To read what you've missed, here's Mrs. Linklater's wildly improbable treatise regarding black and red uniforms and their powerful effect on game days.
Briefly, she explains how uniform mojo wins games. How red and black uniforms win most games, especially big ones. How white uniforms are the kiss of death. Except if the other team is in green. Naturally, there are exceptions to all of these rules, just to annoy people.
BUT THERE'S MORE! Today, right here on her blog, you can read how Mrs. Linklater covered her ass on Facebook -- after predicting the Giants [wearing white] would win the Super Bowl -- with some well-aimed status updates, posted prior to yesterday's game:
LAST THINGS FIRST. AFTER MAKING ALL HER PREDICTIONS, MRS. L POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE ONE MORE TIME, DRAWING ON HER RENOWNED PENCHANT FOR LEVITY -- JUST TO PROVE THAT SHE IS TRES AMUSING, AS WELL AS AN ABLE PROGNOSTIGLANDINATOR:
GO AHEAD. LAUGH AMONG YOURSELVES. CONTINUING TO WORK BACKWARDS, MRS. L PICKED THE GIANTS TO WIN. AND IN THE COMMENTS, SHE EXPLAINED WHY.
PRIOR TO PICKING THE GIANTS, MRS. L REALIZED EARLY ON THAT A TEAM IN WHITE COULD TAKE IT ALL. THIS MANTRA IS ONE YOU WILL NOTICE THAT SHE MENTIONED OVER AND OVER BECAUSE SHE'S OLD AND REPEATS HERSELF:
Hmmm. The Giants have won all their playoff games in white jerseys. Plus they beat the Pats during the season in white jerseys. And they beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl last time in white jerseys. Clearly they didn't get Mrs. Linklater's memo about white jerseys having no mojo. So. On a limb here. If the Giants wear white jerseys today, their anti-mojo white jerseys don't need style points to win the game.* Just an FYI -- the Pats [AFC] are the designated home team so the Giants should be in white.
* Even tho last year, after winning three road games in white Jerseys, the Steelers
opted for white in the Super Bowl and LOST.
THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET, MRS. L BEGAN THE DAY WITH A PROMISE TO PICK THE WINNER OF THE SUPER BOWL WHEN THE TEAMS RAN ON THE FIELD. FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS WERE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS:
JUST TO HAVE ALL HER BASES COVERED, MRS. L ALSO INVOKED THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED RULE -- NEVER BE ON THE COVER BEFORE A BIG GAME -- UNDER PENALTY OF THE WORLDWIDE KISS OF DEATH.
IN THE END, MANNINGHAM'S VERY COOL RED SHOES PROBABLY CARRIED THE DAY AND HIS CATCH WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.