It’s the Beer Talking

Illustration By Marshall Hopkins[/caption] Parity and its close cousin, unpredictability, have been hallmarks of the NFL for more than a decade, but this season was ridiculous. The sheer we-have-no-freaking-clue-who-will-win-this-game factor has never been higher, and if it’s made being a fan especially difficult, well, it’s turned gambling into a genuine health hazard. For proof, look no further than this weekend’s NFC championship game, which features the Arizona Cardinals, who went 9-7 this season (and as Peter King points out over on SI.com, suffered 28- , 21-, and 40-point losses since Thanksgiving), against the Philadelphia Eagles, who went…

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