Wow - that was two awesome days for me. First, watching the Giants beat the Patriots for my third Super Bowl win as a Giants fan and then to Hamilton NJ with my son Jacob to watch history being made with John McCain in Hamilton, NJ. So let's take my weekend in order
- Giants Game - what more can I say but it was the greatest football game I've ever witnessed. I thought the 1990 Super Bowl was my best game but this one topped that game. BTW - my wife bought me an Eli Manning jersey during his first season with the Giants and I NEVER STOPPED WEARING IT even after his 6 interception game versus the Vikings
- Tiki Barber - This might be sour grapes, but I think every Giants fan should donate their Barber jerseys and buy Eli Manning jerseys. Tiki showed his lack of class when he became a distraction last season, bad mouthed Coach Coughlin, and then ripped Eli Manning at the beginning of this year.
- Super Bowl commercials - finally a year when these ads were shown to be what they always were - not entertainment but commercials. For the most part they were not very good. I thought the Bud and Bud Lite ads were very well done and I liked the Doritos mouse ad, but I question the value of buying an ad on the Super Bowl at $2.7 million per 30 seconds for a snack chip. I thought the E*Trade baby ad was not funny at all and a step back for them.
- John McCain in Hamilton NJ - It was a really great event today. Jacob got a seat right on the stage with a home made sign that Kaela and my wife made; we were the only ones who were able to bring a homemade sign in. I was all the way on the right with a spot right below Rudy. The event was a who's who in NJ and National politics and had the energy of a Springsteen concert. Tom Kean Jr, Gov. Tom Kean, Rudy, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Phil Gramm, Lindsey Graham, Gov Crist, Cindy McCain, and Roberta McCain, plus more. Jacob was patted on the head by Gov Crist, Senators Lieberman and Graham which caused Jacob to ask "why do they always pat me on the head?". If you watched the event on TV you had to look for Jacob because he was blocked by as he said (I'm not making this up) "a bunch of celebrity butts!". Enjoy the Flickr photos below.
It doesn't get much better than this in the Frenchman household.