It is official: the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl Champions! Peyton Manning, at 39 yrs old, led his team, along with an incredibly stingy defense, to a two-touchdown lead victory over the much ballyhooed Carolina Panthers.
As you know, I was rooting for the Broncos. I like Peyton Manning, and dislike the attitude fostered by Ron Rivera, coach of the Panthers, as exhibited primarily in his poor sport, taunting, arrogant, quarterback, Cam Newton. So I am DELIGHTED with the outcome. And really, how could I NOT support a team with Thunder as their mascot:
What a great horse! Thunder got his exercise last night since he runs the length of the field after every touchdown.
Now that the Super Bowl is over, there is immediate speculation that Manning will retire. He is 39 after all, and had a pretty bad injury this season that kept him out for a number of weeks. Should he decide to retire, I think he could teach young quarterbacks like Cam Newton how to be more professional, less arrogant, more humble, and a better sport. Considering Newton’s behavior during and after the game, he could use a coach like that:
Now, I know he just lost, but still – grow up. Then again, this man named his newborn son, “Chosen,” so what can one expect?
But the Broncos weren’t the only winners over the weekend. Turns out Hillary Clinton really did win the Iowa Caucus. From The Hill:
The Iowa Democratic Party on Sunday updated the results of the Iowa caucuses after discovering discrepancies in the tallies at five precincts, but the final outcome remains unchanged.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton still places first in the caucuses with 700.47 state delegate equivalents, or 49.84 percent, the party said in a statement.
Primary rival Bernie Sanders comes in second with 696.92 state delegate equivalents, or 49.59 percent.
The total net change gives Sanders an additional 0.1053 state delegate equivalents and strips Clinton of 0.122 state delegate equivalents. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
So it is official – again – Clinton won.
That said, it isn’t looking good for her in the upcoming Primary on Tuesday in New Hampshire, though she is gaining ground, according to The Hill. I reckon we will know by tomorrow night.
As for the losers, once again, I return to the Super Bowl from Sunday Night. Not the Panthers this time, but Beyonce and her halftime show. From Fox News:
Beyoncé and her bouncing bandolier of bullets stirred things up during the Super Bowl halftime show — with two dozen black beret- and Afro-topped backup dancers paying tribute to a different kind of Panther.
The 34-year-old megastar’s crew was dressed in homage to the Black Panther Party, at one point joining her in giving millions of viewers a black-power salute as she belted out her new politically charged power anthem, “Formation.”
“OK, ladies, let’s get in formation!” she sang, tweaking the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl with a nod to the 50th anniversary of the 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party.
Still, the star herself seemed intent on bringing some amount of empowerment politics to her own performance. At one point, her dancers formed an X on the field, an apparent reference to Malcolm X. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Isn’t that unbelievable? Or rather, it SHOULD be unbelievable that the NFL would PERMIT such a display during the Super Bowl, but they did. Wow. Never mind that the Black Panthers, including the New Black Panther Party, encourage violence. Heck, even the Southern Poverty Law Center lists the New Black Panther Party as:
[I]s a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers.
Andd that is who Beyonce was glorifying. Wow. But not just the Black Panthers, but the Black Lives Matter movement, too, a movement begun on lies, lies, and more lies. One Tweeter made this comment:
@guardian Beyonce gets cops to protect her at the halftime shows, for interviews and for her concerts. Then, she makes a video mocking them.
No freakin’ kidding. What a loser. What a HYPOCRITE. I hope this is the last time we have to endure her performances during a halftime event for the biggest football game around. Just obscene, if you ask me.
One more loser I want to mention in this post. Actually, there are a few, come to think of it. ABC News for leaving out Carly Fiorina out of the debate fits in that category for sure. But ESPECIALLY since they would not even allow her to air an AD during the debate, according to an email from the Fiorina camp. Can you believe that? I hope that fires up her base in a BIG way in New Hampshire.
But ABC wasn’t the only loser. So was Gov. Christie, in my opinion. I know the talking heads are all saying it was Marco Rubio for one tiny moment of the debate, but I think it was Christie for highlighting that he is more like Trump than he or his supporters might want to admit. How? He’s a bully. I know some folks like him, but his abrasive personality does not work for me at all.
Now, I admit – I did not watch the debate, and have only seen clips of it. But the media is doing its DAMNDEST – again – to make it all about Trump and to take down Rubio, even though the talking heads admitted that they would be replaying the one soundbite where Christie went after Rubio, and not all of the many good parts of the debate he had. But they also aren’t showing the part where Trump got booed for attacking the audience and shushing Bush:
Way to win over voters in New Hampshire there, Trump!
All I can say is, I hope those polls are as wrong in New Hampshire as they were in Iowa. Otherwise, we will ALL be losers.
That’s it for me. What’s on your minds today? This is an Open Thread.