Friday, January 6, 2012

NFL 2012 Playoff Preview: The Frequently Asked Questions

Will Aaron Rodgers and the Packers defend the championship belt?

The NFL playoffs are upon us and I’m still trying to get used to them starting without having to figure out when the Eagles will decide to kick me in the balls and go all R. Kelly on my dreams of seeing my favorite team win a Super Bowl. Though I must admit it is a relief to not worry about getting peed on.

But even though the Eagles aren’t in it (quick side note on the Eagles: they stunk this year and shouldn’t be in the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean they should have fired Andy Reid. You can’t name five better coaches than Reid. So unless Bill Belichick, Mike Tomlin, Mike McCarthy or Sean Payton is walking through that door [BREAKING: Sources say they are NOT walking through that door] there’s no reason to let him go. Teams are voluntarily keeping guys like Norv Turner and kicking the tires on unmitigated disasters like Josh McDaniels. So to all the moronic Eagles fans who chanted “Fire Andy” at the Patriots game and to the ones who have and will light up the talk radio stations to make up things about the last 13 seasons, shut the hell up. I stillgot your back Andy) and even though there are some legitimately bad teams in the playoffs (Bengals, Texans, Broncos and the total fraud Falcons), watching meaningful football is so much better than having to endure Bill Carmody’s continued assault on the beautiful game of basketball as Northwestern’s coach.

There’s a lot to get to and there’s no better way to do it than with the Frequently Asked Questions.