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The real victim in Sunday’s NFC Championship game (hint: it’s not a Packer)

Do you know who the real victim of Seattle’s improbable comeback from a 16-0 deficit at halftime to defeat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 is?

Bill Buckner.

That’s right, the first baseman from the 1986 Red Sox baseball team. Because everyone is comparing the guy who muffed the onsides kick (Brandon Bostick) to Buckner’s muff in the World Series. Even me now (thanks John).

Sure, the guy who muffed the kick was Brandon Bostick. But two months from now we’ll all be saying, “Yeah, that guy, what’s his name. You know. The Billy Buckner of the NFC Championship.”

It never ends, does it Billy. It never ends.

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