The good news is that I nailed both of my Championship Round picks, putting me at 6-4 for the playoffs.
The bad news is that freaking Pittsburgh won and now I have to deal with my wife's insufferable family for the next 2 weeks.
The good news is Jay Cutler was exposed as a spineless, vile cretin and Rex Ryan won't be seen or heard from for 6 months.
The bad news is ... freaking Pittsburgh won.
Now I have two weeks to prepare for the tumultuous Super Bowl, in which I must somehow root silently for the Packers without being suspected by my wife. Believe me, there is nothing more difficult than cheering for one team but pretending to cheer for the other team. On Sunday I had to pretend to cheer for the Steelers but as soon as my wife left the room I would triple in excitement and cheer for the Jets. It's really hard to do. On a critical third down in the fourth quarter, I accidentally whispered "Kill him!" as the Jets attempted to sack Roethlisberger (to no avail, of course) and my wife looked at me skeptically. I may have blown my cover.
I'm such an idiot. I probably have marriage problems looming.
Maybe I should just say "screw it" and cheer for Pittsburgh? I don't know. I'm torn. Anyway, at least the Bears lost.