Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl: How. Could. This. Happen.

I, along with most of America, am stunned by last night's events. How could the New England Patriots blow 18-0 by losing the Championship Game of the NFL to the New York friggin' Giants?

I will admit a certain fandom of the Pats. But, more than that, I am a fan of greatness. And a 19-0, NFL Champion Patriots team would have represented greatness. All-time greatest, in fact. Screw your arguments for the Lombardi Packers. Sorry. If the Pats had won, they would have gone down as the greatest professional football team ever.

Alas, it is not to be.

Let's face it, the Giants whupped the Pats in every phase of the game. Their offense did enough against the vaunted Patriot D. They won the field position battle in the punting game. And their defense, especially their front four, absolutely had their way with the heretofore unstoppable Patriot offense.

And now we can look forward to Eli showing up in as many commercials as Peyton.

Kill me now.

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