Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Mudita

American Football Conference

1. New England Patriots

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Kansas City Chiefs

5. Baltimore Ravens

6. New York Jets

National Football Conference

1. Atlanta Falcons

2. Chicago Bears

3. Philadelphia Eagles
(Entering the playoffs after two losses, we had to look back a ways to find some joy from Mudville Philly, but this is pretty hard to top.)

4. Seattle Seahawks

5. New Orleans Saints

6. Green Bay Packers

Monday Morning Schadenfreude

As a Jets fan, I wonder if the Giants collapse down the stretch again next season will we ever, ever hear the refrain "same ol' Giants" being tossed around. Eli Manning (pictured, mid sulkplosion) has a career 16-18 record in December and has presided over enough consecutive late-season to be fitted for a New York Mets jersey. I'd imagine that his Super Bowl ring will keep him in the good graces of Big Blue fans in perpetuity, but great Testaverde's ghost, this guy turns the ball over a ton, and without the rakish joi de vivre of Brett Favre.