Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NFL Champs: Seattle Never, Denver Hardly Ever

The geezer is trying to whip up enthusiasm for this year's Super Bowl despite the fact that a couple of expansion teams are vying for the Lombardi Trophy. Denver wasn't admitted to the National Football League until 1970. The Seattle franchise is even younger; it didn't sign on until 1976.

Oh well, backers of teams that have been playing the game since the 1920s and 30s can afford to be charitable. My guys, the Green Bay Packers, have won the championship 13 times. Seattle? Never. Denver  only twice.

Back next year? Maybe.
NFL clubs with some history--da Bears, Cardinals, Giants, Lions, Eagles, Redskins, and Packers--can only hope to add to their laurels in the future. The usual cry of "Wait Until Next Year" is already reverberating around the league.

If it doesn't happen for your favorites right away, don't give up. The geezer once waited nearly 30 years for the Pack to get back. A long drought just makes savoring a new title all the sweeter.

The geezer's Super Sunday pick: Seattle by 3. That will give them one.

7 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

I'm not a big football fan, esp. since no teams from the Northeast are playing. But it should be a good game, depending on the 12th man (the 12th man this year being the weather). Anyway ... I'm going with Denver.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I don't watch football,but I really don't watch it without the Packers. Dianne

Kay said...

I just tried writing a comment and it disappeared. I hear that Blogger has been having problems.

I was just saying that like Tom, I'm not a huge sports fan. However, I remember the excitement and euphoria of DA BEARS winning.

Stay warm, Dick!

Alan G said...

Realizing you really didn't ask, I am just not able to help myself...

If I was going to actually be putting my retirement income in jeopardy with a bet on the game, well I would have to go with Denver. But… if I was just wanting to be spiteful and screw it all up for the Denver backers and make those high dollar commercials the only entertainment those folks get this coming Sunday, then I would go with Seattle!

Dick Klade said...

Outstanding strategy, Alan. You have everything covered.

Alan G said...

Well, you nailed the winner my friend but... you need to work on your spread analysis technique a little more! :)

Dick Klade said...

At the moment I am investigating various new mathematical models for predicting blowout margins. But, what the hey, I only was off by 32 points. That's less than one-third, isn't it?