Friday, March 21, 2008

NFL Wisdom

In honor of the upcoming film leatherheads, which looks absolutely hilarious, I thought I could come up with a football analogy for this year's political race.

I don't know how many of our readers are big NFL fans, but for those of you that are I will give you an analogy to follow for the 2008 election cycle. To understand this analogy you'll have to think back....way back to a time when ATM's weren't on every corner. Paris Hilton and Britney Spears weren't household names, and the cell phone was a device reserved for the rich, famous, or otherwise important. 

The year is 1995 part of a stretch of NFC dominance over the AFC. The real battle that year for the Championship wasn't the superbowl which the San Francisco 49ers won easily 49-26. It was the battle between the Dallas Cowboys and the 49ers for the NFC championship. The Cowboys were the known commodity in the NFL at that point having won back to back championships. But inner-turmoil in Cowbody country gave the upstart 49ers a chance to take the NFC. What everyone knew was the NFC was at least twice as good as the AFC, so whoever won the NFC was going to win it all. The upstart 49ers won by ten point and went on to the crown. 
That scenario is the best analogy I can think of for this year's political scene. The democrats are the NFC. They simply fielded better candidates this year that the republicans. I mean remember the "we don't believe in evolution" moment? The winner of the democratic field is liable to win it all this year. 

So my fellow leatherheads, think of Hillary Clinton as the Dallas Cowboys. Barack Obama as the 49ers, and I guess that makes John McCain the Chargers, tough luck for McCain.... 

One last thing...GO NEON DEION!

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