Stop me if you’ve heard this one: with their backs against the wall and facing elimination, Tom Brady did just enough to keep Bear Poop alive in his quest for an elusive championship.
History repeated itself yet again in the AFC Championship game as Brady delivered a 4th quarter touchdown to vault Poop ahead of the Burger Buddies and send them to their first Super Bowl in a decade. It was the third time in the last four weeks that Brady engineered a miraculous comeback victory.
While Brady delivered the knockdown blow, his 6 points were far from the sole reason that Poop finds themselves in the Super Bowl. Christmas came early for owner Brian Davidson as TE T.J. Hockenson (16 points), K Robbie Gould (13 points) and RB Alvin Kamara (10 points) all posted big games on Christmas Eve to build a lead that would survive 3 TDs from QB Patrick Mahomes and 10 points from RB Derrick Henry for the Buddies and spring the upset over the YFFL’s second highest scoring team of all-time.
They will face the Chunky Chickens in Super Bowl XXX, who easily handled the upstart Beans with a 65-40 victory despite an injury to MVP favorite QB Jalen Hurts. The win was punctuated by a pair of touchdowns from RB Austin Ekeler on Monday Night Football, and while the game was already in hand, Ekeler’s two scores shined a light on what a fantastic acquisition he has been for this Chickens team. Ekeler has now scored a TD in 6 of the 8 games he has played for the Chickens since being acquired ahead of Week 7.
Joining the party were RB James Conner, TE George Kittle, and K Ryan Succop, who all scored in double-digits to end the Super Bowl hopes for Beans owner Bobby Sansone. However, with two teams on the rise, it surely won’t be the last we hear of Sansone in the coming years.
With that, the stage is set for two teams that are very hungry for another Super Bowl title. For Bear Poop, it’s been an arduous 27 years since the last time they captured a championship despite being headlined by Brady (the YFFL’s all-time leading scorer) for his entire career. Meanwhile, the story of the Chickens playoff struggles despite their regular season dominance has been discussed at length. They can silence those critics by adding a fourth title to the trophy case, but will they be doing it with Jalen Hurts at the controls?
We’ll all find out as Super Bowl XXX kicks off this week!