Friday February 1, 9 PM
"Predictions are for Gypsies" - Toe Blake
Always thought I had gypsy blood so here goes...The Patriots can't be stopped. It's almost as if it's all been pre-destined. I've had this feeling a few times in my life. The 1971 Canadiens, once Ken Dryden showed up. The 1993 Habs (once they beat Quebec).The 1994 Rangers breaking a 50 year drought to win the Stanley Cup. Ray Bourque running out of time as Colorado won the Cup. John Elway winning a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning a year ago.The '81 Expos....oh, never mind.
How can a team go 18-0 and lose the Big One? No, silly, not easy. Tom Brady steps on a white rose petal meant for Giselle and breaks his ankle. Or Michael Strahan busts on through to the other side and does to Brady's leg what Lawrence Taylor once did to Joe Theismann (I still can't watch):
I know the Giants haven't lost on the road since Rudy Guliani was the Republican front-runner but this is the Patriots they're playing. It's not happening. Eli Manning goes 17-33 for 175 yards with one td & one intercption. Brady does a lot more. Pats win 33-17. (Hmm...just noticed this 17-33 pattern. Add 'em all up and it equals 14-two conversted touchdowns. See!(ever notice those numbers they put up on the RDS telecast after each period. Some of them are meaningful. But then there are the bafflers, like on Thursday night; Victor Kozlov has 24 points in 37 career games against the Canadiens. So?).
Most amusing story of Super Bowl week is Pennsylvannia Senator Arlen Spector complaining about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall destroying Bill Belichick's stash from "spy-gate". The same Arlen Spector who came up with the cockamamie single bullet theory to help prove that Lee Harvey Oswald assasinated John F Kennedy:
So I'm back...to the velvet underground Back to the floor....that I love To a room with some lace and paper flowers Back to the gypsy...that I was...to the gypsy...that I was...