And now the games are down to a precious few: two tomorrow, and then a bittersweet finale two weeks from now. Bittersweet because once again, going on some twenty plus years since our last super bowl appearance, our home town Dolphins just barely missed the playoffs. And it is sad to say, but if you are 33 years old, the Dolphins have not won a super bowl in your life time. But wait till next year!
First the rumors: No truth to the rumor that Bill the Cheater Belichick is lobbying to have the Dolphins replace the Chargers tomorrow on the theory the Chargers are all banged up and the Dolphins would be a more competitive match up.
Could these Cheaters be any luckier? They win the Ravens game after they lose it twice, only to have the two plays overturned on a ill timed timeout, and then their own penalty. Then they get to play a San Diego team so beaten up that they may have trouble fielding eleven players on offense and defense. And of course they couldn't beat the Jets without cheating which got them into trouble in the first place. (They should have been suspended for the season in our humble opinion, and Belichick should have been banned like Pete Rose is in baseball. He is a cheater. )
In the Cheaters game, they are currently a 14 point favorite. Rivers is hurt; the rumor is he has a partially torn ACL. Tomlinson is banged up, and the all pro TE is o..u..t..out. Yeah, the Cheater should win, and while we would avoid the game, lay the 14 points if you must.
Meanwhile in the frozen tundra of Green Bay, the NY Football Giants, exceeding all expectations including our own, roll into town to face the Packers. The Pack is favored by 7, and here’s why you should avoid this game: The only team that gave the Pack trouble this year was Da Bears. And the Giants resemble those Bears, with a rough defense, a pounding running game, and a QB whose main purpose is not to get them into any more trouble. Meanwhile, could there be any better story line than the Pack and Favre wrapping up a career by getting into the Super Bowl and then knocking those Cheaters on their cheating butts? That’s the scenario we are rooting for, so we are laying the seven points, but we’re doing it lightly.
Enjoy the long weekend.
Did we mention we don't like Belichick? We really don't. He's so smarmy in that dopey hoodie that he wears. Just once, we'd like to see Joey Porter miss a tackle on the sideline and knock him on his pompous posterior. Anyway, that's another reason to look forward to next season. And the Big Tuna dislikes Belichick just as much as we do. Maybe more.