SUPER SUNDAY With Football And BRUCE
Hello on this Super Sunday, February 1st. As you all know, there will be a football game beginning shortly after 6pm EST. Arizona will be playing the Steelers, who are bidding to become the first team ever to win a sixth world championship. I used to be a Pittsburgh fan in the 70s when their rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys was so intense. Since then, I've drifted away from them and have given my heart to the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. The Sox are by far number one in my soul...that's why I try to write this blog. But today belongs to football and I'm rooting for Kurt Warner and the Cardinals. I'm always a sucker for the underdog, and that's what they are. Final score? Beware, this comes from my heart...24-14 Cardinals. But the score could easily be reversed. The only sure thing will be a twelve minute party with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at the half. They'll be playing four songs in rapid succesion. Some of the lyrics and guitar riffs will be altered or deleted to fit that twelve minute "package," but I know he'll knock our socks off.
I'll leave you with a comment on the Boston/Varitek-Boras(s) negotiations, when Boras(s) dropped the ball, so to speak. We're lucky that he doesn't PLAY baseball. This is from the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan...
"Varitek has blindly trusted Boras from the beginning, and things have always worked out in his favor. This time, however, Boras was utterly reckless. Did Boras really think he could hypnotize some club executive into believing Varitek was still a decent hitter? It's been obvious for several weeks that there was no market for Varitek, that if he was going to prolong his major league career, it would have to be in Boston, where people will love him, warts and all.
So there it is. Jason Varitek gets paid far more than he's worth anywhere else. He bats ninth, probably gets pinch hit for a lot, and, if the Good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise, he might even have another three-hit game. But the pitchers are happy, and there's a lot to be said for that."
Wow, Bob, well said. If the pitching staff is happy, I'm happy. It looks like the Red Sox will be going with the catching duo of Varitek and Bard. Let's hope 'Tek can rediscover the power of that piece of wood called a bat in his hands...to hit the baseball where they ain't. Click on the title of this post to access the entire Ryan article. Have a great SUPER SUNDAY and as always, BE WELL. Go Cards...go Bruce. But Bruce and the E Street Band are a sure thing.