|Pass the dog biscuits, please.|
By the time February 3, 2013 passes into history; either the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens will have won Super Bowl XLVII.
Ooops. Sorry. I meant "The Big Game", since only entities authorized by the National Football League can call it by its official title. I think that rule mostly affects advertisers, but why take the risk of getting into trouble. After all, you drink from one toilet bowl when you're freshly weened and...
Hey! Don't look at me like that. I was much younger when that happened and thirsty too!
Despite my high canine intelligence, I just don't get the game of football. Two sides fight over a "pig skin" for about an hour while women in skimpy outfits work up the onlooking crowd into a greater frenzy than they might already be, and they don't even eat the darn thing afterwards!
I mean, I love pig ear treats and bacon, so I'm sure the pig skin is tasty too.
The one explanation of this "game" that I've ever heard that makes any sense to me was by Andy Griffith. The following YouTube video is Mr. Griffith performing his classic routine "What It Was, Was Football"; with illustrations by G. Woodbridge from when the story was adapted for Mad magazine.
But seriously, I love the fact that a lot of the football teams are named after animals, yet perhaps some of the other teams might seriously consider a name chance.
Like: The Washington Native Americans instead of the Redskins.
The New York Very Tall People instead of the Giants. I'm sure the players have heard that "How's the weather up there?" comment more times than they've ever wanted to.
Maybe the San Francisco Precious Metal Enthusiasts instead of the 49ers, because how many people outside of history buffs realize the name refers to the gold rush of 1849 at Sutter's Mill, California?
What do you folks think of the Kansas City Executives instead of the Chiefs?
Pittsburgh could be the Metal Workers, because who ever said they had to be limited to just Steelers? As much as they keep Charging in San Diego, I'm surprised that team hasn't run up a ton of debt by now. And what do they keep Packing in Green Bay anyway?
In any event, may the best team win, and please be back here next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!-AtP.