Originally posted by It's FalseIt's that this is the EXACT SCORE that bigmouth Plaxico Burress predicted!
No it's not.
How about Eli Manning's performance? MVP! Holy shit. I went absolutely bonkers in the 4th quarter when he evaded that sack and David Tyree SOMEHOW came up with the catch. That has to be the most miraculous play I've ever seen in a Super Bowl.
Hell that whole damn game was probably the best SB I've seen. It ranks up there at least with the Pats over the Rams. Man, I love this game!
Originally posted by It's FalseIt's that this is the EXACT SCORE that bigmouth Plaxico Burress predicted! Unbelievable!
Nah, he said 23-17. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22904976/ But Tom Brady looks like an idiot, for laughing about the 17 points, and then only scoring 14. And Belichick looks like a world class asshole for not even sticking around for the last play.
When they came up 1 yard short after getting the ball back up 10-7 in the 4th quarter, I could see everything collapsing. Tyree should have been MVP off the TD catch and the miracle catch on 3rd and 5 that changed everything in the game. Underrated play of the game: After the Manning pick, the Giants stuff the Patriots on 2nd and 1 and 3rd and 1 at the Patriots 40, forcing a punt after the Patriots had scored on the 1st drive. That stop changed the momentum of the game. IF Shockey doesn't break his leg, the Giants aren't Super Bowl Champs. With all the big catches Boss made, it is fairly certain Shockey would have dropped a few of them, and probably a few of the ones Steve Smith caught would have been balls landing just outside of Shockey's hands, with the requisite temper tantrum following the play. Now, can I please beg every team in the league to start the season 1-1 next season, thus Mercury Morris can go back to his institution before the summer concludes. In the 13 years they have done football, I have not seen FOX have as many problems with the clock as they had tonight. I'm guessing Cowboys at Giants in the Thursday night opener next season.
Greatest game of all time. My god. This is the best thing to ever occur. The only drawback is that it makes the Steelers' wild card run two years ago really pale in comparison. It seems like the Patriots just can't get past the Mannings.
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I call shenanigans.
99 out of 100 other times, the ref'll blow the whistle and call "in-the-grasp." This ONE time he doesn't, and THAT happens.
Between that and him eating Al Harris alive 2 weeks ago, Plaxico Burress just earned himself a #1 spot on my "ON NOTICE" board.
Between that and the 1st half call where the Giants moved, and the reaction from the Pats' OL draws an offsides call, this referee crew made some glaring errors. Enough to hopefully keep every single one of 'em out of Super Bowl XLIII.
And note to Asante Samuel: when you have your hands on a championship-clinching interception, CATCH THE F*CKING BALL, YOU MORON.
Enjoy free agency, you idiot. Go. Go away. NOW.
Plus it bugged the hell outta me, as a Packer fan, that every other Packer fan in the room was cheering for the Giants. Hellooo...they TOOK OUR NFC TITLE. At Lambeau. And you wanna pull for them? What happened to good ol' fashioned REVENGE!?
The call goes against the Defense if the defender tries to make the Offensive player flinch, that was a legit OOOOPS, and he got back down.
All of that doesn't matter, when Brady was looking at the roof of the stadium half the game, and looking like he didnt know where he was for another 1/4 of the game. For one forth of his time out there, especially in that fourth quarter, he was lights out, good old Tom Brady. The rest of the game, the Giants Defense made him their bitch.
Nobody respected the Giants, and Frank Calliendo was the only one to take them out of the four on Fox.
Everybody wanted to jump on the undefeated bandwagon and swing from Brady's nuts. Now they can choke on them!
Originally posted by JustinShapiroGreatest game of all time. My god. This is the best thing to ever occur. The only drawback is that it makes the Steelers' wild card run two years ago really pale in comparison. It seems like the Patriots just can't get past the Mannings.
How fun is this? For years we had to listen to Pats fans talk about how they owned Peyton. Now they can't even beat Eli.
Wait, someone needed to see Belicheck stomp off the field to realize he was a jerk? Thought he made that clear well before now. Nice postgame interview too, you big baby.
I had to fight so hard to not believe in the 4th, as I knew the Pats would come back. Sure enough they did. I mean I realized in college Eli was a scrappy kinda player, I just didn't think he had this in him.
This is like such a wonderful moment. To start the week like this, I'm now convinced my man Obama is gonna sweep Super Tuesday and FSU is getting Julio's signature on Wednesday. Done deal.
I'm in total shock that the Pats O-Line was used and abused so badly for all four quarters.
I see people in other places calling this the biggest choke ever, but I don't buy into that. It was a great upset, but hardly a choke. The Pats didn't get steam rolled and played good football the Giants just played out of this world when it counted most.
Belichick should probably be put on suicide watch for 48 hours, he did not look good, even for him, after the game.
The Pats just got beat, and I feel sick so I will write no more about this for now.
EDIT: If this team couldn't go 19-0 I fear the team that does
Stevie Spags just wrote his ticket as a head coach. I can't believe the Giants D-line dominated the Patriots' offensive line so thoroughly. The D-line should've been en masse named the MVP.
As a Packers fan, should I be happy that GB played one of their worst games of the season and still took the future Super Bowl champs to overtime? No? Okay, just checking.
Fun fact: This ends the longest pro sports title drought (seven years) in New York City's history.
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Holy freakin' crap! That was just unbelievable. I gotta put that up there with the Titans/Rams game, which I put up as one of the best ever. Eli came of age tonight and now I don't have to hear anything about an undefeated Patriots team.
I feel somewhat happy that Belichick made himself look like a gigantic asshole by pouting off of the field when there was still time on the clock. And then his postgame interview, why don't you give credit where it's due, dick!
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Originally posted by The ThrillPlus it bugged the hell outta me, as a Packer fan, that every other Packer fan in the room was cheering for the Giants. Hellooo...they TOOK OUR NFC TITLE. At Lambeau. And you wanna pull for them? What happened to good ol' fashioned REVENGE!?
We lost to the Super Bowl champs, which is better than losing to the team that lost to the Super Bowl champs. Plus OUR O-Line did a very good job stopping them, which the Patriots couldn't do. But it was an easy call for me, as I hate all things New England (which overrode my hatred for Tom Caughlin and Eli Manning, as well as my hatred of the '72 Dolphins).
Congrats to pieman. Your team came on when it mattered most.
Originally posted by The Thrill>Plus it bugged the hell outta me, as a Packer fan, that every other Packer fan in the room was cheering for the Giants. Hellooo...they TOOK OUR NFC TITLE. At Lambeau. And you wanna pull for them? What happened to good ol' fashioned REVENGE!?
Sorry, Thrill, I gotta echo Mr. Boffo on this one. I hate all things New England (sports wise that is), and it irked me all year that everyone made such a big deal about the Patriots going undefeated. All I kept thinking is "It doesn't matter unless they can win the big one too." Well...they didn't. So can everyone shut up about the Patriots and can we move on now? Tom Brady is not the greatest quarterback that ever played the game either. I'm not even saying Brett Favre is. Hell, I don't know who is but it isn't Tom Brady.
I guess it also helps that the fiance is a lifelong Giants fan as well--and loves me and the Packers enough that he cheered for US during the NFC Championship. So for him, and for Pieman, I say GO BIG BLUE...congrats :-)
When LSU got that long td throw in the 3rd quarter, I started to get nervous. You're right, Redsox, if LSU had a better qb under center it would have been a much closer game. I still don't think LSU would have been able to pull it off.