By Bob urban

burban@tnonline.com

@$:I spent the last two weeks trying to figure out who I wanted to win tomorrow's Super Bowl.

My Steelers didn't even make the playoffs this year, so I didn't have any loyalties going into the post season.

For awhile I was leaning a little toward the Jets, one, because they were heavy underdogs, and two, because I like the brash demeanor of their coach, Rex Ryan.

But after the Jets were eliminated by Indianapolis, I couldn't make up my mind between the Colts and Saints in the finale.

Then I read a story this week that reported that James Carville, the liberal political strategist and commentator, grew up in Louisiana and is a die-hard Saints' fan for most of his life.

Considering that Carville is the second most obnoxious man on television next to Keith Olbermann, I now know who I'm rooting for in the Super Bowl.

Go Colts!!!!

I'm on a roll. Here's why. A loyal reader sent me this quiz. He said it was for his sharp-witted friends (not nit-witted). And it's a test for us "old kids". I took the test and am proud to say I scored a hundred percent. Got 'em all right. Which leads me to the question, why can I remember things for 40, 50 years ago, but not events that happened two hours ago.

If you're a baby boomer or older, take the test, and see how you make out. Answers will be provided.

1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. .In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.

3'Get your kicks, __________________.'

4. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

5.'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.'

6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'

7. Nestle's makes the very best . .. . . _______________.'

8. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________. '

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ & _______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50s and 60s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.

ANSWERS:

1. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

2. The Ed Sullivan Show

3. On Route 66

4. To protect the innocent.

5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

6. The limbo

7. Chocolate

8. Louis Armstrong

9. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and GodBless.'

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop