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Sunday, February 01, 2015

SUPER ….WASTE OF TIME

The Super Bowl has become a national holiday, morphing into a world-wide event. Good for the NFL, where players beat their families during their days off while recovering from head injuries that will make them drooling, limping morons at an age most men are tuning up their golf and tennis games. 

Here is the dirty legacy of the NFL: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive brain injury resulting from being battered in the head sixteen weeks a year plus practices.  The recent list of victims:  Chicago Bear Dave Duerson who killed himself in 2011; KC Chiefs Javon Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself last year.  And Junior Seau, who killed himself, and was honored yesterday by election into the NFL Hall of shame Fame.  Seau's price for admission into the HOF: a decade plus of violent hits that destroyed his brain and drove him to suicide. But, he has a bronze statute to glorify all those hits. He just won't see the ages of 50, 60, 70, and even if he didn't kill himself, his brain was wrecked. 

Do you get the impression that we are (mostly) done with football? 

A good football game is a fun thing to watch. A good football team going on a run to the super bowl can create a life time of memories for fans.  But this madness has gone too far, and we've had enough. 

Sorry to rain on your parade on this nearly religious day of national pride and celebration. 

There's a 20 kilometer  moderate mountain bike route in Moab, Utah, that we will be riding today while the nation gathers to worship at the NFL's trough. There's more to life than eating chicken wings and  drinking beer and watching ignorant athletes bash each other senseless.  We prefer the memory of cresting the hill of a long bike climb, to a Seahawks pick six. But that's just us. 

For those of you watching the game:

There has been a safety in the last three games. We think the trend will end today, so we wouldn't take the 6-1 odds. Although it would serve the world right if the game ended 4-2. 

Tom Brady scoring (meaning running the ball in or catching a TD pass) the first touchdown at 35-1 is a nice play. 


The Seahawks are -1. Take them. 

The over/under is 48.5, although we got a point less in Vegas earlier this week. We took the over and then parlayed it with the Seahawks to win. We will post a picture of the winning ticket later. 

Over 3 1/2 FGs- take the over. 4fgs wins, 3 or less lose. 

We like the pick-6 prop bet as well. Fact: team with a pick six in a super bowl is 12-0. So if, as we hope, Richard Sherman takes one of cheater-Brady's deflated balls to the house for six, good-bye Patriots. 

In A Superbowl, we will always pick the team with the better Defense. Bears, Ravens, Steelers, Giants, etc. It's why the evil genius and his cheating QB are riding an unenviable two game losing streak in the big game.  

The Seahawks are a well rounded team. Great Defense, a beast of a running game, a QB who can go deep while in the pocket or scramble for a first down and more. These are the types of teams that win two super bowls in a row- Cowboys of the early 1990s, Broncos of the later 1990s, the 49'ers in the 80s and the Steelers in the 70s- twice. 

There will be a point during the game today when we will get off our bike and sit in majestic silence, surrounded by desert and red dusty sandstone on Slickrock trail, and we will eat a sandwich (gluten free bread these days)  and drink some coconut water, and pull out a well worn copy of King Lear, and just rest and eat and read: 

Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,
Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out;
And take upon 's the mystery of things,


The last thing on our mind will be some senseless game. 

But we will want to know if our one, lock-solid bet paid off: 

Coin flip: Heads. 

See you in court when we come back. 




32 comments:

SEATTLE SAM said...

Go Hawks!

The REN (a venue) said...

All VIP level tickets have been sold, but there are a few general admittance tickets available for the super Bowl party at the Ren ( venue). It gets you in the door and allows you to snack on some wings and quaff a few brewskis and ogle the celebs. There are some VIP level after party tickets available, but you need to get them at the door. First come, first served!

Anonymous said...

Rump, could not agree more. Football is a game whose time has come and gone.

Anonymous said...

To use a technical legal term in vogue at the Old Bailey: YOU'VE LOST YOUR BLODDY MARBLES!

FOAM PARTY! said...

No more space left at the Kenny/Colby/Space SUPER BOWL FOAM PARTY!
SOLD OUT AGAIN.

You can always show up at the door and hope for the best.

Fake Jay White said...

FU rumpole. It's my given right as an American to glorify football and on field violence. I will be having a super bowl party today and we will cheer the most violent hits while stuffing our faces with pizza and nachos and doing shots of vodka, tequila, and bourbon, and having fun. You stink.

Angry Girl said...

Today is just another day to consume ten thousand calories by drinking soda, eating salty chips and fatty foods and then loosening the old belt in the fourth quarter and eating some cake and cookies and candy. Good for you Rumpole. Doing some exercise and eating and drinking some healthy items and treating your body with respect.

After today we have Valentines day- gotta have that chocolate. Then St Patricks day- need to drink a gallon of beer and eat corned beef and cabbage. And then of course easter- more chocolate and candy, the better to worship your religion. The lord requires you stuff yourself into a sugar induced coma.

Can't you fools see that the food industry has corrupted every major holiday and sporting event?

The only ones benefiting from this are the cardiologists, heart bypass surgeons and the doctors who treat diabetes. And when people are on their last legs and with on where else to turn except the grave they are eating themselves into, there are the Obesity surgeons ready to sew your damn stomach shut in one last attempt to save your worthless life.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday fatties.

Anonymous said...

After the year you had making your football picks, we can well understand your dissatisfaction with the sport of football. Nothing like losing a sack full of cash to alter an opinion or two.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Netflix

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...



How unstoppable is Tom Brady. The NYT has a great op Ed today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/sports/football/a-tom-brady-sneak-is-the-patriots-unstoppable-play.html?emc=edit_th_20150201&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=60992986

I think I'll take the over on the field goals prop bets.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Did Sir Kenneth Weisman sell his ownership interest in the Seattle Seahawks or is he still involved?

I thought it was strange that he would invest years ago in a team so far from his home base in Miami.

He is so smart. He parlayed his law practice into owning 49% of the Forge and also a minority interest in Armani. Brilliant my friend. Well played.

What next? Rolex takeover? Magnet Industries?

Your secret admirer from afar. Art Vandalay

Anonymous said...

Foam is flying at Space. Lots of hotties all foamed up!!

Anonymous said...

As a guy who played a substantial amount of football with bug boys, I admit that the hits I took concern me.

But there is no better way to learn to drag yourself out of the mud; continue to fight when it seems hopeless; line up to fight any adversary; and, to shake hands with you opponent win or lose.

It is a course that should be taught in every law school for anybody who wants to be a litigator.

There are plenty of people who have those attributes who did not play football. But there are a ton who would never of learned then without the game. I am one of them.

So, knock the nfl, fine. But don't hate the game.

Anonymous said...

Keny and Colbe should get their own blog. Plus get a room. There hasn't ben this much ass kissing since the early blog daze.

Anonymous said...

Hi- Edgar- blog intern here. If you post comments they will appear because Rumpole has removed moderation - however I can remove them, and I will be watching, so be nice.

Anonymous said...


TAILS

Anonymous said...

INT BRADY CANT SEEM TO THROW TD PASSES WITH A PROPERLY INFLATED BALL.

Anonymous said...

Line still out the door at the Ren. People waiving tickets. It could get ugly.

Anonymous said...

Budweiser dog/horse commercial stupid.

Anonymous said...

Walter White commercial for some dumb insurance company a big over-reach. Wonder what it cost them to get Cranston? It bombed.

Anonymous said...

7-7 boring dumb low scoring snooze fest.

Anonymous said...

Michaels- Collinsworth best part of a bad game.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be waiting in line in Hague than watching this stupid game.

Anonymous said...

Angry Girl is right. 1 of every 2 commercials is for some bad food. We're hooked on over eating.

Anonymous said...

Football violence is egregious and abhorrent.

- B 3

Anonymous said...

Puss

Anonymous said...



This is it. This drive is the most important one of he game for the Pats.

Anonymous said...


And now the Hawks need a TD to win back to back SBs

Anonymous said...


Whoever made that call on offense should be fired. How Marshawn Lynch does not run that in from the one is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

PATS prove once again that they are the best team.

Quicker Than The Captain said...

So you want to be a County Court Judge?

6 candidates have been forwarded to the Governor's Office to replace Judge Gladys Perez: Laura Stuzin, Diana Vizcaino, Jonathan Meltz, Gina Beovides, Karl S.H. Brown, & Elijah Levitt.

AND

6 candidates have been forwarded to the Governor's Office to replace Judge Rudy Ruiz: Laura Stuzin, Diana Vizcaino, Joseph Mansfield, John Wylie IV, Alexander Bokor, & Gina Beovides

Anonymous said...


Ugh