Monday, February 04, 2008

Deep Thoughts about the Super Bowl.

I went through the full round of emotions during the Super Bowl last night, even suffering a armchair quarterback injury right about the time that Tom Brady completed what should have been his 29th 4th quarter comeback with a TD pass to Randy Moss as the clock ticked down towards the two-minute warning. Somehow as I was jumping up to cheer the play, the old shoulder started to talk back to me again, just as it did about a year-and-a-half back. Hopefully I will be able to shake it off soon, or else it might be another trip to the acupuncturist for some rehab. You know you are getting old when you can't even raise your arms in celebration anymore!

Anyway, the game itself was great; although it would have been much better had the Pats held on to win. Some thoughts from the game:

  • How did Manning escape that sack with about 45 seconds left?
  • How did the Patriots defense not bring him down?
  • How did David Tyree actually hang on to the ball?
  • David Tyree only caught four passes the entire season!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!
  • Why did the Patriots not kick a 49 yard field goal on 4th and 13 in the first half? Bet Belichick is regretting that one today.
  • Why not declare the Super Bowl a national holiday? I can make a case that just as many people get together for food and parties as they do for Thanksgiving. If fact, I was told at a party yesterday that there actually has been a study done which found that people consume more food during the Super Bowl then on Thanksgiving.
  • Do we really need another reason to consume massive amounts of food? Why not.

On a final note, for those of you out there that root for the Detroit Lions, look back to week eleven of the NFL schedule and you'll see that they played the Giants. Both teams were 6-3 at the time. The Lions almost won. Almost. But they didn't, and went on to finish the season 7-9. We saw yesterday how the Giants finished. Once again, I am proud to be a Lions fan. Adios.

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