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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Jim

    Great slow mo. As soon as I heard the Vikings pxp guy I recognized the voices from the NFC game when Farve threw int to Tracy Porter. Paul Allen: “This is not Detroit man, this is the Super Bowl!”.

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    Tim Bean

    Steve you were talking about what makes the NFL great over the other professional sports, and obviously endings like these make their case. But a couple of other things that you didn’t mention or touched on a little bit that i think make it great are:

    1) The 16 game season- As a fan you are fully vested in your team from Week 1. Until your team is completely eliminated from the playoff picture, you emotions hinge on every game week to week. In other sports you can wait until the All Star break before getting into the season.
    2) The spectacle of the NFL Draft- Sure in basketball getting that one star player can change the dynamic of your team but if you know that you have no shot at that player, you could care less about the draft. In the NFL, you never know which player a team drafts that is going make it go over the top. Every year you think if we could just get a player or two, we can go all the way.
    3) The anonymity of the players- What I mean is that in the other sports you see you teams players faces but in football because of the helmets, it’s easy for the casual fan to root for team as opposed to the players themselves. Plus because there are 53 players, you don’t have to know them all, your just a fan of the helmet (home team) and people understand. I bet that there are thousands of Viking fans who couldn’t pick Diggs out of a police line-up before he made that catch and ripped his helmet off.

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