Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Game

Very soon your humble blogger's football team will attempt to make history. Just for fun, I chose to watch the original Rollerball released in 1975. Thirty years later, what a film. Trailer.

The story features a world where corporations have taken over the planet. Humanity chose comfort over freedom, and corporate executives rule everything. All books have been transcribed and edited into corporate approved computer files. All information is controlled. The game of Rollerball exists to show that an individual is of no significance and that only as part of a group/team can a person make a difference. A world completely run by corporations serving their own agenda? That could never happen.

The hero gets too good, so they want him to quit. Particularly exquisite was a scene I'd forgotten where party guests using a futuristic gun blow up some beautiful trees.

The New England Patriots play the New York Giants. Speculation abounds. Can New York defeat the best team in the history of the game? Of course. Will they? We learn soon enough.

What is the second strongest team in the history of the NFL?

Your humble blogger consulted his, well, consultants, about as close to ultimate truth as a person can get. The answer?

The 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers with Bradshaw, Lynn Swan, and some other guys.

Wouldn't that be a game?

UPDATE:New England 38 New York 35. What a game. Here's to the Giants for forcing NE to earn their record. The Giants may have played their best game of the season trying to stop the Patriots.

Liza: I acknowledge the 78 Steelers were AWESOME. Comparing across decades is in some respects ridiculous, but impossible to resist. I stand by my assertion. The 2007 Patriots rule. The 1978 Steelers are right behind them.

5 Comments:

Blogger Liza said...

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12/29/2007 6:08 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

The SECOND strongest team in the NFL?

How do you compare two teams that played football almost 30 years apart? It hardly makes sense, although it gives everyone something to talk about, I suppose.

There is no NFL team ever that compares to the 78 Steelers. If you don't think so, just look at those same men now. Look them up in Wikipedia. There's more to a team than statistics.

12/29/2007 6:09 PM  
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12/30/2007 2:25 AM  
Blogger Sirocco said...

Final score was 38-35.

I couldn't believe either team, much less both, played their starters all game. Seems like a case of pride/stupidity getting ahead of what was best for both sides.

12/30/2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Sirocco,

Thanks. Not sure why I missed the last minute touchdown.

I have a more positive take on the use of starters and playing all out for the last game. For the Patriots, it is about history. For the Giants, same thing.

It's a game.

12/30/2007 10:08 AM  

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