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Thankfully, Super Bowl 50 is in the Books, not only did it not live up to the Hype, it was Boring and the Half Time Show needs to go—but I do expect to see Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers back NEXT Year

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Like everyone else who watched the Super Bowl, I had expectations


Honolulu, HI, 02-08-2016 Monday: Aloha, welcome to the first author OTHER than Moses Scharbug for 2016.  Like everyone else, I watched the Super Bowl 50 game yesterday and I had expectations both good and bad as to who would win, how they would do it, and how horrible the score would end up being at the end.  I think that most everyone expected Carolina to win because the team is young, dynamic, and their quarterback, well; there is no one better than Cam Newton is with the exception of the ‘sheriff’ himself, Peyton Manning. 
 My dad always told me as a kid, Cherry, offense wins games, and defense wins championships.  I am sure he heard that from some luminary such as Vince Lombardi or some other iconic head coach out of the darkness of history and that was on display last night in Super Bowl 50. 
Throughout the regular season, the Carolina Panthers steamrolled over one team after another, losing ONLY to the Atlanta Falcons a couple of weeks after they wiped them off the map.  I suspect that after blowing Atlanta out 38-0 in their 13th game that when they matched up again, the team took them lightly and lost by a score of 20-13.   
Perhaps the league should not award the MVP until after the Super Bowl AND the Pro Bowl—it is a recipe for embarrassment if the winner cannot deliver
The night before the Super Bowl, Cam Newton won the MVP of the league and so came onto the field in the 49ers’ stadium wearing gold shoes with ‘MVP’ emblazoned on them and his Superman shirt.  Undoubtedly, he is ‘Superman’ as all season long, he has rolled up one team after another, leaping for touchdowns over quivering defenses while passing for more yards than anyone I can remember. 
I think it all went to his head and that is the second thing my father told me as I was learning how to bet and how to handicap teams from my father, a veteran better who won more than he ever lost. 
He told me that many times, first-timers to the Super Bowl are so in awe of being there that, they allow all of the hype and the fanfare to go to their heads and then when they hit the field, they lose and lose big. 
I suspect the Carolina Panthers expected to beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and so took it lightly and lost.  Granted, the score was not crushing but it was bruising at 24-10 and less than what the Panthers lost to the Patriots several years ago in another Super Bowl.  
Let’s do things the OLD way—put the Pro Bowl on after the Super Bowl and let the two coaches who lose the Conference Finals be the coaches
My feelings are as thus: first, the league should return the Pro Bowl to the Sunday AFTER the Super Bowl and then hand out ALL of the awards at a ceremony capping it.  This would prevent a young man such as Cam Newton acclaimed as ‘league MVP’ and showing it off in his unique style, and then going out and suffering what must have been a major embarrassment for him. 
All of this talk, about being a ‘black quarterback’ and how ‘black quarterbacks scare (unnamed) people’ put him into an even deeper rut.  When things started going against him, he and his team struggled to adjust and while the Broncos never put it out of reach until the last couple of minutes with a two-point conversion, the Panthers could have won the game had they been able to adjust.  
The Broncos went out there hoping to slow down Carolina and capitalize on their offensive mistakes…
The Broncos certainly did not go out there and win the game with offense; no, they won it with Peyton being able to move the ball enough that when they had the opportunity, they could get a field goal more so than a touchdown. 
On the other hand, the defense of the Broncos went out there and played to win and in doing so managed to destabilize Cam Newton, getting him off his rhythm and making him look behind him more than he had done the entire season. 
He heard footsteps coming from all sides and had difficult scrambling out of the pocket and going up field and for the first time, his legs were indecisive rather than decisive. 
I am sure that some of the hits he received did cause him trouble with his non-throwing shoulder because he exhibited distress and discomfort on several occasions when he picked himself up off the apparently slippery turf.   
Peyton did not deliver an all-star performance either…
Peyton also had trouble with the turf as he slipped several times and had trouble scrambling out of danger although he did a better job than did Newton.  The Broncos kept up the pressure because they at least were able to get field goals when they needed them while Carolina blew their first field goal attempt and did not make another until later in the game. 
There were numerous times when I thought ‘here, the Panthers are going to make their run’ and then they fell by the sideline giving up the ball and allowing the Broncos to continue ticking minutes off the clock.  In the end, it was indeed desperation time and Cam Newton did not even manage to rise to the occasion then.   
Do we really need to have a half time show?  It hurts the game
Something else I would criticize is the need for this massive half-time show with all sorts of stars, this year being Coldplay, our local boy, Bruno Mars, and of course, Beyoncé.  Is this really necessary, Commissioner Goodell, do we really need to hold the game up for 45 minutes or so, so we can make the game desirable to everyone? 
In my father’s time 50 years ago, players played football and the halftime might be home to some marching bands but really, spending millions of dollars on questionable entertainment meanwhile the players go somewhat cold in the locker room does not make sense to me. 
Put the half time show on the Pro Bowl and then most likely you would have millions of fans tuning in to actually watch the game, one we love holding at Aloha Stadium.  That is also the time you hand out ALL of the awards and have everyone including the older stars come to the islands where everyone can have an ono time, we love football here and would love to have a team of our own.   
The Panthers will be back next year but hopefully, Peyton WON’T
I expect next year, the Carolina Panthers will be back and my hope is that Peyton Manning will do the smart thing and toss in the towel and ride off into the sunset a winner.  The team already has a competent quarterback on the bench waiting to succeed him so why would Peyton get “Tom Brady fever” and think that he can go on and on until he becomes an embarrassment? 
After all, Brett Favre could not leave when he was doing well and had to play for two teams—one a nothing, the New York Jets and then worse, a mortal enemy of the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings—because he could not give up the game. 
We know Tom Brady will be back next year but I agree with others here at the blog that his only road from here goes downhill and if he does not take an exit, he, too, will suffer humbling embarrassment.  Retire, Peyton, do yourself a favor, because I doubt you will ever be here again and worse, the Carolina Panthers will be back and gunning for you.  
Finally, Super Bowl 50 was BORING
I hate to say this, Super Bowl 50 was a boring game, and I am not the only one who thought that either.  It definitely was not one for the books.  We knew that either we would have a blowout with a young wild team tearing apart an older, veteran team or we would have the veteran team fighting to keep ahead of a younger one using whatever tricks, luck, and defensive heart with which, they could keep the youngsters at bay. 
Add the tiresome half time show, the hype of the game being Number 50, the stars, the build-up, and then the game and I hate to say it, it was a real sleeper.  All day long, the Super Bowl hype went on and numerous viewers at the home were ready to go home two hours before it began.
Worse, many people at our home were dozing off in the fourth quarter, which is never a good sign although the booze and other amenities, as well as lots of pupus, caused the malaise on such a beautiful day. 
I hope next year that Super Bowl LI is going to be far more exciting and that the Carolina Panthers will go up against Tom Brady and the Patriots and CRUSH them.  Can you do that, Carolina, or were you just HYPE?  Only next year will tell.          
Thanks, my friends!
Cheryl La Tigre
Cheryl La Tigre
CEC, ACF, Chefs de Cuisine Association of Honolulu, Hawaii
This is a photo of me back in the 1980’s when I was working at a hotel in Honolulu, HI, on Waikiki Beach.  I began my career in the early 1970’s when I apprenticed to cook under one of the masters on the Big Island where I was born.  I moved to Oahu in the early 1980’s after having worked in both Kona and Hilo, HI, and have been there for most of my professional career.  I have also worked on Maui for a few years (1995-1998) and have been on Kauai (2001-2003) before returning to Honolulu.  My goal is to prepare the next generation of chefs for the future and to help the underprivileged in their struggle to attain careers in the foodservice industry.
Chef Cheryl La Tigre writes from Honolulu, HI.

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02-08-2016 M Miscellaneous Articles Index, Part XXVIII: “Thankfully, Super Bowl 50 is in the Books, not only did it not live up to the Hype, it was Boring and the Half Time Show needs to go—but I do expect to see Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers back NEXT Year” by Chef Cheryl La Tigre
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TODAY IN HISTORY—FEBRUARY 08, 2016:


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A.    0421: Flavius Constantine becomes Emperor Constantine of the Western Roman Empire.
B.     1587: Mary, Queen of Scots suffered beheading at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
C.    1600: A court in the Vatican City sentences scholar Giordano Bruno to death.
D.    1622: King James I disbands the English Parliament.
E.     1690: French and Indian troops set the Schenectady settlement in New York afire.
F.     1693: The second college to receive its royal charter in North America is the William & Mary College in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia.
G.    1744: A combined French and Spanish fleet sets sail from Toulon, France.
H.    1807: Napoleon Bonaparte’s army defeats the Russians at the Battle of Eylau.
I.       1809: Emperor Franz I of the Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on France.
J.      1837: The Senate chooses the first vice president, Richard Johnson, to serve under President Martin van Buren.
K.    1861: The Confederate States of America form in Montgomery, Alabama.
L.     1862: The Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, ended in a victory for Union forces led by General Ambrose E. Burnside.  Result: the Federals gain control of Pamlico Sound.
M.  1865: The first black major in the U.S. Army, Martin Robinson Delany, receives his rank.
N.    1883: Louis Waterman begins an experiment to invent the fountain pen.
O.    1887: The Dawes Act authorizes the U.S. president to survey the Native American tribal lands and to divide them into individual allotments.
P.     1904: The Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur.
Q.    1910: In Chicago, William D. Boyce chartered the Boy Scouts of America on this date.
R.    1916: During World War I, the French cruiser, Admiral Charnier, was torpedoed off the coast of Syria resulting in the loss of 374 lives.
S.      1918: “Stars & Stripes,” a weekly U.S. armed forces newspaper undergoes its first publication.
T.     1922: President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.
U.    1924: Then first execution by gas in the U.S. took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as Gee Jon, a Chinese immigrant convicted of murder, was put to death.
V.    1926: Germany’s Reichstag decides to apply for membership in the League of Nations.
W.  1940: The Nazis establish the first large Eastern European ghetto for Jews at Lodz in Poland.
X.    1941: Japanese armored barges begin crossing the Strait of Johor for the final assault on the British bastion of Singapore.
Y.    1942: During World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later. Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress advises President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that Americans of Japanese descent should be incarcerated en masse until the end of hostilities so they do not oppose the U.S. war effort. 
Z.     1943: The Red Army recaptures Kursk from the Axis troops defending it.
AA.                      1944: Harry McAlpin becomes the first black reporter credited to cover the White House.
BB.                       1946: Future Canned Heat drummer, Adolf “Fito” de la Parra, is born in Mexico.   
CC.                      1950: Center Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics becomes the first NBA player with 50 or more (51) rebounds in a single season.
DD.                      1952: Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed her accession to the British throne following the death of her father, King George VI.
EE.                       1963: Members of the Baath Socialist Party overthrew Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel-Karim Kassem, who was executed the next day.  Meanwhile, the AFL’s Dallas Texans become the Kansas City Chiefs.
FF.1968: Three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.
GG.                     1969: A meteorite weighing more than one ton crashes into Chihuahua, Mexico.
HH.                     1971: South Vietnamese troops invade the neighboring country of Laos in order to STOP infiltration down the Ho Chi Minh Trail from North Vietnam.  Elsewhere, the NASDAQ stock market index debuts.
II.   1973: Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate Scandal, including its chair, Senator Sam J. Ervin, D-NC.
JJ. 1974: The last three-man crew of the Skylab space station, consisting of Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue, and Edward Gibson, returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space.  Skylab remained in orbit another five years before plunging to its fiery destruction in 1979.  Meanwhile, the soap opera, “The Secret Storm,” ends its 20-year run. 
KK.                     1978: For the first time on radio, proceedings in the U.S. Senate undergo broadcast.
LL.                       1983: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of four goals in ONE period.  Meanwhile, Ariel Sharon resigns from the Israeli government after an inquiry shows that he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982.
MM.                  1986: Spud Webb of the NBA Atlanta Hawks, at 5-feet, 7-inches wins the NBA’s Slam Dunk Competition.
NN.                      1989: 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores.
OO.                     1990: “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney receives a suspension from CBS for racial remarks a Gay magazine attributed to him.
PP.1991: Major League Baseball’s Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox sets MLB salary record of $5,380,250 per year.
QQ.                     1993: General Motors sue NBC, alleging that the “Dateline NBC” program had rigged 2 truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fire. 
RR.                      1996: The NFL and the city of Cleveland agree to allow Browns' owner Art Modell to move his team to Baltimore but he has to leave the Browns’ name behind.
SS. 2004: President George W. Bush denied marching America into war against Iraq under false pretenses and said in an interview broadcast on NBCsMeet the Press” the U.S.-led invasion was necessary because Saddam Hussein could have developed nuclear weapons.
TT.                       2012: Western Europe’s cold wave continues with over 400 dead and with the Danube River frozen for 170 kilometers.
UU.                      2013: An ongoing investigation into a hacker who hacked into the email accounts of former President George W. Bush and many others commenced on this date and continues to move ahead.
VV.                      2014The U.S. Congress will as for $4.5 billion for additional missile defense spending over the next five years; the funds would partially pay for new radar in Alaska, indicating safety concerns regarding missiles from Iran and North Korea.
WW.                 2015Beck wins Album of the Year and Sam Smith wins both Song and Record of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, while “The Grand Budapest Hotel” wins five awards and “Boyhood” wins best film at the 68th BAFTA Awards.

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1 comment:

  1. Cheryl was among the first to discuss the Super Bowl last night and did so around 12:02 A.M. this morning. It was a great game in that it was a defensive slugfest but what it was not was an EXCITING one. The commercials sucked, the half time show was horrible and I must say at my age, watching a bunch of punks hip-hopping around the stage. Worse, is the crowd of kids they allow to come running in so they can surround the stage acting like fools. I agree with Cheryl, let us go back to the way we used to see the game, sans all of this half-time bullshit. Are you listening, Commissioner Goodell? / Posted by Chef B.H. “BC” Cznystekinki of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, posted @ 10:15 A.M. PST

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