But in 2002, everything changed. The Hawks moved back to the NFC... a place they left 25 years earlier... and chaos and destruction consumed my world.
Okay... maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But I seriously had a major dilemma on my hands. And when the dust settled, I chose to have two favorite NFC teams. I knew it my cause some problems... like what happens when they play each other?
Well... after some discussion and meditation, I came to a simple solution. I'd root for the team who needed my support more at that particular moment. In other words, whoever was in the position to make the best playoff push. But last night, I ran into a problem. Both teams entered Centurylink Field with a 1-1 record and both have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. So what did I do?
I cheered for both teams.
But enough beating around the bush. As a fan of both teams, I feel it's my duty to throw in my 2¢.
As a Seahawks fan, I was happy they were able to put themselves in the situation to win. Their defense dominated the first half, played hard, and aren't to blame for how the game unfolded.
As a Packers fan, I'm proud of the way the coach and the team handled themselves for the most part. They came into the 2nd half with a new game plan, worked their tails off, and have every right to be upset at the officials' mistakes.
And as a football fan, I think I'm a pretty patient person. I understand that the zebras are humans and humans make mistakes. But after last night's game, I think it's time for the owners to open up their wallets and give the officials a fair contract. They may not be perfect, but it's pretty obvious that the game isn't the same without them.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to me rant...
Have a happy Tuesday and sayonara!