January 11, 2009

Sunday NFL Playoff Thread

Well, it looks like I may be the only one here with a dog in the hunt. Yesterday's two upsets nicely increase the odds that the remaining home teams will pull victories today (or so I hope).

I don't know what the actual statistics are but based on my own observations it's very rare to have more than two home teams lose on Divisional Playoff weekend. Oh, I know it's happened. But it rarely does. The big question is are the Giants and Steelers prepared to bring it today in front of the home fans. Or will they each take their opponent too lightly and flame out like yesterday's contenders?

We shall see.

Now a lot of people loved the fact that the NY Giants slapped down the perfect season dreams of the dreaded Patriots last year. But the goodwill has burned away and now the Giants are the target to be taken down...lest their fans become too cocky.


So here we are with a match-up against a division rival I despise. A win would be sweet. A loss would piss me off more than a loss to any other opponent (other than the Cowboys). Let's go!

Let me echo what you'll hear a lot from Jack Bauer later tonight...


Man this is hard to swallow. The only thing that could make up for this is for Philly to go all the way and choke in the Superbowl for the THIRD TIME in the last thirty years. Because the only thing worse than not getting to the Superbowl is getting to the Superbowl and getting your ass pounded harder than the new kid in C block. I look forward to the opportunity to taste the salty tears of Eagles fans come Feb 1.

I swear, if it were any other team I could pull together some semblance of good sportsmanship. But anyone who remembers "The Fumble" game of 1979 can appreciate why I despise the Philadelphia Eagles with the same white hot intensity of a thousand burning suns that I hold for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals as a Mets fan.

And this...is what my season has come to.

Posted by Gary at January 11, 2009 09:02 AM | TrackBack

Although I probably shouldn't say so from the depths of 'Skins territory, I still like the Giants. If they HAVE got cocky, it hasn't filtered into my prejudice-o-meter yet.

Sigh. Too bad the 'Fins were in and out of the playoffs so fast that we never got the chance to discuss a possible match up.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at January 11, 2009 02:12 PM

Bleeping Giants. Were they even aware that there was a game today? They certainly didn't play like it.

I suppose I could root for the Steelers, or the Cardinals.

About the only team I hate more than the Eagles is the Cowboys. Though the Redskins have to be in there too.

Posted by: rbj at January 11, 2009 06:15 PM