So, this much anticipated (by some) Super Bowl matchup up fell by the wayside.Neither Jake played well in their respective games today, but it seems (at least to me) that Jake Plummer is taking a lot more heat from the national media than is Jake Delhomme. Plummer seems to be taking the blunt of the blame for Denver's loss. Meanwhile, it seems blame is being deflected from Delhomme and being placed on the Panther's collectively. All this, and Plummer, despite playing poorly, had a far better game than Delhomme against what most consider to be a far better defense. The story seems to go, Big Ben stepped up, Plummer choked. On the other hand, Seattle stepped up on offense and defense--they were just too much for Carolina to handle. Granted, most people here realize that Plummer was not the sole reason Denver lost, but all I'm seeing in articles from the national media is "Jake The Mistake" this and "Bad Jake" that.I realize that both players have their respective histories--that Plummer is known for making too many mistakes, that Delhomme has played extremely well historically come playoff time. However, I think most fans would agree that Plummer had a better season than did Delhomme, and recent history ought to be the most pertinent. Sorry for the rant. There is not really any point to this. Basically, it annoys me that so many writers in the national media latch onto these nicknames, which Jake picked up years ago, and throw them around as liberally as they do just to spice up their stories. It's as if all these people were waiting for Jake to mess up in a big game just so they could write their Jake implosion story again.I could be wrong in this. Maybe both Jake's are taking an equal share of the blame for their team's loss. It doesn't seem that way to me, but I am slightly biased, so who knows.Again, sorry for the rant. I'm done.Congrats Steeler fans. Your team played a helluva game today. Seahawks fans, you too.
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