If you are like me you love professional football. To that end, I’m dedicating this post to the playoffs and the SUPERBOWL. Superbowl Sunday will be here before you know it!
I have to say Wild Card weekend didn’t go the way I wanted. I would have like to see Buffalo move forward. I’m happy that they made the playoffs for the first time in what seems like forever. I was rooting for Kansas City but then I always do. It was the last place Joe Montana played. He is the greatest of all time! He was tough and never quit. I was cheering for the Falcons but wouldn’t have been upset to see the Rams win.
The best part was watching the Saints beat the Panthers! I’m sorry but I can’t support a team who’s quarterback is such a weenie. He somehow thinks he is special. Is he a decent quarterback-sure. But he’s a terrible sportsman. He’s also a self-centered ass. I watched SUPERBOWL 50. Like a spoiled child when he knew he couldn’t win, well, he just stopped trying. He’s a quiter! No more and no less.
I anxiously await next weekend to see how that shakes out. Here are my picks:
Falcons over the Eagles
Titans over the Patriots
Steelers over the Jaguars
Saints over the Vikings
Unfortunatley last week didn’t turn out the way I hoped either. None of the teams I picked moved on. Here’s my wish for this weekend:
Jaguars over the Patriots
Eagles over the Vikings
I have to admit my picks are based more on emotion than on skill of individual teams. I will never cheer for the Patriots. They’re cheaters. Stealing signs and deflating footballs are things they’ve been caught doing. In my world, if you got caught twice you were guilty of way more you didn’t get caught at. I really don’t have any strong feelings about the Vikings-they’ve just never been a favorite of mine.
CRITICISM OF NFL
Even though I love football, I’m starting to become disillusioned by the antics of the players. Depending on the skill level of the player, you can be a criminal and still exalted. Ezekiel Elliott is a prime example. He’s a woman beater but expects everyone to forget about it. Ray Rice didn’t get that support but of course he got caught on tape. I wonder how different it would have been had the battery been done in private.
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the National Anthem protests. I watch football because I enjoy the game. I do not look to football players (or celebrities for that matter) for their political positions. I don’t need Colin Kaepernick to tell me there is still inequality in the world. Make your statements on your time. Stick to your job-playing football-and save your political activism for your personal life. Colin-the man is not holding you down-your terrible play is doing that!