Sunday, February 05, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1932, February 5th, 2012

The Big Game logo.

Todd Fritz from the Dan Patrick Show.



On Saturday, the New York Giants’ team website had an image proclaiming the G-men as Super Bowl champions, reported. But alas, the game has not been played yet. The Giants take on the Patriots on Sunday night in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI.
"It is common practice for both teams to create web pages in advance of the conference championship games and Super Bowl," the NFL said in a statement on Saturday. "In this case, the hidden URL for the page was inadvertently available for a brief period of time while it was being positioned on the NFL server for possible post tomorrow night."


That’s what advertisers need to call it since the NFL has the term “Super Bowl” trademarked. I remember the very first Super Bowl when my Packers played the Kansas City Chiefs. January 15th, 1967. I went to church that day (at the assassinated St. John the Baptist Church on William Street in Pittston) and sat in the third pew with my parents. Father Super got up and gave his homily and at the very end said, “There’s a rumor going around that they may name this afternoon’s Championship Game “The Super Bowl” I’m going to call a lawyer I know and see if I can get in on this!”


It is very tough to make a prediction on a Super Bowl. Some are great games, others just stink. This year the Giants seem to be a reprise of the 2010-2011 World Champs the Packers. Not the first seed, doing it the way the Pack did it last year. The Giants seem to be peaking at the right time. The Patriots on the other hand, while always very good backed into the Super Bowl when the Ravens kicker missed an easy field go to tie. Even though the Patriots had a three point lead, you can make the argument that the Ravens might have won if they tied. The Patriots have incredible history on their side too. A win will put them in the pantheon of Super Bowl teams like the Steelers and the 49ers. I always respected and like the Patriots. I especially love the way that team owner Robert Kraft made certain decisions that made his team a dynasty. My personal history with the Giants though is overwhelming too. As a kid growing up, most of my uncles were Giants fans. I was raised on the exploits of Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford, Y.A. Title and Pat Summerall. Even though I was a Packer fan (I got that from my Uncle Joe Pribula) and my dad was a St. Louis Cardinals fan (the Pittston Charlie Trippi influence) we were influenced by the great proximity of the New York media and those around us. All that said, even though it would be a real kick to see Tom Coughlin match Bill Parcells in number of Super Bowls won, I’m going with the Patriots (the same prediction I made on the “Topic A” TV Show with Tarone the other night. New England 13-Giants 10. Brady will be neutralized by the Giants defense but the Patriots will somehow find a way.


Even though we did get a couple of Super Bowl party invites, we’re hanging close to home. Super Bowl menu, Shrimp Egg Foo Young, Loi Mein and a small stack of Chinese Ribs from one of our favorite places, Ho Yi in Wilkes Barre. We settled on Chinese take out rather than fighting the crowds for wings and hoagies and getting a pizza. Plus you can always have it for lunch the next day. Drink of choice: Tab, Diet Coke but just in case Mrs LuLac wants an adult beverage, I have a 1985 bottle of Riesling from the Thomas Jefferson Winery in Charlottesville chilling. (We bought the damn thing in ’85 and never got around to drinking it. Like I think we’re the only two people in America that plan to get drunk but never get around to it!) Anyway, have a safe and happy Super Bowl!



Matthew Broderick’s and Honda’s embracing of the hit movie classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


At tonight post game presentation, you’ll see NBC’s Dan Patrick handing off the Super Bowl Trophy. I DVR the Dan Patrick Show on Roots Sports every day and one of my favorites on the Patrick show is Todd Fritz. He is one of the Danettes. Anyway, Fritz did a Super Bowl rap video. The genesis of this came about after ESPN parted ways with Hank Williams Junior. Fritz decided to do his own song before every Sunday or Monday night game. The Dan Patrick Show can be heard locally on WICK AM 1400 out of Scranton and WYCK 1340 from Wilkes Barre. Root Sports is on Service Electric Channel 39, High Def 540. While I’m not a fan of rap, you can’t argue with the talent Fritz recruited for this.

T-Frizzle - "Ballz Deep" Official Music Video from Joseph Szopa on Vimeo.


On my Facebook page I’ve been doing a Madonna @ Halftime Countdown. Always like her, thought she only got hotter as she aged. The Half Time show has become an institution as well as the Super Bowl. So far my favorite appearance has been by McCartney but I know The Material Girl will have it going on!


At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geeeeze! Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki!

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


--Casey Evans

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

THe idea that a great American Institution, the Super Bowl, is hijacked at half time by a aged harlot with no talent shows you all why this nation is so hurting as per its moral fortitude. Or, lack thereof.
Class Dismissed!!!!!


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