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Robert Littal

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There were two games on Sunday. One was precise and clean cut. The other was frantic, mistake prone and drama filled. One was filled with tweets about Xs and Os. One was filled with tweets about Kardashians, Pants on the Ground and Purple Blouses.

When it is all said and done the Colts vs. Jets will just be a footnote in NFL History, while the Saints vs. Vikings, regardless of what happens in the Super Bowl, will be replayed and talked about forever.

The reason is simple. People love drama and unfortunately the Colts while efficient are not the most exciting in regards to personalities (unless we are counting Peyton's commercials). We are still trying to figure out if Jim Caldwell is alive or just a robot. The Jets are a fun team with a fun coach, but as soon as they got behind the game was boring to the casual fan.

On the flipside you had the Saints vs. Vikings basically playing out an episode of Jersey Shore on our HD TVs.
Everyone was a character in the game -- the players, the refs, Favre's wife, the Kardashians, George Bush (the old one) and the entire city of New Orleans. Casual fans and even sports enthusiasts like me live for the drama. We live to debate.

So when you have turnovers, suspect penalties, player's getting injured etc. it all feeds into what we love about sports. Sports are about having opinions and sometimes when the games are too precise there is nothing to talk about it.

Peyton Manning is good, yeah we all know that. Think about the Monday conversation that will come from the Saints vs. Vikings game. Will Favre retire? Why did Favre throw that pass? You think Reggie Bush is going to propose? Will Adrian Peterson have to sleep with a football all off season? Was Chris Berman crying after the game because Favre lost?

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

By Robert Littal  |  January 25, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  | Category:  Indianapolis Colts , Minnesota Vikings , New Orleans Saints , New York Jets Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Who dat?! That is all.

Posted by: cancel1 | January 25, 2010 3:08 PM

I don't love drama, I like good smart play. This kind of talk will turn football into a reality show

Posted by: vanpep | January 25, 2010 3:48 PM

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