Super Bowl XLVI may have been the greatest Super Bowl of all time

Even though I said I wasn’t going to watch Super Bowl XLVI, I ended up turning on the game during the National Anthem and witnessed what may have been the greatest Super Bowl ever played. There may have been a better Super Bowl then last night’s New York Giants 21-17 win over the New England Patriots, I just don’t remember ever seeing it.

Maybe Super Bowl XLII, the 2008 match-up between the Giants and the then undefeated Patriots was better, but I don’t think I watched it. The result was the same, a Giants victory over the better Patriots.

The Patriots had a better season than the Giants, but they didn’t have a better night.

The play of the game was Mario Manningham’s catch on the sideline with two Patriot defenders hanging on him. The 38-yard catch resulted in a Giants first-down and a Patriots time-out. Even though the play happened right in front of Patriots coach Bill Belichick and he should have known the catch was good, Belichick challenged the ruling. The replay clearly showed the catch was good. The Patriots lost a time out. The next time I hear what a football genius Bill Belichick is, I’m going to think of that challenge and what it cost his team.

As it turns out, the Patriots really could have used that time-out.

Even the half-time show was good. As much as I wanted to hate on Madonna, she was stupendous. The show wasn’t without controversy when singer M.I.A. flipped the middle finger to the camera. I’m not sure why this was surprising. This seems like a normal thing for her to do. Normal for her at least. Maybe next time, the NFL will do a quick Google search on its half-time performers.

With the win, Giants quarterback Eli Manning now has twice as many Super Bowl victories as his older brother Payton Manning. He also has twice as many Super Bowl MVP awards as Payton. For being named Super Bowl XLVI MVP, the younger Manning was awarded a 2012 Centennial Edition convertible Corvette. It’s probably the first Corvette I’ve ever seen that I actually liked. I wish someone would give one to me.

It was a fantastic Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl XLVI, if only both teams could lose

Today is the Super Bowl. It marks the final game of the 2011-12 NFL season. Today’s match-up will be played in Indianapolis and it pits the AFC champion New England Patriots (13-3) against the NFL champion New York Giants (9-7). The fact that a team that lost seven games can go to the post-season, let alone to the Super Bowl, shows just how ridiculous the NFL is.

What does it say about a professional sports league when a team with barely a winning record can go to the ultimate championship game? There were five teams in the NFC that had a better record than the New York Giants. The Giants deserve to be in the Super Bowl like China deserves to be on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The Giants going to the Super Bowl just proves that in the NFL, it’s better to be lucky than good.

As a sports fan, I should be rooting for the Patriots. At least they deserve to be playing in the Super Bowl. Problem is, rooting for the Patriots is like rooting for ice to be cold. The only thing I hate more than the Patriots are their fans. Boston sports fans have to be the most obnoxious fans on the face of the planet. Their only rivals in that category are New York sports fans.

I wont be watching the Super Bowl. I’d rather watch al-Qaeda propaganda videos on YouTube than watch a Patriots-Giants game. If only both teams could lose. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. I checked the rule book. There has to be a winner.

UPDATE: I ended up watching the Super Bowl after all. I’m glad I did. It was very satisfying to see Tom Brady’s actions result in a Giants’ safety.

The NFL announces 2014 Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey

The NFL has announced that the 2014 Super Bowl will take place at the New Meadowlands, the new stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey owned by the New York Jets and the New York Giants.

Super Bowls normally take place at a neutral site located either in a domed stadium or at a warm weather city.  East Rutherford in February, among other things, can be quite nippy.  So why the change from precedent?  Because East Rutherford is across the river from New York City and everyone knows that New York City is the most important place in the world.  Ask any New Yorker.  In fact, you don’t even need to ask.

They will probably tell you this without you even asking.

I for one would hate to see a Super Bowl be decided by anything other than the football supremacy of one team over another.  I would hate to see the weather factored in in anyway.  Then again, I’m not a fan of cold weather football.  In 1994 I attended the third coldest game ever played in the NFL and I nearly froze to death.  It doesn’t matter how many layers of clothing you are wearing, if you are sitting in your seat for three hours, you are going to be cold.  Once the cold seeps in, you stay cold.

This has got to be one of the dumbest things done by the NFL and that is saying something.

The New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl Roman numeral something something something champions

The New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts last night 31-17. It was one of the best Super Bowls that I’ve ever watched. It was also the first one that I can remember watching from beginning to end in a very long time.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a fantastic game, throwing 32-39 for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns. Also importantly, he had no picks. He went on to earn Super Bowl MVP for his performance.

The game looked to be going in the Colts’ favor until the opening play of the second half. The Saints began the 3rd quarter by kicking an onside kick that went off the hands of reality TV personality and Colts receiver Hank Baskett.

One of the most remarkable things about last night’s game was CBS analyst and former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms. How does this man have a job? I lost count of just how many times he said something that was completely wrong. My favorite was when the Colts were driving and Simms said that the Saints should not blitz, but instead drop an extra defensive back into pass coverage. The ball was snapped and the Saints did the complete opposite of what Sims said. They blitzed. Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning promptly threw the ball into the waiting arms of Saints’ cornerback Tracy Porter who ran the ball back 74 yards for a quick six.

Phil Simms could not have been more wrong.

All in all, it was a great Super Bowl. The only way it could have been better was if Phil Simms stayed home.