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Somebody’s O Had To Go…

Monday, February 4, 2008
Posted in: condolences, Superbowl 42

TTG and I stayed up and watched the game last night. I stayed up because I wanted to watch the half-time show, and watch men in tight pants run after a funny-shaped ball. TTG stayed up because he loves the game to pieces.

I wanted The Patriots to win, if only to beat Miami’s record. TTG wanted The Giants to win, to preserve Miami’s record.

When the blokey in the Giant’s uniform got a touchdown with just 35 seconds left on the clock, Shannon, I really felt for you.

I blame Gisele Bundchen.

By the way, how scary is that damn clown? *shudder*

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  • Part of me would have liked to see the Patriots finish the season undefeated, but at least it was a good game. And regardless of the outcome, it was going to be historic.

    My wife was pulling for the Pats. She’s a Tom Brady fan, and not just because of his skills on the field.

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  • I was glad when the Patriots lost. I’m an Eagles and Carolina fan, but since neither of my teams made it to the big game, I was rooting for the underdog, mainly because the Patriots seemed to think they already had the game won. The way they ran the score up during the regular season when it just wasn’t necessary was just plain tacky. There are even reports that that some the Patriot players were inviting some Giants players to their ‘celebration’ party before the Superbowl was played. To underline why I was glad they lost was the way Belicheck walked off the field before the game was officially over. To me that speaks volumes about his sportmanship. I have nothing against the Patriots in general, but this season, they struck me as sore winners and that’s even worse than a sore loser. Still, New England fans should still be proud of their team though. They’ve won the Vince Lombardi Trophy three times in the last six years, which is nothing to sneeze at. Maybe the next time they make it to the Superbowl, they’ll be a little more gracious and not take their opponent for granted.

    And let’s give credit where it’s due, the Giants defense played a hell of a game last night. Tom Brady was on the ground more than the dirt.

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  • I was rooting for the underdog, mainly because the Patriots seemed to think they already had the game won.

    True NE fans knew we were doomed when they announced the details of the victory parade last week. But as for the rest, I’ll reign in my Patriots fanaticism lest I be obnoxious. *g*

    There is a teeny little part of me that’s happy for Eli. It can’t be easy being the lesser Manning.

    Not happy enough that I’m not horribly devastated, though. I must go resume crying into my Corn Flakes.

    (Normally I’d cry into my Wheaties, but if I eat them all I might have to buy a new box and a smiling Eli does not a happy breakfast make.)

    Is it October yet?

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  • I’m a huge football fan, and now having two home towns, I have two home teams. I couldn’t rightfully root for the Baltimore Ravens this season because, well…didya watch them at all? Thought they did nearly beat the Patriots, and would have if not for a crappy ref call.

    My other team is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who made it to the second round of the playoffs and lost to…guess who? The Pats, of course.

    So, even though I’m not a Giants fan, I was on the Giants side last night. When I don’t have a personal stake in either team, I like to cheer for the underdog. NY didn’t disappoint, and it was a fabulous game. I was happy.

    Plus, I think Tom Brady is a penis.

    KJ 🙂

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  • TMS
    February 4
    10:41 pm

    I’m a huge football fan~~Green Bay Packers baby!! I’m not a fan of Tom Brady so I was cheering for the Giants last night.

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  • December Quinn/Stacia Kane
    February 4
    11:47 pm

    I’ve been a Dolphan for years, so I’m with TTG. Thrilled the Patriots lost.

    And even if it weren’t for the perfect season thing, I’d be glad. I don’t like seeing cheaters win.

    Eve, Belichick is a scumbag. I was stunned by him storming off the field like that.

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  • We were rooting for the Giants because of Eli Manning and they were the underdogs. Wow. What an exciting ending.

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  • I wondered if you guys would stay up to watch it. I know what a fan TTG is.

    I knew the Pts would lose when they said something about the record with about 3 minutes to go in the game. It’s like announcing on an LA freeway “Hey, there’s no traffic!” Or jinxing a no-hitter by talking about the no-hitter during the game.

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  • There was a lot of confusion. The clock ticked down to zero, the crowd hit the field. Bill went and congratulated TC at midfield then, as the clock ticked back to 2, then to 1, then to 2 again, he was already on his way to the tunnel. Considering how often they creatively fiddled with the clock during the fourth quarter, he was probably just sick of it.

    And speaking of class, after every win, the Patriots give props to the team they beat. Toomer & Co’s gloating is more classy? Not so much.

    As for running up the scores this season, the NFL frowns on the winning team spending the fourth quarter at Starbucks just to let the other team catch up.

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  • Confusion? Ol’ Bill was in the grip of a referee before he pushes his way to TC and then heads down the tunnel. Moss got crucified for leaving the field early when he was with the Vikings.

    *Not a Pat fan. Sorry.*

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  • Confusion? Ol’ Bill was in the grip of a referee before he pushes his way to TC and then heads down the tunnel. Moss got crucified for leaving the field early when he was with the Vikings.

    So true. Bill knew the game wasn’t over yet he stormed off the field like a two year old. I didn’t win so I’m taking me ball and going home. Sorry, I don’t feel bad for the Patriots. I bet the next time he has an opportunity to send his kicker on the field for a 49 yard field goal vs. trying to convert a fourth and thirteen to a first down, he’ll choose the field goal. Schmuck.

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  • He thought he was trying to hug him?

    Yeah, I tried. As far as I know Bill hasn’t addressed that publicly yet, though there’s certainly been a demand for an explanation from Pats fans. He had guys still on the field—Vrabel, Bruschi, etc—and he should have stood by them for the last snap.

    It’s a tough thing. We went through our low years. I was a die-hard fan in ’85 during the season of those godawful music videos that preceded getting spanked by the Bears in the Superbowl. I was a diehard fan in ’90 when they went 1-15 and people outright pointed and laughed at my Patriots coat. This “dynasty”? We were due.

    After waiting my entire life—through the laughingstock years—for this time to come, it’d suck if they become arrogant assholes. The glory will come to an end soon enough because it’s a cycle. A few years from now we’ll be dying for a wildcard slot while the Jags or the Chargers will be the dominant team in the NFL. Hopefully egos won’t blow it for all of us who just want to enjoy it while it lasts.

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  • Eh, every team has its ups and downs. Hell, look at one of mine. Few years ago the Ravens were flying high with a Superbowl win under their belts, the best D in the game, and now…not so much. They lost to Miami this year ferchrissakes. The only game Miami won all season. (sorry Stacia)

    As for Bilicheater, I realize there was a lot of confusion at the end of the game, but he knew what he was doing. He stomped off like a toddler in a fit. I give Brady credit for being a class, gracious loser (even if I do think he’s a penis). I don’t really think the Giants handled themselves poorly. Gloating? Yeah, probably. Wouldn’t you? No one thought they even had a chance, and that was one amazing play at the end of the game. Hell, I’d gloat.

    KJ

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  • TMS
    February 5
    5:25 am

    Stacy, I agree about the cyclicalness (I think I just made up a word! lol) of the teams and their “greatness”. The Packers won the first few SuperBowls (Lombardi Trophy!–Lombardi was the Packers coach), then basically sucked for 30 YEARS! LOL!! YET, Season Tickets have been sold out since 1960. Getting a ticket there is EXPENSIVE!! Packer fans are unusually loyal, let me tell you!

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  • December Quinn/Stacia Kane
    February 5
    9:43 am

    Lol don’t worry Kayleigh. The fish stunk this year, I know it. But that’s what we fans do…stick around no matter how bad things get, and look to the next season. 🙂

    Unfortunately it’s easy to give props to the team you beat, Shannon. It’s when you fail to do the same for the team that beat you–like Bill failed to do in his postgame interviews AFAIK–that your true nature is revealed.

    Personally, I think the Pats were/are an amazingly talented team. I just think Bill is a lousy coach, and he sold that talent short when he resorted to cheating because he wasn’t capable of coaching them honestly.

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  • During the late news I commented to my husband our coach should issue an apology to Patriots nation for forever tainting a dream scene with his season-long antics, which ended up in a full-out hollering match right before bed. I’m pretty footballed out this morning.

    But Brady IS injured.

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  • D’oh! Season, not scene. We’re having a snow day, and I’m not awake yet.

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  • I’ll just say this. In 2002, I cheered for the Patriots. I loved Brady.
    But they got Randy Moss, one of the most arrogant jerks in football (topped only by Tyrell Owens whom I can’t stand) and I quit cheering them.
    Plus, I love the Packers and wanted to see THEM in the Superbowl.
    I rooted for the Giants because I’ve watched the Patriots march to victory over and over and it became BORRRRRIIIINNNG football. They’re good. They’re talented, but I love an underdog.
    I know it was a heartbreaker for the Patriots, but I’m sure they’ll come back and kick ass next year.

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  • I liked that before the game the Giants Quarterback was known as “Payton Mannings younger brother.” But by the middle of the game, he became “Eli Manning.” The Giants showed that you can come from behind and win big. I would have rather seen the Packers in the Super Bowl, but the game we ended up with was easily one of the best games I’ve seen in a long time. Both teams worked hard to get where they were, but Giants deserved the win.

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