It’s this type of weekend that has people sitting in front of a TV for about 12 hours. Football in both the college and the pros was exhilarating. This past Saturday illustrated a reason for the upcoming 4 team playoff system. Both the top seeds went down, one handily and the other closely. Other story lines emerged like Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football becoming the clear favorite for the Heisman. Pro prospects vying for the number one spot emerged like Geno Smith and Manti Te’o, while others like Matt Barkley faltered.
Though the NFL didn’t have any compelling matchup going into Sunday, by the time the day ended, you were happy things like Red Zone existed. The Texans, Buccaneers and Cowboys needed overtime to fend off mediocre teams and the Falcons and Packers went into the final minutes to seal their victories. The Jets also put the Tim Tebow talk to rest for at least an afternoon, taking care of the Rams in St. Louis. It is the league of parody, where no clear favorite for the title has been established. You must keep watching this season.