Today is a bitter-sweet day for me. I love football, and today is the height of the professional football season. Unfortunately, it is also the end of the season. Now we must suffer through months of basketball and baseball before the guys return to the gridiron. I’m always a little sad on the Monday after the Superbowl.
As for the game itself, I am conflicted. I have always been a Kurt Warner fan, regardless of where he was playing. Because I am an Auburn fan, I also like to pull for those guys that go on to the NFL. Arizona has two Auburn alums on their starting defense in Karlos Dansby and Roderick Hood, so naturally I tend to pull for them. Of course, the Steelers also have an Auburn man on their starting front in Kendall Simmons, but Arizona wins 2-1 in this category.
The conflict is that I am a Steelers fan. I’m a “throw-back” kind of guy, so I tend to associate with those teams that still run a throw-back style. No flashy uniforms; no indoor domes to protect them from the elements; no over-hyped “system” style of play. I like smash-mouth football–in the mud and the cold, the way football was meant to be played.
In this case I’ll be happy with either team winning, and I look forward to a good game. On paper, the Steelers have the edge, but who knows how things will shake out on the field. I don’t normally make predictions, but I guess if I were forced into one I’d say:
What’s your prediction?
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PT Money shares 52 Ways to Make Extra Money. I think my other blog, Side Hustle Blogging, even snuck in there somewhere.
Mom Advice puts a unique spin on a no-spin challenge–how about a no spend month! I’ve survived weekends, and even a week, but a month?! At least it is a short month.
Speaking of tracking spending in February, Mrs. Micah has declared it a “where’s my money going month.” A great idea, and an effort I will also take up to better manage where my money is going. The year got off to a rocky start.
Zen Habits gives us 10 reasons eating raw is healthier. This really hit home for me as I’ve lost focus on my goals of eating healthier in 2009. I’ve decided to recommit, starting today, and will make eating more raw fruits and vegetables a top priority.
On the subject of eating healthier, Jeremy from Generation X Finance tells how to prepare a salad to last all week. Great stuff! I usually have to toss the bagged salad after only a few days because it turns brown and gets slimy. I plan to test out this method this week to prepare salads for lunch.
Lynnae is giving away an iPod Touch for Valentine’s Day! Now that, my friends, is a cool giveaway! Be sure to check out the link for entry details and deadlines.
My buddy WC from The Writer’s Coin has started a new blog carnival called Comics and Cents. I don’t know about you, but I could use some comic relief when it comes to finances these days. Check it out and submit something funny to the next edition.