We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Why is this day different from all other days? I'll go for the Colts +4, but I'd be just as happy to see Chicago win.
As Seinfeld said: "You are rooting for laundry." Watching TV is not sport...well, I guess getting to the bean dip after 14 Coors Lights is a bit of a sport.
Anyway, for real sport, try Tucks - Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington. No lifts. You hike up the trail, and ski down the natural snow (or ice).
Image: Tuckerman Ravine skiiers in 1937. Same as today. Not for yuppies. For other old-timey skiing (but with lifts) we recommend Mad River Glen ("Ski it if you can"), and the Dartmouth Skiway. Yes, we love Stowe, - the home town of our webmeister Chris - but it's not really fully old-timey anymore.
I learned to ski by climbing up mountains in PA and sking down them. Finally someone saw the site had potential so a lift was put in to increase capacity. The skiing was lousy though, with mostly icy conditions..now the powdwe out west is a different event.
But tell me, on this cirque on Mt Washington which is the best of the Lunch Rocks to dine from as the skiing unfolds?
But even if they lose I think I saw two of the sweetest bowls ever played this past collegiate season.....
Boise State over Oklahoma 43-42 was probably the greatest college football game I've ever seen. Gutsy til the absolute end.
The Florida Gators blowing out The Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14 in a game sweet because I'm a Florida grad and Ohio State was so cocky. That was so, so sweet. Florida whipped then on both sides of the ball. In prison argot Ohio State became Florida's bitch. Ah yeah.