Choosing who to root for between the Eagles and the Cowboys is like choosing between dying of Aids or testicular cancer.
Having said that, I knew exactly who I wanted to win.
I pulled for the Cowboys for one of the first times in my life. My reasons were twofold.
First of all the Eagles have actually become more hateable than the Cowboys for the first time since they let T.O. go. If T.O. had remained on the Cowboys I would have had a very tough choice. But since he is gone from there as well I picked the Boys.
Having said that, I still hate both teams. But with the Cowboys winning it will be harder for either team to get to the Superbowl.
Because Philly lost Minnesota has the two seed. It also means that one of these two teams is definitely going to lose next week. Whoever wins must go on the road to win another game. This will require winning in a dome, which takes away a major advantage for the Eagles.
Phase one of my evil plan has been a success. Phase two requires Philly to beat Dallas next week so I can still joke on the Cowboys for being the only NFC team (besides Detroit) not to win a playoff game since 1996.
Then I will put on my Favre jersey and hopefully watch Minnesota squash every Eagle fans dreams.
First things first. Go Philly next week!
PS-feel free to lather me with derogatory Redskin comments. Obviously the Skins suck and everything you say is sadly true. Just remember that just because the Redskins suck it doesn't make what I'm writing any less true