Monday, February 05, 2018


I do not watch professional sports. And if I did, I would not watch American football. I don't even understand football. My son was the kicker on his high school team, and apart from knowing that he was attempting to score a field goal by kicking the ball through the goalposts, I had no idea what was happening on the field. But yesterday's Super Bowl was one that not even I could ignore. No one outside of New England wanted the Patriots to win; they are arrogant, they cheat, and they had already won 5 Super Bowls. So despite the hooligan reputation of the Eagles fans, the entire country was rooting for the underdogs from Philly.

I can't imagine any Eagles fans in Boston would have dared to watch last night's game at a bar. I had to scrap my plans to watch at my daughter's house because we're both sick, so I settled in at home texting with my son after R went to bed sometime in the 3rd quarter. A nailbiter to the end, it was not a game to watch alone. The Eagles won their first Super Bowl, and I'm feeling a little sentimental right now not to be in Philadelphia for the celebratory mayhem.

Even if, like me, you do not understand or even like the game, this video of Eagles' kicker Jake Elliott, from early in the season, will make you smile.

He did it again last night, not quite as far and not so dramatically, but scoring 3 more points in the last 65 seconds of the game. Final score: 41-33.


  1. I saw a recording of the celebrations afterwards on our Breakfast television this morning - it was amazing. They also showed the last few minutes of the game but I am afraid it is a complete mystery to me but I have never seen a place erupt like that when the game was over - fantastic stuff.

  2. I know a few arses I would like him to get his boot against. Get well soon - both of you. X

  3. Thank you, but why do I feel you are not giving this kick the respect it deserves!