The Patriots and the price of boring!

February 1, 2008          Comments (8)

Unless you live under a large rock you know that the Super Bowl is this Sunday. You also know that the New York Giants are playing the perfect 18-0 Patriots. And if you didn’t know now you do.

There is a problem with being perfect though: It’s boring!

Here’s why.

When you go to that very fancy restaurant with the four star reviews and they’ve got the fine linen and the coordinated presentation of dishes, it costs hundreds of dollars to eat there.

But it’s okay, because they’re perfect.

Which is a problem.

Because dinner consists of not much except noticing how imperfect they are. The second course came six minutes later than it should of (ten, even!). The salad was really good, but not as perfect as it was last time. And the valet…you had to wait in the cold for at least thirty seconds before your car came. What a let down.

A let down?

The place is a gift in a world filled with compromise. And all you can do is notice that it’s not perfect. I think it’s more productive to focus on interesting.

Interesting is attainable, and interesting is remarkable. Interesting is fresh every day.

The Giants are interesting. And they are going to be even more interesting when they beat the New England Patriots this Sunday!

I can see the headline already, “18 Straight Wins and 1 GIANT Loss!”

Let’s go Blue! Let’s GO!

P.S. I’m doing boxes with my lucky brother-in-law!



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8 Comments »

  1. “18 Straight Wins and 1 GIANT Loss” – Amazing!

    Comment by Best Quote Ever — February 1, 2008 @ 11:43 am

  2. Best Quote Ever,

    It will be even better when it’s true!

    -Adam

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — February 1, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

  3. Love this article. It’s so true in so many ways. If the Giants win that is 100% going to be the headline. Did you make that up?

    Keep rocking Adam. You are doing amazing things!

    -BL

    Comment by Bob — February 2, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  4. Bob,

    I did. I think it’s a winner if I can say so myself. And thanks for the kind words!

    Best,

    -A

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — February 2, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

  5. LET’S GO GMEN!!! LET’S GO GMEN!!! LET’S GO GMEN!!!

    I think God read this wonderful post…

    Comment by Rick — February 4, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

  6. Rick, you got that right!

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — February 4, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

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  8. I like the way you set up your blog. This is really nice. Awesome posts by the way. You are a fantastic writer!

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    Comment by Lil T — July 30, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

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