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Epic

Unless you are a Falcons fan, last night’s game has to be described as epic. When it was 21 zip, Commentary had the urge to tweet it was all over but the crying but I was a bit hesitant.

The goofball of the evening had to be the NFL Commissioner. He certainly didn’t want to be on the same stage with Tom Brady and he got off as soon as he could. He also got booed on national TV. Payback.

I have no problem with the Hamilton women adding “sisterhood” to “America the Beautiful” before the game.

Best Super Bowl ever? Which one was better?

I am going NFL in place of MLB today. Name the four teams who have never played in a Super Bowl?

Commentary ventured Downtown on Saturday.  I hung out on the balcony of Biggio’s.

Siete Foods got some Forbes run again. Here is the headline:

Abuela Approved: Grain-Free Tortillas For Today’s World

Here is photo caption:

30 Under 30 honoree Miguel Garza and his family created Siete Family Foods out of the need to go wheat and grain free when one of the Garza siblings was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Now, their tortillas are shaking up the $4B industry.

Here is the video:https://www.forbes.com/video/5254624280001/.

Nice job, Miguel.

On a related note, I picked up a jar of Royitos Hotter Sauce at Whole Foods this past weekend. I had it last night. It is pretty good. Check it out.

Since the Chron took down the paywall for the weekend so folks could soak in the Super Bowl coverage, I hope you got to read Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg’s front page column on H-Town. It is a must read. Check it out here for free before noon today: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/Howdy-here-s-your-guide-to-the-Houston-we-know-10908885.php?cmpid=btfpm.

His arse is owned for sure by the Russians. Here is from an AP story that is in the Chron:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he respects Vladimir Putin, and when an interviewer called the Russian leader “a killer,” Trump said the United States has many of them.

“What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?” he told Fox’s Bill O’Reilly in an excerpt released by the network.

And:

During Putin’s years in power, a number of prominent Russian opposition figures and journalists have been killed.

In the interview, Trump says, “I do respect him,” and then is asked why.

“I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get along with him. He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world — that’s a good thing,” Trump said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. “Will I get along with him? I have no idea.”

O’Reilly then said about Putin: “But he’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.”

Trump responded: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”

The only question I have is do they have videos or photos or both?

From Politico:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi urged the FBI to probe President Trump’s finances and personal ties to find out if the Russian government is blackmailing him.

“I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump,” the California Democrat told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think we have to have an investigation by the FBI into his financial, personal and political connections to Russia, and we want to see his tax returns, so we can have truth in the relationship between Putin, whom he admires, and Donald Trump.”

It is a disservice to our country if an effort isn’t made to check out what the goods are on Trump. This isn’t frivolous.

Good for him.  I am thinking he won’t be the only on to opt out.  Check this:

HOUSTON (AP) — Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett says he is not worried about upsetting team owner Robert Kraft by not attending New England’s trip to the White House as Super Bowl champions.

Bennett said after the Patriots’ 34-28 win over the Falcons on Sunday night that he’s “not going to go” to the traditional meet-and-greet with the president. It will be the first visit of a Super Bowl champion to Washington since Donald Trump was sworn into office.

Trump’s positions have alienated some athletes, which has raised questions about whether some might choose to skip the trip while the new president is in office.

But Bennett said he isn’t concerned about it and thinks the team believes “in whatever I want to do.”

On last night’s ads, I may be in the minority, but I thought the Mr. Clean ad was creepy.

Avocados from Mexico was cute.

Skittles was stupidly funny.

Buick Cam Newton was dumb.

T-Mobile with Bieber and T.O. was thumbs up.

Same for Honda CRV and the talking yearbook photos.

Nice creativity for the Tide ad with Terry Bradshaw and Jeffrey Tambor – how did they pull it off.   I noticed the stain before the ad.

Good stinker ad by Febreeze and the halftime bathroom break.

The Turbotax Humpty Dumpty was grossly effective.

84 Lumber gave us the best with the migrants.

Ditto #WeAccept by Airbnb.

Along the same lines, this Bud’s for you. You know it worked because now some immigrant haters are protesting.

Good job Audi for equal pay for equal work.

Same for KIA with Sean Spicer, err Melissa McCarthy.

Mercedes did OK with Easy Rider’s Peter Fonda and the bikers.

And finally, Proactiv’s ad with Olivia Munn worked.

The Browns, Jaguars, Lions and of course the Texans have never played in the Super Bowl.

Spring training opens next week.

 

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