Local football fans have had a good month or so. If you are a Ravens, Steelers, Eagles or Penn State fan you have had a lot to cheer about. The Ravens and the Steelers will play for the AFC Title Sunday in Pittsburgh while the Eagles are in the NFC Title game against the Cards. At the beginning of the season many people felt the Steelers and the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders but not the Ravens. This was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the Purplebirds! Not according to Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh.
Penn State goes to the Rose Bowl and despite the loss to USC in the New Year's day game the Lions finish out the season ranked #8. Many didn't think the Nittany Lions were a top 10 team. Darryll Clark and friends showed how wrong pre-season predictions are.
Before I give my picks for the weekend..I want to urge you to read a story from Sports Illustrated. The piece is by Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter Mitch Albom about his hometown Detroit. A sad but curiously uplifting commentary about the downtrodden city and its sports teams. Give it a read it will make you have a little more sympathy for those in that depressed town.
Steelers over Ravens
Eagles beat the Cards
LW 3-2 Overall 60-38