After watching decades of football for those that are new to this
please see below:
PreSeason - Means nothing
1st game - Means nothing unless
Dallas wins there 1st game it means everything and the
media declares on a national level the crowing of the S-Bowl champions
5 months before.
If Giants lose there 1st game and all other NFC east teams win their 1st game that
means Giants should stay home the remaining 14 games and declare defeat!! (see NYG forum)
Forward 8 games have passed (Nov1st ) all that happened in week 1
has been erased and now the media is unsure as to who the real super bowl champion is.
NEXT up by 2nd week of Nov injury bug takes hold of many teams and practice squad players
are now starting Oh Boy! Teams are looking on the street for players (school teachers and custodians etc...)
Media still says Dallas will win the S-bowl at this point but we know there all lying ...
Thanksgiving is closing in and after turkey day teams that get hot and
somehow hold off the injury bug are looking like front runners.
Meanwhile with such high competition most teams are still competeting and most
teams are still technically in the playoff hunt going down the wire.
So much has happened since week one that we have basically forgotten about that game
and realize if we win the next 2 games our team is in the playoffs. (excitement builds)
Whereby stats seem to show that 9-7 teams have very good odds of winning a S-Bowl
based on being hot at the time and over coming injury.
Your team gets into NFC or AFC champion game with a 9-7 record and somehow pulls it out in the 4th QTR
and is headed for the S-Bowl.
2 long weeks have passed and your team wins the S-bowl by a missed field goal or a 2:34 winning drive.
Week one at this point has been completely faded and you buy the Super-Bowl winning video for $50 bucks!
Moral of story is don't watch ESPN !!