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What a game!! There aren’t enough superlatives to toss out to describe today’s NFC championship game that pitted the Green Bay Packers vs. the Seattle Seahawks.  Usually when the First Lady and I watch the game with our kids (the Association and the Merger) our viewing is pretty limited.  However today we were able to watch the exciting end to this classic because of them.  (Bless their little sport loving hearts)

With the Seahawks down decidedly in this game the First Lady and I went on to prepare our Sunday night feast (for you foodies out there we dined on pork chops stuffed with goat cheese and spinach – delish is the review on this meal).  With us parentals out of the way the boys decided to change from the NFC championship game to a more suitable program for their age and peer group. That program was Special Agent OSO.  When dinner was ready and the Seahawks down 19-7 we went about our business and turned off the television.

As dinner went on we discussed the weekends events and yada yada yada before desert was summoned upon the Merger said “Hey Dad who is winning the game?”.  It was at this point we turned on the radio in the kitchen to hear the score.  19-14 Packers with 2 minutes to go.  The Association and the Merger both look at me and say “Desert downstairs?  Let’s watch the game!!”  What a great call by the youngsters (second best call of the day apparently coming in slightly behind the fake punt that Jon Ryan threw for a score).

The whole family was glued to the television as we watched Marshawn Lynch rumble to a go ahead touchdown.  Both the boys were slapping high fives (while getting in nibbles of cake and the last licks on a lollipop).  The boys became Seahawks right there.  They were undaunted by the Packers game tying field goal (although they firmly believe that Mason Crosby is related to their hero Sidney) and never lost hope.  The screams and victory dances as Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse were probably YouTube worthy.  What a complete joy to see them so invested to the last 2 minutes and OT.

A great Sunday all around but I have to thanks my kids for letting me in on this game.  Thanks boys!

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It would appear that Rex Ryan is on the verge of being introduced as the next Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills.  As a Bills fan this is like young little Charlie Bucket finding Willy Wonka’s golden ticket (I’m in the middle of reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the Association thus the reference).

I’m extremely happy with this hire.  The Bills have rarely been relevant since there Super Bowl sombrero so having a bombastic personality in town like Rex Ryan will be good fodder for the local and national scribes and a breath of fresh air compared to the visor wearing sour puss Doug Marrone. (He of the 9-7 record and John Farrell like loyalty)

I’m not predicting a Super Bowl title because let’s not forget that they are still the Buffalo Bills, but there’s no question that the Bills will be a heck of a lot more interesting and in the end there’s nothing wrong with that.

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Today marked the official start of the Fantasy Football season for me (insert polite golf clap if you will).  The Wookie (future McMaster HOF’er) finally returned from hiatus and signed up his squad (The Calvins) for the 13th annual ARSWALL football pool thus making the league a full and ready to go.

To help commemorate this day I offer you the Manning Bros and their rap stylings.

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Great things can happen if you have the courage to be yourself

I didn’t get to see much of the ESPYS this year (it hasn’t been must see TV for me for quite sometime and as luck may have it the First Lady and I were in the midst of Orange is the New Black marathon so who can blame me, right?) but when I did turn the channel I was lucky enough to see Michael Sam accept the Arthur Ashe award for courage.  I can’t think of a more deserving figure in sports.

Sam’s speech is so powerful about being true to one’s self that I feel compelled to post it.

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Could Green Bay Packers lineback A.J. Hawk be gearing up for a sequel of Happy Gilmore? Instead of being a hockey playing golf pro, perhaps Hawk will be the football verison?.  You see recently at the American Century Championship Celebrity Pro Am a fan asked Hawk to tackle him (probably another strike against the availability of alcoholic bevvies on the course).  Hawk acquiesced to the fan’s request.

 

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I know I’ve already posted and referenced the importance of commercials to some during tonight’s Super Bowl but I just can’t stop from posting about the subject yet again.  The fine folks at the Bleacher Report have compiled a collection of the best Super Bowl commercials of all-time.

As luck would have it my 2 personal faves made the list. If you have the chance before the start of the game peruse their list and pay particular attention to the Doritos commercial featuring Ali Landry and the McDonalds commercial featuring Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Solid work advertising at work in both of these ads.

Check out the whole list here.  http://bleacherreport.com/super-bowl-commercials/index.html#!  Tell them Straight From The Arse sent ya (tip your doorman while you are at it)

Enjoy the game (or commercials whatever the case may be). 

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Super Sunday is upon us and for many the game is actually secondary to many.  I myself am cheering for my adopted favourite NFL team the Seattle Seahawks (EDITORS NOTE: being a Buffalo Bills fan usually means I have to pick another team to cheer for during the playoffs due to the Bills lack of inclusion. I picked the Seahawks a year ago and I’m riding this team to the Lombardi trophy.  Deal with it Duke from Port Dover:)

A lot of folks are more concerned with the mountains of food and alcohol they will consume on this day.  Others are worried about the prop bets they may have laid.  While a good number of the millions tuning into the game are only interested in watching the commercial (it should be noted that many Canadians aren’t that interested in watching the commercials since we usually only see the same 4 CTV commercials the whole game).

The early favourite for commercial of the Superbowl is this Bud Light spot that features STFA’s Fine Fiver Minka Kelly (she had me at hello and I’ve since gone out and purchased a light grey jacket and blue pocket square and a plethora of canned Bud Light in hopes of chance encounter with her.)

If you haven’t seen this commercial yet enjoy.  If you do get to see all the commercials let me know what your faves were in the comment section.

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