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A truly super bowl Goes For It!©

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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.

Does 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)

Then 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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