Open thread for Sunday, January 20th: GO PATS!
Here is the open thread for Sunday, January 20th: feel free to post links to interesting articles as well as discussing whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here. Also a friendly reminder that you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter; you will see stuff there that doesn’t make it onto America’s Watchtower.
I will not be around at all today because I managed to score tickets to the AFC championship game and am taking my youngest son to the game. There will be no politics on my mind for the day and that is a much needed break.
A few short months after the September 11th terrorist attack a team bearing the name the Patriots took to the field as the heaviest underdog in Superbowl history and somehow managed to defeat the Saint Louis Rams on the last play of the game.
It seemed all too fitting to see red, white, and blue confetti falling down from the ceiling as a team named after the patriots of yesteryear celebrated a victory so shortly after the darkest day in United States history. The Patriots are now one of the least liked teams in the NFL but at that time I like to think that all Americans rallied around a team which represented what an underdog can achieve when they have the will power and a belief in themselves even when nobody else believes in them.