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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, February 07, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday.  Nancy left for Louisiana earlier today.  I just finished cooking some hot wings using some Franks Hot Wing Sauce and then kicking them up by flouring them before deep frying in a mixture of flour and Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning AND Oh baby...

Peter is watching the game at his dad's, so it is me, my wings, some Red Stripe (they didn't have my preferred Molson),,,how long will it take Christina to sing the National Anthem...hummm...she muffed it!She missed the lyrics and then hit a real sour note at the end...thankfully the jets came in and she stopped singing.

Sorry, but that was atrocious.

So, had a fantastic time at the International Blues Challenge.  Hope you checked out all our features and stories over at American Blues News .

I will be going through the over 1,300 photos I took to share here and on Facebook.  An idea sprung to mind while down there this week and some serious considerations need to be made and it will take some work to get the proper approvals, but next year's IBC could have a new feature.  We shall see.

OK, game is on and wings are spicy without being too hot to taste the food hot...that I hate, what about you?


Oh, you still here?

Steelers - three and out...Green Bay defense looked sharp.

OK Green Bay, don't mess up punts!

I really do not care who wins...a 3-0 defense struggle or a 48-44 shoot-out,, no matter.and As long as it does not turn into a 44-3 blow-out or I am outta here....enjoy

WINGS...nom nom nom nom yummmmmmmmmmmmmm


OK, well it is almost the half and the Steelers are down 21-3 and now they just complete a big far the commercials have been ho-hum...seems like Hollywood has decided that the Super bowl is a perfect marketing opportunity as the beers and websites seem to fade...

Think I am done now...but one never knows, does one...

Oh...hey, did you see that drive? They seem to just pull stuff outta the air...makes halftime a different feeling 21-10

OK, call me cynical, but is FOX using a soundtrack of cheers during the Black-Eyed Peas performance. Sorry, but am I the only one who does not believe that 100,000+ steelers and Packers fans are cheering like young teenage girls for the spectacle that was the halftime show?

But if you go by the people in the stands behind the band, a cheer-track was totally in use...

OOO Taquitos are ready....see ya....

hummmm 9:25 in the 3rd and this game feels a tad different to about you?

OK, congrats Green Bay...thanks Steelers and Packers for not putting me to sleep...commercials, eh

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7 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. The Anthem must be the hardest song in the world to sing because it gets screwed up so often. I'm not a huge Xtina fan, but she really isn't someone I expect to flub the words.

    It was an excellent game. Very well played. And now we look forward to the next NFL season in 2013. ;-)

  3. LAC Says:
  4. I thought she did a great job, until she missed the line.

    I went to bed after Green Bay's touchdown near the end of the 3rd. Couldn't stand to watch my Steelers hand the game over anymore.

    Hope your Nancy is home safe soon!

  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. We didn't turn on the sound until the game began, so we missed the debacle that was Christina. Although to be fair, I expected an over-the-top performance and some sour notes but not a flub of the lyrics. She's got a better reputation with the Anthem. But my preference is for the song to be presented as written without embellishment.

    Game was OK. The only rooting interest I had was for Pittsburgh not to be the first franchise to 7 Super Bowl wins...sorry Steeler fans.

    Looking forward to the photos. I still have to get over and read some of your observations.

  7. JAY: If they just sang it straight, it would not be so difficult. Gae was enjoyable

    LISA: She was off-key at the end also..trying to hard

    TRAVIS: Good for you! LOL did not miss much. Have to wrk the photos over the next couple of days...

  8. DrillerAA09 Says:
  9. I turned the game on after all of the pre-game stuff, so I missed Christina.
    I quit watching "half time extravaganzas" 25 years ago when the Orange Bowl decided that everyone in Dade county should be on the field at the same time. Just give me the Grambling marching band!
    Commercials were lame, for the most part. Certainly not Super Bowl worthy.
    I did enjoy the game. The team that makes the fewest mistakes, wins. Simple as that. Congratulations to the Packers and their fans.

  10. DrillerAA09 Says:
  11. The best National Anthem was the arrangement that the Dallas Cowboys used to have. They used a trumpet solo. It was awesome, and no opportunity to foul up the lyrics. Just sayin'.

  12. Mimi Lenox Says:
  13. "thankfully the jets came in and she stopped singing."

    I am sorry. I laughed out loud. Home with the flu but you made me laugh!
    It was atrocious. In so many ways.

    And how dare you blog about cooking at a time like this.


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