A truly super bowl Goes For It!©

Can’t add much to a most exciting, nail-biter of a Super Bowl and satisfying, too, because the underdogs won. We’re happy for Nick Foles. America loves second chances and nice guys. Reaffirms the value of having two top-flight quarterbacks, Green Bay Packers. I know that’s a draw on salary but the position is simply too important. Play the second quarterback like a relief pitcher. Keeps him sharp throughout the season.

electric-footballDoes anyone understand back-up quarterbacks like a career back-up quarterback? Doug Pederson backed up iron man Brett Favre, which pretty much means he never threw a pass. Got to think that of the two, Pederson was the smart one. All that practice holding the clip board. I like a coach who plays to win, not someone who plays not to lose. Go For It! is a good motto. Think I’ll attach a little copyright symbol to that. Go For It!©

Despite his post-game comments, even though the refs upheld Zach Ertz’s touchdown catch in the 4th quarter, the city of Philadelphia still got tossed.

Favorite Super Bowl commercial among the indentured servants: Tide. Kept coming back throughout the game and catching us off guard — like the Center hiking to former Badger (undrafted!) Corey Clement, handing off to Trey Burton who threw to Nick Foles for the TD. ON FOURTH DOWN! Apparently, Tide isn’t just for huffing any more.

But “Alexa loses her voice” wins the USA Today poll. What if Alexa replaced Hal9000 on 2001 Space Odyssey?

Also liked the NFL promo with Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Dirty Dancing. Off beat and a little surreal. A little gay, sure.

One more thing: the cute little headphones on Nick Foles infant! How thoughtful to shield the little one’s tender ear drums from the screaming fans. Doesn’t Patriots owner Robert Kraft understand that colored cuffs and collars on your dress white shirt is so 1990s?

Here is the ad the NFL rejected.

Mistakes were made

For a progressive liberal, brother bloggeur Greg Humphrey keeps making sense. A stolen car crashes into a home on the far northeast side, four vehicles are involved, shots are fired — at least one of which must misses a sleeping person in another house. Police recover a stolen handgun. No one is cooperating. (It’s Item #12 here.)

The homeowner interviewed by the WI State Journal rationalizes the crime by declaiming: “They are just kids making mistakes.” Greg observes, at Caffeinated Politics:

The Coolidge Street crash were not teenagers coming into their own, or making just mildly stupid decisions. No, they were aged 24, 25, and 28.  One even had a bullet graze to the head.  Add in one of the homes in that neighborhood had a person who was nearly hit by a bullet while sleeping in bed and it becomes clear that this was serious criminal behavior. ….

Last I checked our public schools were still investing in making sure every student had a path to graduation–for free.  There are still alarm clocks which can be set to alert one for the start of a new day with lawful tasks and gainful employment.  Heck, over the past 24 hours with the recent snow a person with a shovel, and a will, could have made money going door to door removing the blanket of winter.

But, gosh, then one needs to consider when shoveling [snow] if the gun goes into the front waistband or the back …

Car theft has become a Madison pastime

Madison Police report 57 stolen vehicles for the month of January 2018 —  up 72% over January 2017. Of those, 94% had the keys in the car and 71% were unlocked and running. Another three cars were stolen this morning on the west side.

San Jose has defenestrated Christopher Columbus. Now the Daily Caller calls for renaming the John Muir trail — yeah, the naturalist who grew up in [Corrected] Marquette County, WI and roomed at UW-Madison’s North Hall in the 1850s. That John Muir. (H/T Our Ms. Vicki)

Named slave ownerThen again, Madison is named after a slave holder. As is Memorial High School, although no one hereabouts uses the name Madison. Never mind that the guy virtually wrote our Constitution and may have been the most consequential congressman in the determinative first two years of that legislative branch.

Here’s a Las Vegas bet: who will be the first sexual predator caught up in the #metoo dragnet to be rehabilitated? That “second chance” thing. And when? Maybe none of them, ever?

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7 Responses to A truly super bowl Goes For It!©

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    RE: Renaming Madison Memorial (Class of ’73)

    The turn of the century Eugenics craze was hot-n-heavy at the U.W. (Class of ’79).

    I can make a pretty strong argument that the racist, classist, elitist Eugenics Movement was far more hateful over a far greater spectrum, and might have caused far more societal strife than slavery could have ever hoped to.

    Margaret “Human Weeds/A Race Of Thoroughbreds” Sanger may not have coined the concept of ”Master Race,” but she cut brush, broke trail, and busted sod for a failed Austrian artist to take it up another notch.

    U.W. demigods Charles Van Hise, Edward Ross, John R. Commons, and “Progressive Political Economist and Social Gospel Advocate” Richard T. Ely were thick as eugenicist thieves, and all but Ross would be considered for a Bucky Mt. Rushmore.

    Any movement afoot to airbrush them from the historical record has escaped me.

    Van Hise Elementary School has “sister” Velma Hamilton Middle School, which may soften some of the historical stigma, of which most aren’t aware.

    I’ve heard no call for renaming Van Hise Hall on campus yet; you?

    The Gotch


  2. old baldy says:

    How about the John Muir that moved to Marquette County at age 11??


    Facts are a treacherous thing at the Mansion.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Has the “Rename Train” booked a stop at Yale University?

    Elihu Yale not only owned slaves, he was a scum-of-the-freakin’ earth slave trader.

    Granted, he was in the employ of a benevolent…um…relocation organization, the East India Company I believe it was called?


    Any call to nuke Yale and shame Elis like, you know Bill & Hillary Clinton…yet?

    Wait a minute, with what passes for logic these days, the former Serial-Sexual-Predator-In-Chief & Hillarity have ties to the Slave Trade.

    Cane them!!!

    The Gotch


  4. Batman says:

    I wonder if any of those three young men ages, 24, 25, and 28, had a father in their home or married parents…


  5. madisonexpat says:

    Tribalism is weakness.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      “Tribalism is weakness.

      Oddly enough, its purpose in evolution was as a strength in order to prevent life from being ”solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

      Personally, I prefer to tend my own garden…and keep Lefty free-riders out!

      Incuriously, someone who shall remain nameless (his initials are@richard lesiak) keeps showing up following the intoxicating aroma of my bread baking in hopes of…um…helping me eat it…

      The Gotch


      • madisonexpat says:

        Tribe beats clan. Nation beats tribe.
        When family is secure from predatory family or clan it can grow food, children, faith, technology. This leads to civilization, capitalism, prosperity, liberty and then, President Trump.


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