Posts Tagged Superbowl

Feb 4 2008

Catch that damn ball!

The Superbowl was very good indeed. I stopped off on the way to pick up some beer, and got there about 8pm. The game didn’t start till 11:30pm so we had a few hours of chatting, playing games on the XBox 360, and taking the piss out of the commentators on the pre-match buildup show.

I wasn’t sure how I would enjoy the actual game, as I haven’t really followed American Football since Channel 4 stopped showing it – apart from watching the Superbowl every year. But in the end, it was a really good game. The Patriots haven’t lost a game all seaon, so the Giants were the definite underdogs – although they had a record of 10 wins out of 10 away from home – all in all, the odds were on a good game.

For all that, there was a distinct lack of scoring, and it was looking like it might be the lowest scoring Superbowl of all time. The Giants did a great job of shutting down the Patriots’ offensive drives, and there was a lot of back and forth, with some really nice action. Then in the last quarter, it all got very tense. The Patriots went ahead, and it was all looking a bit inevitable, but in the final minute, the Giants just went hell for leather, and the quarterback pulled off an amazing pass when it looked like he was going to be sacked – simply stunning football. The Giants converted this into a touchdown in the last minute, and the Patriots just didn’t have time to come back. A great game.

It has made me want to get back into American Football, and I may have to see about going next door (they have Sky) or downloading torrents in the next season.

We got to bed about 4am, and while Gary’s sofa isn’t exactly suited to a 6’2″ body, I managed to sleep ok, and got up about 11am. Gary made coffee and black pudding rolls, and I headed out. I went to Asda to do the shopping, and then to Tesco to get the things that I couldn’t get from Asda (how hard is it to get a single bottle of Guinness??) I picked up a present for Lisa while I was there – picture to come later.

I came home, put away the shopping, and made some lunch. I wasn’t sure what I would have for lunch, but while I was at Tesco, I spotted some mussels, and that made up my mind for me. I cleaned them up, put some aside for later, and just made a very simple Moule Marinare for my lunch.

Pictures:
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I’ll be doing the rest of the mussels with pasta for my dinner.

Feb 3 2008

More cancellations

Wel, the Coldstream football match was cancelled as well. This was also a shame, but it gave me a chance to watch the rugby. Neither match was particularly great, but the England-Wales match at least produced some excitement. Well done to Wales for staging a great comeback. The real pity of the match was that each team played a really good half – just different half. If England’s first half performance and Wales’ second half performance had been up against each other – it would have been a classic match. Now watching the final match of the weekend, Scotland-France, and Scotland are 17-6 down, but looking like they could open up, so all is not lost.

It’s a real weekend for sport – I’m off to Galashiels later to watch the Superbowl at a friend’s house. We do this every year, and it’s really just an excuse for a lads night with beer, snacks and chat. Plus he has a good big screen and Sky HD 🙂

We’ve got to be a bit careful with money this month, just with a few expenses all coming up at once – car tax, MOT etc., so we’re trying to use up food in the freezer to try and keep the food costs down. I have to do the food shopping tomorrow – and here is my food plan for the week (in no particular order) :

  • Beef, Guinness and Cheese pie
  • Jamie Oliver’s Old Man’s Chicken
  • Zanzibar chicken
  • Lasagne
  • Spaghetti with prawns
  • Chilli (Lisa makes this)

This week will start off the new version of my food diary, and I’ll have to see about the best way to organise this – maybe even see if there’s a nice WordPress Plugin 🙂

I also have to convert my older food posts to this format. That should spark some ideas anyway.