Monday, December 08, 2003

Well, we survived the big snow over the weekend. We got about 18 inches here. Shoveling out was not fun, and we all got a little stir crazy by Sunday afternoon. We went out late afternoon after the snow stopped, did a little Hanukkah shopping and had dinner at TGI Fridays. The great thing about Fridays is that they have TVs all over the place, so I was able to keep an eye on the Patriots-Dolphins game while eating with the family.

And what a game it was! Another stellar defensive effort by the Pats, even considering the elements. The Dolphins just couldn't move the ball at all, even though you would expect a big straight-ahead runner like Ricky Williams should be tailor made for elements like that. The late interception by Teddy Bruschi sealed the victory, along with an AFC East championship for the Pats.

The amazing thing about yesterday's game was the sight of the 45,000 lunatics who braved the snowstorm to go to Foxboro and managed to throw snow into the air on cue. Because the storm basically lasted right up until game time, large sections of Gillette Stadium were still snowed under, so there was plenty of ammunition for snowballs and such. After a big Patriot's play, the fans threw snow into the air in unison during the playing of Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll, Part 2". It looked great on TV, and seemed to stir the Pats to even greater heights.

So, the Pats are playoff bound, won 9 in a row and look like a serious contender for another Lombardi trophy. It's shaping up to be an exciting January around these parts!


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