Inconceivable! What could be worse than the letdown of having your team win all of its regular season and playoff games only to fall short in the Super Bowl? How about having them slink away from a golden opportunity for a perfect season, thus allowing a borderline team entry to the postseason. Said 9-7 team then advances to defeat the almost undefeated team at home in the conference championships. The fallout: fat humps spend an eternity wondering if they would have had a perfect season if only their team had the balls to go for it. And in doing so, they turn on a GM that they’ve always smugly claimed is better than yours.

The Patriots, dicksmacks though they may have been, at least tried all the way through the season, even if it meant stumbling at the end. The Colts will have suffered justice most poetic. Knowing that Goodell groused about them laying down at the end of the season, The Rog might not exactly mind moneymaker Manning getting denied another shot at a title.

Not saying it’s going to happen. In fact, I already picked Indy to win earlier this week. But then, I picked the Chargers to go to the Super Bowl before the season started, so what do I know?