posted at 1/19/2013 7:25 PM EST
I saw somewhere that John Harbaugh said he wasn't superstitious. Are you buying it? Earlier this season, before the Pats game, I'd be really keyed up. To while away the time, I went out and washed my car. By the way, this is something I rarely do. The Pats lost to the Cardinals. The next weekend, I was still antsy before gametime. I thought what the heck, I'll wash my car again. Pats lost to the Ravens. I haven't washed my car since and fortunately the Pats started winning again. NO WAY I'm even getting in my car this weekend.
What are y'alls superstitions?
About the game. This is my first post but I've read this board for more than 5 years. I've actually been a Pats fan since they were the Boston Patriots. I am enjoying their success today, of course. My nostalgic side still loves that Steve Grogan, Russ Francis, Stanley Morgan, Julius Adams, Steve Nelson, Sam Bam Cunningham, Sugar Bear Hamilton team that "lost" to the Raiders in 76 (?). I think Mini Mac Herron was on that team too. It was long ago............ If anyone ever brings up our great fortune with the Tuck Rule, I just remind them of that playoff game. Late in the 4rth qtr, George Atkinson grapped Russ Francis's facemask and broke his nose with a haymaker from his other hand. No flag of course. That forced a punt. The rest is history. Shortly thereafter, Sugar Bear(a DT) bullrushed right through the Raiders OL and tackled Kenny The Snake Stabler. But wait, he was called for "roughing the passer". You can YouTube it today and see it was clean all the way. ESPN calls it one of the worst ever Playoff calls.
I digress. BB and Brady will go down in history as the all-time best ever. We all know TB is a fierce competitor. I think he will have one of his better playoff games tomorrow just because it is his time. The defense has solidified in the back and they have been putting pressure on the opposing QB. BB's comment about not winning wars in a foxhole, tells me he is going to blitz and rattle Flacco (and Ryan/Kaepernick in the SB too).
Pardon this rambling treatise. My nerves are shot waiting for kickoff. I hope nobody takes offense and I wish all the best to everyone, win or lose tomorrow.