Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
People camp out at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in anticipation of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Because there is a great deal of truth to that cheery Disney ditty, "It's a Small World," maybe, just maybe some Pittsburgh Steeler fans I met over a year ago will stumble onto this blog. If not, I'm sure they're thinking about me today.
What a difference a year makes.
One of my fellow ushers at church yesterday and a big sports fan, Ralph agreed with me that the NFC and AFC Championship Games tend to be more exciting and better ballgames than the Super Bowl. The overall history of the Super Bowl has produced more clunkers and blowouts than nail-biters.
But the trend might be changing. If you examine the more recent contests, the Super Bowl is becoming more competitive from a final score standpoint.
In the previous 10 NFC Championship Games, including Sunday’s, the average margin of victory was 15.1 points. In the previous 10 AFC Championship Games, including Sunday’s, the average margin of victory was 11.9 points.
In the previous 10 Super Bowl games, the average margin of victory has been 11.1 points.
Pittsburgh is an early 7-point favorite to beat Arizona in this year’s Super Bowl.
Remember last year's game? It was kinda exciting...