I just knew this was a mistake.
For most of last week, I did not buy any of the New York newspapers, because I knew most of it would be cluttered with absolutely worthless junk about the upcoming Super Bowl. In past years I can recall the stupid, vapid stories writers would resort to to fill newspapers about the Big Game, with that misguided two weeks between the conference title games and the Super Bowl. But I made a decision to get the two major NYC dailies today, as I am writing my "Current Events" questions for Trivia Night tomorrow night and they both usually help me. I got them both, but I should have thought twice about it.
Today, I believe the New York Post may have finally hit The Bottom of the Barrel.
Yes, the Post, that bastion of journalistic integrity, has a front page with the two Super Bowl quarterbacks on it with the headline: "Who's Super Sexy?" And inside, that "hard-hitting journalist," Andrea Peyser, makes the case how Eli Manning's "hunky" and Tom Brady's "boring." (And can you imagine the uproar that would happen if a male sportswriter dedicated an entire column to say, which of the female Australian Open finalists was sexier?)
God save us. My quarterback could look like Ernest Borgnine for all I care, as long as he leads my team to victory. If you dare: http://www.nypost.com/seven/01282008/news/columnists/hunky_elis_a_real_manning_379597.htm
Yep, perfectly good newsprint was wasted on godawful rubbish like this. Not only that, the Post has thirteen pages dedicated to the Super Bowl today, and the game is still six days away.
I knew I was making a mistake this morning. But at least the papers did helped me with my trivia questions.
17 days until pitchers and catchers report.