Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Playoffs

I was thrilled to see the New York Giants win tonight's football game, although I have not gone over to the dark side and become a New York City sports fan. I'm happy because next week Brett Favre and my beloved Packers will be able to trounce Eli Manning and company in Green Bay, and because my team has fans like Sister Sean Marie of Manitowoc, WI, whose essay won her an "honorary captain" spot and tickets to yesterday's game. This is the part that makes me want to pray along with Sister Marie when they have to go up against Satan Tom Brady in the Super Bowl:
My Dad taught me at an early age all the fine points of the game and expected me to know numbers, plays, rules and strategies....now for a girl, this was a novelty at the time. My last game with him was the "Ice Bowl" and by then I was already a Manitowoc Franciscan Sister who did most of her play calling from a chair near the radio or TV. This game was a challenge.I was stuffed, long habit and full garb into a sleeping bag up to my nose and almost bunny hopped over the bleachers on the last play. Lucky for me,the people in front of me had left a minute before the end so I had a spectular view from the 50 yard line. if the game had lasted any longer, my fingers would have been permanently stuck to my rosary beads.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

I too want a Packers - New England game. But naturally, New England will win in its usual dominant manner. Tom Brady is simply better than everyone else. As much as I love Wisconsin, I'm still a New Englander.

Meredith said...

Oh, Ryan, why must you rain on my green and gold ticker tape parade?

Ryan said...

Because, Meredith, you know that the day of reckoning is coming.

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was [Tom Brady], and [Randy Moss] followed with him. And power was given unto them over the [Superbowl], to [win] with [Rushing], and with [Passing], and with [Interceptions], and with [2-Point Conversions]."
(Revelations 6:8)