Today was day one of RAP duty. RAP is recruiter assistance program. After playing phone tag with STG1(SW) Sonneborn (he got advanced since I last saw him) for the better part of the morning, we met up around 1400. I got to see his old place, and his new one in Northport Village. This was in the course of moving some stuff from the old place to the new one. He showed me the 57 inch widescreen TV his girlfriend got him. Nice. Then I got to talk to some of the people he's already got to join the Navy - tell them what to expect as far as boot camp, and for the nukes, what to expect in Charleston. After that was done I got some White Castle (always a highlight of a trip home) and then picked up "The Patriot" at the video store. The rest of the week will be fun, with likely trips to some area high schools, including my own.
So, the Super Bowl. I missed the end of the game to catch the start of the movie. As I said then, thank god for SportsCenter, and I double that over now, so that I could see the game's last moments. What a game though. It didn't seem like it throughout most of the first half, or the third quarter. The Panthers gave the Patriots everything they could handle and then some. And Vinatieri...boy, did he redeem himself by nailing that game-winner. All in all, XXXVIII was one of the best games of all time. Not the best, but in the top tier.
I really didn't watch the commercials closely, or the halftime show. So I didn't see live what everyone is talking about today. But I have seen the picture. Yeah, that is just so wrong. And then Timberlake calling it a "wardrobe malfunction?" Pitiful.
* - That's not my nickname. Credit ESPN Radio's Todd Wright for coming up with that one.