I’ve never watched a football game in my life. The same goes for any Super Bowl or commercials. Despite this, I made a list of the Super Bowl winners from 1967 to 2021. The teams that have won the most Super Bowls are the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots with six each. The Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers won five each and Green Pay Packers and New York Giants won four each. The next Super Bowl will be at the Los Angeles Stadium in California on February 6, 2022. The sources are ESPN and World Atlas.
|I||Jan. 15, 1967||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10|
|II||Jan. 14, 1968||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Green Bay 33, Oakland 14|
|III||Jan. 12, 1969||Orange Bowl (Miami)||New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7|
|IV||Jan. 11, 1970||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7|
|V||Jan. 17, 1971||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Baltimore 16, Dallas 13|
|VI||Jan. 16, 1972||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Dallas 24, Miami 3|
|VII||Jan. 14, 1973||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Miami 14, Washington 7|
|VIII||Jan. 13, 1974||Rice Stadium (Houston)||Miami 24, Minnesota 7|
|IX||Jan. 12, 1975||Tulane Stadium (New Orleans)||Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6|
|X||Jan. 18, 1976||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17|
|XI||Jan. 9, 1977||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Oakland 32, Minnesota 14|
|XII||Jan. 15, 1978||Superdome (New Orleans)||Dallas 27, Denver 10|
|XIII||Jan. 21, 1979||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31|
|XIV||Jan. 20, 1980||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19|
|XV||Jan. 25, 1981||Superdome (New Orleans)||Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10|
|XVI||Jan. 24, 1982||Silverdome (Pontiac, Mich.)||San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21|
|XVII||Jan. 30, 1983||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Washington 27, Miami 17|
|XVIII||Jan. 22, 1984||Tampa (Fla.) Stadium||Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9|
|XIX||Jan. 20, 1985||Stanford (Calif.) Stadium||San Francisco 38, Miami 16|
|XX||Jan. 26, 1986||Superdome (New Orleans)||Chicago 46, New England 10|
|XXI||Jan. 25, 1987||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||New York Giants 39, Denver 20|
|XXII||Jan. 31, 1988||Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)||Washington 42, Denver 10|
|XXIII||Jan. 22, 1989||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)||San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16|
|XXIV||Jan. 28, 1990||Superdome (New Orleans)||San Francisco 55, Denver 10|
|XXV||Jan. 27, 1991||Tampa (Fla.) Stadium||New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19|
|XXVI||Jan. 26, 1992||Metrodome (Minneapolis)||Washington 37, Buffalo 24|
|XXVII||Jan. 31, 1993||Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)||Dallas 52, Buffalo 17|
|XXVIII||Jan. 30, 1994||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||Dallas 30, Buffalo 13|
|XXIX||Jan. 29, 1995||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)||San Francisco 49, San Diego 26|
|XXX||Jan. 28, 1996||Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.)||Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17|
|XXXI||Jan. 26, 1997||Superdome (New Orleans)||Green Bay 35, New England 21|
|XXXII||Jan. 25, 1998||Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)||Denver 31, Green Bay 24|
|XXXIII||Jan. 31, 1999||Pro Player Stadium (Miami)||Denver 34, Atlanta 19|
|XXXIV||Jan. 30, 2000||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16|
|XXXV||Jan. 28, 2001||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7|
|XXXVI||Feb. 3, 2002||Superdome (New Orleans)||New England 20, St. Louis 17|
|XXXVII||Jan. 26, 2003||Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)||Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21|
|XXXVIII||Feb. 1, 2004||Reliant Stadium (Houston)||New England 32, Carolina 29|
|XXXIX||Feb. 6, 2005||Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Fla.)||New England 24, Philadelphia 21|
|XL||Feb. 5, 2006||Ford Field (Detroit)||Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10|
|XLI||Feb. 4, 2007||Dolphin Stadium (Miami)||Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17|
|XLII||Feb. 3, 2008||University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)||New York Giants 17, New England 14|
|XLIII||Feb. 1, 2009||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23|
|XLIV||Feb. 7, 2010||Sun Life Stadium (Miami)||New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17|
|XLV||Feb. 6, 2011||Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)||Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25|
|XLVI||Feb. 5, 2012||Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)||New York Giants 21, New England 17|
|XLVII||Feb. 3, 2013||Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)||Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31|
|XLVIII||Feb. 2, 2014||MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)||Seattle 43, Denver 8|
|XLIX||Feb. 1, 2015||University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)||New England 28, Seattle 24|
|50||Feb. 7, 2016||Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)||Denver 24, Carolina 10|
|LI||Feb. 5, 2017||NRG Stadium (Houston)||New England 34, Atlanta 28|
|LII||Feb. 4, 2018||U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)||Philadelphia 41, New England 33|
|LIII||Feb. 3, 2019||Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)||New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3|
|LIV||Feb. 2, 2020||Hard Rock Stadium (Miami)||Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20|
|LV||Feb. 7, 2021||Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)||Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9|
The song I heard from the car radio. I had no idea who sung it but that voice carried me to the next stop sign and I waited. I thought about one million recycled things I had lost interest in, struggling to find a way to personal victory. A new song started and I knew this one reminded me of a time when there was more to capture. When dreams were not dyed the ugly colors they are now. The moment when I did not fully realize. My turn to drive and now my hands are purple. The song I want to hear has been overplayed. This singer has many secrets. He does. It's a connection we have. He does not know me but I know him. I know about his struggles. I read about it in a book. It could have been called "Life Sucks." Or maybe, "My Bad." I need a new song. One that increases my energy flow. It makes things alright again. I have not been to a music store for years. Virgin is gone. Best Buy carries Taylor Swift. Amoeba is relocating and closed for a long lasting reason. I suffer the unforeseen consequences. I wanted it all back in the day. What I would not do to give it all away but keep the parts that brought me happiness. I would wait forever but no thanks, not anymore.
I spent last weekend going headstrong into my second novel. I decided to change it from first person to third person. Needless to say, I stayed up way too late, past midnight making the changes. I’ve been on a routine that resembles nothing when I had a full-time job. I miss the schedule I used to have. My stupid neighbors still insist on letting their kids stay up all hours of the night. I had to tell a parent I was trying to sleep at 11:30 pm. His kid was whacking shrubbery right outside my window while he was in the garage doing whatever the hell a parent does in the garage at 11:30 at night. They left shortly after I told them I was sleeping, but I was up until 3 in the morning. Have things changed that much where a ten year old doesn’t need any sleep? COVID needs to end so kids can get back into classrooms. My old neighbor who played his music all hours of the night left only to be replaced by obnoxious kids and parents who seem not to give a damn about neighbors. The story of my life.
Then something happened where it disrupted my personal life, what’s leftover during COVID, and I still searching for answers to certain questions about my life. I’ve gotten some but still others don’t make sense and whenever I ask the primary question, the answer still doesn’t make sense. It’s something I’ll have to rectify at another time but it makes me want to scream, like really, really loud. My life goals keep piling up and I need to put some things in perspective. I can tell I’m more stressed out than normal. My eyes are hurting me beyond the usual. The biggest thing on my mind lately is the fact no one lives forever. Someone asked me to do something and it freaked me out a little bit. Death is a part of life. I ended up then deciding to write my own obituary. I might as well get a head start. This person means the world to me and I have a few book ideas I want her to read before she goes. Hence, the pressure I’m feeling and putting on myself. Again, something I need to release because it will consume me like a whale shark consumes plankton. If I get the first draft written by the end of this year or beginning of next year, I’ll be on track. Time to put on my big girl shoes and relax.
I also like to collect birthday cards, post cards, and blank cards. I recently sent this card to someone. Certain things make me feel better about general life and puts thing upright instead of upside down. I call this organizing and doing mundane things most people would find a complete waste of time. I’ve thought about lists I could make, as it gives me a sense of calm, but I don’t want my life to be all about one thing and not have any balance. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to exploring Nevada once COVID ends and after I get my vaccine. It can’t come soon enough. It looks like I won’t be able to get back to work until the summer. I suppose I’ll sign off with the reminder to everyone I have great intentions to write more blogs (the titles already typed up and ready for me to finish). We’ll see if I get them all done but if not, there’s always the next month.
That would be very simple to answer, the worst thing that could happen to me already did happen. It happened a long time ago although to compound the worst thing would be for something similar happening again. It would be the most terrible, raw, and emotional situation I would ever face as an adult. I don’t know if I would be able to survive again. It would be similar to having something ripped from my body and never being able to stop it. It would be someone cutting me open while alive but without drugs. It would be someone I couldn’t see, the mysterious and sinister presence, removing the organ that helped me live all these years. It would be leaving me there to die, that would be the worst thing that could happen. It would mean evil barged in and knocked the door down after all these years.
It would be the countless things I couldn’t get out of my head that would make it worse. It would be a revolving door or a continuous loop of scary images. The images that make me not want to close my eyes because I see them clearer when it is dark in my room. The outlines of those far away. I can’t see their eyes, but I can see the tops of their heads. They are moving around, close to each other in great synchronicity, almost like dancing. They are having fun from my view above, but I know deep down that is no celebration. They are huddled now, concentrating fully on the problem before them, and wondering what the next step should be.
The problem remains before them and not knowing the outcome is as dangerous as taking action. They come to me from time to time, telling me they haven’t forgotten, and still they aren’t willing to tell me anything more. I suppose that is the failure among us. Their inability to move beyond the line is also my failure. They can’t stop themselves from repeating the same tragedy over and over. They let themselves go so far and turn back. This has to be a precursor to our stunted ending. Sometimes questions aren’t ever meant to be answered.
The best thing that could happen to me is I come across a whole lot of money. You might think this is very materialistic of me. Who cares! Money can buy happiness when you are already grounded. I would like to think I’m grounded. I try to be as much as possible. I try to find happiness in most everything my hands touch. I try to find gratitude in most everything I do. What really gets me going are those that say money can’t buy happiness. How rich is that coming from someone who already has a buttload of money! I know I can’t literally buy happiness with money. It’s subjective and not objective. Duh! Don’t tell me the obvious.
I know you can’t put happiness into a measuring cup and say it is half a cup or two cups full. What happens if you can? What happens when you have room for one cup only and you have two cups of happiness inside you? Do you let the rest spill out onto the counter if it is liquid? Or, if it has the consistency of baking powder, let the particles fly into the air before it settles onto the floor? No, you don’t. You fill the cup to the one cup marker and put the other cup of happiness somewhere else. So, based on that principle, why can’t I put my other one cup of happiness into the stack of 100 dollar bills I might come across on Tuesday?
Don’t get me started. I’ve heard it all. You won’t win the lottery. You’re just wasting your money. Everyone thinks it will be them. Let me save you the misery. It won’t happen. It won’t be you. You aren’t that lucky, and neither is the person halfway across the state, in another house, with a different wife. He wants the big money like you. He wants to be the big spender like you. He wants to win the one billion dollars. You would settle for millions of dollars. Guess what? You will both be wrong. It will be someone who already lives in a nice house who wins. The billion-dollar prize winner? It won’t be you. It can’t be. It has to be anyone else but you. The only person I can think of to replace you is me.
There are not major spoilers in this review!
Even Cowgirls Like Big Thumbs
If you’ve ever heard of Tom Robbins (not Tim Robbins, the actor), you will know he writes from his southern heart and with a flair of comedy twisted into satire. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is the movie version of his book. I’m not sure if you can call it a cult classic since the bad movie reviews have seemed to not lose its adhesive over the years. I finally watched this movie despite liking Gus Van Sant’s movies. There was something about seeing a pre-Sopranos Lorraine Bracco, pre-John Wick Keanu Reeves, and was that really John Hurt as the Countess? Listening to k.d. lang powerful voice throughout the movie didn’t hurt either.
The Breakdown of Having Big Thumbs
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is the story of a hitchhiker named Sissy Hankshaw, played by Uma Thurman. As she travels across the U.S., she does what the Countess wants and travels to a ranch in California. There she gets acquainted with the cowgirls and the whooping cranes. She meets one eccentric person after another whether it be Bonanza Jellybean, Delores Del Ruby, or The Chink (racist language, I know). Whether she finally rejects her wandering lifestyle or accepts settling down, her thumbs will always be a blessing and a curse. The main cast is Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Rain Phoenix, John Hurt, and Keanu Reeves. This comedy/drama/romance is rated R and has a running time of one hour and 46 minutes.
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Overall View of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
I seem to have a pattern of watching movies that fizzled at the box office. Although this one was from a long time ago. How old were you in 1993? Were you even born yet? Did you just have your second child and thinking of the days when life wasn’t as complicated as now? I want to believe this movie was not critiqued harshly because of homosexuality, drug usage, and animal rights but because there seemed to be too much disjointedness. Sometimes books are hard to translate well into movies. This seems to be one of them. For all the mishaps, I’m glad I watched it. I just wish it was longer overall in order to highlight better developed scenes, more conflict between characters, and less gimmicky appearing motives. I’m not sure this makes sense but it’s what I came up with. It’s fitting because 2021 already has me searching for personal meaning and purpose beyond what I already know.
I rate Even Cowgirls get the Blues THREE FINGERS of GOOD at 75%.
I’m finally done with putting together Yoda, my birthday present to myself. It had 13 different bags to put together. I’m missing one piece I know I didn’t lose because it was a bigger piece. It belongs on the back of Yoda’s head. I might find it under the futon. Good thing it’s not that noticeable. I went from putting together a 500 Harry Potter Lego box to this 1,770 Star Wars box. It’s going to be a long time until I invest my time on Legos. My Yoda puzzle is next but after I do more simple outlining of my next novel idea so I don’t get stuck halfway through my writing of it. I don’t know which is worse, trying to combine three different versions of it, or starting from scratch. I have two chapters already written because I technically had them pretty much done. Wish me luck because I’ll need it.
If you hide behind your words, I will hide behind mine. It's plain and simple. It's called tit for tat. If you want to compare wrongdoings, I will cite my sources well. It's not difficult to read. I'll hold it closer to your glasses if you need help. If you want to claim authority, I will do you one better. It's called I hold the big key. It's called you hold nothing but air. If you want to use trickery, I will treat you with my antidote. It's called remember four years ago. It's called remember that time when. If you hide behind your lies, I will hide behind mine. It's fair and rational. It's called tat for tit.