WASN'T THE SUPER BOWL SWEET?
A Super Upset For The Ages
Yeah, a small part of me wanted to see if the Patriots could finish off the pursuit of perfection. And I'm sure a number of you didn't want to see the Giants win, knowing what happened 2 weeks ago in Green Bay.
But as the last few seconds clicked off in Glendale, wasn't it sweet to see the Giants finish off the biggest upset since....the Patriots beat the Rams in Super Bowl 36, and before that, sorry everyone...the Packers losing to the Broncos exactly 10 years earlier in San Diego at Super Bowl 32?
For some of you beating the drum for perfection...I say who cares? It's far more memorable when Cinderella wins the last dance at the ball. This country is built on underdogs doing the impossible. Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1989 World Series. North Carolina State or Villanova for the NCAA championship. The Bad News Bears and Buttermaker, winning it all. That's what it's all about.
Bill Belichick...or should I say Beli-cheat....showed his true colors. Running off the field with a second still to play. Can't you show any class and graciousness at any point? You're condescending little remarks at press conferences show what you're all about...so I guess it doesn't shock me that he shook hands with Tom Coughlin and got out of Dodge early.
Same thing for Randy Moss. Great sportsmanship leaving the field early. Good to see you still carry the Vikings curse Randy....still no rings on your hand.
Plus when the story came out about the Patriots taping the Rams walk through before their first Super Bowl win, I'm convinced where there's smoke, there's fire.
As painful as it was for Packers fans to stomach losing in the NFC Championship Game, and then this...the Giants deserved this. Just the 2nd team ever (the 2005 Steelers the first) to win the Super Bowl after 3 road playoff games. The 3rd team to start the season 0-2, then win the title (1993 Cowboys, 2001 cheating Pats the others). And with 14 knockdowns and 23 pressures of Tom Brady, plus an 83 yard drive to end it...they showed heart and determination. Anyone that knows me knows I'm not a fan of New York teams...but Eli Manning grew up, Tom Coughlin improved his personality (you could learn from this Bill), Plaxico Burress manned up and caught the game winner despite a bad knee injury, and Michael Strahan brought it after contemplating retirement (Brett Favre take note, come back because it can be done).
Cheaters never win...and don't finish off storybook perfect seasons. The Pats found that out....facing the Giants.
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