It’s been another week and I know you’ve been patiently waiting for another TWatD (My very own acronym for this fun little column.). I usually finish it up early Sunday morning and you get to start your week off right. I’ve failed you when it comes to that. There’s no real reason besides the fact that I just ended up watching more Olympics coverage than I should have. Team Figure Skating and Cross-Country Skiing should never take up my morning. Regardless, here it is. Have a great week!
Here’s the first pet peeve of the week – people who spell Super Bowl as one word. I know. It’s a bit nit-picky but this game is close to 50 years old. Please figure it out, “football fans”….I am not quite sure whose idea it was to send Bill O’Reilly to the White House to interview the President during the Super Bowl pre-game show but I think it was an ill-conceived notion. No matter what your politics are, it’s a non-partisan day unless you’re a Seahawks or Broncos fan. You failed Fox….About the Super Bowl – Last episode I picked the Broncos to win 28 – 17. Boy was I wrong. I never expected a Peyton Manning-led offense to get dominated like that. The Seahawks deserved that win. Mrs. Diggity isn’t ever going to let me root for her team again….Papa John’s has a cheeseburger pizza now. That sounds kind of ok in theory. Now let the fact that there will be pickles on your pizza sink in. I’ll pass. Better ingredients? I say better ideas, Papa John’s…Speaking of food – no thank you, Subway, for a chicken enchilada sub with Fritos on top. That doesn’t sound like a sandwich. That sounds like a soggy-bread mess….There’s a University of Idaho commercial with a graphic proclaiming how great their Return On Investment over a fair amount of schools is. I stopped the DVR just so I could make sure they didn’t slip Boise State in there. They didn’t. See for yourself….
If you’re a child, don’t read this next part. I heard the same commercial on the radio a couple of times and I don’t know but giving someone a gift certificate for a massage and a facial doesn’t sound right even for Valentine’s Day….The first recruiting class under Coach Harsin has me, and the rest of Bronco Nation, so excited about this new year. They made casual fans into fanatics and that is awesome….For National Signing Day, I took a trip down to Twin Peaks to hang out. I was pretty disappointed. There were no signed pics of Fox Mulder anywhere. There were a bunch of half-dressed women and the beer almost froze into a slush in my beer glass. What kind of man wants to be distracted by all of that when they’re trying to learn about the newest recruiting class? (There’s no sarcasm font so you’ll just have to believe me when I say I was being sarcastic.) A big shout out to ESPN Boise for putting on their little shindig for LOI DAY. By the way, I met a lot of great people I had only “met” on Twitter so that was the REAL highlight….What can I say about the men’s basketball game against San Diego State? I think that says it all. Finish the season strong, guys….I do not, repeat, DO NOT, ever want to see “Vampire Academy”. But “The Lego Movie” did come out this week. I’m excited for that….There’s no real American Idol moment this week. As horrible as it sounds, I like to see when the 15 and 16 year olds claim that their lives are over. No. Your life isn’t over. When you turn 41 and you work in a call center, talk to me. Gosh, I sound bitter….My favorite tv show is “The Big Bang Theory” and you may have heard a rumor that I had an emotional response to something that happened on that show. I can neither confirm or deny that I cried when Sheldon kissed Amy on this week’s episode….The 22nd Winter Olympics have started. Who’s excited? I kind of am. These are the sports that I don’t watch except for every 4 years. Well, I watch hockey on a somewhat regular basis. And the X-Games. But you won’t catch me watching figure skating, cross-country skiing, and probably not even bobsledding at all until the Games come on….Let’s hear it for Sage Kotsenburg on bringing home the first Gold Medal of the Games. Not just for the United States but the whole Games. Put that in your babushka and smoke it, Russkies. Check out this video out of Golden Boy being himself before the games….
I have tried to think of a song for the week. Usually, it has something to do with the main theme of the week but I probably am just going to give you something random. I hope you don’t mind. Shout out to all my old school hip hop heads!