Regarding the Schatz post
by ShermanOaksND (2018-12-14 00:27:44)
Edited on 2018-12-14 00:29:47

In reply to: I'd love for the Chargers to get back to the Super Bowl.  posted by G.K.Chesterton


Teams down by 8 almost always go for 1, even if they plan to go for 2 if they pull to within 1. The only exception I can think of was Lou Holtz in the 1993 BC game -- and he went for 2 when ND was down by 15, cutting the deficit to 13. I took that as a show of strength -- "we're going to take the lead, and there's nothing you can do about it" -- but perhaps he was playing the percentages, too.

I'd be happy with the Chargers or the Chiefs in the Super Bowl -- at this point, anybody but the Patriots would be fine with me. I've seen the Chargers a few times in San Diego, which of course is where they belong (but if Spanos won't sell, they should move to CDMX).


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