Then a funny thing happened: the Colts and the Bengals folded like cheap beach chairs, and justlikethat the Jets were in. No problem, right? They’ll be one-and-done in the playoffs…especially since they’ll be playing the Bengals again, who gave away none of their skills in the 37-0 no-show the week before. Wrong.
Regardless, the Chargers are one of the hottest team going into the playoffs, and coming off a bye. The Jets made it further than the Pats, further than we thought, but the Chargers will save us from the NY menace…once again, wrong. Now, in the greatest if irony, the Jets will play for a chance to represent the AFC in the Superbowl…if they beat the team that first rolled over to let them in the playoffs.
Just imagine how outraged Colts fans will be if it turns out they gave up their perfect season and their possible Superbowl to the same team! Not a good thing for the NFL either, as the league was already under fire for the “resting players” that took place the last couple weeks of the season.
George Carlin had a funny skit about baseball versus football:
In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s defensive line.
In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! – I hope I’ll be safe at home!