Monday, February 6, 2012

A Year in Review

Before I begin, I would like to address my posting, or lack thereof. In all honety, I am losing the motivation to continue on. I am coming to the realization that the blog is dying,as viewership and interest has remained essentially static, robbing me of the motivation necessary to proceed. But do not worry! I will continue on! I have more free time now, so I will be able to post more frequently, quite possibly every day.
Many months ago, the football world was in turmoil. The prospects of a season-long NFL lockout haunted fans across the nation. Owners fought with their players, pitting billionaires against their millionaire employees. Luckily, NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith and commissioner Roger Goodell made a deal creating labor peace for a decade. Teams either hit the ground running or were left gasping for breath, many using player-organized workouts as a way to keep in shape and build a rapport. The Green Bay Packers, were not one of these teams. They went 15-1, and took the lead by storm. However, perennial bottom-dwellers like the 49ers, Lions, and Bengals, were arguably bigger stories, all making the playoffs. The traditionally strong Colts stumbled to the first overall draft choice. The playoffs themselves were VERY exciting, the Denver Tebows beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on the first play in overtime. The potential of a Harbaugh Bowl, as both of the Harbaugh brothers coached teams in conference championships.
When the dust settled all came down to the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, who were playing for the deceased Myra Kraft, wife of owner Robert Kraft. The Giants forced Brady to intentionally ground the ball in the endzone, resulting in a safety. But the Pats came back and marched down the field before halftime to score. It got interesting in the 4th quarter, where gluehanded receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch dropped game-changing passes that may have given the Giants the win. In the end, the Giants triumphed 21-17 in breathtaking fashion, a fitting end to a truly remarkable season.

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