...I wanted to do a small blog on the Super Bowl. I know what you're thinking, "whatever *back*", but please read this.
We saw the throwdowns, the articles, the previews, the blogs. Almost all of them were calling a win for the Patriots. Sports Illustrated put on their cover "Can the Giants Get to Brady? (The Answer Will Decide the Game)". Well, it turns out they were right.
The game started out with a Giants field goal. Then the Patriots followed up with the next drive resulting in a touchdown. It was a Super Bowl record, two drives in one quarter. Now when the Patriots got that touchdown to go up 7-3, I bet a lot of you guys were thinking "Just like San Diego; trading 3's for 7's".
The game turned into a draw for a while, neither team gaining advantage. And I really don't have to tell you what happened in the 4th quarter. The Giants' offense started clicking, and Eli was back into his game again. On the drive that lead to New York's game-winning drive, my play of the game happened. Eli dropped back, and there was heavy pressure. It seemed like he went in, around, and through the rush, breaking several sacks, and then he stepped up and threw a pass high in the air. David Tyree, the most unlikely hero, ended up making one of the most amazing catches I have ever seen. I don't think it was the greatest though. There are many other catches I can think of that can match that catch (Antonio Freeman's OT winner against the Vikings a while back comes to mind). That set up the touchdown that won the game.
I think Michael Strahan said it best. Their pass rush was one of the best in the league, they rushed and sacked in the regular season, they sacked through the NFL playoffs, and now they weren't supposed to do it in the Super Bow? They did rush and they did sack, and they did it when it matter the most. I think all (if not most) of the Giants' 5 sacks came on clutch plays. How can Tom Brady be effective if he can't throw?
And then I hear all of this stuff about Plaxico Burress's "bonehead" move to predict the outcome of the game. Tom Brady complains that he should at least give the Pats 50-some points instead of 17, and all these guys around the site are basically screaming "Remember Anthony Smith!". Um, just so you know, I think Plax will be a great replacement for Chris Berman at predicting games. He was all but right on the money. And he also said he will still come out and play, and he didn't lie, scoring 2 touchdowns.
I think it's a good thing the Patriots lost in a way. If they won we would never hear the end of a "tainted record". Also, the Giants did great. They showed up, and they outplayed the Patriots. You have to give it to them, they played amazing (some might say as good as Tom Petty at halftime). I also feel for Junior Sea- we don't know if he's coming back and he deserves a ring before he retires. And for the record I didn't like Bill Bilicheck's field-walk before it was over. All year we heard "no class" for running it up, well that wasn't too classy. And for the record, Dr. Z did say a Giants win. Sorry, but it's KP Kahlder- 18-1 and not-so-smiling. Sorry, no offense at all, I just had to.
How did I do?