Monday, January 23, 2012

Do I know what will happen in the future? Well no, but does anyone remember this...

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Because for me, football 'talk' goes with food

(I quote my writing.)

"The defending Super Bowl champion Packers are a great team and still the team to beat, but can anybody keep them from repeating as champions? I don't know. Once the playoffs start, maybe the motivation for other playoff teams to try and knock off the Packers will be looking back at what happened to the New England Patriots in their undefeated 16-0 season four years ago when they also won their AFC playoffs games, then lost a very close Super Bowl to the New York Giants, who won the big game on the heroics of Giants quarterback Eli Manning."

It almost seems as though both teams were reading my blog -- or something -- because both teams are going to the Super Bowl.

And yes, and as it turned out, the team that kept the Green Bay Packers from repeating as champions was the New York Giants because they knocked the Packers out of the playoffs in their NFC divisional playoff game.

Then yesterday, in the NFC championship game, the Giants (9-7 regular season record) in overtime beat the San Francisco 49ers (13-3 regular season). In the AFC championship game, The New England Patriots also won a close game, over the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots had no problem against the Denver Broncos the week before, but weren't so dominant on Sunday.

Did the Patriots (13-3 regular season) peak too early again, the way they did the season when they were undefeated, and the Giants beat them in the Super Bowl? Will it be Eli Manning, the Giants quarterback, or Patriots quarterback Tom Brady who will provide the game-winning heroics this time? Or another football player? And, which team will win the Super Bowl? To all questions: I don't know.

But what I didn't know in November (plus my football analysis) made more sense than what some football writers and analysts think they do know. Of course that's not saying much.