Friday, January 22, 2010

NFL Championship Games and other weird blogging thoughts.

Hey all.

I was chatting with a co-worker today and asked him - what should I write about in my blog tonight? Of course he, being a he, said write about the AFC and NFC championships and make a prediction. I smiled and raised an eyebrow.

I have to admit, I had to look up who the teams were this year. After all, the Patriots didn't make it - therefore my interest dropped to almost nil - just a backdrop to my busy writing life - the dull drone of the announcers, the frantic cheers from the crowd, yeah - I don't think I even looked up after seeing the first half of the Dallas game at my folks. Even so, I like a good match and am hoping the games this weekend aren't runaway wins like most of the games last weekend. It's been a while since we had a nail-biter for Super Bowl.

I looked at the team records and made my picks based on their seasons and players on the injury lists and all that jazz.

AFC - Jets versus Colts. My pick for this match is the Colts. They have a better record overall - but I'm thinking this game might be a close one.

NFC - Vikings versus Saints - I'm betting on Brett to bring the Viking victory home.

And my picks are the polar opposites of my friend’s picks, so we’ll see who’s grinning on Monday morning.

I know this doesn’t have a hoot to do with the writing world, but I do enjoy watching a good football match.

So weigh in - who’s going to the Super Bowl?


LDUTheCoach said...

The majority of people are taking the Colts to kill the Jets this
week but you have to consider how well New York matches up against
Indy. Indy has the worst running game in the league, and is ALL
Peyton. The Jets have the #1 pass-defence and if they can put the
clamps on Peyton early… it could very well be a Jets win. TheCoach
isn’t calling a J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS win but they will cover the
spread. I know Indy shut down Baltimore’s running game last week
but the Jets strive on being quick and elusive.. something Ray Rice

Minnesota and New Orleans is going to be such a good game. I was
hoping all season long these two would meet up in the NFC
Championship and honestly.. either team could team this game. The
Saints are -3.0 favourites and historically home team get given three
points for the home-field advantage… so basically this game is a
pick-em and there is ONE thing that I like about the Saints and its
that home-field advantage. Last week Warner and Romo combined for 7
sacks and 4 fumbles largely in part to not being able to communicate
with their offence. The SuperDome is NUTS and I don’t care how much
experience Favre has, the crowd can help a team and also hurt the
other so much.

Feel free to check out my picks with scores (and of course
cheerleader pictures) @

Best of luck to all this week,

JETaylor said...

Coach - great comments. I know New Orleans has home field advantage - but my loyalty on this one is in Farve's court. It's his year. But you're right that game is going to be an intense game, maybe even better than the Superbowl itself.

Thanks for commenting! Have a wonderful weekend.