I wanted to write about the Soldiers Angels last night, but I had to watch history. I’ll write about it immediately after I post this. For the first time in history, the NFL has a team go 16-0, which brings to question is their really “parity” in the NFL, or is it much easier for a professional team to dominate week in and week out?
I never liked all this talk about parity in the NFL, to me, it was more like socializing the NFL. If parity was so good for the NFL, then would it be interesting if we just got rid of the Superbowl and made every team lose exactly eight games? That would be fair wouldn’t it? If every team had as many wins as every other team, that would be interesting wouldn’t it? Why even have a playoffs, because isn’t it unfair that teams that work harder and prepare better than other teams wins the Superbowl? Isn’t that our approach to economics? Liberals everywhere should be crying out that it’s unfair that some teams while the rich get richer — ie New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Steelers. I’d include the San Francisco 49ers in there as well, but when was the last time they were actually a good team? The 49ers have been liberalized, that is to say, they’d rather be poor and have an early draft pick given to them, than to earn something that everybody really wants, the Vince Lombardi trophy.
So in fairness, the Liberals ought to be screaming at the top of their lungs that it’s not fair that the Patriots go both undefeated and win a Superbowl. They should be crying for affirmative action points awarded to the teams that play against the Patriots, you know to even the playing field. If the Patriots play Indianapolis, give Indy 7 points… it could be more, but Manning is from the South and we know about them, and he’s had everything handed to him because well you know how the South is.
And San Diego should get 14 points if they play the Patriots because, well they are a California team and the media loves the California teams, plus, they are close to Mexico so we should give them more points for all the Mexican illegal immigrants they take care of.
Ultimately the liberal plan for the NFL should do everything in their power to keep the Patriots from taking it all. It’s just not fair that the Patriots win it all while so many teams have to do without. No team in the NFL should be able allowed to be so greedy and horde victory after victory.
But let me get back to my conservative roots here, is there anybody more annoying in the booths than Chris Collinsworth? I thought John Madden was annoying when it seems like he was talking about food after every play… now that I’m fatter, he just makes me hungry. But Collinsworth is just annoying, he’s like the epitome of dumb jock. I don’t care to hear about his politics when I’m watching football. I don’t care if Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback ever, unless he’s announcing the a Patriots, Colts, Packers, Cowboys, then suddenly Brady, Manning, Favre, and Romo respectively are suddenly the greatest quarterbacks ever. But when Bryant Gumble asked if this season is validated for the Patriots, Chris Collinsworth starts running his mouth about the Patriots accomplishment is meaningless unless they win the Superbowl. You see why this guy is annoying?
Look, this is what I know, every year somebody wins the superbowl. I’ve watched enough superbowls in my life, that I can barely remember who won last year. I remember when the Patriots beat the Panthers, but that’s mostly because it’s not everyday that you see an aging star try to regain her youth by exposing her breast on national television. Cripes, that still gives me nightmares, even more so than Brittany showing off her new panties she bought, but forgot she forgot that she didn’t put them on, or any panties for that matter.
But what I saw last night was memorable. Even if the Patriots don’t win the superbowl, even if they lose in the first round of the playoffs, this season was more than validated, history was made. For the first time in NFL history a regular season game was simulcast on three networks. It’s because that game was a memorable game, and it was a good game. Going into the fourth quarter the game was still very much in doubt, how often does that happen in the superbowl?
It’s memorable like “Iron Man” Cal Ripken jr. breaking the record for playing in the most consecutive games, or Sosa having his battle with McGuire for the homerun record in a season. Memorable, that’s what the Patriots accomplish. Oh, I’m sure the Patriots are telling their selves they must win the superbowl to validate the season, of course they are, they are still in the playoffs and any added motivation is welcomed. But when all is said and done, thirty years from now, when their grandchildren are sitting on the laps of those football players, the greatest accomplishment they will point to is the year they went through the regular season without losing a game. Congratulations to the Pats, a remarkable season, a remarkable achievement, now go win the superbowl for a side note.