I could stop driving people around here batshit crazy with my never-ending sports commentary. I never dreamed that cool like-minded people would read it.
Anyway, I gradated from Emerson in 2002 but started in 1999 which is some bizarre math worthy of someone much more numbers savvy than an Emerson grad. I'm pretty sure I graduated in 3 years with a dual major in Film and WLP but for a communications school, they're not so much with the communicating so who really knows? I lived at 132 Beacon for two years and then moved off campus to an apartment approximately 300 yards from Fenway Park in Kenmore Square. Best little crack den imaginable. I work for a textbook publisher now on Arlington Street - Bedford/St. Martin's. We do English and History college texts. Which, woo hoo, but it's better than it sounds. I've done some freelance writing as well. I did movie reviews for a NH newspaper for four years so I've seen more bad movies than I care to remember. I spend way too much time at work on ESPN.com, Dirt Dogs, Page 2, survivinggrady and now, Cursed to First. Why do I feel like I'm writing an online dating profile? :-)
So the blog pretty much sums it up so far as my sports sensibilities and fanaticism lie. You get the idea. I must now go convince my father that Darryl Strawberry most likely does not read my blog and if he does, he will not be able to hunt down my dad and beat him senseless with a fungo bat because of his less than charitable comments about the Big Straw.
Eagles/Pats SB, I'm crossing my fingers. Or praying. Or lighting incense at the altar of the Tom Brady bobblehead. I look forward to talking with all of you soon.
Sam: Pulling sneaky decisions while I'm exiled on a family event, eh?Fortunately, I have discovered the hotel ethernet port, and thusly am able to get online and foil your nefarious plots.
Seriously, though (or as serious as I get, in any event), welcome to the monkey house, Kristen. You graduated with a dual-degree in 3 years? Good lord girl, I'm doing a dual-degree and firmly expect to be here at least 5 years, possibly longer. My life is woe.
In a way it's good that I'm here with this part of my family, because a lot of them are as into sports as we are (or more so, terrifying as that thought may be), so I've been able to discuss football and baseball to a glorious degree. We're concerned about Hines Ward on Sunday, we don't think the Pats have anyone who can cover him if he gets a good break and ends up deep in the secondary. And the Busboy makes my hands shake like a caffeine addict going into withdrawal (ha ha, so close to real life it almost isn't funny). And Kearse... OK, stopping now, I'm making myself ill.
Mer, I think the Aigles' performance will be largely dependent on how effectively they hold Michael Vick. He can be shut down, we've seen that during the regular season, but when he isn't effectively contained all hell breaks loose. Obviously there's more to that team than just him, but it does rather seem like you can tell how Atlanta's gonna do by looking at how Vick is doing in that particular game.
Anyhow, I should go sleep, because we have to get up at some obscenely early hour to get to the temple on time for the bar mitzvah, but I'd just like to add that today we went to the Detroit Auto Show, and it was UTTER AWESOMEITY. You know you're jealous.
Mer: And so it is: Eagles/Pats in the Super Bowl.
The next two weeks look to be very interesting here in TCTF Land.
Sam: So I'm pretty happy right now. I've got tons of homework that needs to be done for tomorrow morning, but hey, I already found a photo of Tedy Bruschi hefting the Lamar Hunt trophy, so I'm glowing so much it's nearly drowning out the horrible flourescent dorm lights. Also, Rodney Harrison is officially in the 'I would totally have his babies' club.
Was it me, or did Bill Cowher's chin look *bigger* in the postgame interview? Maybe he was jutting it out funny? It was actually kind of terrifying.
And Mer, looks like we'll be seeing you in Jacksonville :)
Poor Cardiac Jags. They were a good team with a huge-hearted quarterback and a lot of luck. In another universe (i.e. one in which they were in the NFC), they might be in this Superbowl.
Instead, we're all converging on their turf in a couple of weeks :)
I'm awfully happy about the Pats going, and I can't even begin to count how many people have come up to talk to me about it. Haven't seen the Steeler fan who works in the cafeteria yet-- hopefully he'll be working dinner tomorrow. I look forward to taunting him over the 'catch of the day' (mysteriously unidentified, and caught from where? we're not on a lake or anything), 'beef lasagna', and 'kyoto blend' (no, I don't know what it is either, but this is what the online menu is telling me). Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but heaven hath no sweetness like a sports fan vindicated.
But GODDAMN do I wish the Lions had found a way.
Kristen: Only Rodney Harrison? I would have the babies of everyone on that team. Except for Belichick. He gets to be my angry uncle whom I am scared of and who gives me lectures and I feel very bad for disappointing him. Bob Kraft is like a happy little gnome of a man.
So Belichick now has the same playoff record as the man the trophy is NAMED AFTER. Can there be any doubt how great he is?
Cowher's chin is threatening to eclipse all three rivers. It must now go back to its offseason job of impersonating Jay Leno's chin.
This is what everyone was predicting before the season started and this is what it's come down to. Imagine that. As it should be.
May the best team win.
Beth: Right now, all I can really think of to say is, "wheeeeeeeee!"
Be sure to tune in tomorrow, when Beth and Mer start off the Pats / Eagles mud-wrestling...