After watching Sunday night’s NFC Championship game, I was disappointed to see the 49ers go down to the Seahawks. San Francisco should have won that game and had opportunities they didn’t capitalize on. But a terrible call in the 4th quarter didn’t help either. It was also the same play where 49ers’ NaVarro Bowman (53) suffered a torn ACL. The bad call on the play only added insult to the terrible injury. Just watching the replay and seeing the photo of his lower leg still makes me cringe.
According to the commentation of the game, the replay clearly showed Bowman on the ground with the ball in his right hand as he went to the ground. But Marshawn Lynch came out of the ensuing pile with the football, officials ruled he had recovered and gave Seattle fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The call on the field made it a non-reviewable play. The game was extremely physical and heated between the two teams.
At the end of the game Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) gave a postgame interview (rant) to Fox’s Erin Andrews about his magnificent talents. Really Mr. Sherman? Did you really have to show such unprofessionalism? Just what every fan wants to see. Maybe he is good, but now he needs to put his self-proclaimed talent where is rather large mouth has already gone. There is nothing more disappointing about professional sports than the attitudes of those so called - professionals.
I’d gotten an invitation to go ice fishing, but too many tasks to take care of at home prevented accepting the invitation.
Anyway, in two weeks time, Feb. 2, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Several events are going on that day other than just the Super Bowl.
The Sportsmen’s Annual Fishing Derby begins at noon on Sleepy Eye Lake and finishes in plenty of time if you want to watch the big game.
Faith United Methodist Church, my church, is having an event as well highlighting 2013 and seeing what 2014 may bring. We will also be honoring Irene and Marlis for their years of service to the church. Pastor John also promised to have the group back home in time to hit the pre-game show.
With so many events, what do you do first? The easiest first is church. Even if I don’t stay for potluck and the early afternoon events, I can still get my weekly dose of spiritual re-hydration. I can also thank the ladies for everything they have done the last 40 or so years, take in a little lake time and then spend the evening with friends watching the big game!
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I’ll be watching Mr. Sherman. I hope the Broncos stomp your talent all the way to the corral!
Thought for the week: The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. – Thomas Carlyle.