Max’s Journal 2/2/2015

A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING

By Max R. Weller

Great Super Bowl game yesterday, in contrast to last year’s Seattle Seahawks’ cakewalk over the Denver Broncos. I’ve always admired Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and it suits me that the Patriots won in a close contest, decided in the last minute.

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Nothing wrong with the Seahawks calling a pass play in that  situation at the end of the Super Bowl, 2nd-and-goal from the Pats’ 1 yard line, but it should have been some kind of bootleg where their QB could have run it in, if the receiver wasn’t wide open. And who knew that a rookie DB for the Patriots would have paid perfect attention to the scouting report, recognizing what play was coming by Seattle’s formation, and then making the interception to end their scoring opportunity and the game (except for the kneel-down by Brady to run the last few seconds off the clock).

The NY Giants beat New England in both of their Super Bowl meetings because they stopped the short passing game, and had enough of a pass rush to make Brady inaccurate on deep throws. Yesterday, the Seahawks defense looked helpless at times, and trying to cover TE Gronkowski (lined up at WR) with a LB was folly — they got burned twice, for a TD and a big 3rd down conversion.

Bottom line: Tom Brady went 37/50 passing for 328 yards, 4 TDs, 2 Ints. Pats’ defense held Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch to a little over 100 yards on 24 rushes, with 1 TD.

It’s been ages since I made soup, but I’m taking advantage of the chance to do so today. Some frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans, and shelled edamame). a can of tomatoes, some leftover grilled steak cut into small pieces, a small amount of chopped onion, and some Italian spices I found in the kitchen cabinet here (oregano, marjoram, rosemary, basil, thyme, and sage) along with salt, black pepper, and butter. It’s been simmering for an hour now, and the aroma is everywhere in my friends’ house.

I still want to make a trip to Walmart, before I return to my campsite. Need some new gear, and canned goods I can eat cold in my burrow. Ritz crackers and chocolate bars would be tasty, too.

That’s all for now, folks.

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