December 27, 2007
Bismarck gathering steam
OK, it could probably be proven that I am not smarter than a fifth grader.
Remember a couple of columns back I allowed that I thought the “Sink the Bismarck” tune was a fictitious song about a fictitious ship. Well, it was pointed out that the German warship was all too real and did indeed terrorize the high seas.
Kenny Rose of the Holly Springs post office is like those “seers” of Chaldea, he is wise and steeped in lore.
Kenny relates that the Bismarck was destroyed by a fleet of British ships of which the HMS (His Majesty’s Ship) Hood was a part. The Bismarck had suffered a damaged rudder prior to its demise. He also states that there was a TV documentary about the historic battle. Thanks, Kenny (maybe you should be on that show “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader!”).
Well, our Bismarck is still with us and appears to be gathering steam. The talk this past week has been all about when will the wheels fall off of the Patriots’ victory wagon. They met up again with the New York Jets on Sunday (the team which tabbed them with the “spygate” label). The week before game day the Pats were a whopping 27 odds on favorites. At game time, it had dropped to 23.5, but it didn’t really matter.
Up next for the Pats is Miami. Wonder what the odds will be for that one (Incidentally, the Dolphins finally won one!).
Going into Sunday’s slate, New England, Dallas, Green Bay (how about that Brett Favre?) and Seattle had all clinched their respective divisions. Indianapolis is definitely in the playoffs and the suggestion is the last bastion to prevent the Pats from escaping from the American Conference.
I don’t think the Pats have a damaged rudder, but Tom Brady did have a tender shoulder if that helps.
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