Super Sunday has finally arrived. To grasp how long an NFL season is, consider this is actually week 28 — Two weeks of practice, four preseason games, 17-week regular season, five weeks of the postseason. And tonight, it comes to a head when New England will try to make history.
Yesterday’s big news was Redskins related. Darrell Green And Art Monk are bound for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Green doubled as the announcement press conference’s master of ceremonies while the other inductees were telephoned (including Monk) or driven to the Phoenix Convention Center.
The other news is that owner Dan Snyder broke his public silence on the coaching search. He provided useful information about several aspects of the search — A sign that if he had been semi-open about this process weeks ago, the public reaction would not be so negative.
Joe Gibbs also chatted on the phone. Not surprisingly, when Sir Scribble asked him if he was disappointed the Redskins weren’t moving forward with Gregg Williams and Al Saunders, Coach Joe supported The Danny.
Scrib predicts Jim Fassel will be named Redskins coach on Thursday.
For those who can’t stand pro football, here are four things to do today:
•Do a triple feature at the AMC in Tysons Corner — “There Will Be Blood” at 4 p.m., “Michael Clayton” at 7:05 p.m. and “Juno” at 10:30 p.m. Sir Scribble has seen the last two and highly recommends both of them. Clooney is great in “Michael Clayton” and Ellen Page is hilarious in “Juno.”
•If the movies don’t work out, visit one of Scrib’s favorite restaurants — Bonefish Grill. Locations are Ashburn, Fairfax, Centreville, Alexandria, Frederick and Gaithersburg. Sir Scribble recommends bread (with butter, not the oil) and the bang bang shrimp (with a side of ranch and don’t bother using the chop-sticks).
•Go to Barnes & Noble — another favorite hang-out — And purchase John Grisham’s latest novel “The Appeal.”
•Tape CBS’ coverage of the FBR Open golf tournament and watch it while the Super Bowl is being played.
— Ryan O’Halloran