Metaphysically informed predictions for the NFL's conference championship games Sunday
For weeks now, the biggest stories in sports haven't had any sports in them. Baseball announced their Hall of Fame inductions—or lack thereof. Lance Armstrong had his confession—or lack thereof. We found out that Manti Te'o's famous dead girlfriend was neither dead nor his girlfriend.
Doesn't anyone want to talk about games? Sunday, lest we forget, is the best day of the football calendar: Conference Championship Sunday. It's more action than the Super Bowl with none of the cultural trappings that accompany the season's final game. Almost seven hours of top-tier pro football: four teams, two matchups, two Super Bowl XLVII berths at stake, and nobody debating the best TV commercials or the halftime show while you watch.
The NFC's title match features two top-seeds, as the Falcons host the 49ers. Atlanta, a great city, will see their blackbirds lose. There's no chance for a club once the fans and media have begun calling it a "team of destiny." Not kidding. Nothing good has ever come from a bunch of football players thinking that their ultimate victory has been written in the stars. Besides, the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics suggests that there is no such thing as anyone having a single destiny. According to that theory of ever-expanding universes, we all are creating an infinite number of new destinies for ourselves at any given instant.