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Who Are You Rooting For In The 2017 NFL Playoffs?

Who has your heart among those teams that are left?

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Conference Championships Games are this Sunday, starting at 2:05 p.m. CDT with the Jacksonville Jaguars going up to New England to play the Patriots. Following that is the Minnesota Vikings v. the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly.

Some people watch sports and have to be invested emotionally at all times. They need someone to cheer for, someone that will make them happy if they win and sad if they lose. Personally, I’m not like that. I can watch a game and just enjoy it. If my team in that particular sport isn’t around, it doesn’t matter to me what happens, unless one of the evil empires like the New York Yankees or Golden State Warriors are around.

This year, that’s changed. After being all in on the New Orleans Saints from a “I think they win it all” perspective, I’m all in on the Minnesota Vikings from a “My heart is entangled in their outcome” perspective. They’ve played in the NFL since the beginning of time. They have been to four Super Bowls and haven’t won any of them. They have had some great teams break their hearts. Their defense is spectacular, with star players at every level of it. Their quarterback—THEIR STARTING QUARTERBACK—is Case Keenum.

I can’t believe we are living in a reality where Case Keenum is on the brink of being a Super Bowl quarterback. We’re living in a world where Keenum is definitely going to get paid, like, $13 million next year.

I also love when a team who has never won it all actually wins it all. It gives me hope that one day, one of the terrible teams that control my heart strings will do the same.

What about you? Who are you cheering of the four teams left, since the Texans haven’t played a meaningful game since, I don’t know, they went up to Seattle?


Who Are You Rooting For To Win The Super Bowl?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    (30 votes)
  • 71%
    Minnesota Vikings
    (262 votes)
  • 12%
    Philadelphia Eagles
    (47 votes)
  • 8%
    New England Patriots
    (30 votes)
369 votes total Vote Now