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Pats? NOT.

post #1 of 28
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Obviously, they're NOT the greatest ever. Or, even the champions this year. Maybe they'll put that big ol' chip that all the Pats fans have been crowing about all year back on their shoulders next year & actually win the championship on the field...
post #2 of 28
Ever heard of playing a bad game? Bode is the greatest ever, but he doesn't win every time.. Pats just had a bad day.. They didn't really seem as focused as NYG .. Btw. Defensive line of pats sucked today it's over 4am in Denmark now, so I should probably get some sleep and be able to go to school in a couple of house
Great game! - Now I'm free, free falling
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by GrooK View Post
Ever heard of playing a bad game?
A hallmark of a great team is that they're great when they need to be. Not always -- just when it's necessary. The Super Bowl is one of those "necessary" moments.
post #4 of 28
That was some of the worst football i have ever seen. Niether team deserved to win.

Kevin
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
"Bad game" = weak. Every other "greatest" SB winner smoked the other team in the SB. The best Niners, Cowboys, Bears, etc, teams had 20+ points in the first half & were winning by almost two touchdowns by half.

Pats were vulnerable, and Giants dominated them. They didn't even choke; they got outplayed. The "greatest" teams don't get dominated in the biggest game of the year.

Maybe next year's Pats can be the greatest. This team? NOT.
post #6 of 28
I don't care about either team. It was just a great game to watch! I wish they were all that entertaining.
post #7 of 28
Wow, this just breaks my heart as a patriots fan, i mean, look at Tom Brady, how many passes did he complete? Only around half of his attempts, this is completely awful. This is what I blame for the loss:

Tom Brady's inability to throw the ball under pressure (unlike normally)

THe O-Line's inability to keep the pass rushers away from Tom Brady (look at the early games in the season, look at how much time Brady had back then)

Randy Moss's inability to catch the hail mary pass (I actually shouldn't be saying this, the pas was a little high and he was double covered, but still)

The pass rushers's inability to pull down Eli Manning when he was like...
surrounded by three of em

Asante Samuels inability to pick off an awful pass by Eli
post #8 of 28
Sadly, the 72 Dolphins are popping their champagne to celebrate being the only undefeated team to win the Superbowl. While I am glad the Giants won I really hope someone else goes undefeated someday because the 72 Dolphins have really become lousy sports about the whole thing.
post #9 of 28
Best Monday ever. My boss is hosting a discussion of the game in his office, with pie, and it's snowing in New York!
post #10 of 28
Granted my team won, but win or lose that was one of the most entertaining Super Bowl games in memory.

I agree with Rio, the '72 Dolphins came across as whiny babies. Someone needs to go undefeated before they all pass on just to shut them up.

Manput where are you that it is snowing?
post #11 of 28
New York City. It's turned to rain already, and the pie is gone.
post #12 of 28
One more comment about this game. It is nice that the Monday after talk is almost exclusively about the game instead of the commercials.
post #13 of 28

hey

how bout dem commercials, huh?

HUH?

i mean, c'mon.
post #14 of 28
Pats still are the only 18-0 team.

Good game - hard to imagine Eli being so good the past month and so bad the rest of the year.

The Giants got hot at the right time of year. They were the better team yesterday for sure and deserved the win!
post #15 of 28
Pats are also the only 18-0 team that LOST in the superbowl!!!!

The Big Blue Defensive line dominated them. Defense wins superbowls.

quote"This is what I blame for the loss:

Tom Brady's inability to throw the ball under pressure (unlike normally)

THe O-Line's inability to keep the pass rushers away from Tom Brady (look at the early games in the season, look at how much time Brady had back then)

Randy Moss's inability to catch the hail mary pass (I actually shouldn't be saying this, the pas was a little high and he was double covered, but still)

The pass rushers's inability to pull down Eli Manning when he was like...
surrounded by three of em

Asante Samuels inability to pick off an awful pass by Eli" quote


Should've, could've would've, blah, blah, blah.
Brady hasn't been under pressure this season. He just sits back and waits for his receivers to be open and throws a great pass. But he was sacked FIVE times and hurried many others. Why don't you give the Giants credit for the superb job they did, especially the defensive line. Crushed the run game and then could pass rush like nobody else. Clutch big plays on both O and D and great coaching. The Patriots didn't lose, the Giants won!

They definately were the better team last night and now they are THE CHAMPIONS.
post #16 of 28
Pat are not 18-0, they are 18-1. There is no 18-0 team.
post #17 of 28
Loved the coke float commercial with Charlie Brown getting the bottle in the end.
post #18 of 28
All the pregame talk was about how the Giants weere talking trash, but it was the Pats who should have kept their mouths closed. :

I think the only people in the nation who weren't rooting for the Giants to kick butt were New Englanders. It is obvious they came in a bit too cocky and overconfident. Someone needs to tell Tom "the human grass stain" Brady that Burress was being generous when he predicted the giants would win 23-17 - the Pats only scored 14.

I found it interesting Bellicheat left the field before time had expired. If my memory serves me well, he had no problem staying on the field during the final seconds when he ran up the score against sub .500 teams during the regular season. Instead of staying on the field, he pushes asside and nearly knocks over cameramen to run to the locker room, leaving the team to face the final defeat on it's own -- "This sucks, I'm outa here - you guys stay and take the heat from the cameras." Knowing this guy, he probably felt cheated because his team choked in front of a national audience.

How about at least sticking around to offer a congratulatory handshake to at least a few opposing players, as is customary? What was the hurry to get back to the locker room? Forgot to erase the clandestine video of the Giant's walk-through?

In post-game, all he can muster is "I'm dissapointed", "They made plays, we didn't". His graciousness in defeat was overwhelming. He doesn't even have the courtesy to thank his players for the impressive season they had, let alone congratulate the Giants. Poor sport, poor loser.

Sorry to gloat. It's all in good fun.:
post #19 of 28
As far as the rest of the country not caring about the Patriots - I think the rest of the country is getting sick of Boston/NY series to be honest!

yeah that's all true about the Giants - give them credit. Although I don't think you can ever call a 10-6 regular season team one of the best ever as was claimed about the Pats. Obviously that is by the boards now. It'll be interesting to see how they fare next year - if they can sustain their hot streak. For now, enjoy the championship Giants fans!
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by AnitSuperEgo View Post
That was some of the worst football i have ever seen. Niether team deserved to win.

Kevin
Typical Pats fan not giving credit where credit is due. All you whiners deserve each other. Have you turned on the radio lately? People are calling in droves reporting this as the best Superbowl they've ever seen...typified by the best catch in a Superbowl ever. The better team that day won. Be a man and admit it.
post #21 of 28
I thought it was a great game actually (although a defensive struggle). Our side came up short, but I acknowledge that last drive was amazing! It's the same argument in baseball - is a 2-1 game better than 10-9 - pitching duel vs slugfest.

I think though that historically it would have been more aesthetically pleasing to have the perfect season vs a hot team who put things together playing the spoiler.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by ct55 View Post
I don't think you can ever call a 10-6 regular season team one of the best ever as was claimed about the Pats.
Some columnist (I think for ESPN or SI) had compiled some sort of statistical ranking of all 84 teams to ever play in the Super Bowl. His no doubt "scientific" ranking determined that the Giants were the third worst team to ever make it to the Big Show. :

Of course, now that the Giants actually won the game, this would imply that the Pats are one of the two worst teams to ever play in the Super Bowl.

post #23 of 28
I was working on SB Sunday (at a ski hill, of course ), but was able to stick my head into the upstairs lounge where the TV was showing the game a few times. I saw the beginning and end of the first quarter, and the last 5 minutes of the game. I was planning to watch the entire thing on NFL Replay, but basically I don't think there's a need now! :

I was pulling for the Pats, more because of the record (and Brady was my Fantasy League QB earlier in the season). I saw a pre-game interview with the Giants coach and was impressed with his attitude. : Sort of wish "my team" had the same positive, balanced approach to things... I'm confident Belicheck is a football genius, but there's more to the game than making plays...
post #24 of 28
For those of you that didn't see Tom Brady's EPIC post under the superbowl party menu thread:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=66158
For those that have sorry for the
post #25 of 28
RE: history, who's better etc

Taking a page from Belichek (who got outcoached by an angry Boston Irishman , it's all who's better on that day, in that game. It's one game. Happens to be the biggest one of the season, but it's one game! Actually it came down to one drive at the end of the game with 2 minutes left. All in all I would have put money that Eli would have blown it vs the defense but I give him credit - he didn't. Of course it helped they blew about 4 chances to put the game away with turnovers ....
post #26 of 28
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Props to CT55

I would like to commend CT55 for his good sportsmanship. It's very rare to have your team win a championship, and even rarer still to have a team that fans expect to win. I think in prior years Pats fans hoped their team would win, but this year everyone expected the Pats would win. In light of the expectations, CT55 has been great in congratulating Giants fans (and I'm sure it's not the easiest thing for him to do).
post #27 of 28
Most of the country was rooting against the Pats because they want their team to be the first to go 19-0. My 49ers are only few years away (if they can find another quarterback like Montana or Young and a receiver like Rice and a couple more quality offensive linemen and......)
post #28 of 28
I was rooting against the Pats because Belichick is an a**hole and Moss is a total jerk.
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