New England Patriots
New York Giants
Blah, blah, blah. Architecture is King!
The Patriots are in real trouble if they have to put Julian Edelman on someone signficant. That guy is hysterical. Anquan Boldin made him look like a fourth grader trying to cover a high schooler. He's no Troy Brown.
The match up of the Patriots' receivers against the Giants secondary is pretty favorable for the Pats, even without Gronkowski - Welker, Branch, Hernandez and, hey, maybe Ochocinco will show up for this one! Remember him?
The big advantage for the Giants is their pass rush - Umenyiora, Pierre-Paul, Tuck, Canty, Kiwanuka... If they can get to Brady, they can win. If they can't, he's going to kill them, because the secondary and linebackers are not that good.
+ a billion on "This game can't get here soon enough."
I am totally stoked. Of course, as soon as the game is over, I'll lapse into a six month depression until pre-season.
Oddly, for someone who is convinced (well, convincing myself) that the Giants will win, I'm super-stoked for this game. I haven't felt this way about the Pats in the SB since '01. In both '03 and '04 we were the clear favorites, and um, '07 too.
I'll take Brady over Manning, any Manning.
I wish I knew how it is, but with the Redskins, it doesn't really matter what I do. Talk them up - we lose. Talk them down - we lose.
I teared up.
I was just thinking:
These have to be two of the worst teams in Super Bowl history. Both teams have terrible defenses and neither team can run the football well. It just goes to show how all of the rule changes in the last several years that benefit passing have changed the game completely.
I guess it's sort of a good thing because it means higher scoring games and lots of zany catches and highlight reel moments, but I kind of miss the days when have a marquee running back like Emmit Smith or Walter Payton mattered. I'll bet guys like Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew miss that, too.
"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
Certified B&B Old Fogie
No crying allowed in New England
Congrats Giants. I will never understand calls like the one that led to NY's last TD. Didn't Holmgren make a similar call in the 1997 Superbowl like that? Didn't work out well for them either.
terrible game. neither team played worth a flying sh#7
Great win, but if the Giants had kept Philip Rivers and hired Cowher they would have won the Super Bowl in August.
Seriously, I think Coughlin said a while ago that he doesn't intend to retire. Dude is pretty sprightly for a... 69-year-old(?).
Giants will win methinks
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