I assume all of you made it out alive, well, and kicking. The city is still in recovery mode; take a look at the long faces at the Embarcadero Bart station. Too many beers of course and not enough chicken wings, which I always thought were overrated to begin win; I stuck to supreme nachos with enough Velveeta to impress Herb Caen.
*CBS did a pretty good job with the game, broadcast and all, but I'm an NBC guy. The peacock network always seems to bring forth a more crisper show with better camera angles, better cameras period and on the field plus, I like Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth. Jim Nantz is OK and decent but his occasional "this is bigger than life" moments reap a certain phoniness --he's probably a Republican. Phil Simms is just OK too and he talks way too much. So does Collinsworth but he's smart enough and I'm interested. Simms is Joe Theismann without the smarminess.
*Pete Rozell, the late, former NFL commissioner, used to joke (correctly) that God was an NFL fan because "it never rains on Super Bowl Sunday." Well, Rozell was right. Yeah, it rained in Miami a few years back but that's it.
It's been raining like hell here for the past month and suddenly, February feels like Palm Springs, to hell with El Nino. CBS and NFL execs, while taking a break from cocktails and hookers, had to be elated --so too, the city of Santa Clara.
*Contrary to popular opinion not everyone was thrilled with SB50. Boulevard restaurant on the Embarcadero was a virtual ghost town for most of the week but I'm never going to feel sorry for Nancy Oakes and her overrated, over-priced pork chops. Pass the shot of 1800.
*ABC News is really interested in KTVU weather guy, Steve Paulson, to the point where an offer will soon be on the table. Then again, Paulson, a Bay Area guy, seems comfortable in Oakland and better yet, doesn't talk like a pirate.
*The latest on the South Bay TV couple --he's being charged with a Domestic Violence hit (in court, Feb. 22) and she's wanting to nail him to the poor farm. His bank and checking accounts were raided. In the meantime, she was so determined to keep her power and position at the station to the point where she was having an affair with a married man who worked as the Interactive Media mgr and is now, too, a prominent radio guy for a SF radio station.