Talkin’ Sports: Post-Season Football 2017

Well, post-season football is here! My Seahawks gave up the ghost against the Atlanta Falcons, which was a bit expected. Too many injuries to crucial players can be a detriment to any team, and those who carry the most weight are noticed, and missed, the most when the season ends a bit too soon. I’ve been a Seahawks fan long enough to know that you have to roll with the punches; the season started out with promise, but just seemed to fall apart by bits and pieces. I think my clue was the game in which quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked at least four times before halftime – not the most auspicious outing, to say the least! Anyway, the Seahawks are out, but the games are still ongoing.

Yes, I leave room to root for other teams besides my beloved ‘Hawks – my sports season doesn’t end when my home team’s does! I haven’t bet on a sporting event in years, so I don’t have any money invested in games like the World Series or the Super Bowl. I like watching the games enough that some teams are worthy of my attention, so I have an excuse to keep watching! With that, here is the list of who is playing against whom in the upcoming championship games, the winners of each will face each other in Super Bowl 51, and which team I’m rooting for in each game.

First off, the NFC Championship game: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

I’m rooting hard for the Green Bay Packers in this one, for two reasons. One, the Falcons knocked the Seahawks out, so I’m not feeling kindly towards them. Two, the Packers won a hard-fought, well-played (on both sides – and I hate the Cowboys, LOL), nail-biter of a game. I watched it, and was impressed – so I want to see the Packers take this one.

The AFC Championship game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

No contest – I hate the Patriots with a passion. I want the Steelers to win, and am probably one of few Seahawks fans who willingly root for the Steelers! There’s supposedly some hate over another bad Seahawks loss that’s unforgivable, but I disagree. It’s only a friggin’ game!

Seeing the Steelers vs. the Packers in the Super Bowl would be fantastic! I like both teams, so wouldn’t be disappointed no matter who wins, but if it came down to the Falcons playing the Patriots, I would support a Falcons win hands-down.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. T. Wayne
    Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:49:29

    Got further than my Ravens though.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:12:19

      Yep – there is that, at least.

    • T. Wayne
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:13:45

      On some level, I guess we’re even then. The O’s made it one game further than the Mariners, the Seahawks made it two games further than the Ravens.

      And I’ve been comfortably seated in the Loser’s Lounge while the playoffs go on…with snacks and libations a’plenty πŸ™‚

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:17:19

      Awesome. I’m still hoping for a Packers / Steelers Super Bowl.

    • T. Wayne
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:18:00

      I’ll take anyone raising the trophy except New England, even as the Steelers winning may make me cringe.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:19:22

      Yep – I’m not keen on New England winning. Can’t stand the Patriots.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:22:29

      I’m surprised that you even paid attention to this post, LOL – I’m not one you care to talk sports with, so…I’m guessing that you’re incredibly bored right now.

    • T. Wayne
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:24:38

      Really? It must be the vibe I give off. It’s not that I don’t care to talk sports with you. If you thought that was the case, I truly apologize.

      I will admit, I’ve been busier lately so it’s been harder to get to all the blogs that I follow.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:33:18

      I was referring to the times that I tried to talk with you on your blog. You didn’t want to talk with me on any subject, so I don’t bother commenting there any longer.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:35:07

      I figured that you didn’t follow my blog anymore, since you are a stranger in these parts – which is understandable. My interests aren’t anything that you’re interested in…we’re all individuals in that way.

    • T. Wayne
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 20:38:34

      Yes, we have different interests, but I didn’t stop following your blog. And if I seemed to intentionally snub your comments, I didn’t mean for that to come off that way.

    • sepultura13
      Jan 20, 2017 @ 11:10:12

      No worries.

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