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Superbowl 2012

Well, that was a very disappointing SuperBowl game… at least from the standpoint of a Patriots fan.  As a Bostoner (well I’m in CT now but still MA at heart), of course, I was rooting for my beloved Patriots.  Unfortunately, in a terrible replay of 2009, the Giants swooped in to defeat the Pats again!

If the Patriots are to win against the Giants, in the future, they are really going to have to work on their defense!  The team tends to rely too much on QB Tom Brady’s accuracy and skills.  Nevertheless, a ship can’t stay afloat with just a captain at the helm… you need a strong crew as well.  This is where the Giants had us.  They put pressure on Brady, even though they managed to tackle him only 2x.  This increased pressure forced him to throw sooner than he otherwise would have.  However, more at fault were our receivers who did a poor job today.  They fumbled, allowed an interception, and rarely managed to successfully connect on Brady’s passes.  For example, in the oh so important last quarter and last minute, if the first two passes had connected, we would’ve won!!

Overall, the superbowl was not as exciting as normal… not just because the Pats lost, but in part due to our desire to see constant touchdowns.  Both the teams were strong, which explained the lower final scores and lack of several touchdowns.  To make things more annoying, this year, especially, the ads were a complete yawn fest.  Nothing witty or unique.  My fav was the Matthew Broderick “ferris bueller” remake ad.

As for the half time show, Madonna was ok, but not as outstanding as I was expecting.  For example, Madonna’s dance for “Vogue” looked more like the half time show at a nursing home (sorry Madge!)… but at least it got better with the mixes feat. LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, MIA, and Cee Lo Green!  I’m also not a fan of her new song… though I will always be a huge Madonna fan.

Next year, when the Patriots make it to the Superbowl, the half time show should feature Madonna and Janet… now that would be entertaining!

What did all of you think of this year’s Superbowl?

Kelly Clarkson’s FLAWLESS rendition of the National Anthem:

Madonna’s Performance:

Evacuation Zones for Hurricane Irene

I’ve been hunting around the internet to locate good lists of the evacuation zones for Hurricane Irene 2011.  Surprisingly the task is harder to do than anticipated.  So, for those of you who are having difficulty I have made a list of the useful links for you so you can find the evacuation updates:

 

CONNECTICUT:

http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=485102

 

shelters list – http://www.infoline.org/referweb/MatchList.aspx?n;;0;;N;0;0;xyz;ExactPhrase

 

MASSACHUSETTS: CALL 2-1-1 FOR SHELTER LOCATION DETAILS

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/hurricane_irene_emergency_shel.html

http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=15434

 

NEW YORK:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/203729/20110825/new-york-storm-hurricane-irene-nyc-long-island-rhode-island-cape-cod-boston-massachusetts-bay-manhat.htm

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

http://www.riema.ri.gov/evacuations/index.php

 

http://www.riema.ri.gov/preparedness/evacuation/

 

http://www.dot.state.ri.us/Hurricane/index.asp

 

 

VIRGINIA / NORTH CAROLINA

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread745019/pg1

 

NEWS PAGES ABOUT THE HURRICANE PATH:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/24/hurricane-irene-path-maps_n_935195.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/page?id=14355852

http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes/page?id=14381208

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/hurricane_irene_could_hit_western_massachusetts.html