For two weeks we had to listen to football pundits, commentators and clueless fans anoint the New England Patriots the winners of Super Bowl XLII. The odds makers installed them as fourteen-point favorites over the New York Giants. "The Pats will make history on February 3 and be the first team to have a 19-0 record in one season", they proclaimed. Some even said the fourteen-point spread was overly kind to the Giants.
They forgot one minor detail: the game had yet to be played. Many people bet the Giants to beat the spread, but the arrogant odds makers were so sure of themselves they didn't adjust the line. Not only did the Giants beat the spread, they went out and won the game! Sure that wasn't supposed to happen, but somebody forgot to tell that to the Giants.
Now, why am I posting this in a mostly socio-political blog? Mainly because of the Republican nomination process as it stands now. It looks good for McCain right now, which, in my opinion is bad for the party. The man who sought to be John Kerry's running mate and almost joined "Jumping Jim" Jeffords in leaving the party. The man who pays more attention to La Raza while making the Minute Men out to be some kind of organized crime family should not be this party's nominee. You may disagree with me, that is fine, I still love ya, I just disagree. And on balance, I would rather have the military in McCain's hands than those of Hillary or Obama. Just please reconsider choosing him as the nominee. Or at least think twice before anointing him.
One more thing. WAY TO GO GIANTS!