Tuesday, January 21, 2003

"It's Eagles v. Titans as NFL Reverses Playoff Results" (Satire)
(2003-01-20) -- The National Football League has reversed the results of yesterday's conference playoffs, clearing the way for a Super Bowl between the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the game scores were reversed based on the same principal that the University of Michigan uses in admissions, granting extra "points" for black applicants.

Although the Oakland Raiders trounced the Titans 41-24 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Eagles 27-10, the quarterbacks of both conference-winning teams are white, and the QBs of both losing teams are black. Therefore, each team led by a black quarterback was granted 20 additional points, retroactively reversing the outcomes of both games.

Philadelphia won the NFC title 30-27 over Tampa Bay and the Titans upset the favored Oakland team 44-41.

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will perform the coin toss at the Super Bowl.