Football Sunday. OH YES!!!
Sunday. 8am. The sun peeks through the canopy of trees in the backyard, low on the horizon. A winterlike 9 degrees F. Winter is here, albeit a little late. And a coastal storm that will not be born for three days or so promises a heap of the white stuff for late in the week. MAYBE. As always, the exact path of this forthcoming storm is not yet known. If it moves up the coast and passes Connecticut as it slides over eastern Cape Cod....snow. A lot of snow. With wind. If it hugs the coast and passes directly over or just to the west of north central Connecticut, a mix of just about everything is certain. I'd take all snow over that treacherous mix anytime, any day. And if it travels inland to the west of Connecticut, then we would be on the warm side, as southerly winds bring an increase in temperature and a quick change to all rain. So the perfect snow track is one that will chart the storm north and east of Connecticut, crossing Cape Cod on its way north and east. Will it move fast, or will it slowly lumber on its northeasterly journey, maybe stalling just south of Long Island? That would cause the precipitation to last, and a chance for yet more snow to be dumped on us. All these questions are not answerable, not until the storm forms. If it does. And where it does. It's even too early to rely on the computer storm-path forecasts. But that, in just a few sentences, is the nature of what we here in the northeast United States of America call a Nor'easter. From snow to ice to sleet to rain...anything is possible and the meteorologists are just guessing at this early stage. I love talking weather...always have.
I told you that to tell you this. On this beautiful and sunny yet deep-freeze cold day, sports fans turn their eyes to football. Football New England Patriots' style in this neck of the woods. A 6:30pm kickoff time insures good primetime ratings for CBS, as well as the great matchup. Indianapolis and Peyton Manning and Adam Vinateri versus Tom Brady and his Patriots. The Pats are favored by a field goal....that's the home field advantage right there. Go Pats. The Colts have beaten us in our only meeting (thanks ***dawn***) this year, but they're going against a Patriots' team that has been tough to beat in the post seasons past.
This view, from the Lowell (MA.) Sun, says it all. The link can be accessed by clicking on the title of this post.
"The San Diego Chargers were perfect this season at home until the Patriots visited them last Sunday. The Colts too are "perfect at home (9-0). Certainly it is better to be at home for the playoffs. But the Patriots are 8-1 on the road this season. When Brady was asked whether the noise inside the RCA Dome will create problems with the snap count, he coolly replied, "We use a silent count. There is nothing coming from my mouth that they could get a jump (on)."
Brady is 23-1 on artificial surfaces (16 straight W's) and 12-1 in the playoffs. You do the math."
Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to this afternoon (game 1--Bears-Saints at 3:30pm) and evening of football, the fireplace blazing and the grill busy, laden with food of all kinds. Grilling with the ski jacket on. Oh yes!
Enjoy your Sunday everyone. If I stumble across anything baseball related, I'll be back with another post. But I did want to let you know what a winterish scene this Sunday morning has become. But sunshine abounds and it's warm and cozy inside, with just a sprinkle of snow here and there to freshen the outside view.
Enjoy the game, and again, GO PATS!!!!! Next stop for the two winners? ***THE SUPER BOWL***
And if you're in the neighborhood, or near it, stop on in!!!!! ANYTIME after three. RSVP!
Enjoy your Sunday, and thanks for everything. For reading. For being here. For your comments. For the smiles you give me.