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More than a few people call the NFL’s Championship Sunday “the year’s best day of football” although I can’t recall any of their names.
Nor do I recall many of those conference title games in the past decade. Guess it really isn’t the year’s best day of football.
I’ll take a random Saturday in October or early November. I’ll take January 1. I’ll take.
So yeah, the aughts ought have been more thrilling on the third Sunday of January. There were some absolute stink bombs (2000, 2001, 2006), some utterly forgettable games (2003 and 2004), one pretty decent Sunday (2007) and one great evening (2008 Chargers v. 17-0 Patriots and Giants v. Favre’s last game as a Packer).
Honestly, the conference championship games in 2006 – Pittsburgh-Denver and Carolina-Seattle (!?!?!?) – could mark the worst day of football period ever.
Let’s hope 2010 starts the decade off proper-like . Can you start something off “proper-like” or can you only break something off “proper-like”? And while we’re at it, how does one break something off?
The picks! Oh, and enjoy checking out Lea, a 23-year-old from New Jersey (shocking, I know) who now lives in New York City.
New York Jets +8 over INDIANAPOLIS COLTS and over 39 (3 p.m., CBS)
I had spent the eight or nine years thinking Nate Kaeding’s name was Nick Kaeding. He’s got that going for him. If he had connected on those three field goals, the total last week would have been 40. The decade’s first championship game is going to be a good one.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -3.5 over Minnesota Vikings and under 52.5 (6:40 p.m., FOX)
Brett Favre isn’t going to the Super Bowl nor will this be the shootout everyone’s expecting.
Highest scoring quarter in Jets-COLTS game will be the third quarter +300
SAINTS to score first -125
Electric atmosphere. Second game of the day. The Saints get on the board first.