Less talk, more game would be Super for Super Bowl 2014

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The lights went out for the 49ers!

We had the longest runback, we had the longest Super Bowl and we had the longest version of our National Anthem but it was a good game.

Why can’t they just play the game?

I was home early so decided to watch all the pre-game stuff on the TV. What a mistake.

They talked about everything except the Super Bowl. Why can’t they just play the game? Most of the talk was about how dangerous football has become with all the concussions and something needs to be done.

Now if the government gets involved, football will be changed for good and so will the cash cow that it has become. They also talked about how it is way too dangerous for grade school and high school kids, and something must be done to protect these little boys from getting hurt.

Then the conversation turned to gays – what a surprise! Why would they want to talk about the Super Bowl, and why can’t they just play the game?

I guess Chris Culliver of the 49ers was asked if there were any gays on the team and he says he “don’t do the gay guys man, no gays on da team.”

That drove them nuts and now he is in counseling for his remarks and will be doing community service for young gay and lesbian kids. I guess we just can’t play the game!

That was enough for me, but then they went on the Ray Lewis thing about deer antler spray and the need for something to be done. Now what the heck is deer antler spray?

Lewis, who is accused of using it, said it is the work of the devil. You tell them, Ray! You know what the devil made you do or was that some comedian that said that the devil made him do it?

Now I will recap. We had the longest Super Bowl in history – 4 hours, 14 minutes (I think) and the longest kickoff return, 108 yards, and the longest National Anthem. I took a break for some wine.

Now the government wants to regulate the game – one we just can’t play. Again, I’m trying to figure out why?

Now football is much too dangerous and needs to be regulated, yet this same group of people who want to do this will now be sending young women into combat? I just guess I am getting old as I really don’t understand any of this.

I did enjoy the game and hope everyone else did. One thing I can tell you is I will never get home early and watch the pregame junk ever again. Once was enough.

Before the Super Bowl (enough with The Big Game garbage) the Celtics were at home playing the Clippers and getting 1. Analyzing the game I found that Boston was an unbelievable 18-1 SU in their last 19 Sunday home games and 17-2 ATS. With this win they’re now 19-1 SU and 18-2 ATS.

Next Sunday the Celtics are at home playing the Nuggets. We will see if the streak continues.

On Wednesday look for Izzo and company to get revenge against Minnesota. No problem with the cover for the Spartans.

Just a quick note: Tony Nevill did a great job at the TI hosting the NHC huge horse handicapping tournament. Tony is a real horseman in his own right and an excellent handicapper.

Now it is the road to March Madness.

Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Contact Richard at [email protected].

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