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2008 NFL Playoffs: Final thoughts before today's games

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The NFL playoffs start today! Hope you are excited. Remember, this team was 3-4 and left for dead back in October. Now, our guys are in the playoffs, and our QB just won his 3rd MVP. Life is good. Here are some bullets:

  • Great write-up of the Chargers v. Colts game over at Behind The Steel Curtain by Steelers
  • Peyton Manning should give his MVP to DeMarcus Ware
  • Bob Sanders' impact
  • not about revenge
  • firmly on the Colts bandwagon
  • tips on how to beat Peyton Manning
  • Go here and listen
  • Patriots
  • DaBolts offers a great preview

And finally, there is a reason why playoffs are great and the BCS Bowl system (and college football in general) sucks. The Utah Utes went down to New Orleans last night and surprisingly kicked the crap out of Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Utah is the only undefeated team in the country, but for some dumb reason the Florida Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners are playing for the BCS Championship. If they had a playoff system, such embarrassments to their association like this one would be less frequent. But, that aside, congrats to the Utes! They seem like the real champions of college football, and this dumb Florida v. Oklahoma game is simply an after thought.

We'll post an open thread prior to the 4pm Eastern game between the Falcons and Cardinals. The playoffs are here folks! Take my advice and enjoy them.