“Anyone who’s just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands. ”

Here it is, Super Bowl Sunday, a celebration, a day to spend with friends and eat chicken wings and nachos and scream at the TV. I have a new Patriot’s sweatshirt to wear during the game. I will cheer loudly for my home team hoping to drown out the boos from the rest of the country. My Pats are not well liked. I don’t really care about that. They don’t need like. They need Tom to be at the top of his game and Gronk and Cooks and Danny Amendola open for the pass and a run to the goalpost.

My father should be watching the game sitting at his spot on the couch, an ashtray beside him, Hershey’s Miniatures in a bowl and a plate full of the appetizers my mother would have made on the table beside him. My mother never liked sports of any sort, but she was the consummate hostess and would have made a variety of appetizers for the celebration. She’d even have sat with us in the living room knowing nothing about football but wanting to spend the time with us. She even cheered when we did. My father loved football and was a fan his whole life, and I am sorry he never saw the Pats win a Super Bowl. He would have been tickled pink.

My wrist still hurts. The swelling is just about gone, but it is still painful to bend my hand. I can hear you now, ‘Then why do you bend it?” My knee is still painful. Getting downstairs is tough as I can’t grab the bannister and my knee hurts as I go down each step. I am so very careful.

Maddie is better, but she drives me crazy. With both Fern and my Gracie gone, Maddie has become insistent and pushy. When she wants pats, she meows and head bonks my leg. She watches me eat hoping for a treat off my plate. When I go to the kitchen, she follows me and meows for roast beef. I give it to her. Every time I pass the bathroom, she meows for fresh water. Now she sleeps all day on the couch beside me.

It must have rained during the night. Most of the snow is gone. My car is clear as is the walkway. It is cloudy and damp but warm at 44˚. More rain is predicted for later. It is perfect weather for staying inside and watching football. Go Pats!!

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21 Comments on ““Anyone who’s just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands. ””

  1. William Sandford Says:

    We had some light snow last night, and now it’s 40°.
    When you go down the stairs, hold on to the railing with your good hand (left) and go down backwards. It will also be easier on your knee. Try it.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Bill. I will definitely do that as I do have to go upstairs to get dressed later, and I hate going down.

  2. flyboybob Says:

    I vaguely remember Super Bowl I in 1966. It wasn’t even called the Super Bowl yet. There was an American Football League which was founded by Lamar Hunt in the early 1960s and the NFL champions. Hunt started the AFL because he couldn’t get an NFL franchise for Dallas. The owner of the Washington Redskins Jack Kent Cook had the radio broadcast rights for all the southern states and refused to admit an expansion NFL team in his radio network area. Shortly after Hunt began planning his league which would include cites that the NFL refused to expand into such as Boston and Oakland, the NFL issued two franchises in 1959 for the 1960 season, the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. Dallas had two professional football teams, the Cowboys and the Texans, which the city couldn’t support. Supposedly, the two owners, Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison flipped a coin to see who would relocate to Kansas City.

    Except for the local fans, no one likes a dynasty. I have always hated the NY Yankees even when I lived in NYC. The end of the reserve clause in the 1960s helped to kill that dynasty in baseball. I have to give a hand to the Pats because they have built their dynasty on hard work and good player drafting. Since Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 they have only won a couple of Super Bowls with the players drafted from the previous regime which was headed by Tex Schram. Very fired all the old guard and Jerry is not only the owner, but the GM. In the legal profession they say that an attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client. 🙂 Jerry has an ego larger than AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas.

    We are having more sunny skies with a high of about 60 degrees here in the Dallas area.

    • katry Says:

      Boib,
      The Patriots are also famous for their undrafted players. “The Patriots have a ridiculous 18 undrafted players on their active roster heading into the Super Bowl, double what the Philadelphia Eagles have. Amendola, Hogan, Andrews, and Malcolm Butler are all starters; Bolden, Hollister, Grigsby, King, Bademosi, and Allen are core special teams players; and Develin, Adam Butler, Harrison, and Lee all rotate due to their positions.” I believe that is an aspect which gives the Pats an advantage. They chose the most talented players.

      I get why people hate the Pats. I have hated the Yankees for years. Nobody loves a winner, an over and over again winner.

      It is still grey and cloudy.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Have fun tonight and good luck!
    Go Pats! (Sorry, I don’t know anything about… let’s see… super bowl means football… okay, football, American football, and the Pats should win because you have a new sweatshirt and someone should win anyway and reading KTCC I even learned that Tom means Tom Brady though Brady likes Trump or not and New England is a nice part of the country and which other team is playing anyway and… Oh, never mind, just… Have a great day with your friends and good luck and be happy!)
    And get well soon!

    I’m just back home from 3 days chorus rehearsals out of town and still have some computer work to do and I need sleep. Much sleep. At least twenty hours in a row or so…

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Birgit!

      I was just going over my recipes and figuring the time I need as I’m thinking a nap first. I didn’t sleep well last night so I’m tired. My appetizers are quick to bake so I’m good.

      You got most of it right. Tom Brady is the acknowledge GOAT of NFL football quarterbacks. That would be The Greatest of All Time.” He is 40 years old and was named named the MVP for this season. Brady and Kraft, the owner, haven’t mentioned Trump since he was running for president. Brady did not go to the White House after last year’s win.

      New England is a wonderful part of the country!!

      Sleep well!!Sweet Dreams!

  4. olof1 Says:

    My work friend will watch the game and he will shout with You 🙂 He won’t come to work tomorrow, he’ll need to sleep after being up all night 🙂

    I guess the pain in Your wrist and knee will hang on for a while but I do hope it leaves soon!

    Maddie sounds a bit like Albin, he wants attention all day long 🙂

    Go Pats!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I just had to open two cans and I had to use my right hand. I groaned and moaned the entire time. I am taking a break so the aspirin will work.

      Yup, Maddie wants attention. It has to do with her being the only pet left. She has never been the only.

      Have a great evening!

  5. greg washington Says:

    i’m only watching for pics of my old stomping grounds. it’s 53 above
    here and the tulips are coming up. I do not miss mpls weather.

  6. Bob Says:

    Just read this article you might find interesting:

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/von-miller-broncos-how-to-beat-tom-brady-patriots/

  7. Hedley Says:

    This Super Bowl thing means very little to us in the land of the Lion. We hammered the Cowboys one time behind Erik Kramer but that was just once in the playoffs and a very long time ago. We change our coaches, we wasted the best running back in the history of football. We wait patiently for this evenings event and hope that some dude named Patricia will be the coach to lead us to…nah, 4 teams have never been, why should it change. For the folks up your way, you just wait for February to come around, the rest is boring.

    I have just about recovered from Tottenham’s draw at Liverpool earlier. The last 8 minutes were perhaps the craziest I have seen with goals, penalties and drama at the highest level.

    I wish well to all those vested in the two teams this evening. It ain’t us, but hey pre season is just around the corner and it’s a new dawn in Detroit

    • Bob Says:

      Catchers and pitchers report to spring training in two weeks. On opening day in April all 30 major league teams have an equal chance to be in the fall classic. 🙂 Even the Tigers and the Rangers.

      • Hedley Says:

        Bob, The Tigs have dumped their entire payroll except Cabrera – they are picked for the worst record in baseball this year. They have increased the “giveaway” games but it won’t help. I am often “gifted” seats so I will go some but it is going to be brutal

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I am so excited for football ending and spring training beginning. My Sox have a new coach, Alex Cora, who played for them a long while back. I was glad he was chosen.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I admit I do not watch Super Bowls unless my Pats are in it. I am a fan of baseball first then football. Hockey is way down on the list with nothing between it and basketball. I do love the Celts.

      I wish you well with your new coach. He will be a great loss to the Pats.

      I love games which have all sorts of weird actions. They raise any game from ho hum to wonderful.

      I love baseball!!

  8. Bob Says:

    What a fabulous game. Sorry that your Pats came up short. Amazingly only one sack and the only turnover ended Brady’s streak. The Eagles win their first Super Bowl and first championship since 1960.


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