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Playoffs, Round Two

Four more playoff games this weekend.

Of course, the Jets game is the one that concerns me most. Gang Green goes up against the Chargers this week, a very tough assignment. It should be a classic confrontation of offense against defense. San Diego will be heavily favored... but hey, the Jets have prevailed as a heavy underdog before... most recently, the last time they went to San Diego for a playoff game. Here's hoping Rex and boys can do it again, and knock off the mighty Bolts, Philip Rivers, and that running back who stole LT's nickname.

In the other AFC game, Colts versus Ravens would normally be a tough call for me. Once upon a time, I used to love the Baltimore Colts and their great QB, Johnny Unitas, still the best ever to play the game. Deserting Baltimore for Indy was a crime, however, and killed whatever lingering affection I had for the organization. Still dislike the Irsays, I must admit, but in recent years I've come round again. It's hard not to cheer for Eli's Big Brother, and I admired Tony Dungy too; a much classier coach than his archrival, Evil Little Bill. (Of course, Dungy is gone this year). Against all that, we have the Ravens. Great D, and I like great D. But I don't like Ray Lewis, for reasons I've stated in earlier posts. I also like ravens (see my books) and Edgar Allen Poe. All of which would have left me on the fence for this one. The deciding factor? The way the Colts laid down those last two games. Yes, it helped my Jets, but I still think it stinks. You play to win the game... or should. So I'm hoping that the football gods will punish the Horseshoe Heads for that, and let the Ravens smack them down.

And if the Jets and Ravens should both win... hey, the AFC championship would be played in Giants Stadium. One last hurrah for the old gal. That would be swell too.

Over in the NFC, I'm rooting for the Saints over the Cardinals. I mean, no brainer, how can you root against the Saints? New Orleans is a great city, and deserves something great after the last few years. I love New Orleans. Arizona, not so much. Besides, the Pottsville Maroons still must be avenged.

And of course I'll be pulling for the Vikings over the Cowboys. The Vikes have played in four SuperBowls and lost all of them, so they're overdue (though not as due as the Saints or the Jets). And I like Brett, who was once a Jet, however briefly. Besides, the other team is the Cowboys. Jerry Jones, George W. Bush, arrogance and evil. Down they go! Die, Cowboys, die!



Jan. 15th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
He has been seen in the box with Jerry Jones as of late. As to when this evil union began I cannot say, but I don't believe he is actually involved with the Cowboys. If he was I'm sure they wouldn't have won a single game all season. Heck, look what he did to our country in only 4 short years. Go Vikes!!
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Bush
It was 8 long years, actually. Very long.
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Bush
No, no. Clearly this guy knows what he is talking about and his opinion matters. It was 4 years, right?

I copy all of my opinions from informed voters.
Jan. 16th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: Bush
Wow. I must be off my game today. That's what I get for slacking off at work.

***correction 8 years***

I guess it's just hard for me to believe that he got elected to a second term. Selective amnesia perhaps?
Jan. 16th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: Bush
Well, have we figured out who the Great and Powerful Oz... er, Obama wants us all to root for?

I guess I can't hate you guys for hating the Cowboys because Bush is a fan... obnoxious fans are the reason I dislike the Eagles and the Pats. But still, if one guy is enough...
Jan. 16th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Re: Bush
What might have been...
Jan. 16th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Bush
Don't get the Bush hatred. He was President during a very bad time, but that doesn't make him a very bad President. Obviously he wasn't great enough to rise above the challenge, but then that doesn't make him the worst ever, just mediocre. Why not just let him scuffle off into retirement? He's not hurting anyone.
Jan. 16th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: Bush
Ah, obviously a case of on e foreign invader showing courtesy to another.


George R.R. Martin
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