Today at 4:30 Eastern Time something magical will happen. THE Oakland Raiders will take the field in a NFL Playoff game for the first time in 12 years. There are a lot of questions surrounding the Raiders and their chances of even making out of the wildcard round. Their chances are pretty good as long as they can overcome the Texan's defense, who is 1st in the league in the overall category. Being the overconfident Raiders fan I am, I predict the Raiders are going to play not one, but two games in Houston before the end of February. (Houston is hosting the Super Bowl this year). The only question I have is a big one about rookie Connor Cook. Obviously to be in the NFL you must be strong, but as a rookie, it is common that players haven't yet developed into their full physical potential. This being said, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is 7 pounds in weight (3.2kg). This means after playing the game(s) of his life, Cook will have to hold 32 Newtons of force at bay while hoisting the Lombardi Trophy victoriously into the air. Depending on conditions, he may also have to deal with a slight torque force if the wind is significant. As we know, the farther away a torque is from its axis, the harder it is to control if that axis is your shoulders. Based on these numbers, I believe Cook will have no problem lifting the trophy and winning the Super Bowl for the Silver and Black.
I apologize for my- what some may call- overconfidence and I ask that in the likely case the Raiders lose today you don't make fun of me too much for this. Thanks!