Monday, January 21, 2008

Congrats To The Patriots And The Giants (The Giants??)

Yes, that's right. The New York Giants went to frozen Green Bay and beat the Packers 23-20 in overtime. That game followed the New England Patriot's 21-12 victory over the visiting San Diego Chargers. The Giants had a chance to win in regulation, but a missed field goal resulted in the overtime period. And in the first contest, Tom Brady did not have one of his best games, throwing three interceptions, but his defense was stellar, holding the Chargers to four field goals. And so, on Sunday, February 3rd, it will be the New York Giants going up against the still undefeated New England Patriots, our guys, in a rematch of the final game of the season, won, of course, by the Pats, who have been installed as two touchdown favorites. The game will take place in the land of Kaylee (a favorite reader), Phoenix, Arizona, where numb fingers and toes will not be a factor. Being from Connecticut, there is a sharp divide amongst football fans here, with many residents being either a Giants or a Pats fan. There is NO IN BETWEEN, much like the split between Yankee and Red Sox fans in this small state that is tucked almost exactly between the New York tundra and the Massachusetts state line. So it should be a fun time during these long two weeks that preceed the "Big Game."

I'll be back a little later with something Soxy, but I have to tell you, the sports pages are crammed with all things football. I must say this...both games were close, and both were very exciting. I guarantee you that CBS and Fox are extremely happy, and the Fox rating numbers for the Super Bowl will be through the roof here in the Northeast. As they should be.

I hope every one of you had a great Sunday. I sure did. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and take a moment to remember that great man, who yearned for peace but died in violence. As always, be well. Oh, I almost forgot. Click on the title to access the Hartford Courant's sportswriter supreme Jeff Jacobs' Monday column about the Pats/Chargers game, and Junior Seau in particular. Good stuff from Jeff, as always. Thank you for popping in. I don't know what I'd do without you.


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