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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

04 Feb
Barry Williams

A ‘Super’ Super Bowl Sunday

written by Barry Williams in Blog, barry | 6 comments

‘We haven’t seen the last of Tom’
‘We haven’t seen the last of Tom’

I love the Super Bowl.  The tradition, the pageantry, the competition.  Last night’s game between the Patriots and Giants is one for the memory banks.  For the first time in recent history the game was actually more competitive than the commercials.  And the commercials were laugh out loud good.  I will watch the game just for the commercials, but in my opinion last night’s contest was truly what watching professional sports is all about.  I am on record as being partial to the Patriots, after all their quarter back is a Brady, but the game last night was electric.  The score was close throughout, and at all times left both teams within one play of changing leaders.  The commitment and drive of the players is inspiring.  I chose not to attend a big Super Bowl bash this year and instead watched it with a new friend here in Kansas City where I am getting ready to open a new musical review.

So, Joe and I, his wife and two young children huddled in front of the TV.  I actually got to watch the game and the commercials without 25 party guests, all of which are usually self proclaimed experts, talking through every play and each ad.  Even if you aren’t a Football fan, this was worth watching as a great display of the best of the best.  Congratulations to the Giants, and Eli Manning, for a well earned victory.  However the “the Brady’s ” will be back as Tom Brady has one of the most remarkable records in the NFL and his talents insure there is much more to come.  Watching the hits and the tackles the players took, It is clear to me why Carol Brady was not happy with Greg wanting to play on his high school football team.

 

6 Comments

    Renee
    on Feb. 4th, 2008

    I was really rooting for the Patriots. And I usually watch the Super Bowl just FOR the commercials. No chance this year – had to get some sleep to work third shift. Hopefully the commercials will replay on other shows. Do you think that Tom Brady’s ankle had anything to do with the loss? I know that he was walking around with a walking cast last week, but I think that was just for preventative measures.

    Laura
    on Feb. 4th, 2008

    Eli Manning did a brilliant job as did the defense. They used the same tactics that the Patriots have used throughout the season whereas they took down the QB as quickly and as often as possible. I was rooting for the Giants for two reasons. First, because they aren’t the Patriots, ;) and Second because they are tied to New Jersey (where I live). But I am a die-hard Redskins fan. I’m looking forward to seeing who their new coach will be and how well the team will do next season with this new direction.

    My favorite Super Bowl commercials were the two Etrade (with the talking baby) commercials, the Macy’s parade balloons with Stewie, Underdog and the bottle of Coke, and the guy with the jumper cables connected to this nips.

    Eric Greenberg
    on Feb. 4th, 2008

    A big let down, but Brady will be back. Too bad that history will punish the Pats much more for one loss than had they dropped one or two during the season as well.

    Speaking of Heartbreakers, I might have to pick up Tom Petty’s greatest hits this week.

    Now how bout those Celtics?

    Alison
    on Feb. 4th, 2008

    I think the potential surrounding the game (19-0 or big upset) outweighed the actual game itself. WIthout the expectations for historical context, I don’t think this game holds a flame to others in the past.

    Pitchers and catchers report in 10 days…

    Mike
    on Feb. 6th, 2008

    Since the Steelers were out of it, I was rooting for all the ex-Steelers. More of them on the Pats, but Plax got the big TD.

    Jill
    on Feb. 6th, 2008

    As a life long New Yorker, I of course was rooting for the Giants. Even if the Giants weren’t playing, it is my job to root against whoever is playing the Patriots. In fact, you will enjoy this Barry – at one point during the game as I was yelling at the television I turned to my mom and said “I don’t like Tom Brady. Greg Brady is way cooler.” :)

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