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Stairway To Seven

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Well, it didn’t take long for people to start talking about going for Super Bowl ring number seven. Me, I want to enjoy number six for a while. I’m exhausted! And I didn’t even play in the game! Don’t get me wrong, I have had a blast sketching and reporting from sunny Tampa all week, but going back to one cartoon a day will feel like a vacation. I returned late Monday and my body wasn’t ready for the cold again. I watched the game, which I had recorded on my DVR while I was gone, and I got to see some of the plays I missed because I was in the stadium. For instance, I saw Harrison make the interception, but by the end of his run he was out of my line of site. I also got to see the commercials. I really liked the Polamalu remake of the "Mean Joe Greene" ad.

Favorite Ad Winners: We have a three-way tie for the best memory of an ad featuring a Pittsburgh sports star. Queezel wins for the United Airlines ad where Terry Bradshaw appeared from behind his offensive line and said, “and these guys, are my favorite widebodies." CyberGuitar wins for Myron Cope and Jack Lambert riding the Raging Rapids at Kennywood. jt last remembers a so-bad-it’s-funny commercial for A. Crivelli, The Automotive Giant, featuring Louis Lipps. These are all great ads. I remember the last two. That Louis Lipps one was hilariously bad. Thanks for playing!

Post Super Bowl Syndrome: One of my fans and a budding cartoonist, Jim Kozak, sent me this cartoon that I think sums up how we are feeling now that it is all over. I normally make it a policy not to run other people's cartoons, but this was one I couldn't pass up.

Tolkien's Team: Monday’s headline in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was “Lords of the Rings!” I cringed when I saw it because I was already working on a cartoon using the same line. I do a local weekly comic strip called “Brewed On Grant.” It takes place in a fictitious diner, where Rosie, the waitress, serves up coffee and a rapier wit. Frodo comes into the diner this week. So, with this cartoon. I will sign off on my latest Super Bowl Sketch Blog. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing and drawing it. Until the next one …

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