Is anyone else looking at this Super Bowl and saying "blah...."? I mean, I get it, I'm supposed to look at the Steelers and see red. I'm supposed to yap about Ben being a Rapist. I'm supposed to not want an AFC team to win it all. I'm supposed to worry that if the Steelers win a third SB in so few years, it will diminish the Pats in some way. Same regarding Ben and Tom. And I'm supposed to say that Aaron Rodgers is likable. And that GB is a cool small town and good for them. BUT, I'm having trouble with all of that because: 1. The Packers put a suckass into my winter in 1996-7. Yeah, they were the better team but the Pats were in that damn game until Troy Brown's replacement wasn't in the right place on the run back. Thanks Tuna, by the way. 2. Seeing GB QB Brett Fahve running around without his helmet is seared into my cranium and will be forever. 3. GB fans rubbed my nose in that doo doo for a long time. 4. Aaron Rodgers is good and all but, to tell you the truth, I don't actually LIKE any players not on the Pats. 5. The Steelers...I know I should hate them but they just beat the Jets. I just got done rooting for them with all of my fiber. I am grateful to them for putting the Jets down. 6. Make no mistake, I can't root FOR them but getting the hate up after I was so happy with them on Sunday night isn't so easy. 7. And there's the fact that they really have never beaten the Pats in a big game...other than the Bledsoe/Vrabel game, but that was many moons ago. It's hard for me to get the hate juices going when a team has been the Pats' biyatch for a very long time. This isn't the 2006 AFC Champion Colts here, is it? 8. The Ben as Rapist angle doesn't move me. Sorry. Why? Because I assume that there are a tremendous amount of really good and really bad guys on both teams. We know about Ben. Bad man. But how about the many guys we don't know about? There are MANY players whose dirty secrets never come out or whose come out years later. My point is that choosing to root against a team because one or two guys are confirmed evil doers ignores that the Evil Quotient very well might favor the Steelers if we knew all the facts. 9. In the end, I don't have a team that I HATE HATE HATE or that I like much at all. Now make no mistake, dear Pats fans, I don't wish the Jets were in it. Far from it. But I did really enjoy that game Sunday night because I love having a rooting interest. There will be only a little rooting interest for me on Feb 6 as I sorta root for the Packers. Just sort of. Even a bet wont create the sort of passion I had going on Sunday night as I rooted against the Jets like my life was dependent upon it. Super Bowl Sunday.....BLAH. Are others looking at this game similarly?