Monday, February 04, 2008

Giants SHOCK Patriots And Win Super Bowl

The New York Giants are the World Champions after they beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots by a score of 17-14. The Giant's defensive coordinator outcoached defensive specialist Bill Belichick, using a vast array of blitzes to keep the pressure on Tom Brady and his offensive line as they held the record-setting Patriots' offense to a mere two touchdowns. The fourth quarter started with a 7-3 score, but MVP Eli Manning twice marched his team down the field for touchdowns, and the Patriots could not retaliate. In one remarkable play, Manning thrice avoided being tackled, which would have spelled doom for the Giants and an undefeated season for New England. Somehow, someway he emerged from the pack of would-be tacklers and connected to Plaxico Burress. That was a miracle play, and I must congratulate the New York Giants, their coaches and their fans. Wow, what a great game! And the fourth quarter was one for the ages. Finally, a Super Bowl that was better than the commercials!

Now I know why I dislike making predictions. I guessed in yesterday's post that the final score would be 34-21. Not even close, Peter! There will be a victory parade in the Big Apple tomorrow as the New York sports fans celebrate their team's victory. Those same fans will be quick to point out the revenge factor after their hearts were soiled by a Red Sox World Championship. But the Super Bowl and the NFL have absolutely NOTHING to do with the World Series and Major League Baseball.

Again, my heartfelt congratulations to the New York Giants. The Patriots were quite simply outcoached. Period. If you have a chance, click on the title of this post for Jeff Jacob's column about last night's stunner. He writes so well for the Hartford Courant, and I know you'll enjoy his words. The column is entitled "HISTORY? NOT SO FAST." My Constant Readers, enjoy your Monday, and as always, BE WELL.


At 2/04/2008 9:19 AM, Blogger Mainecatwoman said...

"But the Super Bowl and the NFL have absolutely NOTHING to do with the World Series and Major League Baseball."

Unfortunately, Peter, yes, yes, they do, at least in the fan realm. The same people root for these teams, the same people delight in digging up old rivalries, and the same people talk trash to each other.

Put this one in the NY column. Sorry, but it's true.

At 2/04/2008 9:47 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I understand your comment, and I thank you for leaving it. But to me, baseball and football are separate entities. That the same people root for the teams? I really don't care. This was ONE game, and the Pats were entirely outcoached. The Giants deserved the win. Thanks Lisa.

At 2/04/2008 5:38 PM, Blogger redsox.njdevils said...

"Finally, a Super Bowl that was better than the commercials!"
-You're right--it was a really exciting game to watch, especially the last few minutes! My favorite commercial was probably the Doritos Mousetrap one (my entire family was laughing hysterically at that).
I found this article, and it's pretty good (and relevant to this topic), so I thought you might like to read it:

Only ten days left!

P.S. The link above was partially cut off when I hit preview, so here it is again, but spaced out so you can copy and paste it if the one above doesn't work:

At 2/04/2008 11:28 PM, Blogger Wayne's World said...

That fourth quarter was like a heavy weight match between undefeateds...I hated the result of course, but I do tip my cap to the Giants.

At 2/05/2008 7:58 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wayne, well said...I feel exactly the same way!! And Sox/Devils, thank you for the link. It worked fine, and I read it with pleasure.

At 2/05/2008 12:57 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

As a kid in Brooklyn, when the NY Giants Home Games were blacked out, some of us could get WTIC Ch3-Hartford, the CBS Affiliate for the Games, or some fans would organise caravans for a trip to Bars in Eastern Long Island, to watch the Games on CH 3, as the Giants were beamed all over New England:

The Patriots weren't really big back then. In the '50s they didn't exist, so the Giants were big in New England & New York.

At 2/05/2008 1:01 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Michael the historian speaks! Just kidding, Mike. And I remember when the Pats were an afterword in New England sports. The Giants outcoached 'em on Sunday! That will never happen with the Sox. Not with Tito and talent. We have 'em both. Thanks...


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