Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl XLII aftermath: A "giant" win

The aspirations of finishing a perfect season were gone for the New England Patriots after being beaten by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Let's be honest about it: As a Bills fan, I've never hidden my lack of sympathy for the Pats, and seeing their aspirations for a perfect season fading away in the last few seconds of the game delighted me greatly.

In a way, I feel sorry for Tom Brady, who has proven to be a great player and team leader throughout his career, and who would had been a good recipient for the feat of a perfect season. In the other hand, unfortunately the Pats are not only Tom Brady himself, but it's a team that includes other arrogant personalities like Bill Belichick, the coach whose illegal videotaping habits used in the past to win games and even super bowls (as he has been accused of doing against the Saint Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, in the year 2002) have brought lots of doubts about the legitimacy of his team's previous achievements in the eyes of many football fans and critics worldwide.

In any case, the Super Bowl XLII won't be remembered for the high quality of the game. In fact, it was well below my expectations: what promised to be an offensive game with lots of points and outstanding plays turned to be a defensive and monotonous game during the first three quarters, in which only 10 points were scored overall. Only the last quarter could be classified in the category of high quality football, as it contained some emotion and offensive actions, which resulted in the scoring of the remaining 21 points that made the final 17-14 win for the Giants.

Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, was selected as the most valuable player of the game. For this, the last couple of seasons could well be remembered in the future as the Manning dynasty, as the other Manning brother, Peyton, won the Super Bowl XLI when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears. Moreover, Peyton Manning was also selected the most valuable player of the superbowl in that occasion.

Congratulations to the Giants and their fans for their terrific victory


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