Archive for January 15th, 2010

Superbowl Party

Friday, January 15th, 2010

There’s one party I won’t make it to, but have to write about. If all the plans go well (and that’s a big if), Mom and Dad will be together at Zionsville for Superbowl Sunday, with all of their furniture and a big flat screen TV. Time for a Superbowl party!

I’d love to be there. The parents follow football religiously, so they’re up on all of the team statistics and stories, reaching back for decades. If you’re around Indianapolis, it would be a great place to go watch the game.

Football Weekend

Friday, January 15th, 2010

It’s a big weekend in football. First, the Arizona Cardinals (Gabi) fly to New Orleans to meet the Saints (Dad). Will father of seven children, geezer quarterback extraordinaire Kurt Warner have the same amazing day he had last week (33 passes, with more touchdowns than incompletions). Wow.

Next comes the Baltimore Ravens (Andy) vs. the Indianapolis Colts (Mom). Go Mom! Go Colts!

Sunday finds us with Dallas (Gabi) vs. Minnesota (Cally). Again, one of our favorite geezer quarterbacks is there, Brett Favre. But Dallas has been hot through December, so it will be a fight. Go Dallas!

Sunday afternoon will find us with the Jets (Ed) visiting San Diego (Rich). It’s not often you see a rookie quarterback this deep into the playoffs, but the Jets’ Mark Sanchez has held up very well so far. Let’s see if he can go further.

On one other note, the Wall Street Journal ran a numbers article on professional football. There are only eleven minutes of actual playing time in each game. On average, the networks spend 50% of their non-commercial time showing people just standing around. Only a very, very short time is spent on cheerleaders. Clearly something is wrong here. Article can be found at this link.

The Hurt Locker review

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Hurt Locker Poster - from a gripping moment early in the film

Gabi and I saw the Hurt Locker last night – wow. Great storytelling. The suspense starts within five minutes and builds in a very Hitchcock-like style. Minimal special effects. Great acting. Great staging. I hope it wins a few Oscars.