I have had this thought tumbling around in my head for a while, and decided I need to let it roll on out.
The NFL appears to play favorites . . who gets the calls that let them advance? The golden boys . . Eli and the Gints, Peyton, Brees somewhat, tho he is tarnished now. The Steelers, The Patriots.
The teams with the big names are expected to win, and quite often seem to get a bit of an assist with it.
So the problem is, how do you break into the big boy club?
The answer: Russell Wilson
and here is as close a parallel as I can draw.
Once upon a time the Patriots sucked . . bad. and for a long time, even when they hired stud coaches, they sucked.
Then Tom Brady happened to the Patriots. He was magic, amazing . . he made the Patriots contenders, and contenders they have stayed. Belichik is good, but he was never great til Brady, now, everyone expects the Patriots to win.
Russell W has captured the zeitgeist . . he is taking the NFL by storm and forcing all the people who decide who the big boys are to take notice.
We are in, lads. With Russell to provide legitimacy, I beleive we wll now be allowed into that select group of teams who just *might* be allowed to win a championship.
I heart DangeRuss!