1. Want an NFL head coaching job in the Bay Area? Two choices: a team with a non-meddling owners, a promising young quarterback and a dysfunction-free work atmosphere. That, or tell the Raiders “no thanks” and go work for the 49ers.
2. Remember when the NCAA swore up and down that a college football playoff would be filthy death to us all? How the players wouldn’t hold up, and the traditional bowl system would collapse? Yeah. Nice to know our institutes of higher learning knew what they were talking about, as we blew away the ratings for the New Year’s Day semifinals.
3. May the New England Patriots boat race to the Super Bowl and lose to the Seattle Seahawks, so coach Bill Belichick can remain the best NFL coach to not actually win a title in the past 10 seasons. Of course, if he worked for Jed York, he’d be fired after four failed pursuits of the Lombardi, right Jim Harbaugh?