Sunday, February 4, 2018

Another Super Bowl Another Chance to Hate and Eat

Here we are, Super Bowl Sunday. I have only watched 2 playoff games all year but I most assuredly will be watching the Super Bowl because, unlike some 84% of my fellow Americans, I’m a New England Patriots fan. Worse, for many of you, a Tom Brady fan. Been one since he took the helm as Michigan’s QB back in the 90’s. Hate me if you must, it’s a Wolverine thing.

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It is a shame that something as intrinsically American as a Sunday turf battle has turned into another political battleground. Not just because the NFL welcomed the #BLM premise and antics onto the field; now some of the sports hacks want us to view the annual matchup as another battle in the long wars: Right vs. Left: Woke Eagles, Trump-loving Patriots are on opposite sides of political spectrum.

The two franchises also seem to come from polar opposite ends of the political spectrum, too, setting up a clash between one of the most socially conscious teams in the NFL — and President Trump’s favorite football franchise.

The evidence, according to the New York Post’s Evan Grossman:

Not long ago, Patriots QB Tom Brady displayed a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker. Trump considers owner Bob Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick close friends, too, and Kraft was one of the most generous among Trump-friendly NFL owners, forking over $1 million to help fund his inauguration.


Contrasting with New England’s deep Trump ties, the Eagles have emerged as one of, if not the most socially active team in the NFL. They have been referred to as “the wokest” team in the league.

In case there’s any ambiguity about the author’s virtue signaling his message is “how could you possible root against the Social Justice Warriors?” But if you’re still not convinced here’s the Eagle’s indisputable credential of authenticity and superiority:

The differences between the two teams are striking. While Kraft is a close Trump friend and supporter, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie earned a doctorate in social policy from Brandeis University.

Aside from the statement being a classic example of liberal logic, it is patently silly: Newsbuster’s appropriate response to this:

“Wow! And duh! Lurie is currently running a football team, and Trump is directing social policy at the nation's highest level.”

So do as you wish today: watch or don’t watch, root or don’t root. Just be sure to whip up some Super Bowl worthy chow - nachos, wings, ribs, brats, chili – because you have to eat!  I’m making a batch of my accidental chili: classic chili with ground beef, left over pulled pork, black and pinto beans and a mess of those roasted Hatch chilies we put up and packed in the freezer last fall. I’ll post a picture when I finally get it pulled together. And maybe I’ll make a batch of those ham and cheese sliders, it’s going to be a long day. And leftovers are great for breakfast.


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