Friday, January 20, 2012

Daily Discussion: Super Bowl Possibilities

Most of our readers are Cowboys, Texans, Bengals or Saints fans- with probably another good chunk of folks that don't care for the NFL at all. So there aren't a whole lot of us with a dog still in the NFL playoff hunt. But since there are just three meaningful football games left until September, I think it's worth a daily discussion to try to decide which two teams we'd like to see facing each other in Indianapolis in two weeks. Let's take a look at the possible match ups:

Patriots vs. Giants: Classic Super Bowl rematch
-I'm not sure which of these teams I dislike more. If the East Coast of the United States is good for one thing, it's annoying sports fans. And shitty weather. And stupid-sounding accents. And faux-intellectuals. All that being said, the last time these two teams squared off in the Super Bowl, it was one of the most exciting games I've ever watched.

Ravens vs. Giants: Meh Super Bowl rematch
-Casual football fans probably don't remember that the Ravens have won a Super Bowl, and even some die-hards probably don't remember their boring 34-7 win over the Kerry Collins-led Giants back in January of 2001. It's one of those very random-feeling championship match ups that you'd never expect to repeat itself- you know, like Mavs vs. Heat. I wouldn't say I'm necessarily rooting for this scenario, but I might like to make some Brother Mouzone references it if does end up being Bodymore vs. New York.

Patriots vs. 49ers: Guaranteed Ring for a Frog
-The national media will play this game up as the Team of the '80s vs. the Team of the '00s, but that'll be a different story from how it's played up amongst TCU fans. Last year, former Frog Marshall Newhouse won a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season when the Packers defeated the Steelers at Jerruh World. It'll happen again if the Super Bowl ends up being New England against San Francisco, as Marcus Cannon and Malcolm Williams are Patriots rookies and Colin Jones is in his first year as a pro with the 49ers.

Ravens vs. 49ers: The Harbaugh Bowl
-Those of you that are only children probably aren't rooting for this match up, but the rest of us have to be at least a little bit intrigued at the prospect of two siblings facing each other on the biggest stage in all of sports. And you know with two guys as intense and competitive as head coaches John and Jim Harbaugh, they will pull out all the stops to beat each other. Then again, with Tim Tebow out of the playoffs, Sportscenter needs another story to beat us over the head with and fill 85% of their air time with. By the time this one kicked off, we might be so tired of the brother vs. brother angle that we'd want both teams to lose.

Since it's Friday and you're not doing any real work at the office today, you ought to have plenty of time to share your thoughts in the comments section. Which of these do you want to see, and why?


Sir Wesley Willis said...

Man, all of those scenarios are just SO terrible. I guess I'd have to root for the all Frogs Super Bowl? Let's just say I'm not at all bummed that I will be on an airplane or in my car during the entirety of this year's game.

shortnkerley's said...

I want the 49ers and Colin Jones, who is playing awesome on special teams, vs. The Pats and their Frogs.

Bonus- if Pats go to Super Bowl, Dalton takes Brady's Pro Bowl spot. Go Pats!!!

Rotten Arsenal said...

My NFL rooting formula is to root for the team with the most Frogs*, thus I want the Patriots to beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl. If it's Ravens vs Giants, then that'll probably be a great night to start streaming Breaking Bad on Netflix.

It still makes me ill though that 2 teams I normally hate, Patriots and Jets, are typically the winner of the most Frogs matchup. Bleagh!

*Exceptions: Dalton led Bengals trump everybody. Doesn't matter how many Frogs are on the Eagles, I'll always root against them. Also, it would take a lot of Frogs to root for a JJ Watt, Colt McCoy, or Cam Newton team.

VikingFrog said...

I vote Ravens - Giants only so one more person in this world (rotten aresenal) will get to experience the glory of Breaking Bad.

VikingFrog said...

I vote Ravens - Giants only so one more person in this world (rotten aresenal) will get to experience the glory of Breaking Bad.

VikingFrog said...

Why doth Spitblood double post. Double post. Double post?

Geoff G. said...

Pats v. 49ers. sexy matchup.

Also.....I dont know how to contact the bloggers directly but you should highlight Tank Carder on this website. Get the word out. This isnt spam.

Hornedfrog1982 said...

Speaking of Breaking Bad!

You guys got me looking into it. I found it on Netflix and I did not get much sleep for about 2 weeks while I watched every episode I could after my kids went to bed.

Then I spent $30.00 on Itunes watching season 4. I did not think it was possible to beat The Sapranos but this show is off the hook, yo! Wow what a show.

Now I got my wife watching it so I am seeing all of the shows a second time and getting no sleep. My wife is hooked and we are all the way to watching season 4 on the laptop.

It is great watching it again because knowing what is going to happen adds a whole new meaning to the dialog that I did not catch the first time around.

Anyway, I hate the Giants so I want the New England / San Fran matchup.

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

I'm a New England transplant, so of course I want my Patriots to win it all. Having Cannon and Williams on the roster is a nice bonus. Cannon has actually been playing really well at right tackle as a backup. I think it'll be Pats vs 9'ers. New York is on a roll, but so is San Fran. For all the talk about the Giants' front four, I was actually just as impressed with San Fran's D. Should be a hard hitting game.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Tank Carder? Who is this Tank Carder you speak of? Surely we haven't mentioned him in 23423423432234235235 posts over the past three years.