A Tale of Undefeateds
With apologies to Sam Farnsworth and the 11 news sports team, I have to include a blog entry about what is unfolding in the NFL this season.
As a person who appreciates and has extensive knowledge about the history of the NFL, there is a scenario unfolding that no one ever could’ve imagined. The 1972 Miami Dolphins won’t be uncorking Champaign this year. The popping of the bubbly is in reference to the annual celebration by the only team to finish undefeated through the course of an entire season, including the Super Bowl. The ’72 Dolphins nearly saw their record of perfection duplicated by the 2007 New England Patriots. Alas, the Pats lost out to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Perfection gave way to a Plaxico Burress touchdown pass from Eli Manning.
Two years later, a perfect team will play in Super Bowl XLIV in the city where the last undefeated team calls home. Ironic that the ’72 Dolphins 37 year record of perfection will lose its exclusivity in the city that holds the record. The question is which team will it be, because they will both be playing in Miami of February 7. That’s right, I said it. Two undefeated teams will square off in the Super Bowl. The Colts and the feel good Saints will battle it out for NFL supremacy. My beloved Bronco’s will fall victim to the Colts as well.
It will top off a memorable year for football fans. The Bronco’s have already surpassed everyone’s expectations. Jay Cutler may actually BE a fraud. The Patriots appear rather ordinary. Brett Favre is having the best year of an already illustrious tenure in the NFL. Detroit has won a couple of games! But when it’s all said and done the winner of the Super Bowl will have won 19 games. And it won’t be Peyton Manning holding the Lombardi trophy. A refreshing Brees is blowing across the NFL.