Saturday, February 03, 2007

CRY- BABY PEYTON




SUPERBOWL SUNDAY. OH YEAH.

Let me begin by saying that this year there will be tension in the Sternberg household over this game. My wife is cheering for The Indianapolis Colts. Me? The Bears. I am betting this is a conflict occuring all over the United States today. You see, for some reason, Peyton Manning is a favorite of the women folk. Or seems to be. The men? We're tired of watching him whine. We're tired of the dramatics.

Watch him. When the Bears start pressuring him, it will be everyone else's fault but his own. He'll scowl, whine, pout, frown, roll his eyes, and do everything but suck his thumb and curl into a fetal position. And if things get desperate, he'll try to throw it downfield instead of trying short passes to slowly grind to a first down. No, Manning is a showboater all the way.

Men, or at least real men, will plop down in front of the television tonight and cheer each time whiny boy gets sacked.

So ..GO BEARS. Oh, and here's a trivia question for you: How many times has my home team, the Detroit Lions, been to the Superbowl? Wait....okay think....okay times up. The answer: NEVER. NEVER. Fire Millen, please. Ford, sell the team. Move them out of Michigan. Anything. Spare us the indignity of another season of mismanagement and excuses.

Finally, here's one of the best things about the Superbowl for me: baseball season is just around the corner. Go Tigers.

15 comments:

Joe Don Looney said...

I hope Urlacher decapitates Manning. Go Bears!

Susan Miller said...

Shame on you!

Stewart Sternberg said...

Ah Sue...sue, sue sue. I know...Peyton is a southern boy. Still, Football rises above regional loyalties. Football isn't about wealth. It isn't about politics. I don't care what sort of person someone is off field. This is about what happens on the gridiron. This is about how you stand with your team.

And as for you, Joe...if you were here, I would scream like a gorilla and bump bellies with you.

Is Peyton an amazing QB? Yes.
Does he deserve to be in the Superbowl? Yes.
Is he a whiny, crybaby, pedigree Mama's Boy? Hell yes.

Danny Tagalog said...

Maybe this is the year Detroit confound the odds and astound you. I can feel it in my bones....

deslily said...

good lord lol.. the last time I said "go... anyteam" it was the BROOKLYN DODGERS! LOL LOL (Duke Snyder, Roy Campenella, Pee Wee Reese.... heh... those were the days!)

Stewart Sternberg said...

Ah Danny, let me pull aside and whisper your ear how dark the day is for fans of football in Detroit. The only thing that keeps us going is that we have U of M and MSU in our state. Actually, Ford should give thanks for that. Were it not for those college teams, the people would rise up and march on Ford field with pitchforks and torches.

Save the cheerleader...sell the team.

miller580 said...

Danny--I grew up listening to my father yell and scream at the Lions game after game, season after season. The first time I moved to Tampa, (back in 93 Or 94) my uncle laughed at me and said that the only team worse than the Lions was the Bucs...in the next several years the bucs started to win, made it to the playoffs a few times and even won a superbowl. Yet the lions still lose year after year.

The only way the lions will become a Superbowl contending team is for Ford to sell the team and new management to take it seriously...and really the only way thats going to happen is if Detroit "fans" boycott the lions completely.

Stop going to the games stop watching them. If the teams walks out to a nearly empty stadium maybe then a better team will take the field. Make Ford earn his beer and parking money, his ad dollars. If fans show up so they can boo, Ford still makes the money!

Stewart Sternberg said...

deslily, I would cheer for the Dodgers. As a lover of baseball,I have only one team that I consider evil: The Yankees. Well, maybe the White Sox, but I'll give them a pass. The Yankees are the most foul team in all professional sports.

Charles Gramlich said...

The Mannings are as close to royalty as we've got in Louisiana. So, God save the crown. Go Colts!

Sphinx Ink said...

Yeee Hah! Colts won, Manning is MVP! Go, Manning Dynasty!

Don't worry, Stewart, despite your lese majeste, I will still cheer for the Tigers in baseball season, since you cheered for the Saints.

Stewart Sternberg said...

Oh that this fragile heart would break and end this misery. Oh foul night. Oh dark night. I have seen the bowels of hell spill out over the field in Miami. I have felt the stench of the Pit.

Alas. Enjoy this moment, all you Manning fans. You misguided unfortunates! I have known the loathsomeness of the Lions, I have steeled myself against the coming of these days. I will have the last laugh.

HAHAHAHHA. This means you, Sphinx. Oh yes, this means you.

Lucas Pederson said...

Well, I joined this late and the Bowl is over. The Colts won. I was with you Stewart. I wanted the Bears to win. And they started out so good! Figures. :-)

Mrs. Sternberg said...

As wife to Sternberg and Queen of the Cult of Sternberg, I would like to set the record straight--I was rooting neither for, nor against, either team. In fact, I was rather excited to see two midwestern teams take over the Super Bowl. Working class, lunchbucket, smashmouth teams. Chicago and Indy. Blues and fast cars. It made me tingle from the top of my middle class head down to the tips of my blue collar toes.

As a Lions fan (aaaaggggghhhh), I start every season trying to figure out which team to adopt. That's right, I actually pick a second team to root for as it allows me to actually watch my team win far more often than I would if I only watched the Lions. In the past I've picked New England, The Jets, Philly, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Oakland, Cincinnati--some teams I pick more than once. At any rate, guess which team I adopted this year? That's right, the Colts. The team I adopted this year went all the way. Which means I'd be a fair weather fan to be suddenly chaging my mind. Besides, it's not like Mr. Manning is the first excentric prima donna to win a championship. And so I spent the entire playoffs, as well as the Super Bowl, getting crap for picking the right team this year. Oh, fortune, how you mock me...

All that said, I rather enjoyed the game, in spite of my husband and my best friend harping and hollaring and griping at the television. I chuckle at the irony of people whining about Peyton Manning's whining...

And, until the Ford family quits adding insult to injury by having the nerve to follow their gross mismanagement of their third of the American Auto Industry triad with the sick joke of a football team they force upon us, I will continue to adopt other teams.

Yours,

Mrs. Sternberg
Queen of the Cult of Sternberg

SQT said...

Ooooh, I like Mrs. Sternberg.

SourDad said...

Hey Stewart,

The cry baby may have won, but he did as you said and more. He sucked his thumb during the game! Did you catch it? It was in the first half after he'd thrown a pass and smashed his hand into a Bear helmet.

Classic.