It’s Playoff Time and I am met with quite the dilemma. *sigh* For the last 12 years (over a freakin’ decade of my life), I have always worked on Saturdays. I waited tables, took children’s photographers, served cheeseburgers – I always had a job on Saturdays… and ALWAYS, Patriots playoff games were on when I had to work. This left me with the arduous task of finding someone to cover my shift, explaining to bosses why I couldn’t work, etc.

This year, on the other hand, I don’t work on Saturdays. My weekends are left wide open for the eventual Saturday playoff game. Unfortunately, this year, the Patriots play their first game on Sunday, which also happens to be the date of my friend’s wedding. WHY?!?!?!

I’m going to have to sneak in my headphones. I’m just hoping the Patriots don’t score while my friend and her groom are exchanging vows. That could lead to an awkward situation, you know what I mean?

Anyway, the 2006 season is over, and it was a good one. Here’s my quick round-up of the season that was.

The Good:
1. LaDainian Tomlinson breaks NFL scoring record. What fan wouldn’t want a guy like L.T. on her favorite team? Tomlinson embodies everything that is great in a teammate. He’s modest and humble, and makes sure to credit his blocking. Unlike some other players in the NFL *cough*T.O.*cough*, L.T. displays professionalism on every play. In the 2000 draft, L.T. was selected fifth by the San Diego Chargers. The Patriots selected Richard Seymour sixth. I wouldn’t trade Seymour in for the world (He’s the baby-faced assassin), but how nice would it have been to have L.T. here?

2. The New Orleans Saints return to the Superdome and an ensuing Playoff Season. As if enduring a disastrous hurricane wasn’t enough, the Saints played their entire 2005 season on the road. Coach Jim Haslett is out, Sean Payton is inBye, bye, Brooks… hellooooo Brees.

The Bad:
1. T.O. He just won’t shut up. He had an “accidental” overdose, I am convinced he intentionally dropped passes to get rid of Drew Bledsoe, and when he’s not spitting in opponents’ faces, he does nothing but complain.

2. Eight Bengals players were arrested.

My initial playoff reactions regarding yesterday’s games:
Indy – KC: Larry Johnson, where are you?!?! Damon Huard might not have won the game, but man, it wouldn’t have hurt to see him try. By the time Kansas City starting clicking on offense, their defense was completely spent. But, what the hell do I know?

Dallas – Seattle: Wow, that was a capital B-L-U-N-D-E-R by Tony Romo. The worst part of all, it left him with a mere two seconds to try and redeem himself. This is going to haunt him for the entire offseason, I’m sure.