Monday, January 19, 2009
Shortly after the Red Sox (2004) and the White Sox (2005) won consecutive World Series titles, the above cartoon became one of my favorites.
But I'd like to turn my attention to the football version. Yesterday's victory by the Cardinals now leaves a very short list of teams that have never gone to THE game.
1. Houston- They've had such a short life, one could hardly fault them for not getting to the Super Bowl.
2. Jacksonville- Ditto.
3. Cleveland- Perhaps a new coach can turn the tide for a truly snake-bitten team. They should have made it years ago...but why dredge up terrifying memories?
4. New Orleans- Arguably they are the team closest to breaking though on this list.
5. Detroit- I don't even know where to begin. The other 4 on this list can truly take heart, for there are obviously degrees of hell that they have not yet sunk.
The list is getting shorter and shorter. Who'll be the next escapee?