The weekend the gods winced

Pirates, cheer-babes, Super Bowl predictions, football analysis, the weekend that made the gods wince. TMQ leaves no flag untossed.

Updated: February 28, 2011, 4:16 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2 columnist

Okay, so it's two pirate-themed teams in the Super Bowl. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! TMQ plans to have a parrot sitting on his shoulder all week.

And okay, so the Super Bowl pits two pirate-themed teams that could not run the ball off the plank, let alone against a defense. TMQ sees this in dialectic terms. The NFL's pass-wacky current fashion had to bottom out with a Super Bowl pitting two teams that don't even try to run. The football gods, upon their hallowed couch above, ...

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