I'll admit it, I'm very nervous. This weekend has to just go just right or I won't be able to watch the Super Bowl. Of the 4 possible combinations, I could only bring myself to watch 2 of them. Actually, 50% ain't that bad - and as long as Green Bay wins I'll be fine. If the Giants keep giving kickbacks to Satan and somehow stay alive another week I won't be able to stomach it. How they're still playing I'll never know... over-rated... clap... clap... clapclapclap.
Nobody's Favorite Manning @ Everyone's Favorite Drug Pusher
Clearly not having heartburn makes you more of a man - Hey hon, come watch me throw this football over this lake! I'd say that eating less than 27 pounds of crawfish would probably help ease the heartburn problem as well.
Oh Eli, why does everybody hate you so much? You don't seem like all that bad of a guy. A little bumpkin-ish sure, but at least you don't spend your spare time taunting the opposing fans. But I don't think the total lack of personality is helping anything - unless you count pouting while walking off the field as personality - and you know I don't.
But then on the other side, you've got Mr. Personality - Mr. Gunslinger, Mr. Just Having Fun, Mr. Toss it Up There and See What Happens... Mr. Don't Bring Up That He Was Addicted to Painkillers for a Long Time... I kid, I kid. I like Brett Favre. There I said it. But not in a want to play homoerotic football with you kind of way. It's more to do with the fact that he's a throwback to a different time - when a quarterback was expected to be more than simply a "game-manager". What an absolute scourge on the sport that concept is. I want to see my quarterbacks take a chance now and then - I'd rather see a quarterback throw for 350 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions than 180 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. There was a time when quarterbacks were asked to do more than just not turn the ball over - they were actually expected to go out and win games.
The fact that Eli is a borderline "game-manager" is probably why I dislike him and the Giants so much. Yes I understand that protecting the ball and not turning it over is important - but if you're team can't overcome an interception or two now and then, you're not good enough to be competing for a Conference title anyway.
It was bad enough having to watch Peyton in the Super Bowl last year... if Eli somehow makes it, *shudder* - I don't know what I'll do. Oh, I know - not watch it.
Winner: Green Bay
The Quarterback Who Made Idiocy Cool @ The Quarterback Who Made Illegitimate Children Cool
If Billy Volek ends up playing it will probably make it a lot easier for me to cheer for the Chargers. Not that it really matter who I'm cheering for, the Pats are going to wipe the Chargers off the face of the Earth - but at least I'll be able to live with the fact that I did the right thing and cheered against New England. Although if Volek does play I'm sure Rivers will still be doing this on the sidelines.