Ravens: When in Rome...
...you better not do what the Romans do if you're a Ravens fan, because the Romans don't even know the Ravens exist. If you want to monitor the Ravens/Steelers game, not only do you have to stay up until 2:20 a.m. for kickoff, you've also got to buy the NFL.com audio package to listen to Jerry Sandusky and Co. call the game.
I haven't done that yet, because I'm not sure I can stay awake. I've been eating pasta at every meal to maintain my strength, but I'm still fading as the clock gets ready to strike one and I've got to be up for a 7:15 tour of the Vatican City.
I'm right in the middle of my Roman holiday, which included a tour of The Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. It wasn't really called The Coliseum back when the lions played there. It was called the Flavian Amphitheatre, but I guess that was too hard to remember during the dark ages and everybody just started calling it the Coliseum.
Very impressive. I've also spent time in Florence, Siena and Assisi over the past week reliving the Renaissance. Apparently, that Michelangelo fellow had a great deal of time on his hands.