This is why I make the big bucks!
Your humble scribe picked BOTH NFL playoff winners this past weekend. New England with sexy Tommy, and those hard charging New York Giants. Hey, I picked them both last year too. When you got it, you got it.
My early pick for the winner of this year’s Super Bowl: NEW ENGLAND, currently at -31/2. Yeah, I like the Pats.
I know many of you all wanted the Harbaugh Bowl, sorry. By the way, you had to reread the KC Star a few times today to find either Harbaugh name even mentioned, it came up once in four articles, wow.
You saw the missed field goal? We know that feeling here (twice).
The one Jan Stenerud missed against Miami in 1972 was the end of the Chiefs era as an elite team.
They would never again matter.
Four decades later we’re still a doormat. Damn. The Giants got their field goal from Lawrence Tynes and boy did he get face time after the game. Three other former Chiefs had to be happy they were not in KC; Chris Wilson, Brian Waters and Bernard Pollard, all playing in title games.
And it was ‘cool’ that the NFL’s all-time best quarterback, Tom Brady, said, "I sucked, but our defense was great and won the game." For Tom, it was a below average day, but he did score the go ahead touchdown himself.
And wouldn’t you know, Joe Paterno died on a day the NFL might have dedicated the games to him had the scandal not happened.
Both teams gave it everything. Really, without the strange endings, all four teams were about even. Just like I told you.
So get ready, now all the talk will be about Tom Brady. Is he the best of all time? All of that.
The Chiefs will point at San Fran and Baltimore as models of teams with strong defense and average offense, that made it close to a Super Bowl, something KC hasn’t done in a lifetime. The Chiefs are hoping to matter again for once in 40 years.
OK, they did a bit under Marty Schottenheimer with their only name players on offense being Joe Montana and Marcus Allen (Tony G came later, those are the only names people know about in KC in recent history, sorry).
It will be fun Super Bowl.
I got it all right last year, we’ll see what happens this year.
But when, oh when, will those words ever come out…"THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS……IN THE SUPER BOWL, NEXT WEEK"
We’ve waited over 40 years and that’s long enough. Go Pats!