Re: As A Football fan....
Originally Posted by ironcitychef
As much as NE vs PIT was playoff atmosphere...I think this will be around the same.
Yeah I hope so - its great being a Pats or Steelers fan these days - always a good chance of winning, and plenty of exciting match-ups during the regular season.
As much as I am pumped watching us taking on a contender - Falcons again this week - its nice to be able to get the popcorn out and watch a couple of highly rated teams slug it out - and still be able to enjoy the football and drama without being devastated if one of them loses.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.