Saturday, January 08, 2011

7-9 Seattle's playoff victory is a good thing

The Counselor is IN:

The reigning Super Bowl Champ New Orleans Saints fell to the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks in today's playoff match.  All week I continued to hear about the disgrace of the Seahawks making the playoffs.  This so called disgraceful team just took down the defending champs.  I believe this is actually a good thing.

Before you question my sanity, let me give you the reason I believe this is a positive for the NFL.

One of the great strengths of the NFL is the equality in the league.  There really is not that much difference between a 7-9 team and a 10-6. This allows teams to make the playoffs that missed out last year.  It is the reason for the Mantra of Any Given Sunday (or Saturday). Unlike in other professional sports, any team making the playoffs can win the Super Bowl.  Most of the fans grow tired of the same teams playing deep in the playoffs (like the Patriots and Steelers). This victory does give hope to all the fans.

The Counselor is OUT:

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