After theÂ Patriots lost the playoff game to the Jets,Â I came to the realization that the AFC Championship wouldÂ be between two teams I really don’t care for.Â Â I still enjoy watching football so I am going to pick my poison. Should I hope the Steelers win or actuallyÂ be hoping to see the Jets in the Superbowl?
Well, there is method to my madness in hoping this team goes to the Superbowl. I want the Jets to beat the SteelersÂ on Sunday. This has nothingÂ to do with the Jets, and has everything to do with the Steelers.
First, if the Steelers go to the Superbowl, and win it they would have 3 Super Bowl rings in 6 seasons. Pats fans then would be hearing from the media, and the Steeler fans they now have the next dynasty.Â Sorry, I definitely do not want that to happen.
Second, If the Steelers win another Super Bowl this season, Ben Roethlisberger would have 3 Super Bowl rings just like Tom Brady. Roethlisberger is a great quarterback, but he is not at the same level as Brady and Manning. If he wins a third he would probably enter the conversation. Trust me,Â PatsÂ fans will be hearing this from Steeler fans. Brady’s legacyÂ I don’t want to be seenÂ challenged by Roethlisberger.
Third, I don’t want the Steeler fans to enjoy another Super Bowl victory.Â There are still someÂ Steeler fans that feel the Patriots robbed them of two more Super Bowl appearances because of Spygate.Â Members of thisÂ fan-base stillÂ cannotÂ accept they were beaten by the better team in 2001 and 2004.Â Â
Lastly, I don’t think the Jets can win the Super Bowl. The Jets have already lost to both the Packers and the Bears. I don’t see themÂ beating either opponent in the Super Bowl. On the other hand, the experience that the Steelers have gives me confidence they would beat either NFC opponent in the Super Bowl.
Pats fans were in a similar situation last season with the AFC Championship game between the Colts and the Jets. I actually wanted the Jets to win that game for the same reasoning of this year. I didn’t want Peyton Manning and his teamÂ to win another ring. In the end it worked outÂ as the Colts lost, and tarnished Manning’s reputation in big games.Â Â
Do I want to see the Jets and their fans celebrate? OfÂ course IÂ don’t want to see that, but the Patriots legacy means more to me than my thoughts on theÂ Jets.Â Â
So as I watch this game and hope the JetsÂ win, itÂ has nothing to with the team from New York. It has everything to do with theÂ team from Pittsburgh and theirÂ fans.
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