OK, I promised Becky I would root for that OTHER football team from Pennsylvania in this Sunday's Super Bowl. And I will. Plus, I have no love lost for the Cardinals who used to be in the old NFC East along with my Eagles. Fuck them!
But I do have a bit of a soft spot in my heart for Kurt Warner.
The guy made me a bunch of coin back in 1999 in my office fantasy football league. No, I had never heard of him before the season. But I had drafted Vinny (from Elmont) Testaverde as my starting QB and he ruptured his Achilles tendon in the very first game of the season.
So I looked around the boxscores and the only starting QB that wasn't drafted in my league was a dude named Kurt Warner who won the starting job in the pre-season when Trent Green went down with an injury. I already had the Ram's RB, Marshall Faulk, on my squad so I figured I might be able to double up on some points when the two connected.
And boy, oh boy did I rack up the points that year. I rode Warner's hot ass (not literally) all the way to a Super Bowl win in our league that year. It wasn't even close. I destroyed the competition.
It was the only season I came even close to winning that league. And it wasn't because I drafted well or put together a well-balanced team. I got lucky when Testaverde got hurt for the year and Warner was available. I wonder how many other fantasy football fans that happened to in 1999.
So good luck to both teams this weekend. I'm hoping for a great game and a Steelers victory. But if my boy Kurt Warner does something heroic, I won't be surprised. He's done it before.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the lucky bastards are doing it.