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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Sunday

Well, its Super Bowl Sunday. I'm sitting around with Jeff Muir, and we just realized that exactly one year ago we were camping out in a recreation tent in Camp Fallujah at 3 am waiting for last year's Super Bowl to start. Seems like ages ago. Needless to say, I will appreciate all the chips and salsa and occasional cold beer this year much more than in years past after seeing how miserable I was watching the last one.

That being said, I guess I'm going for the Patriots today. Not because I like them, because if there were any way that both teams could catastrophically lose, I'd take that route. Instead it is because I think Eli Manning should get put over his daddy's knee and spanked more than he should win a Super Bowl ring. This has nothing to do with him outplaying Brett Favre two weeks ago either by the way.


  1. How's your feet healing up?

  2. Oh well. My Pats lost. Still, it was a hella good game.

    Btw, Marine, feel free to back any team but the one I want to win during any conference or championship games.

    You're like the Jonah + the Kiss of Death x Black Cat voodoo hex this year on such things.

    First you burn your own Packers, then you burn my Pats. What is it with you and team names that start with P?

  3. Meant conference or league championship games, of course.

  4. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1967604/posts

    Marine. When you go where you're going, remember this. There are those among your own who do not love you and will feed you to the wolves, simply to pretend it makes them the good guy.

    How many teams of what you are working to become did we lose so far? How does that happen? When is such as this a setup? This is something you need to start thinking on.

    There are those among your own who hate you and love our enemy. Don't ever forget that.

    The threat from behind you will always be there, just as the threat from those you face on the field is there.

    This is just one example. There are others. This is not unique.

  5. whoever left the last comment dont be such a wierdo

  6. Wierdo?

    A US Navy SEAL team was wiped out because of a similar situation where the other option was taken.

    Now we see US snipers on trial for their very lives because they did what was the only possible option.

    This is a war and wars are ugly and loaded with unsavory choices.

    And we have a legal system in place in our current military that seeks out rediculous prosecutions against our war fighters.

    There is even a case ongoing in CA where a civil criminal court has a Marine on trail for crimes they claim were committed during the battle for Fallujah.

    This is not a rare thing anymore and it is tracking toward getting worse.

    As a former Marine that fully understand the perfidy, weakness, stupidity and craven cowardice of many in the homefront, I only suggest to this current Marine that he be aware. There are those, both in the USMC (Haditha as an example) and out that will throw him under the bus in less than half a heart beat if it seems doing so would make them popular in the press.