For all of the hype about the kind of character it takes to win championships, it also takes a certain amount of luck. Takes both, not always in equal measure. When Eli and Plax could not hook up on that play with the Giants leading 10-7, I thought it'd be the moment they'd most regret should they have lost the game. But then, how about that improbable David Tyree catch? Are you kidding me? That was the Bucky Dent moment of the game. How did Manning not get sacked? How did Tyree manage to come down with that ball? Talk about the All-Schoolyard Play of the season! Then Eli made a few more key passes, including the game-winner. Good for him.
Of course, much of the credit for the win goes to New York's defense.
Have to say, their coach aside (who manages to be terse and dour in victory as well as defeat), the Pats were gracious in defeat. Reminded me a little bit of when the Yanks lost the D-Backs in '01. Tom Brady is a class act.
It is snowing in Manhattan this morning. Andy Pettitte visits Washington today. But right now, the city is alive with the Giants' stunning Super Bowl win. Congrats G-Men, you done made the city proud.