My friend Jennie is a Redskins fan who teaches in New York. She has a deal with her students: every Monday, if the Redskins won the day before, they have no homework. This way all of her students are, at least on some level, rooting for the Redskins. It's especially painful for them the two times a year when the Redskins play the Giants.
I stole that idea and made a deal with mine before the Packers played the Redskins that if the Packers won, they wouldn't have homework the next day. They felt that was cruel, making them be torn about who they wanted to win. I said that was the idea. The Packers lost, so homework proceeded as usual.
A little while later, one of those students asked if the Packers won that Sunday, could they not have homework the whole next week? I told them that wasn't the deal. It was only for the Redskins and only for one day.
"What if the Packers win the Superbowl? Then can we get no homework the whole next week?"
There were several weeks left in the season and the Packers had lost to the Lions and all.
"Sure," I said, convinced that the Packers wouldn't be getting anywhere near the Superbowl anyway.
On the bright side, it could save me a lot of time grading that week.