Thursday, January 26, 2006

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?!

I fully realize it is still a ways off but I just want to say that I am not the least bit enthused about this year’s Super Bowl match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This may be due to the teams themselves who are not the least bit interesting. Seattle, for example, is unquestionably the best team in the NFC this year and yet with the exception of sports enthusiasts you would automatically come to this analysis since so little buzz has been generated for them over the course of the season. It may in fact be due to my inequitably hatred of Matt Hasselback (as a Packers fan I am never going to get over that playoff game in which he so arrogantly exclaimed, “We’re going to get the ball and we’re going to win” at the beginning of overtime only be picked off soon after). Or more simply it may due to the fact that this year’s Super Bowl is being held in, of all the scum holes on the face of this planet, Detroit, Michigan. Why in God’s name was Detroit even a consideration? When you think of the Super Bowl, does a place like Detroit come to mind? Hell no! It is places like New Orleans (which would have certainly been out of the question this year), Orlando, San Diego, or more exotic locations that fit the bill, not cold, desolate, and ugly blots on the map like Detroit. There is a sports columnist who is defending the city of Detroit saying that its ‘hellhole’ image is exaggerated. I don’t know. Having just been ranked as the second most dangerous city in the United States, the term ‘hellhole’ may be a bit lenient to describe the city of Detroit.

That's just my two cents.