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The AFC and NFC championships are decided this weekend. For those readers who truly don't know football from Adam, the winners of these games face off in the Super Bowl.
In the NFC game, the Chicago Bears host the New Orleans Saints. The former is a traditional power with a long history of hard-fought success. The latter is a great sports story getting overshadowed by sociopolitical significance. That anyone believes a Saints victory would represent a triumph over Hurricane Katrina frustrates me. I don't want to deny the local fans a bit of escapism, but bandwagon riders need to question their motivations.
Frankly, I'm more interested in the AFC matchup between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. Normally, I don't care for either, but I'm perversely curious because clutch kicker Adam Vinatieri, who won some Super Bowls for the Patriots, defected to the Colts. More to the point, which end result would be funnier?
1. Adam wins the game for his new team on a last-second field goal.
2. Adam wins the game for his old team by missing said field goal.
Clearly, a close AFC game is in the best interests of America.
55 Fiction Friday may have suffered hibernation sickness.
Inspired by the movie, the fourth graders escaped their tour group and snuck into the employee lounge to wait. There they found Dr. Palfrey immersed in an ornithology guide, Dr. Mendoza solving a crossword, and Dr. Ziegler taking a nap.
They had hoped that, once the museum closed, these boring scientists would come to life.