Archive for February 7th, 2011

Well, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburg Steelers in the Super Bowl.  It was a pretty good game, too.  Curiously, even though they seemed to be able to run effectively, the Steelers kept trying to pass (not so effectively).  The Pack did not run much and didn’t try to (often).  The Pack did manage to get off a couple of 4 to 7 yard runs every now and then though.  Just enough to keep the Steelers honest.  The game was closer than my prediction and ended up 31 to 25.
As predicted, the Packers jumped out to an early lead and the Steelers managed a comeback.  The Packers ended up with their two best defensive backs injured in the first half (Woodson was out for the entire second half), so the Steelers were able to get some air yardage and close the score.  In the final analysis, there were three Steelers turnovers – a fumble and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and that was the difference.  As I said, it’ll come down to who plays better, the Pack’s defensive backs or the Steelers’ front seven.  Without the Packer injuries it would not have been as close as it turned out.
Kudos to both teams for great seasons and an entertaining game!
And thanks to my sister, Carm, for hosting the party – family and good food!  It doesn’t get much better than that…
Jogging update: six day streak going.  Feeling pretty good.  A few aches and pains, but no problems with my heart.
I’m reminded of something I read last year:  every 26 miles equals one pound of weight (assuming no change in diet).  I guess we’ll find out if that’s close to being true if I can keep up this pace for the rest of the month.  I just weighed myself today for the first time in months and I’m back up to 330lbs.  So after all my dieting for the last 18 months, I’ve only kept off seven of the 45lbs I lost.  I think I’d be more disappointed if I wasn’t just happy to be still alive and kickin’.  Every day is a bonus!!

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Our knowledge of the way things work, in society or in nature, comes trailing clouds of vagueness.  Vast ills have followed a belief in certainty, whether historical inevitability, grand diplomatic designs, or extreme views on economic policy.  When developing policy with wide effects for an individual or society, caution is needed because we cannot predict the consequences.
    —    Kenneth Arrow

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