The above quote is from the X after the New York Giants made what would be the game winning touchdown.
Why is it that football can alter the space-time continuum? To be honest, baseball does it too. However, for this story, I'll just stick to football. During a game, 36 seconds can be stretched to almost 36 hours. It's mind-boggling!
I have to admit that that last 36 seconds of the Super Bowl yesterday was agonizing. I'm not a huge sports fan but tend to like football. One of the reasons is because I live in Florida.
Florida as a state, does not offer a tremendous amount of things to be proud of. Remember we screwed up the 2004 Presidential election. We're only 90 miles from Cuba. We have a lot of elderly drivers driving into buildings, canals, each other, and innocent bystanders. Even the state itself looks like the country has erectile dysfunction. I could continue but I won't.
Probably one of our biggest sources of pride, for those of us who've lived here a long time or who were born here, is the 1972 Miami Dolphins perfect season. (See how little we have to take pride in? A football team going 17-0 36 years ago!)
Since the Miami Dolphins sucked ass this year and the New England Patriots were poised to shatter our source of pride, we Floridians looked towards the Super Bowl with a bit of sadness.
I usually only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. (By the way, the commercials sucked as much ass as the Dolphins did this year.) I did get caught up in this game last night. The excitement came late in the game when the first glimmer of hope that the Dolphins record would hold. I actually think I had a small orgasm when Eli Manning threw that lovely pass that was caught with beauty by Plaxico Burress for the touchdown. That was when the X made the “eternity” comment and my heart sunk. The sadness and worry was for naught and I lifted a beer to the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins.
I truly do feel badly for the New England Patriots. They played their hearts out all season and to not win the Super Bowl, after all those wins, must be the worst fucking feeling in the world. Any team that can go 18-0 is truly amazing and SHOULD have won the last, most gratifying game. Plus, Tom Brady is so damn cute! It was not to be, though.
Now, I can only hope and pray that the 2008 Miami Dolphins will break the 1972 Dolphins record. THAT would be truly orgasmic!