From 1978 to 1992, I was really into the NFL thing – and a pretty huge Giants fan. I watched the games every week and sweated out the big ones. But, after that time, I basically stopped watching pro-football. Since then, I’ve gone to a couple of Jets’ games, with a friend who has season tickets. And, I still watch the Superbowl each year – but, that’s just about the one and only football game that I watch on TV each season. I’ve just become disenchanted with the NFL.
Nonetheless, I have to say that I’m interested in the Giants-Patriots game tonight. Sure, the Giants have no reason to be playing this game with no other intent than trying to avoid injury. But, man, if they could manage to somehow win this game – and, yes, that’s a tall order – maybe, just maybe, in some way, it could be a shadow of some form of payback, from New York to Boston, for the 2004 ALCS.
Yes, it’s apples and oranges. And, yes, it’s not an eye for an eye. You can’t equate baseball and football. And, you can’t equate the last game of the season, with only one team’s perfect record on the line, with a league championship. I get that.
It’s just that it would be one bubble burst in exchange for another bubble burst, to me…and, well, these days, in Yankeeland, you take whatever you can get when it comes to giving Beantown one less thing to gloat about – even when it’s something that they earned and deserve to gloat about…