As the table below shows, tonight's game has many leatherbound books and its apartment smells of rich mahogany. Yes, it's a big deal. The current playoff projections:
|1||Falcons||NFC South Champ||(12-2)||*First round bye|
|2||Eagles||NFC East Champ||(10-4)||*First round bye|
|3||Bears||NFC North Champ||(9-4)|
|4||Seahawks/Rams||NFC West Champ||(6-8)|
Apparently, Brett Favre is starting tonight, so ESPN's pregame coverage will be unwatchable, but the much bigger story is that Adrian Peterson is inactive. I'll almost feel a little greedy by avidly rooting for the Vikings tonight since so very many things have gone right in Philly sports this week.
The Bears have emerged as a team that I've come to loathe this year for reasons I'm not sure I totally understand. I guess I was annoyed by their field that wasn't fit for a high school game, or the fact that they've had the nerve to complain about the field at the University of Minnesota, which is kind of like a pedophile complaining about the conditions in prison. But that shouldn't be a big reason to hate this team, and yet I do. Am I alone here? Whatever the case, we should all be rooting hard for the Vikes this evening.