Using an avian as a team totem has never been particularly auspicious in the National Football League, as teams named for human professions (meat packer, chieftain, cowpoke, steel worker, gold miner, U.S. nationalist, or some sort of pirate) or race (indigenous American — when will this affront end?) win the Super Bowl far more frequently than teams named for birds. But to go from the heights of having ornithologically-inspired organizations compete in three of four playoff games to the depths of losing all three handily made this a bad weekend for bird teams. Will any sports team redeem this bird brutality in 2011?
Oh, you’re just sour about the Bills. 😉 (not that I blame you!)
On the bright side, the St. Louis Cardinals will probably field a decent team this year! (exactly one month til pitchers and catchers report …)
In the meantime, here’s hoping for an all-green Super Bowl!
Meredith, how could you imply that I’m a Bills fan? I’m sour about the Giants, thank you. 🙂
That makes two of us, brother. 🙂 But at least the Jets beat the Evil Empire, so no matter who makes it in to the Super Bowl, I’m OK with that!