Monday, February 04, 2008
As we sit two days away from signing day, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at last night's thriller of a Super Bowl. But real quick on signing day - our own Hooty McBoob will be at the signing day extravaganza on Wednesday night and will provide the instant reactions to what he sees, so stay tuned for that on Wednesday or Thursday.
So about that game last night - so many twists and turns, so many things on the line, and it was a classic finish. But here's the thing that Rooster told me this AM - Eli Manning is a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION?? The same nervous, erratic QB that they were just destroying since last year in the NY papers and Even Tiki Barber? That kid brother of Peyton took them all the way down the field for the game-winner?? Unbelievable. And that is why we watch, isn't it?
How about that Giants defense? They did to the Pats exactly what they did to Tampa, Dallas and Green Bay. They took away the run, completely, put the offense in 3rd and long, and then unleashed the BEASTS on that d-line. And what a bunch of physical monsters on that d-line. Osi, Strahan, Justin Tuck, WOW, those guys are just ass-kickers. Amazing how different a QB will perform if he's uncomfortable isn't it? Here Brady broke all those records this year, the team was 18-0, but he was under fire all damn game! Amazing.
This game in a way reminded me of the first Patriots SB win. Remember that one? They beat the Rams as a double-digit underdog with a physical defense and a mistake-free offense. But most of all, they punched the favored, offensive Rams in the mouth and by the end it got the job done. That's exactly what we saw last night.
That Giants d-coordinator, John Spag-something, is going to be one hot property, if he doesn't get the Redskins job this week that is! Also interesting that some of the biggest upsets have now happened at that stadium in Arizona - Last year it was Boise State and then Florida over Ohio State, this year it was West Virginia over Oklahoma and now one of the biggest SB upsets ever.
Anyway, I don't know if words can fully explain it, but I thought that catch by Tyree when Eli somehow escaped a sure sack was just amazing. Check out these pics. And let me ask, is it the greatest catch in SB history?? Simply amazing. HOW DID HE HOLD ON TO THAT BALL? Harrison had his hand on it as well and was trying to rip it out of there, and he somehow held on to that ball? UNREAL.
Posted by Sean Hawkins at 9:54 AM