No one -- no one -- is just "happy to be here." No one will be satisfied with simply playing well and putting in a good showing.
In the conference championship, every detail is magnified. The smallest mistake can make the biggest difference. Any little expression of extra effort can change the course of sports history.
The Patriots are at the top of the heap. The Chargers, for all their recent success, appear to be what the Patriots were 7 years ago, and they want to be where New England is now. Of course, the Patriots have grand designs on their own.
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New England Patriots vs. San Diego Chargers
Gillette Stadium, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.
Yeah, the whole Schoolhouse Rock theme needed to be brought to the forefront from a discussion buried in an earlier thread. Besides, it's a nice little distraction leading up to game time.
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