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「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

嚟緊的 Super Bowl XLIV (44)

嚟緊的 Super Bowl XLIV (44)



每逢到了新年一月份,到二月份的第一個週日,不止美國體育界焦點,對正 National Football League NFL 的季後賽 Playoffs,連我們的蛇竇,一班思鄉情切的土生美國同事,不停在蛇竇吹水會,沸騰起來。


一方面是因地域地緣關係,各位美國同事,各有捧場,也闘闘牙較,連我們一般非美籍的聽聽埋,都留意一下。況且到了超級碗的美國週日,即香港的週一整個上午,我們都會捱義氣,好讓美國籍同事們專心到美國會所,欣賞一年一度的 NFL 足球盛事。

(括弧的是第幾號種子,italic 的是勝出隊伍,得分 score in red)


早一個週末1月9/10日的 Wild Card Weekend 外卡比賽已經完畢。


AFC American Football Confernece 出線的六隊是:
1) Indianapolis Colts bye week 輪空
2) San Diego Chargers bye week 輪空

6) Baltimore Ravens 33 對 3)New England Patriots 14(主場)
5) NY Jets 24 對 4)Cincinnati Bengals 14(主場)

蛇竇評論:優勝劣敗,不過新英倫愛國者隊創下的皇朝,已經不復當年勇,可能要換教練和四分衛,重組攻守隊伍,才可東山再起。叫人可惜的是辛辛納提孟加拉虎,竟讓輸掉比賽,給紐約噴射機隊,令到部份捧場的同事們失望。


NFC National Football Confernece 出線的六隊是:
1) New Orleans Saints bye week 輪空
2) Minnesota Vikings bye week 輪空

6) Philadelphia Eagles 14 對 3) Dallas Cowboys 34(主場)
5) Green Bay Packers 45 對 4) Arizona Cardinals 51(主場)


蛇竇評論:戰果正常,優勝劣敗,但以達拉斯牛仔的表現,下仗對明尼蘇達維京人,未必能夠抵擋得著,鹹魚翻生的老鬼四分衛 Brett Favre 領導的維京人攻勢。

至于阿里桑那紅雀,防守隊不堪一擊,就祇有進攻可取。單憑老鬼四分衛 Kurk Warner 領導紅雀,剛剛好取分多過失分,險勝綠灣包裝工,下仗對著紐澳連聖徒,就沒有咁容易取分,因為聖徒隊攻勢瓣數更多更強,防守亦甚為穩妥。


而剛剛過去的週末1月16/17日是 Divisional 區域比賽。

AFC
6) Baltimore Ravens 3 對 1)Indianapolis Colts 20(主場)
5) NY Jets 17 對 2)San Diego Chargers 14 (主場)

蛇竇評論:多休息一個星期的印第安納小馬隊,對著波提瑪烏鴉隊,得以以逸代勞,兼且實力確勝一籌,勝出合理。較令人失望是多休息了一星期的聖地牙歌電工隊,竟然坐得太久,沒有活力,慘被紐約噴射機隊擊敗,讓這支外卡隊,得以再下一城。下仗噴射機還能否,繼續好運加上拼勁,打敗印第安納小馬隊,讓小馬隊飲恨呢?


NFC
4) Arizona Cardinals 14 對 1)New Orleans Saints 45(主場)
3) Dallas Cowboys 3 對 2)Minnesota Vikings 34(主場)


蛇竇評論:聯盟的第一第二號種子,分別勝出,合情合理。明尼蘇達維京人的 Brett Favre 老而彌堅,帶領維京人漂亮勝出一仗。而紐澳連聖徒則發揮正常,攻守驅備,王者風範,是爭標的大熱門。下一回合,由勝出的兩隊對壘,相信聖徒隊可以被睇高一線。



下週日1月24日就是 Conference Championship 聯盟冠軍賽

AFC
5)NY Jets 17 對 1)Indianapolis Colts 30(主場)

蛇竇評論:印第安納小馬隊是技術擊倒紐約噴射機隊,小馬隊雖然曾經大幅落後 6-17 十一分給噴射機隊,之後噴射機就飛不起,就未能再得分。小馬隊沉著應戰,卒之可以翻盤,連取24分。最後小馬勝出 30-17,可以代表 AFC 聯盟出戰超級碗。

NFC
2)Minnesota Vikings 28 對 1)New Orleans Saints 31(主場)

蛇竇評論:紐澳連聖徒隊,採用殺傷戰術,招呼明尼蘇達維京人隊的老來嬌四分衛 Brett Favre,雖然聖徒隊被罰不少碼數,但四十歲的 Brett Favre 可以捱得幾多次殺傷呢?卒之受傷扎著上陣,但都被他領導維京人追成 28 比 28 平手。

到剩下十九秒,維京人還得到一個射門機會,還冇端端被罰後退了五碼,令到射門距離太遠,唯有再傳多一次球,希望能向前推進多些碼數,讓射球員射門較近些,可惜 Brett Favre 的傳球,被聖徒隊截劫了,射門不成,拿不到三分取勝,還需要加時再賽。

聖徒隊擲毫勝出,選擇先接球進攻,那就一路推進到可以射門,聖徒隊射入,多拿了三分勝出,可以代表 NFC聯盟出戰超級碗。


Super Bowl
到二月的第一個週日,2月7日就是第四十四屆超級碗 Super Bowl ,AFC 冠軍 對 NFC 冠軍,在佛羅里達州、邁亞密市的 Dolphin Stadium 爭奪“能百敵”獎座。兩冠軍隊隊都是分別是兩個聯盟的第一號種子隊,贏出聯盟冠軍,可以代表聯盟出戰超級碗。


AFC 冠軍 Indianapolis Colts 17 對 NFC 冠軍 New Orleans Saints 31


New Orleans Saints 成為今屆“能百敵”獎座得主。聖徒隊以後來居上之勢,雖然落後而未亂,卒之勝出了 Super Bowl 超級碗。


附加:
本來是休息的一個週日,今年改為 AFC 對 NFC 明星賽 Pro Bowl 比賽日期,因為要準備出戰超級碗,兩隊比賽隊伍的明星球員,就不能代表參加明星賽。而明星賽 Pro Bowl,本來一向是安排在超級碗後的週日舉行,大家齊齊飛往夏威夷,像渡假歡樂一下,舉行 Pro Bowl 比賽。今年卻提早了,在空檔的週日 1月31日,于佛羅里達州邁亞密市的 Sun Life Stadium 舉行。


老來嬌 Brett Favre 喺乜誰?多年前有部美國喜劇,There's Something About Mary 港譯:情迷索瑪麗,曾經演出過自己,Mary 瑪麗的新男友。

【維基百科】Born October 10, 1969; Brett Favre an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers between 1992 and 2007, and for the New York Jets in 2008. As of 2009 he is the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.

Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and raised in the small town of Kiln. He is of French and Choctaw ancestry; one of his paternal grandparents was a Native American affiliated with the Choctaw.

Favre made a cameo appearance in the 1998 romantic comedy film
There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz' love interest.




伸延閱覽:
09-10 NFL Playoffs 雅虎北美體育網頁
Super Bowl XLIV (44) 維基百科
Playoffs Schedules NFL.com
Brett Favre 維基百科


我的舊文:
NFL 超級碗 Super Bowl 2008 part I
NFL 超級碗 Super Bowl 2008 part II
NFL 超級碗 Super Bowl 2008 part III
淺談美國體育產業(2.1)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗”
淺談美國體育產業(2.2)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗”
淺談美國體育產業(2.3)- NFL Super Bowl 美式足球的“超級碗”





14 comments:

exile said...

Go Chargers! We lost! I'm one of the few Amercans who doesn't watch much football. I think it is because I've never dated anyone who does. Most women watch football because their boyfriends or husbands are sports fans. But I do have Chargers T-shirts.

It was a sad day for many Chargers fans in San Diego. The weather was so nice yesterday. They didn't have any excuse for losing. They are asking the City to build them a new football stadium. We are talking big money here. Some locals are pissed off, myself included.

the inner space said...

Exile, OH dating at the football stadium must be very romantic when he is proposing in front of the whole stadium full of people.

I looked at the match highlights the QB missed many TDs.

exile said...

You watch too many Hollywood movies...or may be Budweiser commercials, haha....

the inner space said...

Exile, Talking about commercials, indeed Super Bowl commercials are very costly for all advertizers. There were many classic superbowl commercials from coca-cola, Budweiser, and b4 the banding of cigarettes ads. on TVs the Marlboro brand cigarettes.

I have an archive titled:
超級碗的經典廣告

Enjoy!

exile said...

Haha...that's a great archive post. Americans are nuts over football. Watching super bowl commercial is also a very big part of the game. People will talk about it the next day in the office! Even though you don't watch the game, you better watch the damn commercial! Hong Kong people like to talk about soap-opera plot, we talk about Super Bowl commercial :-)

Do you know it is now illegal to show people drinking alcohol in TV commercials in the U.S? What's it like in HK? Is it ok to show people drinking in commercials?

exile said...

p.s

I just read that Focus on the Family, a Christian non-profit group will air its first Super Bowl spot during the upcoming game.

SICK SICK SICK! I hate that people mix sports with religious and political messages. This group is an anti-abortion group!

It costs US$30 millions for a 30-second spot. WOW!

the inner space said...

Exile, Neither do I drink nor smoke so I have no memory about alcohol ads. I didn't pay attention to tv commercials and I don't follow soap opera on TV too.

the inner space said...

WOW! 30 million for 30 seconds Exile, IF they save the money probably can help more people.

the inner space said...

US IRD has strong auditors to review tax evasion so I don't think they are running a tax evasion scheme so obviously! Evading tax certainly a poor publicity for such large corporation. Can they donate, claim the tax credits, and then sell back commercial time the money comes back round and round.

the inner space said...

Exile, Ted Kennedy's senate seat goes to republican candidate a sad defeat of the OBAMA democrats!

exile said...

????? oh, this morning I read the commercial costs 30 millions, now it says only 3 millions. Must be a misprint this morning. 30 millions sounds insane. 3 millions is cheap!

Our tax code is so complicated. I don't know enough to answer your questions. I can barely do my own tax return, haha....

Well, democrats dug their own grave by making too much compromises with republicans over health care reform. People expect more from the democrats. I think a lot of independent voters (people who can go either si de) just had it with the way democrats handle health care reform. People in Massachusetts are sick of their statewide health care policy, so I suppose they want to punish the democrats. Mr Kennedy must be turning in his grave right now, may be spinning is a better word, haha....talk about no loyalty in American politics.

Pres. Obama said that even if they lost the democrat seat, it would not affect the up-coming health care bill. He must be either having too much to drink or smoke. Politics in the U.S is a bit funnier that soap opera. I watch it with a sense of obligation and sometimes to be honest it is quite entertaining too. I bet the democrat may lose more Senate seats in the coming election. Dropping public option is going to hurt them.

the inner space said...

Exile, I did see 30 millions for 30 seconds on google search at the time I replied to your comment. 3 millions still a GOOD amount of money IF they used that on the women who needed help.

As for Ted Kennedy I thought he was cremated,now he still can turn his back moving within a bigger box.

News said the Democratic party candidate ~ a woman she knew it was going to be a republican senator. So she went for vacation instead of campaigning during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

exile said...

Good morning! You did see 30 millions! So I wasn't going blind :-)

She reminded me of Gore and Kerry who ran for Presisent but didn't really act like they wanted the job (unlike Obama). Some people said she wasn't EXCITING enough, didn't have the fire...blah blah...when she gave the LOSER speech, she was so "gracious" and looked as if she was happy to be the loser. One can never be too cynical about politics. May be she was paid off by the Republicans or health care industry to run a shitty campaign, so they can ruin health care reform.

the inner space said...

Exile, yes I saw 30 millions for 30 seconds but today I couldn't see trace of that they erased everything???

Martha Coakley wants to keep her job as attorney general.