The playoffs arrived, and with playoff weekend comes the outcome of your bets. I was 2-2 again, and for the first time in six years, I did not pick the participants in the final game of the year with eight teams remaining. Oh well. All good things must really come to an end, right? Speaking of ends, let me spend some time wrapping up the week that was.
Tell Me Why I Don’t Like … Saturdays!
In all respect to Sir Bob Geldof, who sang a song about not liking Mondays as a member of the Boomtown Rats, I seem to not like Saturdays. I am 0-4 on Saturdays and 4-0 on Sundays this playoff year. It is a topsy-turvy time in the National Football League, my friends. The games are amazing theatre. They seem to be the original reality programming. Maybe that is what draws us to professional sports: the reality of it all.
It started off with the Baltimore Ravens going in to visit the No. 1 seeded Tennessee Titans. The Titans dominated every statistic. When they got close, they fumbled the ball.
Then the Arizona Cardinals took advantage of six turnovers to win. Yes, I was correct. That would be five interceptions and one fumble. Need I say more? How did
The next game was very entertaining. We visited Linda who invited us over to her house. Linda is a stalwart NY Giant fan. It really is fun being with a passionate fan of a team in the playoffs. Linda jumps. Linda shouts. Linda makes fun of people via text messaging. Oh. And then the Giants stink up the joint and Linda screams. But it was a lot of fun and the food was excellent. The Eagles really took it to the Giants and the team seemed really lethargic. It does make you appreciate teams that win it all the year before and still perform in the playoffs. Another No. 1 seed gone.
The last game saw the Steelers dominate the second half unlike any team I have recently seen. The Steelers took advantage of two turnovers in the third quarter to have the time of possession be 14:43 out of 15:00. That is crazy talk. That is ludicrous. That is brilliant football and a little bit of luck. The San Diego Charges could have easily won this game but they never really had the ball enough in the second half. With the snow coming down in
And then there were four!
First up on Sunday is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Arizona Cardinals. How did the Cardinals get this back home? With a lot of help because the No. 1 and No. 2 seed lost last week. What will happen when the Eagles hit those Cardinals hard? Will they bend and not break? Or will they break like a toothpick? This is a rematch of
The second game is a bending but not yet broken Baltimore Ravens team visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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