Go Kap Go….? Err sort of. My really important thoughts on the Super Bowl

I’d like to take a moment and say a few words before one of my favorite days of the year has come and gone.

I love the Super bowl. I love watching some superior football action. I love the commercials. I love the camaraderie. Basically the entire thing (minus the halftime show usually).

I so wish I could write something eloquent about my team and how they’ve been amazing all year long and I’m so proud. Yes. But sadly, I can’t do that.

I wanted to write this post so the word “bandwagon” is not uttered anywhere near me or directed to me, so here it goes.

If you ask me, I will tell you 365 days of the year, my team is the Saints. I love me some Drew Brees. And all the Saints – but I am straight up a Saints fan, much to the dismay of my husband, who really does clearly love me unconditionally.

But before I was all grown up, I was a Cowboys fan….I finally got over that.

Never in my life have I been a 9ers or Raiders fan, which no one understands, considering where I grew up…but that is neither here nor there.

I never had a problem with the 9ers, Joe Montana and Steve Young will always be legends and I have the utmost respect for them. Those 9ers were phenomenal. Then Alex Smith came along and my respect began to dwindle.

When we went and saw the Saints in San Fran, I started a serious hate fest of the 49ers.. And it has only continued (I wrote a fairly irate post about 14 months ago, that I believe raised an eye-brow or two for some overly wholesome readers out there but we won’t go there.

The fact is, I do not like the 49ers. There, I said it.

But I also really don’t like the Ravens. I’ve had Anquan Boldin on my fantasy team a lot over the past five years so I’m pretty familiar with Baltimore. I respect the hell out of Ray Lewis but Joe Flacco just annoys me.

Basically I don’t like either team. But I always cheer for someone during the Super Bowl because it just makes things more fun.

Plus I hope for a killer, out of this world game.

This year, however, Colin Kaepernick will be out there, in his first Super Bowl game and that leaves me no choice but to cheer for him to win a ring.

I have said more times than I can count that I hate Nevada. Let me preface this with the fact that there are many things I hated about living in Nevada, specifically Reno.

I thought Reno was ugly. I hate smoke and it seemed like it was everywhere. If you  are major bookworm and not a party person you don’t have nearly as much fun in this particular town, etc. etc.

Ok so in my biased opinion I hated living in Reno. You couldn’t pay me enough to move to Reno, or anywhere in Nevada for that reason.

But, do I hate the University of Nevada, Reno? No, absolutely not. I am unbelievably glad I went there. I am proud to say that’s where I earned my degree, from a phenomenal journalism program. I covered some ridiculously awesome things there, I met one of my best friends there and made a lot of memories there.

I have a lot of pride for Nevada. It helped shape me to who I am today.

I take pride in where I’m from. I may not have always loved Roseville and was definitely not someone who had a whole lot of “school spirit” in either high school or college, but to this day and until I die I will remember that I’m proud to be a Viking and to be part of the Pack.

You can’t change where you come from and I am so thankful for all the experiences and memories I have from Oakmont and Nevada.

Working at the Daily Sparks Tribune allowed me to do a lot of cool things and have opportunities to cover games and events I otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to cover. This included covering Wolf Pack athletics. I got to cover Kaepernick, attend press conferences and see him grow as a player in college.

I have nothing bad to say about him, in fact he is one good dude.

He has his head on straight. He loves the game of football. And he is focused. I will admit watching him in college, did I ever think he’d be a starting quarterback and playing in the Super Bowl in his Sophomore year? Not a chance. But I’m sure proud that he is.

I really hope he goes out there, takes it to the Ravens and gets a ring. It’ll be amazing for him and awesome to say that a fellow Nevada alum is cool enough to have won a Super Bowl.

So tomorrow I will be rockin’ some Nevada swag because I just can’t make myself wear any red.

I leave you with this, Go Kap! Go Pack! (I really wish you played for a team I actually liked). So yes, I will be cheering for the 9ers, but only because I want Kap to have that glory.

Then the 9ers and the Ravens both can suck it.

Can we discuss at length how much I hate the 49ers?

I am so sick of the San Francisco 40-whiners. I hate them.

I hate that the NFL wants them to win.

They are not back to glory days of Joe Montana and Steve Young, when they were a respectable team.

Alex Smith has slightly improved due to some legit leadership from Jim Harbaugh.

But let’s look at the 49ers wins and losses this season, shall we? If you you’d like the full list, please click here.

To begin the season they played the Seahawks and won. The Seahawks suck. Then they lost to the Cowboys.

Next SF had four straight wins before their bye playing against the Bengals, Eagles, Bucs and the Lions. The only game I will give any credibility to is the Lions. Good game, good win. The other three were crap teams with only the Bengals making the playoffs, but they weren’t any good either really.

After the bye, they own another four straight playing the Browns (sucky) the Redskins (sucky) the Giants and the Cards. The Giants have their moments of brilliance and their moments of craptasticness. But they do have a great team.

Then the 49ers lost to the Ravens – probably one of the toughest teams they played all season.

The last 5 games of the season were victories over the Rams, Cards, Steelers, Seahawks and Rams again!

Come on. They played five decent opponents all season and lost to two of them (Cowboys and Ravens) but I’ll give them credit for beating the Giants, Steelers and Lions.

The fumble on Pierre Thomas was bullshit. That was a helmet to helmet hit that probably knocked Thomas out, causing him to drop the ball. That was a horrible no call.

Had that been called like it should’ve been, the Saints would’ve started ahead 7-0 but no.

And screw the damn announcers saying the 49ers defense forced the turnover. No, it was an illegal hit, there’s no skill in that. There’s no forcing. But whatever.

At the end of the day, win or lose, the things the Saints have done this season, this 49ers squad couldn’t do in their wildest day dreams.

If the 49ers had a legit schedule without playing some of the weakest teams in the league multiple times this season, we wouldn’t be sitting here.

Not to mention I have no faith in Alex Smith.

Put Kaep in there maybe I’ll change my tune, but alas I hate the Goddamn Niners.

First snow!

I would like to personally welcome the first snow of 2012 to my town.

I’m way excited.

I do feel bad that my poor husband is sitting outside right now but it should be clear in a few hours!

Also, my kitten now realizes there’s white sparkly fluffy things falling outside and she’s laying in her tree ready to attack. It’s pretty cute!

Now onto the sports…..this weekend was pretty nuts. 24-2, really Atlanta? That’s just embarrassing, honestly. And congrats to the Denver Broncos. I’m not going to touch on them much because I honestly am sick of the Tebow trashing. He’s done nothing to all of those out there who hate him to hate him. It’s pretty ridiculous, in my opinion.

I can’t wait for Saturday to watch Saints and 49ers game!

Tonight is the BCS National Championship, that should be a pretty good game.

And for those who like fluff – there will be loads of trashy fluffy tonight on The Bachelor.

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Winning is a beautiful thing

And that was a beautiful game by the Saints.

Well maybe not the first quarter. I was a little stressed. My husband brought me over a bottle of tequila and a shot glass….after that second touchdown by the Lions the tequila didn’t help me much.

But then those all mighty Saints turned it around and put on offensive clinic for Detroit.

They are just flat out insane.

So thrilled that my boss let me go home early today so I could watch the magic happen.

Stoked to see the Saints take on the Niners next week….seeing as how San Francisco was the nearest team as I grew up. Bring it!

By the way, next door neighbors and people who live under us….I’m sorry for the screaming, yelling, banging and stomping. It won’t happen again. Until next week. 🙂