Sunday, February 07, 2010

Game Day

Three hours til game time, and I'm not sure which team I'll root for. Let's examine the storylines:

The Saints have a great narrative - rising from the ashes of Katrina, a team that did not abandon its city like so many thought. The Saints also have Scott Fujita, who has been using his press-time this week to promote marriage equality. The Saints are the heartwarming feel-good movie with overly sappy music in the trailer. No way a person can feel bad about cheering on the Saints.

The Colts don't have a compelling narrative. When Dungy quit as their coach, the emotional aspect of the team was dampened... until the quake in Haiti, and Colts receiver Pierre Garcon playing brilliantly in the AFC title game to honor his country. The Colts also have Peyton Manning, who has elevated his game even higher this year. Really, if he's still in the game in the fourth quarter, the Colts have a chance, no matter how many points they may fall behind. And I admire that level of skill and competence. If the Colts are a movie, the trailer would have Terminator music with a Manning slowwalk.

Hmm... Still undecided. At least it should be a good game! On the other hand, the snacks were picked well in advance. ;) Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

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