And then there were eight. After one weekend of playoff football, there are eight teams left jockeying for a position in the conference championship games. While last weekend’s contests featured a trio of blowouts and one shocking upset, each one of this weekend’s games should have you biting your nails until the clock strikes zero. Keep reading for a breakdown of the NFC Divisional Round, then check in with the Wiz to see who he likes in the AFC. (The Wiz’s picks will be up a little later. He would’ve started writing earlier, but he had to run to the bathroom and cry because he’s so sad that the Steelers lost.)
If you managed to stay awake through the first three playoff games this weekend, you didn’t exactly see a lot of competitive football. Three games, three blowouts – each decided by 17 or more points. Then there was a rumble, growing louder and louder until we could no longer ignore it. TEBOWMANIA HAS INVADED THE PLAYOFFS! So let’s get down to it with a playoff edition of First and Goal.
IT’S TIME FOR THE PLAYOFFS PEOPLE!!! Let’s get pumped. It’s the most important time of the year for spicy buffalo wings. Seriously, with win-or-go-home double headers on Saturday and Sunday for two straight weekends, do you know how many extra spicy buffalo wings I’m going to eat during all those hours of football?! Oh, and of course the football will be top notch too. So let’s break it down. Keep reading for breakdowns of the two NFC wild-card match-ups this weekend. Gary the Wiz will break down the AFC games.
NBA fans are getting everything they want for Christmas this year, with a quintuple-header of basketball action tipping off the 2011-12 season on December 25th. But the fans aren't the only ones getting cool Christmas presents this year. It looks like Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony will be rushing down to the tree on Christmas morning and unwrapping some exclusive holiday sneakers from Jordan Brand. And we've got a preview of the shoes right here!
Well football fanatics, this is the end my friends. Due to some holiday scheduling quirks, the Professor won’t be around for the last couple weeks of the season. I will leave you with these rankings as my last of the year. It makes sense this way, too, going out after one of the more unpredictable weeks of the season. There were more upsets this past weekend than we see in most NCAA Tournaments.
But all of the surprises didn’t shake up the rankings as much as you may have expected. To clarify: a team can beat another team and still sit below them in the power rankings. That’s because these rankings reflect the big picture, not just week-to-week results. The Packers may have lost to the Chiefs, but that doesn’t mean the Packers aren’t still a top five NFL team. Which spot in the top five exactly? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out.
So happy holidays and a happy new year and I’ll see all of you in 2012 for the playoffs!
Two of these three statements are true, can you guess which ones? 1) The Green Bay Packers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. 2) The Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans. 3) Cats love dogs. If you think you have the NFL figured out, let me know what your formulas are, because I sure don’t have many explanations for what went down in Week 15. Let’s try to figure it out anyway. Here we go…
The NBA is back!!! WHOO!!! WHOO!!! WHOO!!!
Sorry, deep breath.
OK, now that I got that out of the way, I have even more good news to share with b-ball fans. In honor of the NBA tipping off on Christmas day, I have the perfect present for basketball fans: the SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop System.