Proud To Be An American

February 4, 2008 -

John Heald

GIANTS:……….a being with human form but superhuman size, strength. 2. a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance,

So says the Oxford Dictionary and tonight the New York Giants were indeed super human showing great size in defense and super human dedication in overcoming the Patriots……….the underdog won and that was great to see.

It’s 11:05 pm and I have just returned watching my first Super Bowl game here in the U.S.A……….and tonight……………I feel like a true American…………I will explain about that later.


First though let’s talk about the commercials which again I had the privilege of watching in their entirety and I thought they were fantastic. Here are my top three in reverse order and I would ask those that watched the game to take the time to add their poll to my blog thingy as well please………………..here we go………….

Oh, before I start I should give an honorable mention to the Victoria’s Secrets commercial which, if Heidi did not read this would have won hands down. It was brilliant and there were two huge reasons why ………………..but discussing them would assure me of three weeks in solitary confinement with just the other dogs for company. So, Victoria Secrets aside……….here are my top three in reverse order.

3. The Pepsi commercial featuring singer Justin Trousersnake…………..very funny and the final scene when he gets knocked out by a flying car door was excellent.

2. The Fed Ex pigeons………….great idea and funny from start to end.

And the winner is

1.Shaq on a small race horse……………..just those words alone are funny but the scene when the tiny jockey smacks big Shaq on his bottom was just superb and the look on Shaq’s face was a performance of De Niro quality………………..I think he could be favorite to win the Derby next year.

Heidi and I had were going to watch the game on our own but we got a late invitation from some friends who used to work on Carnival ships to watch the game with them. We did, we had a wonderful time and tonight………….just for a few hours…………..I became American.

I ate spare ribs, chicken wings with sauce hot enough to grant me an episode of something we Brits call “ring sting” tomorrow………….I talked football with my mate and screamed at the Giants to keep on going. We laughed and said rude words and had fun, however there was one defining moment when I really felt American…………….it was when the Giants scored their touchdown to take the lead and when they did …………something strange happened.

My mate and I became as one and like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever we leaped out of our chairs and in mid air we gracefully high fived each other………….as we landed we looked into each others eyes and just for a moment…………we were brothers in arms.
It was my first real high five and that’s when I realised that tonight, if just for a bit………….I was American as apple pie and NASCAR.

Goodnight

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John and Heidi

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