Congratulations to a team that had to rely on 2 turnovers by S.F. Special Teams to even get close to scoring the winning field goal.
Yea, I know, S.F. couldn't even make a 3rd down conversion.
Boring game and not looking forward to a boring Super Bowl...but it will be enjoyed on the East Coast...only.
It's been a particularly strange year for football:
- The invincible LSU upset by Alabama
- The undoing of the Joe Paterno (RIP) legacy
- An 8 and 8 team going to the Super Bowl
- Both championship games decided by mistakes: A missed chip-shot in Foxborough and a fumble in SF
While yesterday's games were exciting, I hope the super bowl will be a better played game.
What, Joshua, you aren't used to seeing a defensive battle? Or less-than-precision passing in the rain?
And the Giants were never 8 - 8, they finished the season at 9 - 7. They did look pretty bad at times in the middle of the season though.
And holy crap:
Posted January 21, 2008:
I think it will be just as close as the regular season meeting of these two teams.
Score 38-35 [quote]
That was the exact score by which the Packers beat the Giants this season before losing to them in the playoffs! An omen?
[and the only soccer style kicker was Garo yapremian and the infamous "pass"
Yeah, there was a spell there following Garo, when all the best place kickers were European soccer-playing imports. They weren't "football" players, and for those who are too young to remember, the infamous pass came after a fumbled snap, and Garo wound up with the ball. His pass attempt was pretty feeble. I seem to also remember a tackle attempt on a runback of a blocked kick. Not sure if it was Garo, but the ball carrier gave him a "stiff-arm" using, I think, one finger, and went in for the score. U.S."football" players have long since caught up with the technique, and you are just as likely to see a kicker make a nice tackle.
Quote: "- Both championship games decided by mistakes: A missed chip-shot in Foxborough and a fumble in SF"
That's football, folks. Often the most exciting games in football - and often in all sports - are the ones where mistakes are involved. For example, Brady dissection of the Broncos a couple of weeks ago was interesting and impressive, but not very exciting. Also, mistakes, screw-ups, etc., make for great off-season discussions, arguments and agonizing. Red Sox fans know all about that.
Even though they are an NFC East rival I'm rooting for the Giants because two of my Redskins five miserable wins this season came against them and by extension I get some consolation if they win the Superbowl. I like Eli's grit.
Thinking about it, the Redskins also gave the Patriots a pretty good game before falling behind in the fourth quarter about a month ago.
I was skiing in Colorado a couple days before the Broncos-Patriots playoff game and was changing into my ski boots at the base of Beaver Creek when an impromptu discussion occurred between a bunch of us. One lady said, "Tebow will win because he has God on his side." I yelled out, "yeah, but Brady is god!"