Most of you likely spent today rehashing the game (while THN caravan was making its way back to Sunset Beach), so there really isn’t anything new to report. But here are a few observations about the game and downtown Las Vegas.
- Did the Gomer Manning MVP award seem like more of a life-time achievement award and less of an indication of his play on the field? Gomer was just average at best. But the Bears seemed to do more to derail themselves than anything else. Rex Grossman was probably the real MVP of Super Bowl 41. Hey, there is no rule that says that an MVP has to lead his team to victory. Grossman did more to help the Colts win than anything that Manning did. The Bears really need a veteran quarterback. The sequence where Grossman turned a second-and-one into a fourth-and-80 by fumbling around the ball like some drunk chasing a $5 chip down Fremont Street will be his legacy forever.
- So when all of the Colts players are thanking God for the victory, does that mean that the Bears should smite the Lord? Like should Grossman have raised his fist to the sky and blaming God for letting him down? Just once, I would like to see a losing player come out and say, "I'm kind of pissed at God right now. I have no idea why the almighty treated me like one of the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah. What did I do? He treated me like the Romans treated his kid."
- You can stay mad at Adam Vinatieri, but that missed field goal in the first half pushes the Colts to cover the first half spread (-4) and the over total for the game.
The Golden Nugget is easily one of the top hotels in Las Vegas, bar none. The new pool area would be top four on the strip (including the Hard Rock). The remodeled rooms at the Fremont also are top notch. The only downside is that Binion’s just doesn’t seem to get it. People like Binion’s because it once had the greatest gambling in Las Vegas. Now blackjack pays 6-to-5. Bennie is probably rolling over in his grave.