The Cardinals can set records for most points scored (51-45 over the Packers), but also for most points allowed in two playoff games in a row—90. Wow, from that first Saints drive to tie it at 7-7, I knew it was going to be a long day for Arizona. And it was a very long day indeed. The only bright spot was that the Saints didn’t run up the score, because it certainly looked like they could have gotten it into the sixties. The Saints team that showed up against the Cardinals looked good enough to beat anyone else in the league, call it the Brees/Bush combine. And Drew Breese looked like he should have won the MVP this year.
I saw The Young Victoria and enjoyed it. Emily Blunt played Victoria from seventeen to sometime in her mid-twenties, after her marriage to Prince Albert and the birth of their first child. It was a typical British period piece, focusing on the political schemes of those surrounding the young girl, who was shielded from all connection with the public from her birth to her eighteenth birthday. But the willful Victoria managed to circumvent all the plots to keep her out of the monarchy and went on, with the help of Albert, to rule for over sixty years, initiating many reforms in housing, medicine, and working conditions. The recreation of mid-nineteenth century England was good enough to merit seeing this film, but the real reason for seeing it is the performance of Emily Blunt as the young Victoria.