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Sunday, February 5, 2006

The 12th Human

Posted by on February 5 at 13:35 PM

The excitement in my apartment is reaching a fever pitch as I stroll around in my slippers. I have a phone call in to my mother to ascertain what snacks will be available at the family Super Bowl extravaganza, snacks being my primary interest in the event (if not in life itself). One problem: I do not know what time the game begins. I may be alone in the country in this (if not in the world). What to do? Well, I just visited superbowl.com, which besides informing me of game time (3 p.m. here on the West Coast, F.Y.I.) offers a link to an article entitled “The Prediction: Dr. Cheeks says the Steelers will win with defense and intanglibles.” Intanglibles! Do they not have spell check in Super Bowl Land? One of these intanglibles is, per this Dr. Cheeks, the fact that “both teams have deep receiving corps (including good, young tight ends),” which via some pretty intense sports logic is somehow a disadvantage for our dear Seagullsóbut clearly a big advantage for Dan.