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Sunday is the “big game” number ex elle eye ex.  Can we still not use Super Bowl?  I don’t know.  I guess I won’t say Super Bowl in case.  No more Super Bowl for the rest of this post, fingers crossed and everything.


©Seattle Seahawks, NFL

So the ever-cheating Belicheat and Tom Shady will be going against a team near and dear to my heart, the Seattle Seahawks.  This game makes me more nervous than last year.  Last year I just wanted the Seahawks to do well.  This year I really want them to win.  They don’t have to win big like they did last year, but just win.  One point is as good as a thousand points.  Just win.

I’m not going to go into a long winded discussion about why and who and how and look for this or look for that.  I just want the Seahawks to win.  I’m predicting that they do with a score of 21-17.

One thing though, can we please, please, please stop using the word “Gate” after anything suspicious or controversial?  “Bountygate,” “Spygate,” “Gamergate,” “Nipplegate,” “Bridgegate,” “Monicagate (Zippergate, etc),”Weinergate,” and the list goes on.  I like to think that, in some ways, I’m part of the “media.” I do news and lifestyles podcasts. I write, sometimes, for an online newspaper.  I blog about food and events.  I’m media.  But, it’s the media’s stubborn insistence on using the suffix “-gate” on anything controversial that won’t let it die.  The original “gate” came from the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t the Water Hotel where shite went down. Stop using that crap.  It’s annoying and it dumbs you down.  It’s not funny anymore. There’s no use for it. Stop.  Your credibility, at least to me (who probably means nothing to any of those using it), is going down the toilet.  Please, I beg of you, stop.

Anywhat! Go Seahawks! Go Richard Sherman, make Shady “mad, Bro!” Let Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch say nothing off the field and run over everyone on the field.  Let Russel Wilson show that he’s the best QB of the 2012 draft (and deserving of another MVP award). GO! GO! GO! Win that Super Bowl (oh wait…)

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“The ball shall be made up of an inflated (12 1/2 to 13 1/2 pounds) urethane bladder enclosed in a pebble grained, leather case (natural tan color) without corrugations of any kind. It shall have the form of a prolate spheroid and the size and weight shall be: long axis, 11 to 11 1/4 inches; long circumference, 28 to 28 1/2 inches; short circumference, 21 to 21 1/4 inches; weight, 14 to 15 ounces.” – excerpt, NFL Rule Book, Rule 2: The Ball, Section 1