OK, so My Giants didn't make the playoffs and I was kind of hoping my friends who are Jets fans would be happy. They aren't either. This leaves me with 2 teams I am ambivalent about, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not the sort of milquetoast guy who just wants a good game. I need to favor one team or another, and this has me looking at how to make a decision.
Neither team boasts a hotter cheerleading squad, because both have no cheerleaders. So my default criteria is out the window. Sad.
I have mild connections to both teams. Vince Lombardi, the great Packers coach, was a native New Yorker, Fordham graduate like my dad, and former assistant coach for my Giants. And overall, the Packers and their fans are a down to Earth and likable bunch.
Pittsburgh is in Pennsylvania. I lived in Philadelphia for almost 9 years. I have however, at least been to Pittsburgh, and never been to Wisconsin. Pittsburgh is also a down to earth place with nice people. I don't know if Primonti Brothers is still there, but they had good pasta in the early 90's at a good price.
Green Bay is the mild favorite and I like an underdog, but I think the Lombardi/New York connection is too much to ignore. I'm backing Green Bay. And since I have the day by and large off for a change, I do hope for a good game.