When told his team is still undefeated, Dwayne Bowe pulled off a most impressive end zone pirouette.
There must be some sort of crazy voodoo going on since the Saints won the Super Bowl, because the 2010 NFL season has been mighty unpredictable. Don't believe us? Read the following statement a few times over:
The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs play the 2-2 Indianapolis Colts today. Yes, THOSE Chiefs. Yup, THOSE Colts.
Talk about a role-reversal -- the Chiefs haven't gone this far into the season without a loss since 2003. They're in Indianapolis with a record that Peyton Manning's team had grown accustomed to posting over five of the past seven seasons: undefeated in Week 5. The Colts, on the other hand, are 2-2 on the season for the second time since 2002.
If you're like most football fans out there, you're wondering the same thing: what the heck is going on here!?! However, we're here to tell you that, just like Tom Jones once sang, it's not unusual. As a matter of fact, the NFL is merely following suit with MLB, the NHL and NBA when it comes to role reversals:
Ever since their 1998 inception, the Devil Rays (as they were once known) were the AL East punching bag while the Yanks were off three-peating the World Series. Basically every year was a battle between the Yankees and Red Sox for the division lead while the (Devil) Rays were barely an afterthought. Then came the 2008 season. The organization dropped the "Devil" from their name, upgraded their uniforms and won the division. Although the Yankees won it back last year, the Rays came storming back to win the AL East again this season.
This story of role-reversal is best seen through the eyes of NHL star winger Marian Hossa. While with Pittsburgh in 2008, Hossa's Penguins lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Detroit Red Wings. With a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude, Hossa then signed with the Detroit Red Wings, who would once again make it to the Finals against the Penguins. The team was different but the result was the same, as the Penguins reversed roles with the Wings and won The Cup. Not to worry, though, because Hossa would finally win a championship with the Chicago Blackhawks last June (proving if at first you don't succeed ...).
During the '07-08 season, the Celtics were a force to be reckoned with. Come the NBA Finals, their "Big 3" of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen proved to be just too dominant for Kobe Bryant's L.A. Lakers squad. With very little obstruction, the Celtics would win. What Boston didn't know was that Kobe Bryant was about to flip the script on them and have his Lakers ready to go back to the Finals for the next two years -- of which the '09-10 season ended with the Lakers taking down the rival Celtics. Seems like Kobe would take his role-reversal with a side-order of spite.