Shannon Stacey

The NFL conference championship round

NFC: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears:

Pregame: Well, lingering trauma from the 1985 video, “The Superbowl Shuffle”, prevents me from cheering for the Bears. Ever. And rooting against the Saints is rather like kicking a puppy, so Go Saints!

Halftime: These two are the best teams the NFC could vomit up for their conference championship?

Random thought: Grossman’s QB coach should bitchslap him every time he sidearms a pass.

(On second thought, no he shouldn’t. Asante will eat him for lunch.)

Another random thought: Some of the most blatantly biased referreeing I’ve seen, and as a NE/Boston sports fan, I’ve seen a lot. Did the Chicago mob have the refs’ loved ones tied up in a basement or what?

Postgame: They may as well concede the Super Bowl to “AFC team TBD” right now.

AFC: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts:

Pregame: This sucks. I have guilt because Mel and Angie are Colts fan and I know my team is going to stomp them into the ground. Not too much guilt, but some.

UPDATE: Halftime: 21-6, Pats. I still have no fingernails, though, because it ain’t over til it’s over. And we’re pretty familiar with the come from behind routine, but get nervous when we start out ahead.

UPDATE: Post game: Well, it’s over now, ain’t it? :cry: It would have helped if our defensive line wasn’t dehydrated and cramping from the flu, but…whatever.


16 comments to “The NFL conference championship round”

  1. Shannon
      · January 21st, 2007 at 9:25 pm · Link

    Adam who? :groucho:

    We don’t need Adam. We actually have a quarterback. :lmao:


  2. Shannon
      · January 21st, 2007 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Pretty sneaky, huh? :groucho:

  3. Angie
      · January 21st, 2007 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Actually, I’m a Vikings fan, but I live with a man who loves the Colts, so I support his team when my team isn’t involved. This means a very cranky husband right now since Indy looks like a high school team during this first half.

    Uh, Go Colts :cheer: And more importantly…Go Adam! :devil:

  4. Jean
      · January 21st, 2007 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Go Vikes! (Assuming you can ever get your heads out of your butts. Sigh. I miss Fran Tarkenton and The Purple People Eaters.)

  5. Jean
      · January 21st, 2007 at 9:37 pm · Link

    Oh, yeah. Huge cajones on New England’s part for that brilliant “Let’s fumble on the 2-yard line and recover in the end zone for a touchdown play.” Indianapolis never expected that one.

  6. Angie
      · January 21st, 2007 at 10:22 pm · Link

    I went upstairs to put Brianna to bed, Colts were waaay down. I come back, it’s tied. Then New England scores. I’m being sent back upstairs because I’m apparently bad luck :shrug: So…I’m going upstairs to watch Torchwood on my Zen :popcorn:

  7. Angie
      · January 21st, 2007 at 10:22 pm · Link

    But, umm…not before I see Indy do the fumble recovery for a touchdown :lmao:

  8. Shannon
      · January 21st, 2007 at 11:29 pm · Link

    I was going to be a gracious loser, but I got a little rub-it-in text message from Indiana, so PPPPPPPFFFFFFFFFBBBBBBBBBBTTTTTTTTT!


  9. Mel
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 12:07 am · Link

    Go Colts!
    Sorry I wasn’t near an internet connection, but I don’t think I would have been able to type anyway. OMG what an emotional game. I still can’t believe we won. I’d ask you to pinch me but you might pinch my head off!

    :heart: Guess this means I should fed ex you a Colts jersey to help me cheer on my team in two weeks? Should I send the #4 or #18?

  10. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 1:08 am · Link

    Oh, Mel, what kind of friend are you???

    Go, Colts. :whip:

    Don’t you understand that it’s not bad enough we LOST. To Indianapolis. After a 21-6 lead that looked like we were going to embarrass the hell out of them.

    We lost on a Brady interception.

    That loud explosion you hear? Is the sound of 3.46 million Patriots fans’ hearts shattering simultaneously.

    My brother tells me we need to get rid of Giselle Bundchen. I’m sorely disappointed in Tom. Doesn’t he KNOW sex ruins an athlete’s performance????

  11. Renee
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 5:15 am · Link

    OMG, cracking up here.

    Let’s see, um….the Colts did score a touchdown on a fumble recovery. Both teams matched on that.

    Ooops, too bad your quarterback got outplayed tonight. And no excuses like flu…lol…I wasn’t making them when the Colts sucked bootie for the first half. And I’m thinking Patties had already lost before Tommy-boy tossed the ball to Marlon, as the Colts D had finally showed up and the best they coulda hoped for was a field goal, which wasn’t enough.

    All in good fun, Shannon. I love the Colts–true Colt Blue here in Cali–but I’m just teasing with you. Come see my site. I’m giving away chocolate covered strawberries on Super Sunday if you root for Blue. :woot:

    I’ve got major respect for the Pats, even though I wanted them to lose. Teddy B grew up around the corner. Went to high school with my friends…a really nice guy, donated a new gym and equipment.

    Night, Shannon. Don’t be too blue–or on second thought, come on over to our side :wink:

  12. Shannon
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 9:07 am · Link

    That final pick aside, our quarterback didn’t get outplayed. Our defense did. Our offense barely got to play at all in the second half. :cry:

    I :heart: Tedy Bruschi. His stroke was heartbreaking and it’s tempered his game a bit, but he’s still the heart and soul of the Pat’s defense. And he DID have the flu, so PPPFFFTTTTTTTTT! So did Matt Light and a few of the other guys. And Seymour’s ankle…:cry:

    Come see my site. I’m giving away chocolate covered strawberries on Super Sunday if you root for Blue.

    Not even if they were fed to me by a naked Johnny Depp.

    I’ll just down a swig of coffee to wash the bile out of my throat and croak “Go Bears!”

  13. Mel
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 9:51 am · Link

    Oh, shan, I totally need to send you the SuperBowl shuffle so you can use it as a ringtone on your phone then, right? (and being that all we get is Chicago radio stations, there’s about 4 more super irritating songs including a really bad “go rexie go” song that makes my brain hurt.)

    You know I love you, dear. I hate that the Pats had to play the Colts. Least you could do is support Renee and I. :) :kiss:

  14. Shannon
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 8:44 pm · Link

    Hmm…there was reporting today on the manipulation of the temperature in the Dome to maximize dehydration and other ill-effects in our flu-riddled players. And reporting of how the cameras gracefully cut away while members of our defense vomited in buckets and one vital member collapsed in between taking the field due to the mid-90 degree temperature exacerbating their symptoms.

    Now that’s not very nice.

    I’ll be happy for you if your team wins, but the words GO and COLTS won’t ever come from me in consecutive order.

    What makes me feel better is knowing Bruschi, Vrabel and Company will get better…and Peyton will be back. What’s a little roughing the QB between friends?


  15. Dr. Bill Emener
      · January 22nd, 2007 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Hi Shannon,

    I just found your blog — nice! And I love this Post (I’ll tell you why in a moment).

    After many years of success as an author of textbooks, pop psych books and self-help books, a couple of years ago I took a leap and started writing romance novels. (After 33 years as a licensed psychologist specializing in marriage and couples counseling and teaching a graduate seminar in marriage counseling at the university, it fit and has been fun.) My second contemporary romance novel just came out (and I’m currently working on the final editing/proofing of my third). My Website should be competed and up in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime I’d like to invite you to stop by my blog:

    Now regarding your Post… I loved the Colts comeback! In addition to other reasons, when John Gruden won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay BUCs it basically was with Tony Dungy’s team! (I know — I live in St. Pete Beach, Florida.)

    Ciao for now,


  16. Renee
      · January 23rd, 2007 at 3:35 pm · Link

    :blah: on your over heated dome and puking excuses, excuses, excuses. My brother was at the game in Indie and needed his sweatshirt on to stay warm during the first half and only took it off when he started jumping up and down during the second. He said it was about 70 in there the entire game.

    He did see a guy puking from the Pats, though. Said he was the guy who kept dropping the ball with the wide, wide eyes. Said he looked HIGH on something the entire game. And a couple other dudes seemed to be getting leg cramps, but he said that was on both sides of the bench, and really not at all unusual during a football game.

    Tedy has chilled since his stroke, not quite as explosive as he used to be. :cry: I was just so amazed by his come back. And you’re so right, he’s got heart. Always has, even when he was a wee-little dude with the Roseville Tigers.

    OMG on the Superbowl shuffle. Um…errr…in 7th grade (telling how old I am) some girls and I dressed in Bear garb and did the shuffle for a talent (I know, they didn’t have any off the field, and neither did we) show. You need a blushing smilie for this. LOL.

    Mel’s my new girl. We’ll get her in a Manning jersey, won’t we? LOL :rofl:

    Thanks Shannon. This has been lots of fun. It’s hard to find other ‘chicks’ who appreciate football the way I do. Funny little side story: my hubby was in Reno last Feb for a football coaches clinic. (Same hotel as RWA 05) He thought he’d make a bet (he’s been a lifetime fan and the last time Colts were in the Superbowl was the year he was born) on the Colts going to the Big Show the following year (this year) The odds were 41-1, so he placed his bet for $41. He just earned $1684. He’s going back to Reno for the same coaches clinics this year. How much you wanna bet that he makes another bet. :lmao:

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