Ooops. The Super Bowl. Sorry. ;-)
I don't know why the last game of the season is often so dull. Maybe I'm just footballed out. Maybe the players work so hard to get there that the game itself is a letdown. Maybe they have nothing more to prove. Maybe the pre-game hype wears me out.
A friend of mine, KN, thinks it is the biggest game of the season. Of course, he doesn't start watching till the playoffs.
I disagree. I think the best games are early in the season, when the guys are fresh, not so beat up, and new guys are trying to make the teams.
It has been exciting to see new players come into the NFL and establish themselves. Players like Victor Cruz and Jimmy Graham.
Watching them reach their potential is a blast.
Some of the best teams are out by now. New Orleans. The Forty-Niners. I used to be a huge Niners fan back in the days of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. I even had a game I taped, and I would watch it over and over again in the summer.
It is great to see the Niners back. I had hoped the two Harbaugh brothers would be facing each other in the Super Bowl. That would have been fun.
But oh, well. I'll watch the Stupor Bowl. It may be a good game, although I doubt it. You never know.
I look forward to next season. Maybe I'll go watch some of the teams in summer camp. That would be fun. I saw the 49ers one summer, years ago. That was a blast. Jerry Rice seemed to be made out of steel springs.
Usually, the Super Bowl is anticlimactic. But I hope it proves me wrong. Go, Niners. Oooops.
Do I care who wins? Not really. I like Tom Brady and the Patriots. But I also like those Manning brothers. Now Eli is carrying the family torch. So I could root for the Giants. We'll see. I just hope the game isn't boring.