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Super Bowl Misery

February 21, 2012

“My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.” – Giselle responding to a Giants fan Eli Manning taunt against her husband, Tom Brady (I’m with you Giselle), after the Super Bowl loss.

Losing hurts.  Losing in playoffs really hurts.  Losing in the Super Bowl, well that’s just not fun at all.

The Jose took his annual day off on the Super Bowl along with his side kick, Man Chew.  For those who are unaware of Man Chew, he also goes by the nickname Phar Lap and Larry Johnson.  Be sure not to feed him cheese and onion chips, otherwise he’ll cry.

The Super Bowl Menu:

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Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce

Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce

The game itself was bit of haze.  But this is what I remember:

– Dropped catch by Wes Welker in the fourth quarter

– Dropped catch by Wes Welker in the fourth quarter

– Dropped catch by Wes Welker in the fourth quarter

– Dropped catch by Wes Welker in the fourth quarter

Enough on that (The Yellow Jose does not hate Wes Welker, he has been a superb player for the Patriots for a number of years and usually doesn’t drop passes).

It’s close to easter, which means…

Hawthorn Easter Egg

I was thinking the last the Patriots lost a Super Bowl, this occurred:

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After the heartbreaking loss against Collingwood (why do they keep showing this game on Fox Sports?) and Jarryd Roughead’s unfortunate achilles snap last year, this 2012 team is as ready as I have ever seen them.  No injuries, solid pre-season, and Jarryd’s return (Get ready for a ginger explosion), cannot wait.

Bet of the Week:

This is not even a great bet, but I want to dedicate this one to Man Chew for dealing with a cranky Jose on Super Bowl day.  New Orleans to beat Indiana on the road at $6.75 (odds courtesy of SportingBet.com.au).

Why?  New Orleans has looked good on the road in the last three games, with some solid defensive efforts against the Knicks and Bucks.  Obviously, their offense is poor, but in the middle of a back to back to back games, they could cause an upset against a Pacers team who are also not that solid on offense.

2012 Stats:

– Sierra Nevada Pale Ales consumed – 9

– Pork Ribs consumed – 4

– Bets Placed – 7

– Bets Won – 4

– Bet Amount Won – $90

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As I Lay Eating

March 29, 2011

“Asik and Destroy” – Stacey King, Bulls commentator & player commenting on Bulls center, Omer Asik.

A couple of years ago, I was looking up the Oakland A’s website for baseball tickets in which I stumbled upon an All You Can Eat season ticket.  I wasn’t too sure of the price of it, but the season ticket entitled you to 81 games of the A’s, as well as an unlimited supply of hot dogs, nachos and soft drink for the duration of the game.  I could imagine myself completely drowning those nachos with the hot liquid cheese, and stuffing as much hot dogs down my throat.  I can also imagine the damage I might be doing in the toilets afterwards.

Peterborough United are offering 10 season tickets priced at 15k pounds each, for a seat in the ‘director’s box’ and an endless supply of pies and champagne.  Pies and champagne!  I would be slightly confuse on my status in the world if I consumed those two together.

The Amarillo Sox Baseball Club offer the “Bud Light Bullpen All You Can Eat Party Deck”, in which you are allowed to have as many hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, chicken nuggets (gold!), french fries, potato chips, ice cream, soft drink and beer (I assumed this would be Bud Light) at $25 per person.  $25???  That works out to be a pub meal and a pot of beer here in Melbourne.

For $70, you can catch an Atlanta Braves game while devouring smoked chicken bbq sandwich, buffalo chicken wings, all beef franks (just say hot dogs), baked potato salad, chocolate chip cookies, soda and draft beer.

With the new Major League Baseball starting soon, 19 out of the 30 baseball teams will have an All You Can Eat ticket available during the course of the season.  To me, that is heaven.

Click here to see Sports Illustrated’s best ballpark food.  My favourite, BBQ Chicken Nachos.

I’m off to watch the Hawks play on Sunday with no all you can eat options.  This is depressing.

And to my ”I’m not to be blamed for your gambling problem, but here is my best sports bet of the week”…

Butler has been paying off for me last week.  I hope it did the same for you.

This bet has no reasoning whatsoever, but it’s just fun to see who scores first.

Phoenix Suns to score the first score (two points) against Sacramento Kings at $2.65

Gambling Summary:

Number of bets placed: 2

Number of bets won: 1