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At JFK this morning, about to fly out west. Half-hung over from my man's 35th birthday party down at Sylvia's Too on 126th (I think). I'm feeling sort of out of it, and just stupid enough to make an obvious prediction--the Steelers will melt faces. Love the Kurt Warner comeback. I always felt bad about his thumb betraying him. But I think the Steelers are just too much. I'm going to pick a good defense over a good offense every time. Should they win, this will be Rothlisberger's second Super Bowl. So weird, because I've never thought of him as a great quarterback. Good. But never great. Go figure. I think Cardinals better find a defense. Quick.

UPDATE#2:
Sorry guys, I'm a hotel room watching this. God damn that was a great catch by Ben Patrick. I love seeing a cat fight for the ball like that.

UPDATE#3:
This is shaping up to be a damn good game. I actually like the commercials too. I'm tempted to go to the local pub and watch it with some other folks. But I like hearing the game. Still, there's something weird about watching the Super Bowl solo.

UPDATE#4:
My god. That Harrison run back was incredible--even if it isn't a touchdown. Folks should remember that that isn't a cornerback or safety, but a linebacker.

UPDATE#5: Had the mute button on for Bruce Springsteen. Musical bigotry dies hard. Then I saw BabylonSista's comment and took the mute off. My loss. Dude is mashing fools.

UPDATE#6: That roughing call was all weaksauce, and no catfish. Ugh. Let the players play. On another note, the Steelers just want it more.

UPDATE#7: More weaksauce. Man I hate these QB rules. That should be a sack. Whatever happened to needing a receiver in the area? Did I misunderstand that rule? Did they change it? Meanwhile, the Cardinals are just playing stupid.

UPDATE#8:
Great catch. Larry doing what Larry does. As a sidenote, I've become so fucking conditioned to athletes coming up out of the hood, that I was shocked to see my man's Pops was a journalist.

UPDATE#9: Big, big sack. Man, we've got a game...

UPDATE#10: Man, we are going into "great" territory for this game. Pretty incredible.

UPDATE#11: My lord. Kurt Warner making a HoF bid.

UPDATE#12: Gained a ton of respect for Rothlisberger today. He has some sick footwork in the pocket. That said, bad day to be in the Cardinals secondary. How do you get beat twice by the same dude? With three Cardinals there?

UPDATE#13: Great effort by Warner. But no question the better team won.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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