So this is it, the regular season finale between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. The scene is set in snowy Washington,D.C.on prime time. These two teams meet to play what I’ll call the “Karma Bowl”.
Picture this, before the season starts, the NFL and ironically, New York Giants owner John Mara, who is the chairman of NFL’s management committee, was among those who led the charge to take away salary-cap space from the Cowboys and Redskins for an uncapped season. After this hit was taken by both teams, “experts” everywhere speculated that this would be the beginning of the end to these two franchises for the 2012 season as it handicapped them during the free agency period. After losing appeals, both the Cowboys and Redskins were counted out for any playoff appearances.
Fast forward to tonight’s game, these two teams who were victims of shady NFL dealings are now meeting for a win and get in scenario, for the most post. It is a must win and get in for the Cowboys. Two teams that were predicted to not go far, had the most to overcome from the start are now the teams who meet on Sunday Night Football for the NFC East Division Title. Wonder how bad that burns John Mara and the New York Giants? Especially since all off-season and even early on in the season Cowboy fans heard how the Giants were going to repeat.
The Karma Bowl will not be a disappointment to both fan bases. It has all the drama the NFL loves, along with a heated rivalry and a win or go home scenario. This is what the NFL is about. This is why the NFL changed the schedule to have division rivals go head to head in week 17. This game will be a slug fest no matter how bad either team is hurting with injuries, everyone will show up to prove the experts and the NFL themselves wrong in counting either team out early. This is December football and this is what karma is all about!
On a side note, I wanted to wish everyone a very safe and happy new year and to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of my readers and followers over the past year.