Well, the dishes are in the dishwasher washing, the trash is in the bag, and on Tuesday my trash men are going to grumble about how many bags I put out at the curb.
My 4th Super Bowl party at my house was another success. People ate wayyyy too much (including me) and yet there are more leftovers than I could eat. I sent one set of lasagna home with a friend, and foisted a bunch of junk food on one of my friend’s students.
And yet, I’m a wee bit grumpy. This is two Super Bowls in the last three years that have included the Steelers, which in and of itself is not an issue. What is an issue is that this is two Super Bowls in the last three years where the Steelers won and were egregiously assisted by questionable refereeing decisions. Any of three clearly illegal blocks on the interception return prior to the half should have been called. One that really irritated me was the face mask called on the Cardinals defensive back when the Steelers receiver was doing the same thing at the same time… especially since the NFL made this a priority to call because they didn’t like the way Cowboys RB Marion Barber was running.
Sigh…. I hate it when the referees influence a game, and they essentially owned the third quarter. I have to compliment the Cardinals for their resiliency and their mental toughness when it seemed like every time they made a good play, the referees called a penalty.
Sadly, this would have been a great game, but for the referees. I don’t know that the Cardinals would have won if the referees hadn’t helped the Steelers, only that it’s a shame that they were so prominent in a game that had a chance to be a classic, and now will just go down as a good Super Bowl, just as the Steelers-Seahawks game is essentially forgotten.
Nevertheless, it was a great party. I have tons of jelly beans (black licorice and yellow banana and red cherry and white coconut) to take to Estrella. Before Estrella, I don’t have to cook given that I have lasagna, and olives, and cheese, and…
Anyone want to help me eat leftovers? 😉