Yes, you lost Terrell Owens, but don't go kill yourself over it. Same goes for you, Dungy offspring. When T.O. attempted suicide last year, his spokeswoman indicated that he had $25 million things to live for.
But what about Tony Romo? As long as he's still with Jessica Simpson, it is obvious that he will at least have two things to live for. And damn, those are big reasons to live.
Cowboys fans across the nation would likely be inclined to finger Simpson for the loss. And they would probably blame her, too. But Simpson wasn't the one missing tackles or breaking off her route on what would have been the winning touchdown. She was just some bimbo looking for some cheap publicity. Though, you would hate to believe that the same woman who whored out her marriage for MTV would go for the cheap publicity of dating the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.
But instead of focusing on Romo's choking, or Owens' crocodile tears, what about the playoff record of Wade Phillips? Even Norv Turner has more playoff wins. Don't be surprised if he's already canned before you finish reading this post. As mentioned on Friday, Jerry Jones is hot for Jason Garrett and it wouldn't be that unprecedented to can a coach following a great regular season.
SHOW ME YOUR LIGHTNING BOLT
That Norv Turner sure can coach, right? The Chargers have gotten further than most people indicated. Hell, yours truly was figuring this team would finish 7-9 (but still win the AFC West). While he can't be considered a genius following two wins in the playoffs, this might be enough for us to forget that the whole Oakland thing ever happened. So you can look at his body of work in Washington and see that he never could quite get his team over the hump. But you can't help but to be reminded that a certain coach in New England also failed in his first coaching stint. But you would have to be a full-blown lunatic to make that leap and while this win was great, we aren't there yet. The net is full of people who make broad generalizations after only a few wins, instead of taking in the full body of work. Turner has done a great job so far, but count me as one of the few on the Internets who refuses to make a knee-jerk reaction.
In other words, keep winning, Norv.
The only hope is that the Chargers can show some of that toughness against the Patriots. They had it in 2005 when they ended the Patriots 21-game home winning streak. And they certainly have it against the Colts. (Just ask Reggie Wayne.) They just need to flex some of that muscle against the Patriots and not be intimidated.
PACKERS NOT PACKING
Yes, there was going to be a huge, "Brett Favre's choking extends to Ryan Grant" post readied for Saturday night if the Seaflakes would have won. But they didn't. In fact, the Packers really crushed them and those two gift touchdowns were the only offense Seattle could muster. Green Bay's defense is highly underrated and playing in the snow only makes them that much more dangerous.
However, yours truly is still going to need some time to figure out how Favre and Eli Messiah are in the NFC Championship Game together.
The early forecast has the high temperature at 19 degrees after a week of snow. Now, the common logic would be to go against the boys from Southern California. But which team's running game seems better suited for the snow? Add the fact that New England can't really stop the run that well, and you might have the makings of the biggest upset in AFC Championship Game history.