Monday, February 05, 2007

Allow me to gloat and talk some trash this fine Monday morning. On Friday, in this here blog, I predicted that the final score of the Super Bowl would be Indy 28 and Chicago 17. And what was the final score? Indy 29 Chicago 17. That's as close to perfection as you can get, and I'd like to take this time to pat myself on the back. It isn't often that I get something right, so when I do it deserves its own paragraph.

The game itself was pretty exciting despite the weather, and I was very happy for Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison. Getting to a Super Bowl and winning is not an easy task..just ask the Buffalo Bills. Now that they've won the Super Bowl, they are basically bulletproof the remainder of their careers. No matter what they do or do not accomplish from this point on, they will always be able to point to February 4th, 2007 as their crowning achievement. There are many players and coaches past and present who can't say that, and now Dungy, Harrison, Manning and the entire Colts team can say that they are Super Bowl champions.

It was nice to see Prince perform at halftime, and I must admit I never get sick of him doing songs that he's done millions of times. Plus seeing him play Purple Rain in the Miami rain was pretty damn cool. I don't really remember too much about the commercials, because I was at a Super Bowl party, and everyone was talking and yelling through all of them. As Super Bowl parties go, this one was pretty low key. Pizza, chicken, more wine than liquor, and of course lots of yelling. And I didn't let anyone leave without telling them that I had successfully predicted the winning score.

So on Saturday, I saw the movie The Departed, and I was truly blown away. Yes there was gratuitous violence, and yes there were two too many "N" words spoken by some of the white characters(that's Boston for you), but in general it was a good movie. I never knew which way the plot was going to turn, and for once, a big name cast actually came through with some big time performances. I haven't seen the other Oscar nominated movies, but if The Departed won, I'd be happy. Today after work, I'll be going to see creepy Forest Whitaker in the Last King of Scotland. I still have no desire to see Dreamgirls right now. That's a Sunday morning, I feel like watching DVDs type movie to me..

Relationships are hard man..but they get even more difficult when you try to have a discussion after a Super Bowl party and you've been drinking. I don't recommend it at all. And that's one to grow on..

And now in honor of my main man Prince, here is one of my favorite songs by him entitled The Ballad of Dorothy Parker. For some reason, he recorded this song at a low volume, so once you download it, turn your speakers way up, and then immediately after the song is over, turn the volume back down, as to not get yourself in trouble. The song is a cute little story about a crush Prince has, and it was off the classic Sign O' the Times cd. And this is one of my favorite songs ever, so it would behoove you to listen to it.


tia said...

actually the song is about a dream prince had. but you're entitled to your own interpretation.

Jo said...

I absolutely LOVE the Ballad of DP . . .but Starfish and Coffee is my alltime favorite. I would have tuned in to halftime had I known Prince was going to be performing. DANG! I missed it! Congrats on your predictions . . . and yeah a relationship with anyone is going to hard after one too many drinks! Try it when you are sober! LOL!