What a great weekend of football. Mostly. Two down to the wire thrillers, and two blow outs — one enjoyable, one boring. Which reminds me, the AFC truly sucks. How about getting some decent teams over there?
Peyton Manning is a class act and a terrific regular season QB, but when the playoffs start, he somehow morphs into Tony Romo. For all that offseason hand wringing he did over which team to choose to make $20 mil a year from, maybe he should have factored in how his old, broken down, noodle-armed body would feel in a ten degree January climate.
Did I mention that the Seattle Seahawks, the team coached by Pete “The Weasel” Carroll, choked away their game on Sunday? A mere 31 seconds from going to the Title game, they coughed up three quarters of the football field and got beat by a second try field goal. Did I mention that the first field goal missed, but Carroll had called a timeout? I wonder if Pete will have any witty remarks for the Seattle press today about his coaching ineptitude. My guess is, he’ll be yapping about great strides and next year while playing dodge ball with the facts.
So, here we go chasing the ghosts of the 1998 season. A divisional round win over the Packers followed by a trip to Atlanta. That one ended poorly for our boys, especially Garrison Hearst, and it represented the last best chance we had to win a SB with that 90’s club. These current 49ers are on the rise, though, not on the decline.
Can a kid with a mere nine games of NFL playing time actually lead his team to a Super Bowl title? I’m guessing it’s never been done. Then again, no NFL HC has probably ever stuck a virtual rookie into the final eight games of a playoff run based mostly on said youngster’s potential. But that’s what Jim Harbaugh did. And … so far, so good. At the very least, it’s ONE GAME BETTER THAN PETE CARROLL! Hahahahahahahahahaha!
Okay, so I hate Pete Carroll. It’s not like I’m the only one. Writer extraordinaire Bill Simmons hates him, too. God is probably getting counseling from Jesus because God hates Carroll, too, and that’s a no-no from the Big Guy who loves all his children. Pete, why don’t you do us all a favor and dive into a meat grinder this week. Clean up this mess called you.
Did anyone notice Atlanta HC Mike Smith reacting to the game winning field goal against →PETE CARROLL← Sunday. He wanted to jump for joy, it started to leave his body in an uncontrolled fashion, but he quickly wrestled himself down to earth and acted like nothing much happened. ONLY YOUR COACHING LIFE SPARED FROM IGNOMINY, MIKE!
At any rate, we have at least one more week of 49er football, fellas. Let’s hope it drags on about two more weeks afterwards!