You've gotta love it. After another season of watching T.J. Simers getting bashed by the readers, one more time the great puppeteer goes out on a limb and picks the Atlanta Falcons to meet the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, and one more time he strings along his legion of bashers with him.
Once again Simers is right, to the utter disgust of many.
DOUGLAS LITTLETON, Dana Point
Oh, Lord! Now our national nightmare must continue. Two more weeks of Shannon Sharpe.
GARY DURRETT, Glendale
On third down, with the NFC title game tied, 30 seconds on the clock, and two timeouts left, the Vikings fell on the ball and sent the game into overtime. Needing only three yards for a first down, they could have kept their drive alive with a simple running play and still have run out the clock if they came up short.
Coming from the highest scoring offense in NFL history, this decision was more shocking than Gary Anderson's missed field goal.
CHRIS NORLIN, Los Angeles
Thank heaven that the NFC championship game was played indoor at the Metrodome. The folks at Fox did not get the chance to wear those ridiculous hats they wore in previous years when the title game was played in cold weather in Dallas, Green Bay or San Francisco.
Thumbs up to the folks at CBS. In spite of the cold and wind at Denver, they wore conservative clothes.
FABRIZIO INSOLER, Santa Monica