24 Jan 2008
Sure, we can have debates about the players near the top of this list -- does it still make sense to list Richard Seymour as the best Patriots lineman, are we overrating Eli Manning based on four good games, is Laurence Maroney really better than Brandon Jacobs. But the most fun (and basically absurd) part of this list is the bottom. Quick: Chad Jackson or Sinorice Moss? Kevin Boothe or LeKevin Smith? Who gets to be "Mr. Super Bowl Irrelevant?" (Answer: Antwain Spann, the third-string Patriots cornerback.) One thing I will note: How can you talk about Stephen Gostkowski and not include the word "kickoffs?" I swear, I need a catchy phrase here like we had for "Curse of 370," because I think my next mission is to make people in the national media understand the importance -- and consistency -- of kickoff distance. Join with me, and together we'll get Neil Rackers and Olindo Mare into the Hall of Fame.
37 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2008, 5:34am by BDC
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.