Here’s the third article by guest blogger, Nicholas M. Logan! Mr. Logan will be joining us from time to time to weigh in on various issues including sports teams in the New York and surrounding areas. Agree or disagree with his views on the Nightmare Bowl? Leave a comment at the bottom of the blog article to discuss…
Nightmare Bowl II
by Nicholas M. Logan
The Super Bowl this weekend between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants is a complete nightmare for me as a guy who bleeds the green of the New York Jets. Jealous and petty? You bet! I’m not afraid to admit it either. I’m sick of the Patriots winning, I’m sick of the Giants winning, and now, with them playing each other in the Super Bowl for the second time in the past four years, one of them has to win. Again. I look forward to the Super Bowl every year. It’s fun, it’s a great time with friends and/or family – and these guys had to go and spoil it for me. Again.
Why couldn’t Kyle Williams hold onto the ball? Why did San Francisco’s defensive backs run into each other – twice – to ruin what could have been interceptions? Why couldn’t the officials get the Victor Cruz fumble call correct back in Week 4? Why couldn’t they get it right when Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled in the playoffs? Why couldn’t the Jets not let Victor Cruz score a gift 99-yard touchdown on Christmas Eve (which also spoiled my Christmas, by the way!!!) – any of those things happen, the Giants would not have made the playoffs and you wouldn’t have to listen to me whine.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only Jets fan who feels this way. Sure, there are some guys out there that root for both NY teams because it’s New York. There are other Jets fans who hate New England so much that they will be rooting for the Giants. Still others, the camp in which I pitch my tent, will root for New England so we don’t have to be saddled with the bragging, obnoxious insults, and superior attitudes of the Giants fans. I am not going to make this only about how obnoxious Giants fans are – Pats fans are just as obnoxious and annoying as the fans of the Giants. Possibly worse, since I don’t like any of them and I have a lot of Giants fans as friends. At least most of the time. Maybe not this week. Nor after this blog. But I digress. The difference is that the Patriots’ fans are considerate enough to be 200 miles away. Therefore, I don’t have to listen to them, hear their jubilant calls into the local radio station, or see their shirts, hats, ties, shoes, socks, banners – anything they can print on – declaring them as Super Bowl champions.
Unfortunately, one of those teams will be holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy come Sunday night. Is there any way we can get a tie so that no one wins? I figure if they go into overtime (something that’s never happened in a Super Bowl) and they just punt back and forth over and over again, and go into like 6 overtimes – won’t they just give up and declare it a tie by that time? The players will have to be super, crazy, tired by then. With my luck, they’d declare them BOTH champions and things would get even worse for me.
It’s not fair. Someone please hand me a tissue.
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