Sunday, December 30, 2007

Daily (Nightly?) SAll-Star: "Carlos" Santana Moss

In honor of the Redskins' stomptacular 27-6 victory over the totally gay Dallas Cowboys, tonight's SAll-Star is Mr. Santana Moss, a man so fast that he had to change his last name from McLightningdick to something slower so he wouldn't give himself headaches.
I would like to give this award to the entire Redskins team, in particular Todd Collins and the entire defensive line. but as Toddzilla has already been named to the prestigious roster of this fine website and the defensive line is comprised of more than one man (INELIGIBLE!), I hereby bestow the SAll-Star tag upon the Santana Banana for his 115-yard receiving performance today.
It was raining, it was cold, and there was no guarantee that the Redskins would make the playoffs after 60 minutes had rolled off the clock. But Moss and the 'Skins played like they had a twelfth man with them in Landover tonight--and, if you're a man of faith like me, you believe they truly did. This team has rallied around Collins and pressed forward in honor of Sean Taylor, their fallen comrade. I'm not a Redskins fan, but I am as big a Tarantula fan as you are likely to find. His unnecessary death is still difficult to accept, but this magical run by his teammates has temporarily provided some relief from grief.
A 21-point victory over the #1 seed in the conference is impressive no matter who gets playing time. But even better is a five-game winning streak entering the playoffs and a career backup quarterback with a passer rating over 100 during that streak. When you examine the teams in the NFC playoffs--

1. Dallas (13-3)
2. Green Bay (13-3)
3. Tampa Bay (10-6)
4. Seattle (9-7)
5. New York (9-7)
6. Washington (9-7)
--you will realize that although there are favorites, there are no real juggernauts here. Washington is the hottest team entering the postseason and there is no evidence to suggest they can't meet New England in Pink Taco Stadium come February 3rd.
(My personal prediction for Super Bowl XLII is New England 45, Green Bay 24, but we'll cover that later.)
Finally, I'd like to tell our three loyal readers that the spastic posting schedule during Christmas will come to an end soon. By January 3rd, we will be daily again.

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