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Take that Beantown.
From a sad Packer fan.
I'm not even a big football fan, but that was the most exciting final 5 minutes of a game I've EVER seen! 2 Manning Superbowl wins in a row - that's pretty damned cool!
YAY GIANTS!!! YAY NEW YORK!!!
...YAAAAY FOR BASEBALL STARTING SOON! ;-P
Whew...now that was a seriously good game. That Manning to Tyree pass to keep things going was one of the most amazing plays I have ever seen.
So...it's baseball season now, right? Go Yanks!
I told everyone 12 points was a ridiculous spread. Eli's clutch baby!
I daydreamed about this sort of finish, but I didn't think it would actually come close to happening. Insane, insane catch by Tyree on that final drive -- man, so many highlights that they're going to be replaying over and over. This is going to be one of those legendary moments in New York sports history.
Did anyone catch the article about Belichick in today's NY Post? He has done some bizarre and nefarious things along the way.
I understand the confidence, I'm just amazed that people up here were so utterly convinced of a Pats win. As noted the spread was ridiculous - was nobody watching the Giant's last few games? That said, while I could imagine an upset, I was assuming the 'jints would figure out some way to foul things up, so this was unexpected enough that I'm surprised (not being a huge football fan) as to just how damn wonderful it feels - The Green Line is going to be a sweet, sweet ride tomorrow!
The temporarily unbeaten Pats
The unbeaten...up to a point Pats
And I always thought that the New York side of the Boston-New York rivalry was apathetic about it... So much for that.
18-1 is really a shot to the gut for them... especially after hearing all season how the Pats are the Best Team Evah
Can't wait for the Sports Guy tomorrow on ESPN.
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HoWIE wore a Sox hat during the pregame. How bush.
Went to Andy Robustelli's summer camp in Stamford when I was a kid. The team had trained in VT, near where we live now. They moved their training to the Metropolitan area. Players who lived in the area came to the beach at Shippan Point. We played touch on the sand with them.
Used to be a real fan. Wore a LT shirt. Loved YAT, Connerly, and Phil. Good for Eli.
Bring on the Bombers. Go Cubbies, too.
Best Super Bowl ever if you ask me, and I've been alive for all but one of 'em.
Didn't get home until well after midnight. Tucked in the kids, and watched the 4th quarter again, still standing, not believing. Still looks like watching a movie.
Voice is ragged from yelling. Hands are raw from clapping. Eyes are bleary and red from lack of sleep. Ah, sweet champagne. Host of the party only had one bottle chilled just in case. None of us thought we'd be toasting the trophy. Toasting Coughlin. Unbeleivable.
Heading east into glorious NY city on Rt. 3 this morning caught daybreak over Giants Stadium. The field lights were on, but were the champs home yet? Honked the horn like a lunatic anyway.
Woooooooooooooooooo! Way to go Big Blue D! Way to go Eli & Plax! Way to fight back!
Couldn't care less about the Red Sox angle here. Yanks have a lot of work to do before we're kings of that hill again.
Way to go Giants! Now, let's go Yanks!
Also, saying they choked just takes away from the great game the Giants played.
However, losing four in a row (after winning 19-8 in game #3) is certainly a bigger "choke" than this ... has never been done before and probably won't be done again. This is the SECOND time a 14-point underdog has won the SB in the past 7 years.
More than anything, this one feels like the Immaculate Reception story to me ... even to the absurd qb buying of time (as unlikely a scrambler as Bradshaw was!) before the completely improbable top-of-helmet grab by a backup receiver. Why we follow sports, isn't it?
A few shrewd columnists in the last while have written about how 'perfection' makes us nervous and resistant in sport, even as we long for records and 'firsts' ... I am truly not sure that the Patriots are properly treated to demonization. Or that Belichuck (a man I instinctively dislike, too) is 'worse' than a lot of the fabled coaches of sport. He mainly seems obsessive-compulsive, anal, do-anything-to-win, get-a-life ... and that seems to be a shared trait for a lot of them. Makes Tony Dungy look awfully good, doesn't he?
It was a terrific game. The kind that leaves you buzzing for awhile.
28 I don't think either teams "choked", although Ellis Hobbs does think the Pats did.
Great game. Right down to the wire (or close, anyway).
"williamnyy23:New York sports fans are not celebrating simply because a Boston team lost"
You're either living in an igloo or on crack. Take the blinders off. Oh wait, it's you...
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