The Stage Is Set

In the NFL today was Championship Sunday.  The Greenbay Packers took on the Chicago Bears for dominance of the NFC.  In the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers battled the New York Jets. 

The 6-seed Packers defeated the Eagles in the wildcard round and then the Falcons in the NFC divisional matchup (or as one commentator put it:  “Not since Sherman marched to the sea during the Civil War has Atlanta been beaten so badly.”  For me, that statement was a slap in the face and overkill, but as it is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of one of America’s greatest conflicts, I will overlook it).  Today, the Pack went on to finish off their counterpart in a 90 year rivalry by a score of 21-14.  This secured the team’s first trip to the big game since 1998.  On the AFC side, the wildcard Jets, who had unexpectedly beaten the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, met the Steelers.  Pittsburgh ended the flight early as they defeated the Jets 24-19.  The Steelers will advance to the team’s 3rd title game in 6 years and its 8th overall.

So now the stage is set for Superbowl XLV.  The biggest game in football will take place in a place where everything is bigger, Dallas, TX on February 6.  If your team made it, congratulations!  Enjoy the game and join the Discourse!

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