The Big Blue
A bit of a turn up in the NFC title game in the early hours of an Eastbourne morning today. I was in bed but millions would not have been back in Wisconsin and New York as the Giants' continued their remarkable run on the road to beat Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers 23-20
In the much colder equivalent of America's Geordie land, Green Bay, men stood with their tops off and their chests painted green and yellow while girls jumped about in bikini's of the same colour as wind chill temperatures reached -31c.
I was a bit torn yesterday as I have many Packers supporting mates but on the plus side I will be spending the Superbowl weekend with one of my oldest mates, a long standing Giants fan.
In Arizona on February 3rd, the New York Giants will be attempting to win a sports trophy for the cities self-titled centre of the universe for the first time in 8 years. However they will as expected come up against the unbeaten and seemingly unstoppable New England Patriots, winners over San Diego Chargers 21-12
and for a couple of weeks at least, the U.S. election will come second in hype to the Superbowl.