I can’t watch the Super Bowl today (click here to read why), so here’s one from the vault: Feb. 4, 2001 (Ravens & Giants).
Another boring Super Bowl has come and gone (FYI: In the early oughts they were all blowouts).
Fortunately, Michelle and Gina were there for comic relief.
This must have been Gina’s first-ever Super Bowl Party. On the way over to Michelle and Bryan’s house, she actually said: “I doubt the Super Bowl will even be on. Maybe we can check the score occasionally.”
What planet is she from?
After a shot of the back of the jersey of a member of the Giants, whose last name is Toomer…
Gina: “What’s his first name, benign?”
No, it’s Armani … which led to a long discussion on fashion.
After a shot of portly Ravens defensive lineman Tony Siragusa…
Gina: “Is that padding or does he have two sets of boobs?”
After much debate, we couldn’t decide. But were strangely intrigued.
After the first half’s two-minute warning…
Michelle: “Great, the game’s almost over.”
Sorry Michelle, another half to go.
Michelle: “Can we play charades at halftime?”
Bryan, Peter and Steve (in perfect unison): “No!”
Gina: “Whatever happened to The Refrigerator?”
Michelle (to Bryan, after he tries to shush her): “We can talk! You don’t need to hear it. Just watch it.”
A little later…
Gina: “Michelle has three eyelash curlers.”
Michelle (defensively): “They’re all different.”
Gina: “I think you may have a problem.”
Michelle: “Is there a group I can join?”
There’s a minute left in the third quarter and…
Michelle: “Great, the game’s finally almost over.”
Sorry Michelle, another quarter to go.
Michelle: “What a boring game. Why can’t the Giants do anything? Is it the personality of their players?”
Why yes, it is. That’s the problem.
A few seconds later…
Michelle: “We could have been playing charades this whole time.”
Gina (after one of the announcers mentions the Ravens): “Who are the Ravens?”
Uh, the team from Baltimore we’ve been watching the past four hours.
Finally, and mercifully (for the Giants, and for Michelle, Gina and Susan), it’s over.
Michelle: “Now, can we finally play charades?”
Bryan, Peter and Steve (in perfect unison): “No.”
As you may have guessed, we spent the next couple of hours playing charades.
BTW: Michelle is up to six eyelash curlers … and has yet to find a support group. Then again, she does have spectacular eye lashes. Women would kill for Michelle’s eyelashes.
Photos by Susan Cunningham (AKA: SusanSnowPhotos). To see more of her work, click here.