Friday, January 23, 2009

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

We are nearing the end of the most interminable week in sports. The off week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. I for one grow pretty tired of the speculation, the interviews, the minutiae. Why do we have to wait two weeks? I guess the league wants the teams to be as close to full strength as possible, to allow all the wounds to heal, and to have players, like Hines Ward, recover in time for the game.

The interesting thing is that the one Super Bowl with a one week layoff instead of two ended up as the closest Super Bowl ever. That would be Super Bowl XXV; Giants 20, Bills 19.

Anyhow, I can't wait for ESPN to start running those NFL Films half hour docs on Super Bowls of the past. It's amazing the details you forget in the games that you clearly remember watching. When those shows are on I can sit there for hours watching one right after another.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Starting next year the Pro Bowl ( which they have taken away from Hawaii) will be in between the conference title games and the Super Bowl.