So you’re really gonna do it, huh New England? You’re gonna force me to watch a Sunday night game on NBC. I see how it is. Alright, I’ll give in. This time.
SNF has actually been surprisingly tolerable this season, as long as you avoid the studio gang. Collinsworth and Al don’t intrude and make the game about them (*cough* Joe Buck! *cough*) or just blab constantly for three damn hours (*cough* Jaws & Gruden! *cough*). They let the game breathe a bit.
But those studio guys. Ay yi yi. Bob Costas: Super-Serious Midget. Dan Patrick: Smug Has-Been. Keith Olbermann: Worst Person Ever. Tony Dungy: Michael Vick Ambassador. Rodney Harrison: He’s cool. Tiki Barber: Looks like a V. Peter King: Die. Other than that the show’s great, guys! Keep up the good work.
Before I dip into the Pats/Colts salsa, may I discuss the Steelers? I had to sit through that entire Pittsburgh/Denver Monday Night game because, for one reason or another, I’m friends with a couple of Steelers fans. I don’t know how this happened and I promise it won’t happen again, but for better or worse I’m stuck with them. As the game was winding down and The Permed One was destroying Josh McDaniels’ spirit in one fell swoop (which I have to admit was fun to watch; Josh McDaniels can frig off) my Steelers fan friend began making the argument that the Pittsburgh Steelers, if they win the Super Bowl this year, are The Team of the Decade.
Pittsburgh’s 2000s Numbers: Two coaches; 100-51-1 (.658) regular season; 10-4 (.714) playoffs; 2-0 Super Bowls; six playoff seasons/seven winning seasons/one losing season (seven, eight and one when it’s all said and done).
New England’s 2000s Numbers: One coach (nay, Legend!); 108-44 (.711) regular season (one perfect!); 14-3 (.824) playoffs (positively Auerbachian); 3-1 Super Bowls; six playoff seasons/eight winning seasons/one losing season (seven, nine and one when it’s done).