I actually enjoyed the game despite not liking either team. Of course it might have had a *little* to do with me having an actual "date evening" with the wife and TiVo'ing both games to watch overnight at my own pace (i.e. much FASTER than it would have been otherwise).
Of course, I think the Colts will get destroyed by either the Pats or the Chargers, which should make the NFC the better championship game next week.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), The Man Upstairs (1914)
Illinois has a stupid schedule, finishing the regular season with non-conference games against Cincinnati and Fresno State. Their defense loses their only few passrushers (Derek Walker and Will Davis), their top tackler (Brit Miller)