Football has been on my mind a lot this week. Tonight my favorite college team will play for the national championship and on Saturday my favorite NFL team will try to win their first playoff game of the century.
I think I like the Longhorns chances tonight, and that’s mainly because of the defense and the defensive coordinator. No matter who wins, I think the victor will win by four points.
If given the choice of the Longhorns winning the national championship or the Cowboys winning their first playoff game in 13 years, I would choose the Cowboy victory.
Growing up, the Longhorns I cheered for were never really any good, so I just consider myself lucky to see them win one championship in my lifetime. I’m lucky to have experience the Cowboys winning multiple Super Bowls and the Stars winning the Stanley Cup, but I’m not sure if I will ever see the Mavs or Rangers win it all.
Oh, and how can I forget that the Sidekicks won it all.
It’s crazy the last college football game is being played seven days after the start of the year. I miss the days of fewer bowl games and bowl games being played on New Years Day.
There’s a video of a Philadelphia Eagle’s employee spitting on the Cowboys’ blue star at center field. Man, people around here sure do get bent out of shape about that star. It’s not like they spit on the grave of Tom Landry or anything, they spit on the playing surface. I think it’s just part of the drama of this great rivalry and people looking for bulletin board material.
I don’t believe the Cowboys have beaten a team three times in a year, which brings a lot of concern for me, but their attitude and energy seems to be different this time around.
I’m getting ahead of myself, like really, really ahead of myself. But if Wade Phillips or Andy Reid ever become a Super Bowl winning coach, it will be quite a sight seeing playing trying to left either of them on their shoulders. The both look much heavier than Parcells, Madden, or Holmgren did back in their days.
I don’t think Mike Shananhan is going to be what the Redskins need. His playoff record after Elway really isn’t impressive.