As for my beloved Bears, JULIUS PEPPERS SACKED TOM BRADY and there was a very nice touchdown, with Robbie Gould getting the extra point, but other than that, it was a bloodbath out on the snowy, windy field. Officials had to carve yard lines into the snow so everyone could tell how far anyone had gone. The ball was slippery. It was stinking cold and there was a wind. Please note that they have cold weather in Boston, Tom Brady is a very talented QB, the Patriots are a good, cohesive team, and their coach is quite bright. In other words, it was about even to start but the Patriots won spectacularly, 36-7. P.S. It is still snowing and perhaps the Pats' homebound flight will be delayed. Yo! Pats! If you lived here, you'd be home now! I know that makes no sense but I am all discombobulated because the Bears lost and I was getting used to the Bears winning. I still dream of January ball. One of the talking footballs heads said the head coach of the Pats gave his players frozen footballs for practice and told them to get used to it. Yeah, I think they were used to it.
Speaking of blood, I encourage everyone to please consider donating a pint in this time of giving. If you are able bodied, find a local blood bank or find out if there is a blood drive in you area and, I say it again, if you are able bodied, go and squeeze out a pint. I try to donate whole blood every eight weeks and usually accomplish this goal. I have veins like drainpipes so the whole process goes quickly for me. I like to say that they wave the needle over my vein and blood just transfers to the bag on it own. I don't suggest you go if you have eensy veins and they never seem to find it when you are having an annual blood test, or you have tried to donate and it takes a long time to get anything into the bag, or you always faint afterward. If you are a super-skinny person, you will probably be refused, too. But if you are healthy person who likes having a little bag of white cheddar popcorn and a container of apple juice every other month as a reward, please make the time to donate a pint. This gift really does save lives.