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An NFL Classic
January 24, 2010 - Al Stephenson
I just watched the finish of the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints game. The NFC championship game was played in the Superdome and the Saints fans can finally celebrate. Their beloved Aints are going to the Super Bowl.
This game was a classic heavyweight slugfest with twists and turns that made for riveting TV. The Vikings managed to botch the end of regulation time. They were in line for a 51-yard field goal with over a minute to go. Two stuffed running plays, a penalty for having 12 men in the huddle following a timeout and then Brett Favre breaking a cardinal rule for quarterbacks and the field goal try never took place.
The Saints won the toss and after some sketchy play calling and a couple of questionable officials calls, the Saints kicked a 40-yard field goal and now only four NFL teams have never appeared in the Super Bowl. They are the Browns, Jaguars, Lions and Texans.
The view from my seat (not caring who won because both teams were deserving) suggests that I am happy for the people of New Orleans. They have had their fair share of problems not to mention having to root for a lot of bad football teams (remember the bags). Here's hoping the Saints fans will enjoy the Super Bowl.
Allow me be the first to say it - let the Brett Favre waffling begin!
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