Sunday, February 07, 2010
There are many important issues facing us today- joblessness, global warming, tea-baggers, deficits, Republican obstructionism, and Sarah Palin, but let's all step back for a moment to discuss something really important-
The Super Bowl.
By this time tomorrow I assume the Indianapolis Colts will be the new Super Bowl champions. I'll be rooting for the Saints, but even I don't actually expect them to win. The Colts seem to be the perfect package this year, an unstoppable combination of brains, determination and skill.
And that's why I hope those wimpy, whiny quitters lose.
That's right, I'll say it- the Colts are quitters.
Stop and think about it- this year they had a chance few pro football teams ever get, the same chance the Patriots had a few years ago: the chance to run the table, to go undefeated from first game thru the Superbowl. But the Colts decided to rest their starters in Game 16 and intentionally bagged the game, in order to have a better chance to go all the way.
When you have a chance like that, you have to go for it. Sure, the Patriots tried it and lost at the very end, but they came soooooo close. And the simple fact that their arch-rivals, the Pats, tried it and failed two years ago should have made it all the more essential for the Colts to do it this year. But instead they bagged Game 16.
Sure, they'll be Super bowl champions tomorrow, but they won't be Real Champions. To be a true champion you at least have to try, and the Colts didn't.