The Super Bowl has appeal to casual and hardcore fans alike. But for the thinking man, nothing beats championship-game weekend. Two Super Bowl-caliber games in one day. Some long-term, festering rivalries and new ones possibly being born. Who can beat that? Sure, you don’t have the awesome commercials, but that’s only a minor drawback. The specter of two teams fighting just for the chance to go to the Super Bowl is compelling.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford explains that the matchups are almost secondary. No matter who plays this weekend, most football fans will watch.
- One football player, even a great quarterback, can’t dominate a game all by himself. It takes a village working together to clear the land, and that is just what the Eagles have going for them at the moment. Of course, it is what the Arizona Cardinals appear to have as well. Which is the more potent force, the more unified village, will be decided Sunday in the NFC championship game.
- You will be watching, of course, and you will not be alone.