Monday, February 4, 2008

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Giants upset the Cheat-riots!

I said it! I knew they had it in them! I am sooooooooooooo super excited that the Giants won. You have no idea. The numerous sacks made me oooooooooooh so happy. It was so exhilirating to see Tom Brady pummelled to the ground repeatedly. There were so many people at the party I went to that I hardly even got to see the commercials. So I guess I will have to look at them on the internet.
My afterthoughts:
1. That was one hell of a catch. David Tyree is the man.
2. SACK-AGE! I hate Tom Brady
3. Giant's defense was on... fire
4. Did I say I hate Tom Brady? LMAO
5.Plaxico... we love you!
P.S. I love Superbowl articles. They say everything I wanted to say without me having to type. This picture is priceless. LMAO


Manning has his moment
By Jason Cole, Yahoo! SportsFebruary 3, 2008

GLENDALE, Ariz. – This was more than some great comeback, some moment borrowed from the books written by Joe Montana, John Elway or Johnny Unitas.
No, this was something far more extraordinary that Eli Manning and the rest of the New York Giants pulled off Sunday in posting one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history. They were, after all, playing the 18-0 New England Patriots, featuring the brilliant duo of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
You see, you're not supposed to beat Brady in the fourth quarter. You're not supposed to beat Belichick when he has his defensive linemen surrounding you.
In short, what Manning pulled off wasn't some type of ordinary bit of football as he earned the game's Most Valuable Player award. It was something from a Criss Angel "Mindfreak" video. Only magicians with expertise in illusion and tempered with the dark side of Houdini pull off stunts like this, a 17-14 victory over New England in Super Bowl XLII.
44-yard line, Manning pulled off a play that will go down in the annals of NFL playoff lore. He first escaped from the clutches of three Patriots defenders (including defensive tackle Jarvis Green, who had his hands on Manning) and scrambled away. He then launched a 32-yard pass to backup wide receiver David Tyree down the middle of the field.
"I didn't have anybody to block on the play, so I turned around and I saw three guys mugging him and somehow he got that scrawny body out of there," Giants left guard Chris Snee said.
The play doesn't stop there. Tyree reached over Patriots strong safety Rodney Harrison to fight for the ball. As the two came crashing down, Tyree controlled the ball with one hand while pressing the ball against his helmet, all as the rugged Harrison wrestled with him.
"The ball just seemed to hang up there forever," Manning said. "It was just a heck of a play by David to come down with it."
That's a gross understatement. The better way to put it is this: Move over Lynn Swann, Dwight Clark and Franco Harris; Tyree deserves a place alongside you. Throw in the escape, and you might have one of the top plays in NFL playoff history.
At least that's what the previous Super Bowl MVP said as he celebrated the moment.
"That will go down in history as probably the biggest combination of scramble and catch in Super Bowl history," said Peyton Manning, Eli's older brother, who cheered from a luxury suite.
"The way Eli got out of the sack, then scrambled, threw it to Tyree and Tyree makes that amazing catch, that has to be one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history."
The elder Manning brother then started to consider some other dramatic plays.
"Maybe that juggling one by (Pittsburgh Hall of Fame receiver Lynn) Swann …" Peyton said before being distracted by another question.
Suffice to say, this one was instant history. Well, maybe not instant. Before it could get to that point, Eli Manning had to finish off what turned out to be a 12-play, 83-yard drive in 2:07. Manning hit wide receiver Plaxico Burress for the game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds remaining, too little time for even Brady to work his heroics.
This drive was unlike anything the Giants and Manning had faced during the playoffs. Part of what had made the Giants' three-game run to the Super Bowl so impressive is that they really didn't face too many difficult situations. There were only 15 times that New York faced third down when needing eight yards or more in the three road playoff victories. Of those, four came when the Giants already were in field goal range.
Prior to the last drive Sunday, the Giants faced three such situations against the Patriots, failing on each of them. But on the scoring drive, not only did Manning escape the third-and-5 with the pass to Tyree, he got the Giants out of a third-and-10 (the Giants needed a fourth-and-1 conversion to complete it) and then converted a third-and-11 with 45 seconds left to set up the touchdown to Burress.
"You want to have the ball in your hands, four minutes left," Manning said. "Go down, you've got to score a touchdown. That's where you want to be, a chance to win the game. … Everybody stepped up and made huge plays."
Throughout the drive, Manning was harassed by the Patriots defense. He scrambled for yardage on one play and was sacked another time after scrambling. On at least three other plays, he faced significant pressure that forced him into incomplete passes.
Through all of it, Manning maintained his composure. This was the trait former New York general manager Ernie Accorsi saw when he scouted Manning in college and traded for him in 2004.
"He's as calm in a two-minute drive in the Super Bowl as he is in the first quarter of a preseason game," Peyton Manning said. "The best quarterbacks are the ones who can live in the moment, and that's Eli."
Living in the moment allowed Manning to handle the essence of what the Patriots do, which is put pressure on people to perform in the clutch.
"That's one of the things I admire so much about watching New England," Manning's celebrated father Archie said. "They really brought the heat. In clutch situations, one of the things you know they're going to do is bring pressure. … Handling that pressure can define you. You can't do it every time, but you have to experience it to see what you're going to be."
What Eli Manning was going to be was widely debated throughout the offseason and even into the season. Former Giants running back Tiki Barber indicted Eli Manning's leadership capabilities early on, prompting a terse reply by Manning.
Then again, words pale in comparison to deed. During the season, Manning continued to be his inconsistent self. He led the league with 20 interceptions. But starting with the second-to-last game of the season against Buffalo, Manning got on a roll.
Coming into the Super Bowl, he was immaculate in the playoffs, throwing five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He had one interception in the first half Sunday, but that came on a pass that should have been caught by Steve Smith and deflected into the hands of New England cornerback Ellis Hobbs.
But this game wasn't about playing clean or being efficient, all things that Manning had done leading up to Sunday. This was about a defining moment in a young career.
Manning took that moment and defined it as history.
Super winners and losers
By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! SportsFebruary 3, 2008

One of the great upsets and great dramas in sports history produced more than just one winner – the New York Giants – and one loser – the New England Patriots. The game within a game (not to mention the television broadcast), a week of Super Bowl excess and the crushed shot at history for the Patriots produced all of the following:

WINNER: The Giants' defensive front
Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Fred Robbins, Jay Alford, et al. dominated this football game, pressuring Tom Brady like no other opponent all season.
It wasn't just the five sacks. It wasn't just the rushes that threw off Brady's timing and derailed the usually high-octane Patriots offense. It was how Brady was edged even when he wasn't pressured, how he overthrew wide-open receivers and made too-quick decisions. It was the false starts by the overwhelmed Patriots line.
It's unlikely even Tom Coughlin thought his team could win 17-14, more likely thinking his team needed to get at least 28 points. But the line did it. The Giants thoroughly outplayed the Patriots in this game, and this was where it started.
WINNER: Eli Manning
He long has been doubted and often has been hammered by fans and in the media. In truth, he often has deserved it. But he matured in this postseason, and his fourth-quarter drive will cement his legend in New York forever.
The numbers – 19-of-34 passing, 255 yards – never will tell the story of a guy who kept the mistakes to the minimum and, when needed, played like an all-time great.
"Eli Manning Super Bowl MVP" was a phrase that probably no one – not even Archie Manning (by the way, can we have some new sons?) – would have believed just a month ago. But here we are, Eli looking on that final drive like Brady did in his first Super Bowl triumph over the St. Louis Rams.
LOSER: Bill Belichick
His third-quarter decision to go for it on fourth-and-13 rather than kick a 49-yard field goal will be analyzed forever. His kicker, Stephen Gostkowski, was at the end but certainly within his range. A successful kick would have made the game 10-3 and, eventually, 17-17.
Even if he missed, the field position loss wasn't that bad (Giants' 31-yard line). Fourth-and-13 is about as low percentage as it gets, and for Belichick to make such a confused tactical decision seemed to help build confidence in the Giants.

WINNER: 1972 Dolphins
They remain the only perfect team in the NFL's Super Bowl era, their spot in history secure for, who knows, maybe another 35 years. If this Patriots team couldn't navigate the salary cap era's first 19-0 season, then who can?
LOSER: The rest of us
Who have to continue hearing Mercury Morris and his fellow grumpy old men crow about it.
WINNER: Plaxico Burress
Not so much for his winning TD catch – he was all alone and should have made it – but his prediction of 23-17. It was an overblown story, but it is worth noting Brady's reaction.
"We're only going to score 17 points?" Brady said with a laugh. "OK. Is Plax playing defense?"
Turns out New England wished it could have scored 17.

WINNER: Eli Manning to David Tyree
Perhaps no play epitomized the Giants' heart in this game more than their last hookup. First, Manning was all but sacked three different times, somehow fought it all off, scrambled free and made a desperation throw for an against-the-helmet, test of wills 32-yard catch by Tyree.
That was the stuff of legend.
All over Phoenix this week hung signs that read "Who Wants It More?" Turns out it was a former sixth-round pick.
LOSER: Tom Brady
The guy was harassed all night and did deliver a late-game touchdown drive, but his body language and facial expressions throughout were anything but his old cool self. When the going got really tough in this game (aside from the aforementioned series), he couldn't find a way to make this offense move the football. For someone who always had been so great in the most tense of moments, this was an unexpected stumble.
WINNER: "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
The Fox show not only looks somewhat promising but also its in-game advertisements where the terminators arrived to beat up the Fox robot were something football fans have been waiting for all season. Since when does a robot need high knees to "warm up"? Plus, it has been trash talking all season. The beat down was long overdue. Of course, the robot returned, indestructible like a terminator, apparently.
WINNER: Tom Petty
Petty never seemed like a real flashy act, and he served himself well by keeping the Super Bowl pyrotechnics to a minimum and just playing four of his classics. It may not go down as the most memorable Super Bowl halftime show, but it was a definite crowd pleaser and certainly loved by his fans.
Super Bowl acts usually fail when they try to do too much – or in the infamous Justin Timberlake-Janet Jackson encounter, reveal too much. There's nothing wrong with keeping it simple.
LOSER: Bill Belichick fashion
Why mess with the championship karma of the gray hoodie and go with that strange new red hoodie? Was it a play to the team's old colors and Pat the Patriot logo? Or an effort to push more merchandise? There weren't any Patriots fans watching who didn't get worried when they first saw the red hoodie, which, predictably, didn't even look good.
His postgame interview was priceless, though – forever the epitome of the devastated coach.
WINNER: New York-Boston rivalry
It just gets more intense from here on out, with New York delivering its answer for the Red Sox's historic 2004 American League Championship Series victory over the Yankees after trailing 3-0.
WINNER: Wes Welker
Along with Kevin Faulk, Welker was the Patriot who showed up and delivered like it was a Super Bowl. His 11 catches for 103 yards weren't just impressive; they often were back-breaking numbers on crucial third downs.
LOSER: Phoenix as a host city
It's far too spread out and the downtown lacks life, which means you wouldn't even know the Super Bowl was really happening. The stadium is nice, but it is one of the strangest architectural works you'll see, plopped down in the middle of a suburb that still is a lot of desert. The NFL's decision to stage its fan "NFL Experience" out in a parking lot there didn't help. Oh, and it's not even warm there this time of year.
WINNER: Troy Aikman
He was insightful but not noisy, entertaining but not overbearing – a fine effort from a guy who has moved seamlessly from Super Bowl field to broadcast booth in short time. Maybe best of all, he so recently won three championships but in remembering why everyone is watching didn't relate every story back to him.
WINNER: The "7" and "3" squares
A double winner after the second and third quarters; a payout oddity that almost was even better – it was within seconds of being the first-quarter winner also.
WINNER: Tom Coughlin
The man was best known for never smiling. Then came this year when he buddied up with the players, tried to enjoy life a little bit and let everyone in the franchise breathe a bit.
Maybe this is the Tony Dungy effect on the NFL.
If he's going to lose, Bill Belichick would rather be elsewhere
Sunday, Feb 3, 2008 11:12 pm EST

On more than one occasion this year, Bill Belichick and the Patriots have run up the score on an overmatched opponent, and forced an opposing coach to sit there and watch his beaten team go through the motions while their heineys were being handed to them.But when the shoe's on the other foot, and Bill Belichick's team has been beaten, he can't sit there and take the pain for a few seconds.With :01 left on the clock, and his team just having failed on a last chance 4th down effort, Bill Belichick ran onto the field for a quick handshake, and then bolted for the locker room. Belichick's an important guy and everything, but I wasn't aware that the league had given him the authority to decide when games end.There's time left on the clock, his team's been humbled, outplayed, and lost their chance at history ... and Bill Belichick doesn't have the stomach to sit there and absorb the pain until the clock read 0:00. That's unsportsmanlike at best, disrespectful at least, and at worst, it makes him a big sissy. Because Bill Belichick wanted to go hide when he lost, the field ended up being flooded with people, and the officials had to clear the area before the Giants could take their final snap and make it official. When you lose, you take your loss. You don't leave early because it makes you feel sad inside. Your opponent deserves more respect than that.Anyone remember in 2004 when Randy Moss left the sidelines with two seconds left in a Vikings vs. Redskins game? Moss was selfish, a baby, a quitter, didn't respect his teammates, and didn't respect the game. Belichick just did the same thing, but did it on the biggest possible stage, and did it from the position of a leader of men.Maybe there's something to be said for the inability to lose well ... most great winners don't lose well, and a sore loser is still a loser. But still, if you're an adult, you finish out the game, and you give your opponents the stage and the respect they deserve.