The Sunday Funnies & Factoids: NFL Wildcard Edition

Front_page_bobAfter losing my nest egg on the Eagles last night to Drew Brees and the boys from Nohlans, I decide to write this week’s edition of TSF&Fs about football teams and the cities from where they hail.  I will get to it as soon as I finish plastering the drywall where I punched a hole in it last night after the game winning field goal with 0:00 left on the clock. 

1) Indianapolis became only the second playoff team to rally from at least a 28 point deficit.  Buffalo rallied from 32 points behind to beat Houston 41-38 in January 1993, though that one required overtime.

2) The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game in the history of the franchise since their inception in 1967, until last evening that is. 

3) The Philadelphia Eagles STILL do not have a Super Bowl victory since their purchase in 1933 for $2,500.00.  I know, I know….those facts don’t really go hand in hand, but do you have any idea how hard it is to find anything at all interesting to say about this franchise.

4) Six of the 12 teams in the 2014 NFL Playoffs; Carolina (Cam Newton), Denver (MVP Peyton Manning), Kansas City (Alex Smith), San Diego (Philip Rivers), Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers) and Indianapolis (Andrew Luck) start quarterbacks that were drafted in the first round. 

5) The NFL is considered a non-profit organizations and, therefore, pay no taxes.  Yeah, you read that right.  Can everyone say obscene????

6) The average life expectancy of an NFL player is 55. 

7) The total amount of playing time in an NFL game……..  11 minutes. 

8) Since the inception of the NFL in 1922, the Chicago Bears are the only team not to change their name or city.

9) The Baltimore Ravens are named after the Edgar Allen Poe poem, not the bird.

Oooops,  gotta’ go.  Dalton just threw a pick.

Have a great week folks.  See ya’ next Sunday.