Bye-Bye, Baseball; Hello, Football

Well, it appears that the Seattle Mariners aren’t in the playoffs this year. A promising beginning went to hell in a handbasket after the All-Star Break, with injuries sidelining many starting pitchers and the inexplicable 80-game suspension of Robinson Cano. They finished the season in good fashion but it is still disappointing that they were eliminated from the post-season.

Football is back and the Seahawks are off to a shaky 2 – 2 start. I hope they start improving, but two injuries in Sunday’s game might have them hamstrung for a time. We shall see.

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What, When, Where, Who & Why

What: Super Bowl 52 (LII)

When: Sunday, 4 February 2018 @ 1530 PST

Where: U. S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Who: Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) vs. New England Patriots (AFC)

Why: Because sports. Because football. Because entertainment.

The game airs on NBC. The halftime show will suck arse.

The Eagles will soar.

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Defensive Dominance

Those are the words the sportscasters used to describe the play-style of the Philadelphia Eagles today.

The victory they earned over the Minnesota Vikings was without question.

Now the poor sad Twin City residents have to watch two teams, which aren’t their home squad, play in their stadium.

I certainly hope that the Eagles play the same way against New England in Super Bowl 52.

I want to see Tom Brady get sacked multiple times, two weeks from today.

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Football Playoffs

Let’s do it, New Orleans!

I know, the conference championships are still upcoming.

Still, seeing the Saints vs. the Jaguars in the Super Bowl would be nice.

I like the Vikings fine, but they are severely overrated this time around.

Besides, Minnesota is hosting the Super Bowl on 4 February. That should be enough.

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It was a close game and well-played on both sides. That touchdown in the final seconds of the game was epic.

Congratulations to the Vikings. I’m still rooting for the Eagles in the NFC championship game.

I never root for New England.

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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.

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