Great Playoff Weekend Wraps Up

by Ryan on January 8, 2007

in Sports

  • According to Drudge, the House is closed for business due to the impending BCS Championship Game. As noted in the article, the House was supposed to be in session a full five days a week now according to new Democratic rules. I’m also waiting for those 100 hours to start. I honestly thought that they had already. So, what’s the point in having a “100 Days” hype-fest just to postpone it, spread it out or split it up? I suppose there are 100 hours in roughly 4.17 days, but that could be one hour here, another hour there. It’s laughable! But, as the government is shut down, I’d at least like to see an entertaining game tonight.
  • The New York Giants lost yesterday 23-20. They showed up for two drives (one early, one late) to make it close, but alas ended up 8-9 for the season. Suddenly, I had two friends today at work excitedly mention that Charlie Weis may replace Tom Coughlin, who did bring the Giants to the playoffs and still has a year under his current contract anyway. Hmm… I think I’ve seen this film and know how it ends.
  • Go Patriots! It was a scrappy 2 1/2 quarters yesterday. You can never count the Jets out, but the Pats outplayed them down the stretch to a 37-16 victory. I really like Mangini and Pennington and respect that organization. Had they beaten the Patriots, I would now be rooting for them (after a day or two to sulk). They’re classy, scrappy, and play a blue-collar style of football that has matured from its start under Herm Edwards. They’ll be back next year. I think the match-ups in all of next week’s games are great. It’ll be hard to call any of them with confidence.
  • With that said my picks are as follows: Ravens wear down and eventually beat Indy, Bears squash Seattle’s dream for consecutive NFC Championships by exploiting their weak secondary, Pats pull off the upset in glorious fashion (finger’s crossed very very tightly!), Nawlins has a great day matching Garcia drive for drive in a close one.

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Chris January 8, 2007 at 11:35 pm

It was a good playoff weekend, but sadly, did not go well for the Giants or Jets. I did take much pleasure in the Seattle Seahawks win, however.

Hats off to the Pats for they played a great game, as they usually do in the playoffs. I was really hoping the Giants would have been able to pull it off, but sadly, it did not occur and even more depressing note, they had to lose to Philly at the Linc. I may have expressed a deep dislike here for the Eagles, but I have to tip my hat to Andy Reid for keeping that team together…he has done a much better job than Tom Coughlin at that and it is for that reason, that I think it is in the Giants’ best interest to have a new coach next year. I have always been a TC fan, but he couldn’t pull it off with them. There is little sense of unity, the RB situation will be hairy next year since they will be Tiki-less and Eli is slumping while QBs drafted the same year have excelled over the past two years (Rothlisberger winning a Super Bowl and Rivers, who could have been a Giant, having a banner year in SD).

I still stand by my dream of Charlie Weis returning to NJ, where it all began, to coach the Giants, but it is less likely to occur because of his desire to stay at Norte Dame, as well as the fact that Patriots GM Scott Pioli has turned down an interview with the Giants. Another interesting scenario would be Parcells returning to the Giants to be GM, but I really don’t think that’s likely. The Giants are truly on the brink and at a crossroads. If there is a coaching change, I hope the new GM makes a strong pick who can get the best out of Eli and others. It will be a long and imporant off season of decisions for the G-Men.

My Picks-NFC: New Orleans (Brees is having an incredible season)and Chicago (the D will turn it up); AFC: San Diego (it will be close, but Tomlinson’s running will be the deciding factor) and Baltimore (amazing how close Billick came to getting fired in the off-season and was able to turn it around)


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