Tuesday, January 13, 2009

championships games, possible irony

beth roethlisberger and donovan mcnabb

the early odds have philadelphia and pittsburgh winning their respective conference title games this sunday. the eagles are favored over arizona by three points. the steelers are favored over baltimore by five points.

and if both win, it'll be ironic.

not only will the eagles and steelers be playing for the national football league championship, they also will be playing for the unofficial and informal championship of the state of pennsylvania.

but they won't be playing in harrisburg or erie of any other neutral location. instead, they'll be playing in tampa, florida.

this reminds me of the comic sports novel semi-tough by dan jenkins, former sports illustrated writer. in it, the new york giants and new york jets play in the super bowl -- in los angeles.

truth and fiction come closer together. and life imitates art.

as i said before, it's ironic. the dictionary definition may not agree, but i'll go this time with alannis morrisette.

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