Football Weekend @ TH

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 1:42 PM
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This week's NFL games will likely be better than the Super Bowl, and I, for one, am excited to watch.  As a Redskins fan, I'm always interested in following the NFC East.  As such, I'm expecting Philadelphia to best the Cardinals (how can you ever go with a warm weather team??)  If Philly were to go on and win the Super Bowl, it would be a true Cindarella story.  Just a few weeks ago, they were essentially written-off from playoff contention, and Donovan McNabb was benched.  So for those of us who love a good comeback story, the Eagles are hard to root against.

The AFC match-up promises to be the real physical battle, though, and over at the WaPost, Michael Wilbon has a great column today about that -- as well as about how politically correct the NFL has gotten. 

There's also an interesting quote about how Hines Ward, "hadn't bathed or brushed his teeth all week because he didn't want any Baltimore guys to even want to come near him, much less cover him" (too bad that doesn't work in political punditry)...

I've got to go with the Steelers (which will please many of my friends including Chris LaCivita, Gary Marx, Megan Donley and Meghan Snyder), but it's going to be a brutal game...