Ludlow: Winter doldrums settling in
Football season is done. The Super Bowl is history. Not much to look forward to for the next couple of months, until the snow disappears and we can start thinking about golf.
Back to the Super Bowl. I was hoping the NFC Falcons would upset the Patriots and, in the first half, it looked like they would. But the second half told a different story.
The University of Wisconsin’s football program received some positive publicity thanks to the skills of former Badgers running back James White, one of the heroes on the Pats’ team. In my opinion, which no one really cares about, White should have shared the MVP award along with Tom Brady.
He scored his first rushing touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter, leading to a two-point conversion for the Patriots that tied the game. And then, four minutes into overtime, he got his next rushing score winning the game for New England.
Down by 25 points at one point, the Pats’ rally was one of the great comebacks that I remember in a Super Bowl game, and I’ve watched most of them. So even though I’m tired of hearing about Brady and his coach, I suppose they do deserve credit for Sunday’s performance.
I hope that next year, the Packers rebound and make it to the big game. It’s a lot more fun to watch if the Packers are in it.
Now we just need to get through the next six weeks. All in all, it hasn’t been that bad of a winter so far. And by this weekend, the temperatures should be above freezing again. We’ve had winters where it has been a lot colder. I remember more than one January when it never got above zero the entire month. So I guess we can’t complain this year.
Here’s a bit of humor for you that I found on the internet: “In a Catholic school cafeteria, a nun places a note in front of a pile of apples, ‘Take only one. God is watching.’ Farther down the line is a pile of cookies. A little boy makes his own note, ‘Take all you want. God is watching the apples.'”
And then there’s this one: A boy with a monkey on his shoulder was walking down the road when he passed a policeman who said, “Now, now young lad, I think you had better take that monkey the zoo.” The next day, the boy was walking down the road with the monkey on his shoulder again, when he passed the same policeman. The policeman said, “Hey there, I thought I told you to take that money to the zoo!” The boy answered, “I did! Today I’m taking him to the movies.”
Have a great week everyone!
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Ludlow: Winter doldrums settling in