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Archives for February, 2007

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 13

Part thirteen The commentators are talking a lot about how brilliant the winning coach is, even though the game is not quite over.  Are there any lessons to be drawn from this game?  No.  Super Bowl games usually are not very good, and this one was no exception.  It was exceptionally sloppy, and there were…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 12

It is looking as though the Colts are going to win this one.  Another interception, this time with the Bears on the losing end.  You just can’t win if you keep throwing things away.  Over the past hour or so, I put plastic over two windows, because I was throwing away heat.  The winter here…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 11

Part eleven.  Bears have the ball.  They were doing OK until their quarterback fell down.  Today has been proclaimed “Brian Urlacher Day,” in New Mexico.  Governor Bill Richardson Declares Super Bowl Sunday “Brian Urlacher Day” in New Mexico February 2, 2007 Jon Goldstein 505-476-2248 (Santa Fe, NM) – Governor Bill Richardson today declared Super Bowl…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 10

Part ten.  I don’t think I can keep this up.  Football is sometimes referred to as “the thinking man’s game.”  More like the “sleeping man’s game.”  Many football players end up with large necks, because of the kinds of exercises they do.  A neck size greater than or equal to 46cm (18 inches) leads to…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 9

Part whatever.  It is hard to pay attention to detail with the TV on.  I’m making all kinds of mistakes doing this live-blogging thing.  It is not as easy as I thought it would be.  The game is only half-over and I have run out of ideas.  Nothing to say.  It’s the old “nothing in,…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 7

Part eight.  Speaking of odds, do you remember who Percy Julian was?  His work with steroids and alkaloids helped bring about a host of affordable and effective treatments for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma, benefiting millions worldwide. According to one of the ScienceBlogs sponsors, PBS, he “against all odds…became one of the greatest scientists…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 7

Part seven.  Merifully, it is almost half time.  We’re at the two minute warning.  Colts offense is getting in gear.  Can’t wait until half time.  I hear Prince will be performing.  He promised to not have any wardrobe malfunctions.  I hope he’s right.  Cripes, another fumble.  And another.  I bet that’s the first time in…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 6

Part six.  It is ironic, isn’t it, that this game is being broadcast in High Definition, and it is raining, and the rain makes the picture indistinct.  I’ve been skeptical of the value of High Definition TV.  Seems like a waste of bandwidth.  Did it ever occur to anyone that bandwidth is a strategic asset? …

Live Blogging Superbowl pt. 5

Part five comes at the start of the second quarter.  I am eating burritos made with soy, phytoestrogens be damned.  Half the beer is gone.  Started the game with 0.66 liters.  Now down to about 330ml.  Goes well with the capsaicin.  Finally seeing a decent bit of football.  Bears’ defense is really the only part…

Live Blogging Superbowl pt.4

Author realizes he overwrote pt 2 with pt 3.  Part 2 is lost forever.  Wow.  That is more interesting than the game has been so far.  I’ve eaten all the guacamole.  There was too much garlic in it.  Oh, the game.  Another fumble.  That makes what, three fumbles and one interception, and the first quarter…