Okay, for one thing, I may have facetiously tagged college football as inferior to the NFL and beneath my interest, but that's really not true. I'm an NFL guy because I love an NFL team, but I can appreciate a good college game. If they had a real post-season, I could appreciate it even more, but by no means should you infer that I didn't watch and love Boise State winning the Fiesta Bowl on Monday. Holy everloving crap, that was the best ending to a game I'm ever seen. If I saw that in a movie -- the trick plays, the undersized QB with a weak arm, the even more trick plays, the post-game marriage proposal (!) to the cheerleader (!!) -- I'd have slammed it SO HARD for being unrealistic. Well done, Boise State. Once again, if only there were a real playoff system in place so y'all could play again.
Switching gears: so basically all the same people who have all but ordered me (unsuccessfully, thus far, but there's still time) to get into The Wire have also enthused about FX's comedy It's Always Sunny In Piladelphia. Courtesy of a New Year's Eve marathon that was easily DVR-able -- seriously, TV people, why don't more of you utilize the weekend cable marathon option? I've gotten hooked on more TV shows via weekend marathons, I can't even tell you -- I saw the first six episodes of the first season, and I laughed my ass off. It's hysterical, and because it's set in a shitty Irish bar in South Philly, it's almost too familiar for comfort. So now I get to become one of the persistent "you have GOT to watch this show" people. Because: you do. Seriously.
Also on TV: CBC has begun airing Arrested Development reruns at 5:30 PM right after The Simpsons. God, I love CBC sometimes. If and when I end up leaving Buffalo (okay: when), I am going to miss the easy comfort of Canadian TV. Mostly I'll just miss Hockey Night in Canada and the weekly Simpsons rerun, but my friends, that's enough.
Finally, courtesy of my esteemed and respected Syracusian friend who I believe has commented here under the name "monkeyboy" (all class, that one), I got to play Nintendo Wii over the weekend. Normally, I'm not in favor of whatever the newest gaming system is. I'm still cranky-grandpa-ing about how no video game will ever top the Legend of Zelda/Super Mario 3/Mike Tyson's Punch Out triumvirate. However, I am willing to stipulate that the Wii is pretty damn fantastic, and I only really played the sporting games and whatever the Wii version of Monkeyball is called. For the record, I totally kicked ass at the following: Monkey Bowling and Moneky Hammer Throw. Bow down, monkey bitches.