Sunday, February 04, 2007

No, I really am still alive!

I wasn't feeling well, so I took last Thursday off work. And Friday. The guys were down for gaming this weekend (didn't get any gaming done, but they did create characters for our Wild Talents game; such is the way with superhero character generation), and I was still kind of loopy on meds. As it is, I'm still coughing.

Watched the Super Bowl tonight. I was glad to see Chicago lose, after beating the Saints two weeks ago. Logan was enthralled, continuing his newly found love of football.

One thing did annoy me, as it always does. There's this insistence that the winner of the Super Bowl is the "World Champion". I'm sorry, but until there's an, oh, I don't know, "world championship tournament" you shouldn't be able to call yourselves "World Champions". Even though it's likely that the Super Bowl winner could beat the NFL Europe winner, it hasn't been confirmed. For that matter, no Super Bowl winner has played against a Grey Cup winner. The Canadian Football League plays uses different rules. A team optimized for the NFL would have a hard time winning in the CFL (it's been tried) or vice versa, so unless they actually played each other using some sort of amalgam of rules, you can't draw any conclusions.

For that matter, this was Super Bowl XLI (41 for the Roman Numeral deficient), while in November the 94th Grey Cup game was played. Given that the Canadian and American games are different, if the Super Bowl winners can call themselves "World Champions" (of American football), so could the Grey Cup winners (of Canadian football). If only one winner can be the "World Champion" at football, then I'd think the older cup would have precedence.

I'm only being slightly facetious.

By the way, can anyone confirm or deny the half time program for the 2007 Grey Cup? According to Wikipedia it's AC/DC, with someone recently adding Michael Jackson! Sinc the Grey Cup usually celebrates Canadian artists, I'd bet that this was someone being malicious. That having been said, the CFL have done some stupid things in the past, so it wouldn't completely shock me to find out it was true...

3 comments:

Michael Skeet said...

I don't think the halftime show has been organized yet. It's still early days, after all. But given that it's the organizing committee, and not the league office, that assembles the entertainment, I very much doubt that any rock'n'roll geezers will be on the bill. Not even the Guess Who. Sorry, AC/DC fans.

JAM said...

The whole World Champion thing regarding the Super Bowl has always seemed so egotistical to me.

Especially with the same claim made for the winner of baseball's World Series. Yeah, right.

I saw a British commedian, with a sly look on his face say, "an American baseball team won the World Series. Again."

It's all kind of embarrassing really.

Allan Goodall said...

The whole World Champion thing regarding the Super Bowl has always seemed so egotistical to me.

Especially with the same claim made for the winner of baseball's World Series. Yeah, right.


At least a country other than the U.S. won the World Series. Twice! *grin*