My favorite time of the football year – NFL News
Aside from the Super Bowl itself is right now, when teams are jockeying for playoff spots, and sometimes you need an advanced math degree to figure out all the probabilities of who might and might not get into the playoffs.
This was satirized in an episode of the TV show Coach (the later episodes, when he coached a pro football team). At the end of the season, he headed home to Minnesota, confident his team had not made the playoffs, alas, but a weird concatenation of teams winning and losing gave his team a playoff berth.
I love it when that happens. This year is relatively straightforward, by comparison. My Giants are long since eliminated, of course.