Snapshots from January’s Super Bowl Shrine
I might be able to sleep now.
That is all.
9:16 PM Peyton Manning is the MVP!!! I am so thrilled for him. That’s a touchdown monkey off his back.
9:23 PM My heart rate is starting to come back down… I am so thrilled for the Colts and their organization! This was worth all those years Bob & Tom sang, “God help our Colts!”
I am going to try to come back down so I might be able to go to sleep by midnight…
8:14 PM Fourth quarter begins with a penalty. Guys, please cut it out! You’re making me crazy. And hoarse.
8:15 PM The Bears call a time out. They must sense I needed to go to the bathroom. Thank you!
8:17 PM Colts must punt. I am not amused. I am considering changing shirts again.
8:19 PM Penalty. YES! Finally it’s on the other team.
8:20 PM Bears get big gain. Thinking of bad words. Don’t make me cuss.
8:21 PM INTERCEPTION FOR A TOUCHDOWN! Dancing around like a crazy person. I am out of my mind.
8:22 PM Chicago challenges the play. He didn’t step out. He didn’t step out!
8:24 PM THE TOUCHDOWN IS GOOD!
8:25 PM So glad I didn’t change shirts.
8:28 PM Get a call from Ohio to check on me. Thanks, Ahjmerkus! Sorry I yelled in your ear. First down, Bears. So glad we have that 12 point cushion. Trying to breathe. It’s not working.
8:30 PM INTERCEPTION!!! I love BOB!
8:36 PM Peyton goes down. Come on guys.
8:38 PM Hester takes a fair catch. Good. He scares me.
8:41 PM Get Grossman!
8: 41 PM 6:46 left. Let the clock keep rolling! The slowest six minutes of football of my life.
8:44 PM Fourth down. Thank goodness. Get up Marlin! Get up!
8:45 PM INCOMPLETE!
8:46 PM Five minutes to go…
8:47 PM Dominic Rhodes, you are the man!
8:48 PM First down!
8:49 PM Flag. 2:01 left.
8:50 PM Two minute warning!
8:53 PM Time out, Bears. Sorry, Bears. Time is running out!
8:55 PM Chicago is out of time outs. 1:25 left!
8:56 PM I am going to go crazy. This last minute is killer!
8:56 PM Back them up! Back them up!
8:57 PM I heart Tony Dungy.
8:58 PM Who will be MVP? GATORADE!!
8:58 PM COLTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL! Do dance of joy! They won! They
won! It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a WIN!!
9:01 PM Phone starts going NUTS. WOO HOO!!! I am trying to not yell in people’s ears, but it’s not working.
THE COLTS HAVE WON THE SUPER BOWL!!
7:26 PM Third quarter begins.
7:31 PM Another first down! Go Colts! Glad I didn’t change shirts.
7:33 PM Stand and do some stretches to burn off nervous energy. Really doesn’t work.
7:35 PM 3rd and long. ARGH!
7:37 PM Someone in the booth had the coach throw the red flag to challenge the number of men on the field… and he should be slapped. Colts lose a timeout.
7:39 PM Vinatieri field goal attempt. Come on, Money, Come on! IT’S GOOD!!!
7:41 PM I’ve always wondered what goes on inside a Coke machine, and now I know.
7:46 PM SACK!
7:47 PM Grossman slips again, and SACK! Someone needs to buy that boy a towel, but after the game, please.
7:50 PM Dominic Rhodes is having the game of his life. Go DOMINIC!!
7:52 PM Please be in bounds… please be in bounds… DRAT!
7:53 PM 3rd and goal. Come on, guys! GO BLUE!
7:54 PM The happiness just got sucked out of me by some guy in a black shirt.
7:54 PM Vinatieri field goal is GOOD. Running into the kicker? Not an automatic first down. Take the points!
7:58 PM The kick coverage team of the Colts is going to give me an ulcer.
8:00 PM Who says K-Fed isn’t talented? That didn’t help. Laugh all the way to the bank, K-Fed.
8:01 PM Come on DEFENSE!
8:03 PM Glad we have a corner apartment and hope and pray there’s nobody home downstairs, because I am screaming my bloody head off.
8:04 PM Bears get a field goal.
8:06 PM Colts start on their own 32. I think it’s time for Peyton to throw the ball. So he’s going to… throw… and Marvin doesn’t get his feet in? Challenge? They throw the flag. I hope nobody needs slapped when this is over.
8:09 PM Challenge is GOOD. WOO HOO!
Third quarter is over.
7:06 PM Halftime show begins. Jene’ doesn’t like Prince’s Aunt Jemima headdress. Suppose his hair might run in the rain?
7:11 PM So far, no wardrobe malfunctions, except the Aunt Jemima headdress, and with the rain, I’m inclined to forgive him for that.
7:15 PM Purple Rain inspires Prince to take off the Aunt Jemima headdress. So far, it’s not bad, though. Love the symbol formerly known as Prince as the stage.
7:17 PM Jene’ notes that everyone with a lighter on the field surrounding Prince were probably in kindergarten when Purple Rain came out.
6:22 PM Field goal!
6:28 PM Bears stopped cold. Must punt.
6:31 PM Declare the screen fuggy (that would be “foggy,” and “fuzzy”).
6:32 PM Colts on the Bears 16.
6:34 PM Dominic Rhodes is from Abilene. Texas boys are representin’!
6:34 PM TOUCHDOWN!!!
6:41 PM Stopped! Bears must punt.
6:45 PM Colts are driving in the driving rain. I vote for Super Bowls in domes
6:45 PM 2 minute warning. Good. I need to go to the bathroom.
6:50 PM Fumble. Bears take over.
6:50 PM FUMBLE!! Colts take it back!
6:54 PM Field goal attempt. Vinatieri misses. I can’t believe it.
11:49 AM Paint toenails “Celestial” blue. Rename “Celestial” “Colts Blue.”
12:15 PM Dressed in #18 Manning jersey. Get living room ready with Colts shrine – touchdown and extra point monkeys, Colts t-shirt.
12:35 PM Send out first “Go Colts” video, featuring me, and the monkeys.
2:30 PM Boss drops by to deliver Super Bowl shirt she bought me while in Indianapolis last week. If the Colts win, I can wear the t-shirt to work. WOOT!
4:30 PM Pregame show all sounds like blah, blah, blah and I’m sick of the stories that are making me cry — I.e. Bill Walsh, Walter Payton, Brian Piccolo. Not that I don’t care, the sadness is getting to me.
5:07 PM Break out the guacamole and chips.
5:22 PM Get a spot of guac on Manning jersey. Declare state of emergency and run to the kitchen to de-guac jersey.
5:27 PM Adam Vinitieri prepares for kickoff. Jersey still smells like guac, but guac is no longer on jersey.
5:28 PM Declare curse on formerly guac-spotted jersey as Chicago returns kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. (Hester) Beg jersey to hurry up and dry.
5:30 PM Colts take the kickoff to the 31 yard line. Hope Peyton Manning is feeling “it” today.
5:33 PM Consider chanting to take curse off formerly guac-spotted jersey, as Colts have 3rd & 12.
5:34 PM Interception. Consider changing shirts.
5:36 PM Commercials must get better if I am to overcome this feeling of complete and utter hopelessness.
5:39 PM Consider shouting at tv (Alamo style) “Remember the RCA Dome!” to lift spirits.
5:39 PM Bears punt. Pulse begins to return to normal. Peyton has his interception out of the way. Now, lets get to it!
5:41 PM Rain begins to fall. Wish I had not bought no salt added chips.
5:43 PM First down. Cursed formerly guac-spotted jersey must be dry.
5:45 PM Out of guac. Consider this to be a blessing as last drop lands on new couch cover.
5:46 PM Now couch must be cursed, but it’s not blue and in no way related to Colts, so it’s going to be okay.
5:46 PM 53 yard touchdown. Feeling much, much, better thank you.
5:47 PM Muffed snap. Scream. Blood vessel may have burst in throat.
COLTS 6/BEARS 7
5:50 PM FUMBLE! Colts get the ball back! Resort to clapping to save throat.
5:51 PM Another fumble. Colts give the ball back.
5:52 PM Bears first and goal at the 5. Still considering changing shirts.
5:54 PM 3rd and goal. Screaming at the tv has commenced.
5:54 PM Touchdown, Bears. Rain is still falling.
COLTS 6/BEARS 14
5:55 PM Okay, Snickers commercial is pretty funny. Breathing deeply, going to my happy place. REMEMBER THE RCA DOME!!
5:57 PM Colts start at their own 17. Come on guys! Commercial.
5:58 PM The Chevy commercial is awesome! Junior was singing. Too funny.
6:00 PM David Letterman and Oprah. Great!
6:00 PM Colts start their drive. The cameras are fogged over from the rain. No gain.
6:01 PM Colts will punt. I feel sick to my stomach. So far, commercials are better than the Super Bowl. (I whisper this because I do not want the Colts to hear me).
6:04 PM FUMBLE! Colts recover! I love Bob Sanders.
6:05 PM The Bears just need to put their hands down. I’m tired of them batting the ball down.
6:06 PM 4th and 9. Colts punt. Wait… flag. 4th and 4. Still punting.
6:13 PM Bears must punt!
6:14 PM Manning throws to Addai for first down! Addai is a Houston boy!
6: 15 PM First quarter ends.
COLTS 6/BEARS 14
I am more than excited about tomorrow night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. I have snacks ready and my Manning jersey is ready. I hope it’s a good game and I truly hope the Colts win!
This coming Wednesday, we might, and I repeat, might, get a bit of what the weather forcasters like to call, “wintry mix.” What this means is that they’d like to say we’d get snow, or sleet, or rain, but to tell the truth, it’s going to be something in between. Of course, the worst will happen while people are trying to get to work. Then again, I live for the possibility of seeing a snowflake in Houston every year.
And now, I am set to watch a divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. It is my hope to see the Indianapolis defense rise to the occasion and to see the Colts get one step closer to the Super Bowl. My roommate thinks I’m delusional, and I may be, but I would still love to see it happen!
The sky is darkening and I must brace myself for a big weather change. I was hoping this warmer weather would last a few days longer so my cold… or allergies… well, so my callergies would taper off a bit before this cold snap hit.
I look forward to sweater weather once again, though, and by Monday I will have it.
HOW ABOUT THOSE COLTS!!
I am more than slightly excited about the Colts win today. If they continue with this momentum, I’ll be seeing them here in Houston soon! WOO HOO!!
Now, I have to go cook some dinner… and get ready for the Sugar Bowl. 🙂