Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that wants to offer the heartiest of congratulations to whomever won the Super Bowl last night.
As we are at the distinct disadvantage of writing this scintillating column the day before it appears before you, we actually have no clue who took home the trophy as we pen these words. However, here are some things we're willing to bet did happen during the big game:
> There were multiple close-ups of Mr. and Mrs. Harbaugh, parents of the opposing head coaches, looking proud, yet impartial - an expression they've been working on for weeks.
> One team or the other's coach got extremely angry over a call and could be seen soundlessly insulting the officials' mothers on millions of TV screens across the country.
> Beyonce performed at halftime. To our boyfriend's extreme disappointment, there were no wardrobe malfunctions.
> One team, or the other, or both, scored touchdowns.
> Postgame interviews were littered with cliches most likely including the words, "long road," "got the job done," and "of course, we're disappointed."
The bottom line is folks, now it's all over and we can turn our attention to more pressing issues such as the next debt ceiling, the Rockies' new manager, the Bachelor's love life and whether Peyton Manning can get us to the title game next year.
BTW congrats to PM on the Comeback Player of the Year Award. No one deserved it more.
Folks, now that it's officially the dead of winter - dead being that period after the holidays and the Super Bowl, but well before the onset of spring skiing when there's just not much going on - we'd like to take this moment to remind you all to keep doing your snow dances. Vail, Silverton, Steamboat Springs and countless other resorts out pow-ed us hard on that last storm. So either they're better dancers than we are, or y'all did something to tick off Ullr. Say you're sorry and beg him back into our frosty Ten Mile Range so we can enjoy a few more powder days this month than we did last.
That's all we got for you today. We'll see ya tomorrow, same place, same time.