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HARBOWL - NFL Spark Game (Super Bowl Week)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

(Disclaimer: Non-Football Fans, move on. Ditto folks looking for some rah-rah Sparky motivation. None here. That said....)

Greetings once again from the Purple Mountain's Majesty. Lest you have missed the subtle reminders (the media hype, the merchandising, the color of my Spark Page), the Ravens have mauled Manning, bested Brady and made it to the Super Bowl (for the first time within the collective memories of Things 1 and 2).

When I last blogged about this improbable football season, we were playing a weight loss game. Business first, here is where I believe we are (for you players):

ME (6) - Picked Atlanta for some reason. Half-dozen. Looms just this side of impossible.

AHTRAP (6) - You went 0 for 2 on the Conference Championship games, and thus need to have dropped a full half-dozen lbs by next Sunday (retroactive to January 1). Possible?

CMW123 (5) - Nice job on your Har-Bowl pics. Holding steady at 5.

HEARTOFROSE (5) - One correct choice last week brings you to a handful (5) pounds to lose by Sunday, retroactively to January 1.

FRAN533 (4) - Mulligan last week; I'm assessing one more pound.

COOKIEEATS1 (3) - Nice job last week. Holding at a 3 lb obligation.

IAMAGEMLOVER (3) - Your Patriots lost. Brings you to three.

GREENGENES (2) - Good on the Ravens but you blew it on Atlanta. You have until Sunday to drop two lbs, retroactively to the 1st of January. Piece of cake (ugh - bad metaphor!).

TROOPER1961 (2) - Tom Brady is watching the Super Bowl on TV. Just sayin'


The rules, for latecomers:

Pick the team you think will win the Super Bowl. Respond below. Correct guess: 1 lbs weight loss obligation by the following Sunday. Wrong guess: 2 lbs to lose by the following week. Right guess and its the Ravens: 0 lbs (my game; my rules!)

Speaking of which, here is the Super Dome ground crew, prepping one of the end-zones for the game. Which game? The game that Big Ben, the Mannings, and Brady will be watching on TV!

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  • CMW123
    I gained 5 does that count? Joining PLanet Fitness seems to have had the opposite effect on me. One is supposed to lose weight when more exercise is added in, right?
    1873 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Just wanted to say emoticon WAY TO GO RAVENS!! So happy that they beat the 49er's since my Pack got flattened.

    I have lost my 3 pounds (actually it was 3.5) and I have ZERO to lose so I am good to go ... emoticon

    Thanks for the fun contest ... I hope that you have recovered from the celebrating.
    I am very emoticon for all the Raven's fans.
    1874 days ago
    As long as I don't have to declare "My team" I think Ill be OK. So far, "My team" is 0:3.

    So who to pick. Tough call. Can I just say that Harbaugh's team will win? The 49ers seem to be doing it the right way with a balanced team but the Ravens seem to be a team of destiny. I'm going to have to go with the team with the best defense and that would be the Ravens in my book.
    1882 days ago
  • TROOPER1961
    San Fran!!! emoticon
    1882 days ago
    Not a big fan, but hope your team wins!
    1882 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Going for the Raven's to take it all ... can't be the 49er's ... just can't! emoticon

    So emoticon GO RAVENS!!!

    Thanks for updating us emoticon especially for keeping it all straight! emoticon
    1882 days ago
    Agree with CrackerJack2825.. 49ers ALL THE WAY!!! :)
    1882 days ago
    lost the required pound emoticon
    not a big fan of either team but since the 49's are in the conference my team the Sea Hawks belong to i picked them and if we need a score they will win by 7 points emoticon emoticon
    1882 days ago
    emoticon Mark on the Ravens beating the Patriots and breaking an old woman's heart. Me, I don't understand football, it is a bunch of guys running around in tight pants. My nephew plays football and I can't watch. I am afraid of a phone call that Tyler broke something. If someone tackled him I would have to beat them to a pulp. I am not as bad as my Mom she cried. Yes overprotective.

    Now down to business. They are both underdogs being that they haven't been in the Super Bowl in decades. I never knew the Ravens existed until this year and have always known the 49ers have. I love San Francisco, and no I have never been there. I choose the 49ers. I am in maintenance and am not losing anymore weight. I just bought my size 10 skinny jeans. emoticon
    1882 days ago
    Relative to January 1, eh? Started the year at 183, so if the target is 177, I stand a shot of getting there.
    1882 days ago
    I'm in. 49ers ALL THE WAY!!! :)

    1882 days ago
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