I did it. I stayed up until after 3 o’clock in the morning to watch the entire Superbowl on BBC2….and boy am I glad I didn’t doze off during the geriatric half-time show (what’s up with the old rockers half time shows of late?) The game was a bit slow for three quarter aggravated by amazingly bizarre commentary from BBC2 during all of the commercials breaks. The BBC doesn’t air any commercials so I had to watch them all on Youtube today. I was crashing at the Strains place where David was getting in deeper then he knew while I led him in strange american rituals of domino’s pizza, doritoes, and yelling at the referees. I didn’t really have a clear favorite at the outset. My family has always rooted pretty faithfully for New England since the winningless 80’s….although I was pretty jazzed about supporting Eli Manning, brother of Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning. In the end, I went with the Giants. They just seemed to want it more. Their defensive play was amazing and the BBC2 commentators were unflinchingly biased towards New York. I was telling my colleagues about my evening and my polish co-worker wondered why they call it the ‘superbowl’? I wasn’t really sure. The nearest I can imagine is that football stadium’s look like giant “bowl’s”….like it’s a competition between what team has the biggest stadium.
London NoteworthyNov 27 - T-Day Celebration at the Harris's (baby not-with-standing) Nov 28 - Leda and the Swan @ St. Leonard's Church, Shoreditch. Nov 28 - Bruce's Birthday Dec 6 - Trudy Arrives Dec 10 - Pj Graduates Dec 17 - Benedict's fly to States for Holiday