I know some people will disagree with me, but I really hope the New England Patriots win the Stupor Bowl tonight … if only to take the “only perfect season” record out of the Dolphins’ hands …

But I also really hope the Patriots have a terrible year next year … truly wretched, as in simply falling apart as a team; and that another team (preferably the Minnesota Vikings) have a perfect or near-perfect year, just to deflect some attention away from the Patriots … because the last thing we need is another team gloating over their perfect record for the next 30-odd years.

And I still can’t believe that I am older than the Super Bowl, because it seems to me like it’s always been around …

Major League Baseball’s World Series (in its modern form) between the National League and American League started in 1903 (the same year as the inaugural Tour de France). The Stanley Cup has been considered the championship trophy of professional hockey since 1915, before officially becoming the championship in 1947. But the Super Bowl now playing it’s 42nd edition; the first Super Bowl was played in January 1967, after the 1966 season, and only about 3 months before my first birthday.