Super Bowl XLVIII 
When they say that everything went wrong from the first snap, it's usually not so literal as what happened to the Denver Broncos yesterday.

Congratulations to Seattle for their first championship in franchise history! Living in a city that hasn't seen a championship worth celebrating in many years, I have a pretty good idea of what that might be like. I expect it's a good time in Seattle right now.

More interesting than the game though was the bit of drama among automakers when it came to the commercials. It would appear that competition is fierce for the dollars of the rich folk out there. After talking up the fact that they were buying their first Super Bowl ad ever, Jaguar got trumped by Maserati with a surprise commercial in the first quarter.

They responded with some snarky comments on Twitter, which only made the whole thing even more amusing.

And good fun was had by all. :)

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Go Leafs Go! 
OK... It's really not going well. Still a full period left though!

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Go Team Canada!!! 
Dammit. They're down 2 goals after the first period.

Come on, Team Canada! Pull this one out so I don't have to wake up at 4-freakin'-AM for the next game!!

I've watched all the games live so far... make it worth the effort!

GO TEAM! :)

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What's Different About This NHL Lockout? 
I was just thinking about the last time the NHL season was cancelled due to labour disputes, and for some reason it feels to me as though it were different last time.

I just can't seem to recall why that was.

I seem to recall last time thinking that the Leaf's were being put-upon by the league and that my team really just wanted to get back to playing. I feel like, during the last one, we fans were the unfortunate losers but that the people running the show actually felt bad for us or something.

That may or may not have actually been the case, but I just seem to recall feeling very differently back then than I do now.

This round feels different. This time it feels as though nobody cares about the fans while the players and owners fight it out. I feel as though we fans are just irrelevant fodder and everyone thinks our money will just flow back in when they want or need it to. I feel completely taken for granted this time, and don't remember feeling this way the last time around.

When the last lockout happened, the Leafs and Senators played up their rivalry, and gave something back to the fans, by staging AHL games between their farm teams in their NHL arenas. It was the St. John's Leafs vs. the Binghamton Senators. I went to both of them, at the ACC and travelling to the Corel Center (at the time) in Ottawa. They were some of the most exciting hockey games I've ever been to.

This time around, I haven't heard about any such events. Not that it matters. If they had them, I honestly wouldn't be the least bit interested. I just don't care anymore, and I don't expect I'm the only one that feels this way.



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Go Germany! 
So then... there's some big international soccer matches going on, which means I'm suddenly all German for a brief while.

My boys are the only ones in the tournament that have won all their games.

Woot!



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