I'm a Skins fan so of course I'm torn when it comes to the Giants. There's always a part of me that wants success for my division rivals, but not at the expense of my team. I was upset when my Skins couldn't complete the comeback against the Seahawks. I was happy to see the Giants win their first game. For Giants/Cowboys I was rooting for the underdog a little. But I had thrown my heart behind Favre getting another chance at the Super Bowl. I was really hoping for the Packers to make the big game.
Over the years I've changed my opinion on Boston/New England. At first as a big baseball fan and a devout Yankee-hater, I found myself rooting for the Sox but over the last few years I've come to see the Boston Red Sox as Yankees2 so I've started rooting against them. In football the Patriots were always page two in Boston but the team quietly became a dynasty. Normally I would easily be rooting against the favorite when I don't really have a rooting interest in the team.
This year is different. I was born in December 1970 and have no real recollection of the Dolphin's perfect season. But I've been a football fan ever since and I remember watching the Steelers in the 70s, the 49ers in the 80s, the Cowboys in the 90s and my beloved Skins throughout with 3 Super Bowl wins themselves. But I've never seen a perfect season. And if New England loses this game, who knows how long it will be before another team can do this.
I want to see the perfect season. I've seen a perfect game in baseball and even though it was against my team, I'm glad I was fortunate enough to see it. I may tire of my friends gloating who are Patriot fans over the next few years, but I would always be able to say I remember when it happened.
Go Patriots. And may the next great dynasty belong to my beloved Skins.
If I were a flower, I'd be a really big flame-throwing flower with five heads.