January 2006

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

I Had A Feeling 

The Super Bowl will be interesting for me this year.

I live in the Seattle area, and I'm a long-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan; so, this year's Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Steelers should be fun.

I admit that I haven't been following the game very well for the last few years (although I have been watching some Steelers highlights on Comcast On-Demand lately). But, I did watch both conference championship games today.

The Seahawks seem to have a pretty solid team, but I didn't see anything offensively or defensively today from the Seahawks that will match up well against the Steelers.

So, I not only want the Steelers to win..but I think that they will, too.

I've never been inclined to root for the home team. I'm sure it's partially because my dad liked non-home-teams; but, I also was averse to conforming to the crowds who blindly rooted for the local teams. It made sense to me to choose the team I preferred.

It still does.

I liked the Steelers of the '70s (Bradshaw, Swann, Harris, Lambert, etc.), and I like today's Steelers (Roethlisberger, Polamalu, Ward, Bettis, etc.).

Why should I root for a team that appeals to me less just because they happen to play closer to where I live?

Friday, January 13, 2006

Insanity 

I've been on vacation in Las Vegas for a week.

A couple of nights ago, my son and I rode the thrill rides on top of the Stratosphere tower.

We enjoyed some of the rides we'd ridden before (Big Shot, and X-Scream), but we really enjoyed the new (to us) ride: Insanity.

It's difficult to describe how exhilarating it is to be suspended off the edge of a 1,000 foot tower, and then spun around (at an angle) so that you can see the tower from the outside (as well as lots of other stuff way down there).

It was a blast.

If you're going to Vegas and enjoy thrill rides, don't miss Insanity.