BRADY-MANNING XVII: You’re Probably Going To Need These Memes
January 24 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
This afternoon the New England Patriots will square off with the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game, because no matter how much hope you sad Jets and Chiefs fans have every year that you'll finally overtake the great and powerful of your divisions, life is unfair and you'll probably die alone.
For some reason (GODDAMN PEYTON MANNING AND FRIGGEN TOM BRADY) there is very little parity in the AFC compared to the NFC. Last year it was the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers in this game, but two new teams play for a chance at the Super Bowl as the Arizona Cardinals take on the Panthers in Carolina later on today. Because the NFC hasn't had the established dynasty-creators that the AFC has over the last fifteen years, many teams that would otherwise have had no shot at the Championship game have made it there.
In fact in the four seasons from 2005-2009, no team had a repeat appearance in the NFC Championship game. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl representative for the AFC has gone a little something like this:
12 of the 13 last Super Bowls will have either featured Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or Ben Roethlisberger.
Yeah, so your team legitimately hasn't had a shot at winning this game if you havent had one of the top quarterbacks of the last fifty years. The thing that's most depressing about that entire graphic for non-Brady, Peyton or Roethlisberger fans is that the only idiot that could crack their Big Three twelve-year sweep was Joe Flacco. Good lord.
Anyhow, I can understand that as entertaining as it will be for many people to watch the final showdown between two of the greatest NFL players we have seen or will ever see, there are also those that are going to need to purge their anger and jealousy in order to get through the game. That's what memes are for, people.
So here you go. Get it all out of your system. Go nuts on people's facebook walls. Head over to the comment section of every Boston Herald Patriots article. Subtweet all over the place.
Do it all now. Then take a few deep breaths, crack open a cold one and settle in for the afternoon because in a few hours, either Tom Brady or Peyton Manning will be off to the Super Bowl. Again.