2006 Conference Championships Review

1-1 going into the last game of the year, but hey, that’s the way I want it, down to the wire, and my 3rd straight chance at .500 or better all revolves around this last game. But we’ll get to that next week. For now, lets see how 1-1 looked…

New Orleans Saints (+3) @ Chicago Bears:

Chicago came out with fists a pumping, then hit a little snag at the end of the 1st half and start of the 2nd, but then Reggie Bush taunted the Bears, and Drew Brees intentionally gave the Bears 2 free points and a possession after grounding the ball in his own end zone. And after Drew did that, the Bears didn’t allow another score for the rest of the contest. This game was closer than the score, but either way, the Saints couldn’t cover for me, as they lost 39-14.

New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts (-3):

The Colts held the line by just a point, but a point here and a point there have killed me all year, so I’ll take this win with a smile from ear to ear. The Colts looked as good as dead, but Peyton stepped up with a big 2 minute drill, and won the game for his Colts. And Tom Brady, well, when it came right down to it, he was the one who threw the interception to lose the game for his Patriots. Talk about a change of rolls. We’ll see if Peyton can complete the drill and get a Super Bowl win, so everyone can shut up about how he’s not a big game player.

2006 Wild Card Weekend

Week 1 didn’t go well, but luckily I have 7 more games to rebuild my playoff championship run… Here’s how Tony Romo’s field goal hold rolled…


Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts (-7): Starting off the week I blew up the spot with an easy victory here. Herman Edwards was too loyal to one player while being unloyal to his team. He left Trent Green on the stake to burn, as a quarterback who had played much better during the year, Damon Huard, was left to listen on his headset from the sidelines. If there was ever a time to toss in Damon, it was Saturday. The Colts D came to play, showing how Valuable Bob Sanders is to that club. It started out nice for Ol’ Lucky and then it all went awry.

Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks (-2.5):

The Hawks should have lost, but they didn’t. They never were going to cover, regardless of what happened. I lost this one. The Hawks receivers were never open, Matt was always under pressure, and Shaun couldn’t run on the Boys. However, the luck was with Seattle and the Hawks pulled out with a big home win over TO and his crew of angry men. However, my least favorite teams in sports just happen to be Dallas and Duke. D&D. I started out the day by watching Duke lose their ACC opener, then showed up at the Hawk game only to watch Dallas blow an easy win…. Hahahahahaahaha!


New York Jets (+9.5) at New England Patriots:

This game was way closer than the final outcome, but some late turnovers and big mistakes ended any chance I had at covering. This game was fun to watch in the beginning as both coaches had a game-plan to stick it to each other. Hilarious. But the Pats were too good, and Mangini still has work to do to get his Jets to Patriot level.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (-7):

The Giants had a chance, but as they did too often all year long, they failed to take advantage of numerous chances early, which killed them in the end. David Akers hit a field goal to win it, and Tiki Barber’s last game ended in a Lucky Lester loss, bringing me to 1-3 on Wild Card weekend. Tough one.