If you’re anything like me, you’re probably battling a little bit of a stomachache and/or heartburn right now but feeling all the same that it was worth it. I hope everyone had a great time with family/friends/whomever during the game, and congrats to the Saints for pulling off a terrific comeback.
I’m not a huge Sean Payton fan – and he wasn’t exactly gracious to the Colts or Peyton Manning on the victor’s stand after the game was over – but say this for him: He gave a helluva of a halftime speech and he made some gutsy calls in the biggest game of his life. No doubt, the Saints were the better team today and they won.
Anyway, the highlight for me at these things is almost always the food and we pretty much had a clean sweep in terms of quality. The cheesy hash brown chili was fantastic, and the different wings both came out great. Obviously the Carvel football cake (pictured at right) was top-notch as well.
More importantly, the end of football season means that the stage is now set for baseball’s return. We’re just over a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting, and soon enough Opening Day will be upon us. The fun stuff is getting ever closer.
By the way, for those who are interested: In my previous post, I talked about visiting the Ninth Ward on a recent trip to New Orleans and I meant to mention a project that I’ve written about in the past. Brian Bordainick, who is from Rockland County, N.Y., started up a foundation that is raising money for a new athletic stadium built within in the Ninth Ward. They’re getting cloesr to their funding goal but could use all the help they can get. I know Drew Brees and the Saints have pitched in, and if you’re interested, the website to donate is right here.