Saturday, January 19, 2008


New England plays San Diego in the AFC championship. Green Bay plays New York in the NFC. Change AFC/NFC to AFL/NFL, and it's the mid-1960's all over again.


Anonymous said...

There is also the aspect of the Giants having been "New England's Team" for years, even after the advent of the Patriots and the AFL. Wouldn't that be an interesting matchup in the Super Bowl?

It also brings back memories of the first-ever Patriots appearance in the AFL title game - against the same San Diego Chargers. It was a debacle, for the Patriots. I think stories came out later that San Diego had a spy at the Patriot practices, giving the answer to the question of the Patriots "Why did it seem like they always knew what we were going to do?" I believe the score was 52-10, or something like that. Ah, the days of Babe Parelli and Gino Capaletti.

And, of course, the Packers were the dynastic team at the time of the first Super Bowl and set the standard by winning the first two, rather easily, over the AFL foes.

Cappy said...

That's the way God meant it to be. And a darn good antidote to the SEC whiners in College Football.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I heard a lot more 'whining' coming from the PAC 10 and Big 10. :D