I’m back from a stint in Korea and ready to enjoy NFL football again at it’s normal time. Here’s how we watch football in Korea. At 2 o’clock in the morning you log onto your computer. You begin scanning the net for live NFL streams. Finally, after 10-15 minutes of frantic searching, you find a live stream that gets you your team. In our case it was the New Orleans Saints vs New York Giants. Now you’ve got 5 guys in a hotel room wired on mini-coffees screaming at a computer screen while the rest of the occupants of the motel call down to the front desk trying to get us to shut up.
It’s not quite the same as having NFL tickets but it’ll do in a pinch. So now I’m looking forward to catching my Saints beating up on the Miami Dolphins in Landshark Stadium. Or at least I hope. The Dolphins look like a developing team and they scare me. I don’t want this unbeaten Saints streak to end, although I know it probably will at some point.
Anyway, scanning around the rest of the NFL, I find myself drwan to the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers game. Am I the only one that believes this Vikings-Favre story has to have a bitter end? The whole football world seems to be holding it’s breath, waiting for the fairy tale to turn sour. Maybe Favre still has it in him but I’m seeing some signs of fraying at the edges. Peterson the beast running back is still going to have to carry this team. Based on last season, Favre should be getting weary, and maybe not deliver the magic. Something in my gut tells me the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to put it all together this weekend and hand the Vikings their first loss. Why, I don’t know. Can’t put my finger on it. But there it is.