Red Hot Pimp Roadkill Superbowl XLVIII Rundown

Never before in the history of the NFL has there been a stranger Superbowl, EVER.  The obvious omen to set off this chain of events was hands-down Joe Namath’s Roadkill Pimp mink coat!  Now I realize it is part of what this guy is known for, to wear loud coats, but this was just too much!  I was really rooting for the poor guy, seriously.  I wiped the tears of laughter from my eyes as I stared at the man in his fluffy-wuffy fashionista attire, rooting for the old man.  I said aloud to Michael, “Maybe he can pull this moment off with the coin toss and look somewhat dashing and “chic” in a ridonkulous, eccentric sort of way.”   No sooner had I uttered the words and stifled my laughter when suddenly from no where, this star quarterback with 12 years’ NFL playing experience tosses the coin TOO EARLY and confuses everyone, saved by the referee.  Relive the moment with me, please.  It’s totally worth it.

 

*Sighs.*  Poor guy.  Absolute fail.  And this isn’t the only time he’s tried to bring a big show to add to his “legacy” only to cause millions of onlookers to face-palm and moan, but we’ll stick to the game.

Little did I know this little event was the first link in the chain reaction of strangeness that was to trail along for the rest of the event.  Discussing the quarter-by quarter rundown of the game is redundant.  It’s already all over the web.  But I do have one question:  Did the Broncos even bother to prepare?  Honestly, I think they would have done better if they had stood on the field and picked each others’ noses than to have displayed that debacle of…whatever that was!

I love to root for the underdog, and since I have nothing invested in either team, I figured I would root for the Broncs.  And who with a heart couldn’t pity the poor guys after that  early snap ended up in the end zone?  I mean…really?  Wow.  Skip ahead to the end of the 2nd, and  though I knew in my heart of hearts it wasn’t going to change, I still remained optimistic.  This was the Super Bowl after all, and something had to get exciting!  I felt bored and totally UN-entertained.  No excitement.

First half over, and time for the halftime show!  I was curious to see how these guys worked together!

How do you blend Bruno Mars with the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Although the strangeness of the match-up was fitting right in with the weird theme of the game, I was still curious to see how it would play out. So, do I think he did it?  Oh yeah, yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…uh! Totally awesome show!  He brought his game face, and entertained with a LIVE voice…great show!  I LOVED the James Brown Dancing and drum solo.  And when the Chilli Peppers came on, you knew the song was building to it, and they came on playing my favorite song!  Woot! It was so great.  And they didn’t even bother to Try to blend.  They kept their own style, yet pulled it off.  The only disappointment for me was that Flea didn’t get at least 10 seconds of solo camera time.  I totally love that dude.

And the commercials?  I would say they were unremarkable if they weren’t so disappointing.  NONE of them were Super Bowl material.  For most, if they weren’t dumb, then they were totally NOT funny.  I’d rather have watched Joe Namath walk around with his dead muppet coat for entertainment than the commercials.  Sheesh.  If I had to pick, I would have to say that Budweiser had the best batting average, but   Coca-cola had a commercial that I liked best. I’ll link it at the end of this blog, which is coming soon, dear readers!

After the great halftime show,  I was carrying a little optimism.  Maybe the Broncos would come back…maybe the commercials would get better.  Anything is possible,  right?  So, the kick-off starts the game, Percy Harvin catches the ball, and he runs the ball 87 yards for a touchdown.  And that was it for me.  I was too angry to be deflated.  Seriously.  That was just embarrassing.  I refused to pity them any more.  They just were NOT playing football.  So, I picked up my hook and started to crochet.  The true roadkill wasn’t the muppet fluffy-wuffy pimp coat, it was the Denver Broncos.

The rest of the game, they say, is history.  The only moment of glory for the Broncos was one touchdown followed by a successful two-point conversion.  If they’d wanted to win as badly as they wanted to avoid a shut-out, they may have won.  Who knows.

I loved the “puppy” Budweiser commercial, but I don’t recall it being played until AFTER the game.  But, here is my favorite.  I think the majority of you will see why.  Total awesomeness.  I hope they run this one all year.

http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/43869434/1124297/

http://isayoui.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/theres-this-event-called-the-super-bowl/

http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/62450641/29/

http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/54859530/4505/

http://newamericangospel.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/worstdecision14/

Ta-ta for now!  When next I return, I promise some crochet magic!

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Free Pattern: Crochet Fast and Easy Men’s Reversible Scarf

And here it is, delivered during the Christmas Crunch!  I have literally thrown together the pictures, but I did take time to be sure the pattern was correct!

I used Lion Brand Homespun as my contrasting color in the black scarf, and you can see how a somewhat “textured” yarn can change up the look of the scarf.  I just love it when a project comes together like that!  A little trim can sometimes go a LONG way!

Sides "A" and "B" side-by-side comparison

Sides “A” and “B” side-by-side comparison

And here are my “thrown together” pictures for your amusement!

Before I throw this pattern at you, I’d like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, whatever it may be that you celebrate, and hope that you and yours will have a great upcoming year!  Now, let me post this pattern and RUN!  I’ve got tons to do before Christmas!

The .pdf for this pattern is available as a free download on my Ravelry pattern page here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-reversible-scarf

Men’s Reversible Scarf Crochet Pattern:

reversiblescarf

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Stitches Used:  Double crochet, single crochet, and crab stitch (a.k.a. reverse single crochet).  Crab stitch directions are included in the pattern.  Crab stitch is optional for the border.  Image shown does not have optional trim.

Gauge:   2 rows of 4 dc = 1”x1”Materials:

Hook Size:  I (5.50 MM)

Yarn Weight:  Worsted, 10 ply (Brand I used is Red Heart Super Saver)

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Scissors

Terms:

ch:  chain

sc:  single crochet

dc:  double crochet

sl st:  slip stitch

BLO:  Back loop only

MC:  Main color

CC:  Contrasting color

Special Stitch:  Crab Stitch (A.K.A. Reverse Single Crochet)

  1.  Insert hook from front to back, into the 1st stitch to the right.
  2. Yarn over (yo) and draw through the stitch.  You will have two loops on your hook, just as you would with a normal sc.
  3. Yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.
  4. Repeat these steps for each stitch in the row.

Special Notes:  A general rule of thumb, if you are unsure of how long to make your scarf, is to make the scarf as long as the wearer is tall. The scarf shown in the picture above is made to that ratio.

If you are a very new beginner, remember that the beginning chain for each row counts as your first stitch.  If you ch-1, it will count as your 1st sc, so you will skip that very first stitch, then make your sc stitch in that 2nd stitch in the row.  You will now have two stitches on that row so far.  The ch-1 is the first stitch; the sc in the next stitch is your 2nd stitch.  Starting off in this manner will assure that your rows stay straight.  The same applies for dc rows.  You will ch-3 and skip that very first stitch.

Scarf Pattern:

With MC, make a foundation chain (ch) for however long you wish your scarf to be.  Stitch count does not matter for this pattern.

Row 1:    After achieving your length, ch an extra 3 (will count as 1st dc), then dc into 4th chain from hook.  *DC into next ch.  Repeat from * to last ch.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3.  (Counts as first dc) * dc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Change to CC.  Turn.

Row 4:  ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Change back to MC.  Turn.

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 6:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 7:  Ch 3.  *dc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 8:  Ch 1.  *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Turn.

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 10:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 11:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 12:  Repeat Row 4.

Row 13:  Repeat Row 7.

Row 14:  Repeat Row 8.

Row 15:  Repeat row 3.

Row 16:  Ch 1.  (Counts as first sc) * sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (1st corner of trim made.)

Row 17:  Now we will work on the second side of the scarf’s trim.  Row 16 above started the first row of the trim.  Keeping the same side of the scarf facing you as in row 16, turn the scarf vertically, with the short edge facing up.  * sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (3rd corner of trim made.)

Row 18:  Keeping the same side of the scarf facing you, turn the scarf horizontally again, with the long side facing up. *sc into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  3 sc into last st.  (4th corner of trim made.)  Join with sl st into beginning sc of row 16.  Finish off and weave in ends.

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Optional Trim:  Do not finish off at the end of Row 18.  Chain 1.  Crab stitch in each stitch of border all the way around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

If you would like to have the matching reversible beanie pattern for this hat, you can get the free pattern from my blog, or download the .pdf file from my ravelry pattern page.  There is no need to be a member on ravelry to download!  This pattern also includes a matching reversible cowl.  The links for the blog post and .pdf are posted below.  Here is a picture to reference.

Macho Man Versatility:   Reversible hat and cowl set blog post

.pdf download on ravelry

Example of one side of the matching pattern below:

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.