LARNED — Just in case you’ve been buried in a cave somewhere and missed the media hype, today is Super Bowl 48.
You’ll notice that I did not use the Roman numerals. I get too confused by all of the X, L, M,P, T, Y and all of that stuff. Besides, I didn’t think you would get it either!
Another factor is that the Roman Empire fell. Zippo, Nada, El Foldo! Why do we want to be using a number system from dudes that aren’t even around anymore? What would they know about football? They were into chariot racing.
Shall we call this the Super Bowl or the Pot Bowl?
The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks represent the first two states to legalize pot-cannabis for the sophisticated. That gives a whole new meaning to the term “Rocky Mountain HIGH!”
Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks of all time and he has had the best year this year of all of the quarterbacks in the NFL.
Somehow I have a hard time imagining Peyton lighting up a joint, even if he didn’t inhale. Yet the marijuana proponents say it makes everything better. I can’t imagine Peyton Manning being any better!
Seattle? They’re coached by Pete Carroll, a “free spirit” if there ever was one.
He recently was quoted as being in favor of marijuana use to help out with concussions. Next thing you know guys will be banging their heads against the wall just to get a little legal weed.
The NFL, of course, will be aghast at this kind of talk.
Their politically correct attorneys in their corporate suits will be issuing statements that they are not sure that cannabis even really exists and most certainly DOES NOT fall under the bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association.
Concussions? What concussions?
Then we have Richard Sherman.
The shy, introverted cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, who went ballistic with his post-game rant in front of the TV cameras.
Of course now we are told he was misunderstood, and really, society is to blame, not him.
Is there a connection here?
A bridge between marijuana and crazy behavior? I’m just asking the questions, I don’t have any answers!
This will be the first Super Bowl held at an open-air stadium in a “cold-weather” city.
It might snow. It will be bone-chilling cold. Could someone have been smoking pot when they made this decision?
Am I the only fan who is hoping it snows like crazy?
This is the same NFL bunch that told the Miami Dolphins that Sun Life Stadium in Miami would NEVER host another Super Bowl UNTIL they put a roof over the stadium for fear of rain.
Would you rather sit in the rain in Miami in February or sit in the snow in New Jersey?
Actually, you could make a case that the rain in Miami would be preferable to sunshine in New Jersey!
Oh yes. The football game. Super Bowl or Pot Bowl, there is a football game to be played. 13-3 Denver vs. 13-3 Seattle. The Irresistible Force vs. The Immoveable Object. Manning vs. ... what’s his name.
I like the guy with the big forehead and the pony painted on his helmet. Denver 33, Seattle 24. Maybe the snow in the air will keep the smoke levels down!
Charles Tabler is a contributing writer from Larned