This season I completely backed the Tim Tebow experience and I stand by it. I was rooting for Tommy and not Timmy on Saturday night, though, because blood is thicker than water — even the kind that Tebow can supposedly walk on — and the Pats are like family.
During the game I was ecstatic to see the Pats defense lay to waste the Denver “attack.” New England’s dominance just magnified the disaster that was the Pittsburgh game plan a week earlier. I still can’t figure out why Mike Tomlin and Dick Lebeau decided to dare Tebow to beat them with the long ball. Did they not have any confidence at all in their linebackers? Sure New England’s defensive line was a lot more healthy than Pittsburgh’s was, but the Steelers could have won that game if they had played their safeties deeper and made Tebow throw over the middle and hit the mid-distance routes. In the end, though, I’m glad that they were so dumb because the Pats were allowed a cakewalk in the divisional round, which bodes well going into the AFC title game on Sunday afternoon.
I will get more into the Ravens on Friday afternoon. I watched most of their game against Houston, but I’m saving my thoughts on them for the breakdown.
As for the NFC, it was a wow weekend. I was in the press box at Falmouth Ice Arena watching the FHS girls’ hockey team battle Hingham (what a game that was, by the way. FHS tied the No. 4 team in the state, 2-2) when I checked ESPN and saw that the game was going to the wire and in doubt. Thankfully I know of a couple of nefarious web sites that Homeland Security does not like that streams games online. I found the 49ers-Saints feed, via the United Kingdom, and enjoyed the last 3 minutes of craziness that ensued. That game is an NFL Films masterpiece of the future. The only thing that could have made it better was if Gus Johnson were calling the action, and he might have had an aneurysm, so it’s probably for the best that he wasn’t.
The other NFC game can best be summed up by this great YouTube video.
Obviously it’s all Megan’s fault that the Packers lost, and I’d like to thank her. The lesson learned, as always, is never to put sparkles on your nails before a big game … and maybe not to drop the ball so much.
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