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Sloppy drama vs. Precision play

The AFC Championship game was nearly flawless, the NFC Championship game was a turnover bonanza -- which was more exciting football?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 25, 2010 6:00 AM

Tighten up

Sloppy football games certainly have drama, but unless your mom still drives you to practice there's no excuse for careless play.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on January 26, 2010 1:25 PM

Shock value

These pathways are largely modulated by dopamine, and are also responsible for the pleasurable effects of 'high-reward' stimuli, such as drugs, sex and gambling.

Posted by Dr. Matthew Prowler, on January 25, 2010 11:03 PM

Bloopers just as compelling

Forget the triumphant John Facenda narration and Sam Spence music-- yesterday's NFC Championship game was more attuned to Elmer J. Fudd and "Yakety Sax"

Posted by Doug Farrar, on January 25, 2010 10:15 AM

Great games, not mistakes

A classic is decided by which team consistently makes the plays they need, not by where a fumble happens to occur and who happens to fall on it.

Posted by Joe Baker, on January 25, 2010 10:02 AM

Kazoo music football

And while the Colts and Jets put on an efficient display of NFL football, the real fun was the slapstick over in the NFC.

Posted by Brian Tarcy, on January 25, 2010 9:46 AM

Rubberneck theater

It's about unpredictability -- why we've always loved Brett Favre. For his impossible touchdown passes and his interception-defying throws.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on January 25, 2010 9:14 AM

A contact drunk

Where floodwaters once stood, a tide of emotion rises in New Orleans.

Posted by Sally Jenkins, on January 25, 2010 6:48 AM

People love drama

Productivity in offices will be way down tomorrow and it won't because of Peyton Manning's rocket arm.

Posted by Robert Littal, on January 25, 2010 6:40 AM

AFC precision vs. NFC drama

Which game provide more excitement on Championship Sunday? Weigh in...

Posted by Reader Poll, on January 25, 2010 6:01 AM

Manning shows precision

Peyton figured out Ryan's team and found his range and rhythm for one of his most satisfying days as a pro.

Posted by Mike Wise, on January 25, 2010 6:01 AM


Ralphinjersey: I listened to the Vikings-Saints game on the radio from just about halfway through the third quartet onward due to my wife wanting to watch ...

travisg2: Being 65 years old and having watched almost every playoff game since.well...a long time..... I seem to remember those like the NFC Saints/V...

vanpep: Shoddy play may be exciting, but the best football is when the 2 best teams meet and the outcome in not decided by mistakes and turnovers an...

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