Of course there is a lot being said after yesterday’s Super Bowl and the “shocking” victory of the Giants over the heavily favored Patriots.Â Allow me to put my own spin on it with things you won’t (probably) read from those “experts” today.
After this year, I have personally given up on the Superbowl being “the” day for the best commercials.Â Sure there were a few cute ones.Â But nothing along the lines of the great days of the past.Â The Bud Light series was cute for about one commercial, but the ongoing gag became tiresome real quick.Â I liked the one of the horse training for the Budweiser Clydesdale Team.Â But the fact that I can remember the E*Trade spots with the “baby” stock trader, goes to show how low the creativity has come.Â Oh, and am I the only one that misses the “I goin’ to Disney World” commercial?
Now… about the game itself, the pundits, talk show hosts, and so called “experts”
To Tiki Barber – Former Giants Running Back and now big mouth that mocked Manning saying that it was “comical” that he was “trying to” be a leader.Â hmmm… what do you think now Mr.Â Barber?Â (He has been MaybeÂ Eli was having a problem being a leader with a mouthy malcontent veteran running back!Â
For all those experts that questioned Eli Manning all season,Â andÂ laid the blame for Giant losses squarely at his feet, despite the fact that the Giants had the most dropped passes of any team in the NFL all year.Â Do you still think it was Manning that was the problem?Â Can you stop comparing him to Peyton now?Â He did in 4 years what took his brother 6 years to do (and with a more talented cast around him).Â
Is anybody going to call Bill Bellichick, the “geneius” on his performance, both on and off the field?Â First of all, has there ever been a less gracious coachÂ that lost the SuperBowl?Â I mean would it have broken him to give some credit to the Giants?Â Of course you are disappointed Bill, everybody knows that.Â But how about giving the Giants some credit for picking your team apart.Â Â And could you possibly stay on the field until the end of the game?Â Sure, I realize you were like a deer in the headlights, as I am sure you could still not believe that you lost, but the NFL should fine Bellicick for leaving the sidelines.Â “Innocent” mistake or not, it was bad sportsmanship.Â
Of course, he should be bitter in some respects.Â His arrogance is at least in part, some of the reason his team couldn’t put the Giants away.Â If he goes for the field goal in a low scoring contest rather than going for it on 4th down, the Giants touchdown only ties the game.Â But Bill was so worried (or so it seemed), about his defenses performance on the first drive, he was too busy making adjustments there, to realize Tom Brady was gettin his head handed to him all day long.Â Bill just assumed that they would eventually break out for 30 points, and figured even if they didn’t get that score with the field goal, they would just march right down again and score again.Â Whoops.Â The geneius got caught without an answer for the defensive display, and hurting the Giants defense put on his team.Â Granted, despite him making zero adjustments, it was still almost enough to pull out a victory.Â But of course, the keyword is… almost.
Is anybody going to mention the pundits who agreed with Tom Brady, lauging at Plaxico Burris’ prediction of a 23-17 final?Â I mean, sure the prediction was a bit off, but the part that was so “insulting” to Brady and laughable by the writers was, wondering how Burris could possibly think that the Patriots were “only” going to score 17 points.Â Turns out, they didn’t score that many.Â Â They were quick to knock him… anybody gonna be as quick to give him props now?Â I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Just, in case you think this is coming from a Sore Winner Giants fan.Â That is simply not the case.Â As embarassed as I am to say it after the season they had, I have always been a Miami Dolphins fan.Â I started keeping track on the Giants when LatteGirl was about 18 months old, and was cheering for the Giants (though at the time, she really had no idea who she was cheering for, she just knew that people around her were cheering when the Giants scored, since I am a Dolphins fan in a family of Giants fans, and married into a family of Giants fans as well).Â I have just never been a big fan of some teams that come across as arrogant (think St. Louis Rams right up until they lost to the Patriots, or the Dallas Cowboys during the Jimmy Johnson era).Â I guess it comes down to disliking arroagant coaches.Â And Bellichick, certain fits that description.Â Though perhaps a bit less so today.