A lot of people lost a bunch of money yesterday, and a few people can now retire. The Giants weren’t supposed to win.
No one thought the Giants could beat the Patriots. This is somewhat of a surprise to me since the Giants almost handed it to them a few weeks back, losing by only 3 points – 38 to 35. But it was still hard to picture Eli capturing the trophy the year after his brother, especially against the 18-0 Patriots.
The most important play was when Manning scrambled out of a sack on 3rd down and connected with David Tyree, who made an amazing over-the-head catch with just over a minute left. Then came Burress’ TD reception. Too easy.
They kept showing big bro Peyton after Eli made a great play, and it was neat to see him genuinely cheering for him. The Mannings now own the world.
Mr. Bilichick, thank you for showing your true colors last night. In front of an international audience, you disregarded the rules of the league, yet again, and proceeded to run onto the field (illegal), and then leave the stadium (poor sportsmanship), all before the game was officially over.
You definitely reinforced your asterisk. Here’s what it looked like before the Super Bowl:
Here’s what it looks like now:
Did anyone notice Tom Brady was crying throughout most of the second half? His eyes were all red while he was on the field, and I actually felt bad for him for a second. Then they showed Gisele watching from a suite laying atop a pile of money wearing only a Victoria’s Secret diamond-studded bra, and my pity was quickly deleted from my soul.
There is only one thing that could make me happier at this point, and that’s if the other Manning had beat the Patriots. But that would be less shocking, so maybe this is better. I don’t know how, but it just is.