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Writer's Block: Super Bowl XLV

Are you watching the Super Bowl this year? If not, how will you enjoy the day? If you are watching, how will you be celebrating the game?

I am not a football fan, so no. I am so football challenged I mistakenly thought one of the playoff games a couple of weeks ago was the Super Bowl.

I am a Ronald Reagan fan though, and today is his 100th birthday. He was an exceptional leader. He had a clear vision and a charisma that even his fiercest political opponents did not deny. Machiavelli said a prince has to choose between love and respect, but I think Reagan came closer to getting both than any leader ever has.

Economically, he ended bracket creep and stagflation (although both are starting to make a comeback.) In other areas, his Berlin Wall speech was the finest speech any president has ever given on foreign soil.

I believe in an afterlife. I don't know how much people in the afterlife see of this one. I also don't know if Reagan was a football fan. I'd like to think he is enjoying the Super Bowl right now. And enjoying even more that his 100th birthday coincided with Super Bowl Sunday.