Aw, man. This is the last thing we wanted to see.
As Detroit Lions fans, we're predisposed to hating the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings have already gotten theirs, the Lions saw to that personally with a win that sent the Vikings to the NFC North cellar.
But the other two? Well, there are only two teams still playing in the NFC, and those are the Bears and Packers. Lions fans have been unable to witness the joy of defeat for either of their division rivals in the playoffs.
Now, one will lose, and one will make a Super Bowl.
How do we deal with this? Choosing between the Packers and Bears is like choosing between burning to death or drowning: Either way, you're not going to like the outcome, it's just a matter of which one makes you the [...]
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As Garret Hartley's game-winning in overtime kick split the uprights, everyone in New Orleans went berserk.
Over in Washington DC, so did a certain middle linebacker.
As the Saints dramatically advanced to the Super Bowl over the Vikings yesterday, it ensured that New Orleans' Pro Bowl LB Jonathan Vilma will not be playing in the Pro Bowl, leaving his spot open for the Redskins' very own London Fletcher.
Say what you will about the farce that is the Pro Bowl this year, but Fletcher couldn't care less. After waiting for 12 years to make his first Pro Bowl, the venerable middle linebacker is on the NFC roster.
"I'm thinking, 'Man, here I am in my 12th year. Is it ever going to happen for me?' When it finally became a reality, yeah, it was a big relief," he said.
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