Forget about the perfect season.
Who cares about the Super Bowl?
What really matters is this: Will the New England Patriots score 100 points this weekend at home against the New York Jets?
Earlier this season, the Jets angered an already great team by essentially tattling on the New England coaching staff for improperly filming coaching signals during a game. The Jets’ head coach, Eric Mangini, just happened to be an ex-Patriots assistant, so he likely had firsthand knowledge to the filming activity.
And now that the Patriots are absolutely steamrolling through the NFL (save for a close game or two), Mangini should have just kept his fat yapper shut.
So, the Patriots have this going for them:
• Playing at home;
• Revenge against Stupid Coach Mangini;
• A far superior team, including an offense that seems to score at will.
That adds up to a legitimate chance at reaching 100 points.
Truth be told, I hope they do it. I’m not a New England fan, but I’m rooting for them this year. They’re a once-in-a-lifetime team, and we know we’re watching history every time they take the field.
Plus, if they go undefeated we can stop seeing the 1972 Dolphins trot out to drink champagne when the last team to lose finally falls. Really, guys, that’s sad. Give it up.
Other random things:
• I am desperately anxious for a few movies to open: Sweeney Todd, Juno and There Will Be Blood. The only one that is certain to open here on schedule (Dec. 21, actually), is Sweeney Todd, so I’m holding out hope that the others will make it to the Kentucky Theatre or Lexington Green in early January. The buzz on all three is significant, and I’m betting at least two are worthy of end-of-the-year Top Ten lists. It will take a severely wonderful movie, though, to bump Into the Wild and No Country for Old Men from the top spots (right now, I’m torn over which occupies the primary position).
• Wow, I think that’s all I have. Well, except for this: Heroes still sucks.