Long Time Coming

Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

December 28, 2021

Championship opportunities don't come along every day. Just ask the Cuban Refugees and UCornn Huskers.

The Super Bowl XXIX matchup is set. The Refugees will take on the Huskers in a showdown that pits two teams against each other that have been waiting a combined 31 years to add another championship to the trophy case.

The Refugees finished the season as the league's highest scoring team and that trend continued right into the playoffs, as they scored early and often in the AFC Championship Game, putting the Merry Men into a 40+ point hole that was too much to overcome. The 65 point outburst was the Refugees' third straight game of 60+ points and was once again led by QB Josh Allen. The 2020 MVP has now tallied 42 points in two playoff games and will look to bring home a third title to the Refugees - their first since 2009.

Over in the NFC Championship Game, the Huskers did what they've been doing all season - piecing together enough points from a deep roster to continue their quest for their first championship since their magical 2002 season. The preseason favorites headed into the season, the Huskers have had to deal with plenty of adversity this season and the NFC title game was no different. With injuries plaguing their WR corps and last week's playoff hero Gabriel Davis placed on the COVID list, the Huskers had to turn to pickup WR Allen Lazard, who promptly scored a touchdown on Christmas Day. Combined with a pair of touchdowns from QB Russell Wilson and 12 points from standout K Matt Gay, the Huskers were able to defeat the Big Boys by a slim margin and return to the Super Bowl for the first time in 19 years.

While both teams have been waiting a long time for another shot at a championship, only one team will be able to be crowned champions. Will it be the Refugees, the league's highest scoring team, or will it be the Huskers, the preseason favorites? We'll find out as Super Bowl XXIX kicks off this week.