ESPN II played SB XXXVI tonight and I was amazed at what a thrashing Kurt Warner took in that game. Man, what an ass kicking. One of the finest plays of the night was Richard just throwing his man to the ground and sacking Warner. Some rookie, that Richard. "The Pats had no pro-bowlers on that team!" they used to say. But Warner took such a severe ass kicking that I'm just amazed that he even finished the game. I had forgotten how brutally he was beaten up by our defense. He hung in there though. Give him that much. But his thumb was obviously hurt and he was rushing back and forth half the night looking like the main guy in the Chinese Fire Drill. At the time I don't think I realized how devastating our defense was in that game. To see the ass kicking in slow motion made me realize that they really took it to the Rams. The Rams were manhandled, and they haven't been men enough to admit it since. They're still looking for excuses.