I’m a hardcore fan of the Indianapolis Colts, which at one time not so long ago was the worst sports team one could root for if one lived in New England (well, except for the Jets). That was before Peyton Manning was bounced from Indy and took up residence in Denver, where he took the Broncos to the Super Bowl and got shellacked (and as a lifelong fan of Manning, I haven’t been able to watch a second of football since turning off the Super Bowl in the middle of the third quarter).
Of course, things might have gone much differently had Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay followed through on signing Hafthor Bjornsson, also known as The Icelander, also known as a 2nd place winner in the World’s Strongest Man Competition, also known as Gregor Clegane, also known as The Mountain, also known as — spoiler alert — the man Cersei has brought in to fight Tyrion’s Champion, Prince Oberyn, in Game of Thrones.
On one hand, how awesome would that have been? On the other hand, in a league that is decimated with injuries by week 3, how many more offensive lineman and quarterbacks would’ve been sent to hospital by Bjornsson? The NFL would be both Brady-less and Manning-less, because both would’ve been ripped apart by The Mountain.
Of course, Seattle still would’ve won the Super Bowl (against the Colts) because, with that defense, they would have needed only to kick one FG over the head of Gregor Clegane to win the game.