The San Diego defense intercepted Dreamboat 3 times, but the Chargers couldn't score a touchdown and lost to the undefeated New England Patriots 21-12 today. Tom Brady was excited to win the AFC Championship:
"Now we're going someplace warm, because I'm freezing my you-know-what off," Brady said . . . It was 23 degrees at gametime, making for frosty breaths on the field and putting the Patriots cheerleaders in parkas. Most players chose to ignore the cold and came out in short sleeves. The brisk wind caused more noticeable problems. The goalposts shook with every gust while passes and punts sailed in crazy directions. "I didn't think it was that bad," Belichick said. "It wasn't a balmy day, I'm not saying that, but it wasn't bad."
I'd take Belichick's opinion of the weather with a grain of salt; he's used to the ninth circle of Hell which is only slightly warmer than Green Bay. Mother Nature has undoubtedly affected both Championship matches, and she's been taking criticism all day. Shannon Sharpe actually called her ugly during CBS' halftime show. Shannon Sharpe! If that isn't the pot calling the kettle . . . uh, he's not very attractive either. -KD