Sunday, February 04, 2007

Colts Bring Home A Super Bowl Win!

PEYTON MANNING NAMED MVP
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is coming home to Indianapolis with the Colts 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears. A few thoughts about tonight's game:

  • Who knew rain would be such a big factor in tonight's game?


  • Peyton Manning finally removes a huge burden hanging over his shoulders, proving once and for all he is capable of winning the big game.

  • CBS Sports pre-game coverage was all about the Colts. Bears fans had to be livid.


  • Billy Joel delivered the absolute worst rendition of the national anthem in major sporting event history.


  • Prince's half-time show was one of the lamest in recent memory.


  • I'm glad I got to watch the game at home instead of the rain-soaked stands in Miami.

The Star is reporting a victory parade for the Colts will be held downtown on Monday at 4:30 p.m. followed by a rally in the RCA Dome. The parade will begin on Maryland Street at West Street; head east to Illinois Street; turn north to New York Street and then east to Meridian Street. It will then turn south on Meridian and proceed around the west side of Monument Circle and continue south on Meridian Street to Georgia Street. From Georgia Street it will head west to the RCA Dome for a celebration. Because of the cold weather, news reports suggest the team will remain in buses throughout the parade.

12 comments:

Scott Fluhr said...

Another idea for Super Bowl MVP could have been Rex Grossman of the Indianapolis Colts. I must have missed when the Colts signed that contract, but boy it was handy.

Matt said...

Joel's version of the SSB wasn't anything to write home about, but do you REALLY think that was any worse than Roseanne Barr screeching the words at a baseball game many years ago?

Advance Indiana said...

Barr's performance was intentionally bad, and it was delivered at a regular season baseball game, not what I was thinking of when I mentioned a "major sporting event."

Sir Hailstone said...

matt: Or Hillary's recent rendition of the Anthem? She didn't remember the words??

I'll agree with Gary though - both Billy Joel and Prince were ho-hum.

After about a minute of Prince it was decided that it was a good time for a flush-n-fill.

When Hester ran back that kickoff for a TD I thought "OH S**T!!" though after that Vinateri and Smith did a good job of playing keep-away from Hester.

In my opinion Vinateri and Manning should share MVP honors - Manning for managing the offense and keeping the Bears defense on the field, and Vinateri for getting them there by winning the Ravens game for the Colts.

Advance Indiana said...

Vinateri's accuracy all season has made a big difference. Last night was no exception.

Anonymous said...

Adam's last name, in true Sicilian tradition, is "V-i-n-a-t-i-e-r-i" and his foot is accurate, altho a missed PAT last night almost tarnished that image. Thankfully we didn't need the extra point.

Roseanne's rendition of the national anthem was intentionally bad. Joel's was ridiculously bad. Not sure there's much difference, actually. It was avoidable--it's one of the hardest songs in the world to sing. How about a choir, or an inatrumental rendition? Joel's got a decent voice if it's 1989 and he's in studio...who didn't know it would be awful? Nice planning, NFL.

I'm no Price fan, but the (gay) friends with whom I watched the halftime show, all caught his obvious handjob on the guitar when he was standing behind that big backlit parachute screen. And he's got God now, so it must be OK.

Hail, I can do without the fulsh and fill references, but I hope you focus on all things Hillary for about, oh, the next 18 months. Non-stop. Be sure all your friends who think likewise are similarly occupied. (Many already are)

And if you do that, or frankly, whether you do it or not, she's likely to be singing the national anthem on the east steps of the capital in Jan. 2009.

And she'd be a bettern president COMATOSE than W is when he's alert.

Sir Hailstone said...

Adam's last name, in true Sicilian tradition, is "V-i-n-a-t-i-e-r-i" and his foot is accurate, altho a missed PAT last night almost tarnished that image. Thankfully we didn't need the extra point.

I KNEW THE M.A.F.I.A. WAS INVOLVED!!! [sarcasm]

And if you do that, or frankly, whether you do it or not, she's likely to be singing the national anthem on the east steps of the capital in Jan. 2009.

But instead of the Star Spangled Banner, she'll change it to Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii

And she'd be a bettern president COMATOSE than W is when he's alert.

Whatever. She's already served two terms as President and royally f***ed up the country. What makes you think she's going to get a third term?

Sir Hailstone said...

missed PAT last night

Actually the PAT was because Hunter Smith muffed the snap and hold.

The miss was a field goal attempt that went just wide to the left.

Doug said...

Mileage varies on Prince, I guess. I really enjoyed his performance -- particularly if the standard is the half-time show in years past.

In particular, I thought the part where he was playing a bit of "All Along the Watchtower" while the rain whipped around behind him was pretty cool.

As for the game, who woulda thunk the Colts would get it done with a punishing run offense (against the Bears, no less), and a stifling defense?

Anonymous said...

The flyover was amazing...there were 5 jets that flew literally right above the stadium.

The crowd interupted Joel on several occasions with sustained cheers, which may not have been picked up on TV, when pictures of troops abroad etc were shown on the jumbotrons. You couldn't hear Joel...Joel was probably PO'd.

Anonymous said...

Hail you pay about as close attention to football games as you do politics...

Adam Vinatieri missed one PAT and one field goal. Whose fault is immaterial...we still won. In NFL statistics, if the PAT is snapped, but not made, for any reason, it is listed as a missed PAT.

Sir Hailstone said...

Hail you pay about as close attention to football games as you do politics...

Yes. I pay attention to politics very closely and I don't drink the kool-aid. Unlike you.