A companion from Miskolc, Hungary
Hello insiders! You mentioned in one of your responses last week that you consider Russell Wilson a potential Hall of Fame. Are you sure it’s really a HOF caliber? As mentioned several times this season, he doesn’t even have an MVP vote, let alone an actual MVP, his only win in SB came courtesy of Legion of Boom and was above average at most in his appearance in the supplement. In the past four years, even the Jaguar team has racked up more wins in the supplement than Ross. What makes you think he should be in HOF?
I’m not saying he’s a hoover in slam, but I think he deserves and will participate. He has carried this team to the playoffs in recent years with the constant (and sometimes inferior) change around him. These playoff results recently aren’t that great, but he’s still 9-7 in the post-season period of his career. I don’t like the argument of the MVP vote. Voters are entitled to vote for only one person per year. It is not a hierarchical poll as it is in MLB. If this were the norm, it would exclude a number of QBs already in Canton.
Daniel from Horsholm, Denmark
My choice is five times per professional. If he retires after this season, is he in the Hall of Fame? If not, what more does he need?
The HOF selection committee is looking more strictly at first-team pick, and my choice now has two in eight years. Tony Boselli has had three out of seven hitting the HOF Finals again, on the verge. If Bakhtiari returns to All-Pro level after an injury, this could lock it up for him.
I know all our thoughts on adding another team in the playoff match. I know this wasn’t necessary. But after watching “Super Wildcard Weekend” I got hooked. Three games are better than two. Six games are better than four!
I never said I wouldn’t enjoy watching the matches. It was an entertaining and relaxing way to spend the weekend. I’m happy that seventh prevented a team with 11 wins in the AFC from winning, but it also allowed for a team of eight wins in NFC which clearly does not belong. There will be pros and cons every year.
How difficult was it for the Packers to make three defensive touchdowns in four matches during the Super Bowl match in 2010? I don’t remember many of the defensive touches in the qualifiers in the last few years, so I thought three of four matches in the post-season period should be rather rare.
This is not the rule. As far as I recall, Packers have only had one since then, Shields at San Francisco in Division 12 to unlock the game. The Rams and Browns sure made their remains important this weekend. Both of them were pitchers.
Nathan from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Why are Sunday Division matches scheduled two hours later (2:05 and 5:40 am)? Conference tournaments are always decided for those times if either of the two matches have been located on the West Coast, but this year, there could have been at most one match in the West. Is it a rating decision to allow the subsequent game to run at prime time?
Ding ding ding. I thought for sure when the Bears lost that Packers-Rams would get a Saturday night slot, but in terms of business I’m not complaining about a previous start.
I’m not sure it’s different, but I watch the game differently when I support a team that loses rather than wins. You know what I mean?
I don’t know why, but that made me laugh.
Rick from Trempealeau, WI
You guys are doing a great job keeping things fresh. So, my question: Obviously you can’t choose who to play, but in going 13-3, is it important for the Packers to beat just two teams with a winning record (no, Tennessee) or are they only losing to just one team with a losing record (MN) )?
Most importantly, they finished the regular season playing their best side on the ball.
The score of 13-3 does not matter. Individual awards do not matter. Season totals in pedestrian ratings, bag total, and quick squares don’t matter. Does it all matter? Going 3-0 during the next three matches.
You don’t listen to LaFleur much, do you? All that matters is going 1-0 on Saturday. Happy two.