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Need to drive home the point of how massive Sunday's NFC Championship game is? Try some of these cliche statements!

Harbaugh, after reading the transcript of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman's broadcast
Harbaugh, after reading the transcript of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman's broadcast
Grant Halverson

Ways to describe the NFC Championship game

Wow, this is huge. It was written in the stars from the day the Seahawks hired Pete Carroll and here we are. As a football fan I could not be more thrilled for the epic showdown we get to bear witness to this Sunday. As a 49ers fan: #%&*%$#@#%&&!

So if you are as anxious about this match-up as I am, you are probably looking for ways to describe the magnitude of the event to the Norms. Here are a few ideas to help put the game in perspective for non-49ers fans...but at this stage in the season you probably shouldn't be interacting with those folks anyways.

Ali vs Frazier - although a bit cliche, still a classic

Superman vs Darkseid - Hello ladies

Luke vs Vader - Hello more ladies

Leonidas vs Xerxes I - Good one for the PhD candidate studying history

Rocky vs Apollo Creed - For Niners fan residing in Philadelphia who are forced to interact with residents of Philadelphia

Godzilla vs Chimera - For the classic Japanese cinema aficionado

Pepsi vs Coke - For the non-sports fan

Edison vs Tesla - For the Redditor

Wolverine vs Sabretooth - For the kid who grew up watching the Uncanny X-Men cartoon...I wish they'd bring that back.

Optimus Prime vs Megatron - See above and replace "Uncanny X-Men cartoon" with "Transformers"

Crystal Geyser vs Aquafina - What? I dunno...

Kramer vs Kramer - Not a Seinfeld reference

Jerry vs Newman - A Seinfeld reference

Hatfields vs McCoys - Yay! More bloody historical references!

Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant - "I don't like to speak badly of people. I have grown up thinking and being told that if you cannot say something nice about someone, you should not say anything at all. But I must break that rule in this case because I hate Hulk Hogan very much. He is a big ugly goon and I want to squash his face." - Andre the Giant. Well said my friend, well said.

Tupac vs. Biggie - On second thought...this one makes me sad

Juan Marichal vs Johnny Roseboro - This was kind of one-sided

India vs Pakistan (in cricket...probably shouldn't delve too much into geopolitical relations)

Latrell Sprewell vs PJ Carlesimo - For the Bay Area basketball fan

Children vs Naps - The highest form of dislike

Conan vs Leno - More for the non-sports fan

Leonardo DaVinci vs Michaelangelo - Mike called Leo a horse-modeller! It was on after that

Tom vs Jerry - a good for the kids...Do kids even watch Tom & Jerry anymore? Any members of the Nation out there, with kids, want to weigh in on this?

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - my personal favorite

Got anymore? Share them in the comments.

Note: these may also work for Broncos and Patriots fans.