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I Will Not Say I Told You So.

Ok, I will. Everybody from Pats fans to Vegas knew the Patriots would win. Now they're calling this a dynasty. Next season they still won't get any respect. I was watching CNN earlier in the week and some stupid anchor woman actually said there was no big name teams in the Super Bowl. How stupid can you get?

It was not Satan. The Pats were just the superior team. They didn't have freezing cold temps or 2 feet of snow to keep Carolina off balance and they still won. God bless Vinateri for making that FG. The Pats defense in the first half was amazing. Deion Branch may be my new buddy and Antwoine Smith finally picks up the running game that he hasn't done all freaking season.

There were some complaints. Vinateri should be able to make 31 yard FG in stellar conditions in his sleep yet he hooked the damn thing. (I'm not going to blame him for the blocked FG.) If he didn't make the game winning FG, I'd have stuck a cleated-foot up his ass.

Another complaint: Where the hell was the defense in the second half that was so dominant in the first? Thankfully, Carolina's fell apart too.

The best commercial was the donkey who wanted to be a clydesdale but the NFL one was second in in my mind. Overall, however, I wasn't impressed with the commercials this year. In most cases the CBS promos, especially the Everybody Loves Raymond promo with Marie complaining she "isn't a trophy wife," was more entertaining.

I'm upset that I have class Thursday nights because Survivors All-Stars last night was pretty entertaining. It took Richard like five minutes to get naked. I can't believe they almost voted off my Jenna!

Ok, so last night at dinner, I see her sitting by herself so I sit down and offer my condolences and help. This isn't the first time I've seen someone in such emotional pain but it could have been the first time I really cared. I still can't believe I brought up the fact I haven't used those Bertucci's certificates yet! What the hell is wrong with me! Tonight at dinner, she didn't make eye contact with me. I'd say any chance I had that this would ever go anywhere is done.

Yay Pats!!!


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