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The Sports Guy is not blogging this year's SuperBowl, but Chuck Klosterman apparently is, and while it seems pretty obvious that anyone who doesn't already know who he is will probably want to kick his ass after a few paragraphs, I think it's pretty goddamned terrific.

"When ESPN asked me to cover Super Bowl XL, I was hesitant. I have a lot on my plate these days: I'm developing a sitcom for UPN about Antonio Davis' wife (it is tentatively titled "Oh No You Did Not Just Use The Metric System!" and is slated to star Wanda Sykes). I'm also trying to reenergize the tourist economy of New Orleans with "unconventional" humanitarian Anna Benson (she's like a cross between Thomas Paine and Albert Schweitzer, plus a killer rack). I enjoy watching football, but I also enjoy contributing to the actualization of society; in gambling terminology, this is what we refer to as a push. However, I eventually came to my senses: I simply could not pass up the chance to spend a week in hyper-sexy Detroit (the so-called "Houston of the North") in order to hear 140,000 sportswriters explain why Jerome Bettis is a class act."

This is also a good place to report that my poll results came in; I am forever linking to 'target="_blank"'. Those of you who don't like it... well, I suppose you could "copy shortcut" and then Control+O and paste.