My goodness gracious … America’s team lost to the Baltimore Ravens last night … giving the Eagles a slightly larger sliver of hope for making the play-off’s (as they meet the Redskins at 4:15). Derrick Mason played a heckuva game (why do I want to say “Brownie” all of a sudden?). He was pretty much one-armed and in excruciating pain for most of it – but making catches, recovering fumbles, doing it all. Rookie Joe Flacco stayed within himself and avoided turning the ball over – and there were two (yes TWO) improbable, long runs from scrimmage that led to Ravens scores at the end of the game – and shut the door with a bang on the ‘boys.
(Sorry to spend so much time on football, Alice and others … but this just made me SO happy!) I wonder whether TO kept quiet … or indulged himself in some post-game recriminations. Sounds like he took the high road … but it’s a long week and there will be lots of chances to talk … 😉
The snow is starting, as I write, and RPE’s flight got cancelled, so she’s arriving @ 4 hours later, on a different flight. (Unfortunately, that means the storm will be stormier when they’re coming in.) Ah – weather in New England!
In snowy Chicago, Rod-B (that’s the embattled guv) is asserting his innocence and granting pardons. (Hmmmm.) Oh yeah, and reciting poems. Here’s Rachel Maddow completing his recitation for him!
Must publish now – Alice is getting restive! More later, most likely .. 😉