- Geek & Sci-Fi
We don't really ease back into our regular features scheduling until Monday, but Christmas is over, right.
Here's an odd story out of Baltimore that makes Cleveland look almost respectable by comparison.
Start the freaking playoffs already. That’s the attitude most teams seemed to have in a mundane week 17. With playoff qualifications secured, most contenders began the New Year trotting out backups and has-beens. While some teams stormed into the playoffs despite featuring second-stringers (New England, Pittsburgh, the Jets), many seemed content to back in with weak efforts against inferior opponents (Baltimore, Indianapolis, the Chiefs). No team looked worse than the defending champion Saints, who were thoroughly outplayed by the Buccaneers on all sides of the ball, although Saints fans will take solace in an easy first round matchup against the annoying Seahawks.
It's funny, you see, because sometimes when someone is doing something particularly well, especially in sports, people will often refer to that person as being "on fire.