Rooting for a team in the New England-Pittsburgh game is like rooting for someone in a Hitler vs. Bin Laden matchup. BOTH teams are easy to despise, with their cheating, dirty play, whining, and overall way they each get all the calls. Roger Goodell might have to flip a coin on which of his two favorite teams he tells the refs to favor next week.
The Chiefs committed a lot of bad penalties on Sunday night, but it was the same penalties that Pitt was committing and that weren’t called. And don’t get me started on the way the Patriots abused the Texans Saturday and never took a penalty. It was laughable. I guess I’ll root for the Rapist over the Cheater, but it’s very reluctant. Either way, I’ll root for the NFC team in the Super Bowl.
In Dallas, the overrated Cowboys made a better game of it than I thought, but terrible game management at the end cost them the game. Wasting a down to spike the ball? Not taking time off the clock before the tying field goal? Jason Garrett showed his weakness as a coach, and the experienced Mike McCarthy owned him. Green Bay looks tough, and I’m not as sold on Atlanta as some others are, but still the Falcons have such a strong team. Could be a good couple of games Sunday.
Who do you guys root for?
Coming up this week: More thoughts on our new DC, Matt Burke…and why this is such a questionable move.