We’re a little delayed this week thanks to last night’s game between St. Joe’s and Towson (read more below), but here we are with this week’s edition of Hot Reads. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day (Doc Rivers has a nice quote at the Boston Globe) and rue the return of classes, the sporting world is gearing up for what promises to be a scintillating week of Conference Championship games after a decidedly underwhelming Divisional round.
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In the AFC, the Colts and Jets will do battle for the Lamar Hunt Trophy in a tantalizing rematch of Super Bowl III. The game is rife with story lines, starting with the Colts’ Week 16 resting of starters against the Jets to allow them to crawl back into the playoff picture, despite the somewhat misguided view of CBS analyst Dan Dierdorf. The NFC Title game is a matchup of two teams in the Vikings and Saints who have never lifted the Lombardi Trophy, and pits Southern posterboy Brett Favre against the team he cheered on a kid growing up in Mississippi. Continue reading
Eagles’s fans, copious amounts of alcohol, and record-setting amounts of snow. There’s only one thing that could come of this combination: snowball wars.
The massacre of a pair of Niners’ fans in the Eagles’ 27-13 win was captured on video here at Deadspin. Philly wasn’t the only stadium with frozen projectile problems, as 29 ejections and one arrest were made at Giants’ Stadium during the Jets’ 10-7 loss to Atlanta. Just imagine the damage San Francisco had managed to escape the City of Brotherly Love with an upset.
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Perhaps the most hilarious aspect of the snowy ambush was head coach Andy Reid’s comments after the game. “We’re a classy crew in Philadelphia here, and we need to save that for the parking lot,” said Reid.
Right, Andy, because nothing oozes class quite like mauling innocent fans trying to get to their warm cars with hunks of ice. It’s also totally classy to refrain from chucking bottles at people in the stadium so that you can put them under their tires in the lot. Yeah, there’s no way karma plays into who wins the Super Bowl.
-Matthew De George ’10