Well, tomorrow is the day. I wish I could say that I’m very excited about this year’s game but that’s not really the case. I don’t know who to root for. Gar is siding with the Seahawks and I haven’t decided whether I will join or oppose him. I just hope it is a good, close game unlike last year. Every year I usually do a lot of hors d’oeuvres and have things out to snack on but this year I’m breaking my tradition and doing a taco salad bar and making a five layer dip. Oh ya, and Gar requested arugula grilled cheeses so that’s getting made at some point tomorrow. Let me know if anyone has any food traditions on Super Bowl. I’m thinking that the Pats might win tomorrow but, hey, they are both great teams. One could make a good case for either side.
Fantasy Football Playoffs
I’m in the playoffs in my fantasy football league and my team has been killing it. I won last week and I’m in the finals this week but I’m really nervous because I’m playing a great team. I would just like to take this moment to thank Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, A.J. Green, Randall Cobb, Julio Jones, Andrew Luck, and Adam Vinatieri for all of my-I mean your-accomplishments this season. Murray, in particular, was one of the best pics for me this year. He wasn’t ranked incredibly high but I had heard a little bit of buzz about him and he’s had an incredible season. I hope my desperate dreams of success and glory (and money) aren’t crushed by a loss this week… fingers crossed.
Well, it is still early enough for me in the football season to be really excited about it all. Unfortunately, I have had children’s birthday parties the past two Sundays preventing me from watching a lot of games. Fortunately, my team’s games were not at the same time as the parties. I’m not sure what that says about me if I care more about a football game than my friend’s kid’s birthdays. That last sentence sounds bad when I read it back…
Anywho, I’ve been crazy happy with the Dallas Cowboy’s running back DeMarco Murray in fantasy football. If you have a chance to add him, DO IT. Whenever I draft I never go for the very top rated running backs, I feel like they always disappoint and I’d rather go for a QB. My first fantasy pick of this year was Peyton Manning… I couldn’t help it. Finally, I suck ass at picking who is going to win games this year on Pigskin Pick’em on ESPN. My success rate is something like 58%. BOO! I hope you guys have had some fun rooting for your team!
Are You Ready For Some Football?
If you are not a football fan, you can stop reading now. Otherwise, hell yeah another season is upon us. The Packers play the Seahawks on NBC tonight at 8:30 ET. My team hasn’t really done shit in several years anyways but, hey, your team is your team for better or worse. I am a San Diego Charger fan by the way. We have a tough division, ongoing coaching problems, and I think Phillip Rivers acts like a baby sometimes.
I heard something funny a few weeks ago on ESPN. The Dallas Cowboys sent all of their season ticket holders tickets to not only the regular season games but also playoff games including the NFC championship game. They are the first team to ever do this… That’s a nice thought Cowboys.
If you have never played fantasy football or anything like that, I encourage you to. It is actually very easy to do and makes all of the games much more interesting. I assure you that drafts are easy and all you need to do is spend about five minutes per week managing your team. There is also a Pick’em game that ESPN does where you just pick which teams will win their games each week.
Super Bowl Dog Treats
It’s Super Bowl Sunday! This year I wanted to do something for the dogs. Every once in a while I will bake treats or cake for them, but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible today. I brought home a can of wet food; a low-fat food that would be easy on their stomachs. Also, the wet food needs to be all the same consistency and somewhat dense.
I formed the food into small football shapes and baked them at 350 degrees for one hour. In the meantime, I mixed together one and a half tablespoons of non-fat yogurt and all-natural peanut butter with no added sugar or salt. I also added ¼ of a teaspoon of agave syrup (although honey would work just fine) and enough water to get the mixture to the frosting consistency I wanted. I spooned the frosting into a sandwich bag and cut a very small piece off of one corner to create a piping bag. I use this frosting on the cakes and treats I make for them, the dogs absolutely love it!