With this Super Bowl ring I thee…briefly panic

With an impressive combination of German precision, Irish luck and Catholic fertility, my parents managed to produce exactly four NFL championship rings and exactly four children. For most of my childhood, the rings rested unceremoniously on a plaque in our family room, just a few feet from an unlocked side door. Though he valued them [...]

We enjoyed our last few hours as Super Bowl champs

As Super Bowls go, Molly and I prefer the green and gold variety. We even considered a ski trip this weekend, so uninterested were we in Sunday's festivities. But then we were invited to watch the game with some of the greatest Packer fans we know and we cheered up considerably. Our friends created a [...]