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On to the Championships!

On to the Championships!

 

This is it! This is what we’ve been waiting for. We’ve gotten through all the QB controversies, Darth Vader facemasks, Tim Tebow trying his best to first be a Jet and then distance himself as far as he could from the notion – and now the NFL season is about to have the weekend that everyone waits for each and every year.

 

Yes, it’s true. In fact, the Championship Games are, a great deal of the time, the most interesting and the ones filled with an nfl-on-grassadrenaline rush of monumental proportions. Why is that? Because for many years the AFC and the NFC Champion have left the Super Bowl crowd more than a little bored. I can remember a great many games that were such a blow-out it felt like one team hadn’t even showed up.

 

But this year…we begin with an absolute fluke! What Manning could not do, Tom Brady most certainly accomplished. Although the Houston Texans and a great many analysts believed that their team would be the one to head to New Orleans and meet up with the…Niners, hopefully? It was actually the brooding Brady who once again showed that looks are not the only thing that separates him from the best of the best when it comes to quarterbacks in the NFL.

 

Give the Texans credit where credit is due. They  battled. They battled their hearts out and showed how absolutely hungry they were for this win. But in the end, even though at the beginning Brady’s receivers were dropping balls left and right – he got them back in line and was able to make sure that HE would be the one to move forward to that AFC Championship which should be absolutely thrilling. Of course, it will also be a repeat.

 

You see, the fourth-seeded Ravens are actually still reeling, most likely, seeing as that they walked into Peyton Manning’s stadium in Denver and rocked the field sending their game into double overtime, upsetting the top-seeded Denver 38-35, and leaving them wondering what the heck just happened. Let’s face it, even though it was only last year that the Ravens lost to New England in the AFC Championship Game, in what some still refer to as a complete fourth-quarter mental collapse by Baltimore, it was the match-up of Manning versus Brady that everyone around the globe actually wanted to see. Those two arms, those two QB’s who have more publicity about them than even little Tim Tebow who took a bow and perhaps will fade into that goodnight after this embarrassing year – was going to be the battle of all battles. Sadly, (except for the Ravens fans, of course), Denver is out and Brady will meet Baltimore and (most likely) will take his team to the Super Bowl yet again.

 

Of course, at least the ‘Big Game’ won’t be a repeat. This time – if things go right and there’s nothing odd happening in the atmosphere – Brady will meet up with a 49er’s team that is so hungry and has worked hard to make sure that they can raise the mantle of excellence once again. Of course, the Falcons are an interesting team, but when it come to playing the Patriots the game would be a bit humdrum. Yes, everyone says the Falcons want this bad, but it’s been said before year after year and they haven’t wanted it more than others. However, being in their home stadium might help when it comes to beating the 49ers…we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

But really, let’s get together on this, people… When the 49ers and the Patriots met recently it was beyond a cool game. Although the 49ers chalked up the win and played extremely well – they also let Brady score twenty-eight points against them in a very short amount of time. In fact, they almost let Brady come back and win the whole darn thing. If he’d had a few more minutes, he probably would have done it.

 

After watching ‘Kap’ this weekend, that tattooed young guy from San Fran throwing like Montana, running like Young, and making touchdowns like the incomparable Jerry Rice, it would be a whole lot of fun to see Brady go up against him in the ‘Big Game’ when everything is on the line.

 

No offense at all against the hardworking Falcons or the Ravens and the incredible work they’ve done this year – but looking into the future, the old school elite of Brady versus the new, recharged, pumped-up 49ers would literally be a game that none of us could ever forget!

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Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

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