Well, the game is over. The Saints won. Here I am, a week later, finally sobering up. Ok, maybe I didn't celebrate quite that much. Super Bowl Sunday was a long, thrilling, alcohol and adrenaline fueled day for my friends and I, though.
I thought that while the game was still fresh in everyone's mind, I'd take the time to post my observations of the game.
First of all, it's pretty exciting that everyone across the country knows the term "Who Dat?' now. Even Dave Barry mentioned it in his most recent column. He opines that us Saints fans use it as some sort of radar/sonar to locate each other. I have to admit that it's MUCH easier to find other Saints fans in a crowd by yelling "Who Dat?" and listening to see who yells it back.
I'm a little disappointed, though, that my more grammatically correct "Who is that who proclaims that they are going to defeat those Saints" didn't catch on this season.
It's Not A Super Bowl Ring, But It's A Start
I'm a Peyton Manning fan. Not only is he from right here in Louisiana, but he's a class act. I was rooting for the Saints last Sunday, but I wouldn't have been devastated if the Colts had won. That's why I was satisfied to hear that Peyton and his brother defeated Double Trump in the Double Stuff Racing League championship. He's a shoe in to be named MVP of the league. His only competition is goldbrickin' bastard Eli.
Most Inadvertently Funny Super Bowl Moment Captured On Film
Juvenille? You bet! Still, I dare you to keep looking at the picture above and not laugh. In fact, this may be the most inadvertently funny professional sports moment since the days of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Johnny Dickshot.
The Great Stone Face
You've got to give Colts head coach Jim Caldwell. He led his team to the Super Bowl after only one season. He's one of only a few first year coaches to accomplish such a feat. Not only that, he seems like a great guy who does a lot for the community.
Watching the game last week, though, I couldn't help but notice that Coach Caldwell's expression didn't change ever seem to change during the game. Saints coach Sean Payton is always animated on the sidelines. Coach Payton pumped his fists so many times during the game, I thought his arm would fall off. Caldwell, on the other hand, kept up the stone face routine. Check out a few pictures from the game to see for yourself.
Here's Jim Caldwell just after Peyton Manning threw a touchdown pass a 18 yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon in the first quarter.
Here's Jim Caldwell after the onside kick that the Saints recovered at the start of the second half.
Here he is after the Saints take a 16-10 lead near the end of the third quarter.
Here he is after Peyton Manning threw an interception to Saints defender Tracy Porter that was returned for a touchdown.
And, last but not least, here's Jim Caldwell after hearing that his wife was sleeping with his best friend.
No Caddy For The MVP
For a number of years, GM has awarded a new car to the Super Bowl MVP. As you may have heard, though, GM has fallen on tough times. For that and other reasons, this year's MVP, Drew Brees, is not going to get a new Cadillac. Even though Drew won't be getting one for free, Cadillac's PR director joked that he hoped Drew Brees would "..buy a Cadillac is he doesn't already own one." I think Drew should do it. From the looks of the video below, it looks like it may be time for Mr. Brees to trade in his current ride.
It was a great game, and a great season. Especially if you're a Saints fan. Now football is over for the next 6 months. That means I have to figure out what to do with my Sunday afternoons until next August.