Sunday, February 05, 2006
the best day of the year
STEELERS vs. SEAHAWKS
SUPER BOWL XL
it's Super Bowl Sunday.
before the game i thought it'd be wise to remember this day - as it is truly a special day in the life...
FEB. 5, 2006
#1 Movie in America: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, the top-grossing movie released on a Super Bowl weekend.
#1 Song in America (BILLBOARD): Beyonce featuring Slim Thug - Check On It
#1 Album: Il Divo - Ancora (who the heck are they?)
Top Downloaded single on iTunes: James Blunt - You're Beautiful
#1 Rated TV Show: American Idol
it's a windy day today... 26 degrees... blowing snow, although not much is accumulating... my biggest fear thus far is that the power will go out.
i am wearing the exact same outfit that i have worn for all of the Steelers' playoff victories this season... khakis... long sleeve white tee, brown and white polo... this outfit has nothing to do with the Steelers and what not... it has been washed and i know that my wearing it or not has no effect on the game. i know that. if i were supersticious i wouldn't have got my hair cut last night... jen used a #1... it's short. i just have this feeling this year... the same feeling i had on Jan. 3, 2003 - the night the Ohio State Buckeyes won the National Championship in football.
i am listening to The Verve and it is relaxing me.
i feel like i am playing in the game. i am anxious enough, that is for sure. i need some sort of pre-game ritual... something to pass the time before i head over to the church for the annual Super Bowl Party. i'd like to take a nap but i don't think i can.
i am very excited right now. i hope my nerves remain calm during the game. two weeks ago, all i could do was pace from one side of the room to the other... waiting for the Steelers game vs. the Broncos to finish.
i remember 10 years ago, at Jason Seamands house, me and my college buddies were gathered for our annual super bowl party. i was a senior at Asbury. The Steelers were in the Super Bowl that year and i was just as nervous. then Steeler QB Neil O'Donnell litterally threw the game away... two of his passes were thrown directly to Cowboy defensive back Larry Brown... the last was on a potential game winning drive for the Steelers. I remember getting into a small arguement with this guy at the party over the play... that game breaks my heart to this day... the Steelers dominated the game in the second half...
When i was a kid, i used to send away for autographs from pro athletes... here is the one that Terry Bradshaw sent me... Bradshaw is a 4 time Super Bowl champion - 2 time MVP... he QB'd the Steelers from 1970-1983.
It's time for Big Ben Roethlisberger to start the new dynasty.
like Bradshaw of old, Big Ben leads the Steelers to a 31-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks tonight. my MVP prediction is Antwaan Randel El... he'll return a punt for a TD or something spectacular like that.
GET YOUR GAME FACE ON.
Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!!