I was watching the game without any emotional investment in the outcome until that red flag hit the field. At that moment I knew who I wanted to win, and it wasn't the team coached by a chicken-crap piece of garbage who dresses like a thug and has the morals and behavior to match his attire. Watching him leave the field with his tail between his legs before the game was even officially over was the best moment of the entire NFL season.
To use the protest flag because an opposing player was a mere foot short of clearing the field of play before the ball was snapped displayed just how little regard Belichek has for the game he coaches. Accepting advantage from a penalty called by an official is one thing. Seeking advantage from a marginal and uncalled penalty by means of the protest flag is simply unconsionable. It displays just how willing he is to abuse the rules to seek advantage; to place winning over decency and sportsmanship.
This piece of slime is an affront to all who love the game of football. He dishonors the field that has felt the footsteps of men named Lombardi and Halas and Walsh. He is an insult to the men who toil and sweat to play the game for the fans. Rumor has it that some new taping episodes have surfaced, and Roger Goodell will do a great disservice to the game if he does not ban this garbage from coaching for life.
The Giants played a great game, particularly on defense. They went toe-to- toe with a record-breaking offense. They said "We are not afraid of any of your receivers, and we do not fear your quarterback." They took New England on at the line of scrimmage and beat them. It was a joy to watch.
If you took the phrases "you know" and "I mean" away from Troy Aikman he would be unable to speak. At times he uses them together, "The ball, I mean, you know, went 50 yards." I can remember when one of the requirements for being an announcer was that you had to be articulate.
I'm sure Keith Olbermann is going bonkers. He was one of, I believe, three people predicting a Giants win. I can't wait to see his show this evening.
Was it just me or were the blockbuster Super Bowl commercials mind-bogglingly lame this year? There was one that had a bunch of lizards dancing with a hot chick that was kind of cute, but...
So what's left now that football is done? American Idol? Oh, God...