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And now it's Championship Sunday in the NFL.

I meant to post about last week's fantastic Giants win at Green Bay, but there was so much else to catch up on when Parris and I returned from LA, I never got the chance. Needless to say, it was a magical afternoon, and did help take some of the sting out of losing the Golden Globe. Parris and I watched the first half of the game while dressing for the awards banquet, right up to that last second Hail Mary TD that Eli tossed to Hakeem Nicks. I still have trouble believing that one, but it had the both of us screaming. We listened to the third quarter in the limo creeping toward the Beverly Hilton past all the security and the crowds of religious lunatics. But then it was time to go into the banquet. Fortunately, David Benioff (another Giants fan) had an app on his iPhone that allowed him to check the score, and he kept updating the table. I had to bite my tongue to keep from screaming "YEAH! G-MEN" when we finally locked it up.

Hard to believe it has already been a week.

So... another tough game today against the 49ers. And the rain will not help. Here's hoping the Giants still have some magic left. Win or lose, though, this has been an incredible run. After that dismal loss to the Redskins late in the season, I really thought they were done. I've never been so pleased to be proven wrong, wrong, wrong.

As for the early game, the AFC championship, I will be pulling for the Ravens, of course. Should the Giants advance to the Superbowl, I would much rather face Joe Flacco than Tom Brady... and I would prefer the "revenge factor" working on my side. Let's give the Giants a chance to avenge 2000, instead of having Brady and Evil Little Bill trying to avenge 2007.

But that's secondary for me. Pats or Ravens, we'll take either one. First we need to get past the Niners.

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lcmello
Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the game. I'll be watching both here.

I have no rooting interest on the NFC championship game, so here's hoping your side wins.

The AFC championship game, on the other hand, is Evil x Evil for me, so whatever happens is bad. Believe it or not, the Patriots are the Lesser Evil in my book, so... boy, I feel sick already.
uawildcatgrl
Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Brady and the Pats all the way! :D
boskier
Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for you to post on this game. Since the Saints are out, I'll now be pulling for the Giants. I've always been a Manning fan.
And just a small observation from last week's game. Is it just me, or does it look like the eyes of Aaron Rodgers strikingly resembles those of the White Walkers?
hippoiathanatoi
Jan. 22nd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
I recall thinking that that was probably the day you wished you had an iPhone so you can keep an eye on the Giants. It was a good game. Manning really stepped up.

Game of the weekend was the 49ers-Saints game, though. One of the best playoff games I've ever seen, with the 49ers kind of reminding me of the 2003 playoff against the Giants. Hopefully today's game will be fully as exciting (though I'm sure you'll be hoping for a different result!)

Greatest playoff game ever? According to family lore, it's the 1982 San Diego-Miami game; it's legendary. 24-0 after the 1st quarter, Miami rallied, ending the half with this beauty of a play, then went on to trade the lead back and forth until OT, missed field goal, another one blocked, Winslow carted off the field after playing to exhaustion, a 400+ yard game for Dan Fouts... Amazing.

There's a long higlight reel online, I see.



Edited at 2012-01-22 08:06 pm (UTC)
insurrbution
Jan. 22nd, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
I only follow NFL during play off & championship time.

I have a strong feeling that the final match up on Superbowl Sunday will be between the Ravens and the Giants.

Kind of Seven Kingdoms, isn't it? The giants (wildlings) vs the ravens (Night's Watch)...haven't thought of that till now.
Christian Sizemore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry George--gotta go with the Niners
After all, you've had an incredible year on all fronts, you can't have everything. Go 49ers!
matthew_at
Jan. 22nd, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Should be a great game this afternoon; real smash-mouth football.

I'd rather my team play the Ravens, too; they've looked both dominant and dismal this season (losing to my Chargers was quite embarrassing.)

And although I have nothing against Tim Tebow (I rooted for him plenty when he was on my fantasy football team), I'm happy the Broncos got eliminated last week. I don't think I could've lasted another week of reading about ALL THINGS TEBOW.

timill
Jan. 22nd, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Best of luck, and see you in a fortnight...
stuey46
Jan. 22nd, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Boom!
Evil Little Bill just cursed that kicker, and we are on our way to another Superbowl! WOOOOOOOO!
indigofan
Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Not to hijack a football thread, but.. "religious lunatics"? Were there protesters? I know, silly question.. where AREN'T there protesters?
grrm
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Yes. Just outside the security cordon there were sizeable crowds of frothing nutcases with signs proclaiming that we were all going to burn in hell. It may have been the same bunch who show up to protest at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
northofboston
Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
Well, you get Bill & Tom:)
torome86
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
AFC Championship
Woot, my team is going to the Superbowl!!!
Glap
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Go Giants
As a Steelers fan, I absolutely hated the AFC title tilt, and just rooted for both teams to somehow embarrass themselves. Fortunately, Baltimore came through in that regard at the end.

Since I don't want the 49ers to match us for 6 and no one likes the Patriots, I'll be rooting for your Giants the rest of the way.

I also have an entirely unrelated side request/question: Is there any way to email you for both help/consultation with and permission to do an ASOIAF class project. I'm a law student and taking a class on the American Jury with an extremely eccentric professor, and the assignments usually involve writing a paper or doing a video somehow relating to jury systems. I am considering doing doing a video dealing with the ASOIAF trial system. Yes, this is what they're letting you do in law schools these days.

I could go into more details elsewhere. If you could email me, that would be great, but I'd completely understand if you do not want to.

glapionlsu@gmail.com

Thanks!
Michael Henry Perez
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Sigh
Seppuku may be imminent. Especially now that I know who Azor Ahai is. None other than Kyle Williams.
JessicaSBarber
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
As always, I was sorry to see the Patriots win, but thank goodness for the Giants! My NFL season has been a lonely pit of confusion with Peyton Manning out of the picture, but it's good to see little Eli step up and make things better. Although now I'll be invested and might cry depending on the Super Bowl outcome.
cryptaknight
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Congrats on the win! I will be crossing my fingers that they take out Brady and the Pats once more.
w2irt
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
I can has Prilosec?
Bring on Evil Little Bill!
Wondering if it's possible to get a home defibrillator installed next to the TV if the Super Bowl is anything like tonight's game.
Scott Ruplin
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
And so the Giants win again! Eli is a marvel - and I am a Packer fan! But I gotta give credit where it's due....
nategatorc
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
GIANTS WIN!!
GIANTS WIN! GIANTS WIN! GIANTS WIN!

Meh, but I'm sure a certain someone is happy...

I'm just glad I'm not the Baltimore's kicker!
kinvore
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Congrats Giants from a Packers fan. Good luck against the Patriots!
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