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Why I Hope the Cardinals Lose

I was having trouble articulating why I wanted the Cardinals to lost the Super Bowl so bad and then Jeff summed it up for me: “If the Arizona Cardinals were to win the Super Bowl on Sunday…then what becomes of the beloved Super Bowl? Some teams simply don’t belong as the last ones standing. The Cardinals are one. So are the Detroit Lions. The Los Angeles Clippers. The New York University men’s basketball team. Me playing Golden Tee. Some folks do the game more justice by continuing to lose. It keeps the universe in balance. Keeps the vocals in harmony.”

Let’s go Steelers. (Oh, and here’s to a Chicago Bears Super Bowl in 2010.)

February 1, 2009