On a day like this I can only smile. There’s so much to look forward to, and so much to appreciate in the present. By the end of the Saints-Bears game I was ready to throw something. And by the time Peyton Manning was intercepted for a touchdown I was ready to swear off football forever AGAIN. A bears Patriots Superbowl is the kind of thing that would make me want to move to Brazil where soccer is the only thing that matters. But my boys came through. Well, half my boys came through. I watched as Peyton walked the Colts down the field avoiding turnovers, pressure, or the monkey on his back trying to bring him down. Overcoming an 18 point deficit to take the lead I could only think of my nervous breakdown to come if they lost this one in the last minute. But as Tom Brady was intercepted on second down I nearly brought the house down with my neighborhood, awakening scream. What sweet vindication. Not only did Peyton take them to the Superbowl, but he went uphill through Brady and Belichick. I’ve never grown to detest any man as much as I do Brady. And it’s all because they talk shit about Peyton not being able to win big games and that’s why Brady is the best blah, blah, blah. Fuck Tom Brady. He hasn’t won a motherfucking thing. Adam Vinatieri and a tough Defense won those games. All he did was not screw it up. And today when he had to play the role of Peyton Manning and try to win it by himself what happened? Interception, game over. I can’t stress Fuck Tom Brady enough. At any rate my heart is fluttering right now at the thought of seeing Manning take the field in Superbowl XLI. Not to sound unaffected by the Saints loss. I honestly felt the Saints would beat the Bears. There was little doubt in my mind, even when they went down 9-0. However, when they went down 16 – 0 that was different. They battled back to close within 2 and had a chance to take the lead were it not for a questionable decision to send a kicker who was cut last year by the Cowboys for Mike Vanderjagt of all people instead of the guy who’s been kicking all year. Either way the Saints had there chances and the Bears are who we thought they were as Sheike would say. They deserve to come out of the NFC. But I am left with great hope and optimism that I’ve never felt before. Never at the end of any season have I ever felt like the Saints would assuredly be playing in the Superbowl in the season to follow until now. These ain’t ya mama ‘nem Saints. They play hard and they will show up. Soon as we replace Fred Thomas garbage ass and come back next year a little hungrier with a full season of impact Reggie Bush, we will be on our homefield playing for the right to go to the Superbowl. Honestly when this season started if someone would have guaranteed me a 8-8 season with a second place finish in the Division I would have jumped on that. I thought with the Saints defensive problems there was no way we would be as competitive as we were. But we fell a quarter short of the Superbowl…beyond my wildest imagination. Hopefully Peyton gets his ring out of the way this year, cause the Saints will be acting up for a while!