Firstly, an update on how the ‘I’m trying to avoid Super Bowl results for as long as possible’ quest is going!
It’s funny what has happened since I hit ‘Publish’ on the last post – the running diary on missing the Super Bowl. I almost immediately came ‘acropper’ (Is that a real word? Two words?! Who can tell…) in trying not to find out anything.
When looking for images to include in that post, even after wisely deciding not to search for images under ‘Super Bowl’ or ‘Patriots’, hence the rather bland images used in the last post … no offence, Jarrad McVeigh, I was almost caught out.
Clicking on one of the sites on my ‘Favourites’ bar in Chrome, I accidentally hit the ‘Grantland’ site (site not linked here in case of similar mistake) and had to quickly turn my head while trying to shut down the tab. Try it, it’s not easy!
I then headed to our staff room, where 352 newspapers* were lying about (* approximate numbers) which I’m sure contained numerous little images or headlines telling me the scores. Keeping my head down and therefore seeming somewhat non-communicado seemed the best way to travel.
The true and unexpected test came last night when I bumped into a great group of secondary school students who I get along with. One, with no idea of this journey, smiled and said, ‘Did you see the Super Bowl?’ which was hastily followed by me throwing out several disclaimers, even while others joined in with phrases such as, ‘What? You’ve avoided any news so far!?’
And then there’s the comment from my good, soon to be ex-mate Craig on this very blog, whose cryptic remark regarding ‘coaches’ and ‘even breaks’ has had me pushing thoughts about the game out of my head to varying levels of success. Buddy, you’re not helping!
A simple question
I had a friend pose me a question the other day – ‘What are you looking forward to watching when May 24 ticks around?’ I initially responded with, ‘Oh heaps, there’s a list!’
And then I started to go through it. Read the rest of this entry