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Shade
01-21-2008, 02:23 AM
The Giants already gave the Pats their best shot, and it wasn't enough.

Blah.

Moses
01-21-2008, 02:40 AM
The Giants already gave the Pats their best shot, and it wasn't enough.

Blah.
And Green Bay would have done better? The Giants outplayed Green Bay. If it weren't for poor officiating and a large quantity of luck, the Giants would have won by 2+ TDs. The Giants earned their trip to the SB. I don't think they will win, but they've got more of a shot at beating the Pats then GB would.

Shade
01-21-2008, 02:46 AM
And Green Bay would have done better? The Giants outplayed Green Bay. If it weren't for poor officiating and a large quantity of luck, the Giants would have won by 2+ TDs. The Giants earned their trip to the SB. I don't think they will win, but they've got more of a shot at beating the Pats then GB would.

It's not always about which team is better, but about how certain teams match up with other teams.

See: Colts vs. Chargers

Moses
01-21-2008, 02:54 AM
It's not always about which team is better, but about how certain teams match up with other teams.

See: Colts vs. Chargers
I don't think Green Bay would be able to beat NE. If Plaxico was punking Al Harris and Woodson all day, just imagine what Randy Moss would do to them in single coverage. Coming into the game I wanted GB to win simply because we never played them during the year..but during the game it became apparent that the Giants were a much better team.

Bball
01-21-2008, 04:44 AM
Count me among those that were rooting for GB going in but then as the game went on realizing that Moss would tear Al Harris apart (after seeing what Plaxico was able to do).

I'm not sure GB would've been able to knock the Pats off.

When I watched the Giants vs the Pats to finish the reg season I always kind of felt the Pats were in control even tho they were behind. The Giants needed to make something happen and they just never seemed to do it when they had to.

But there's a reason they play the games. And it's Manning vs Brady, isn't that what the NFL wants? ;)

-Bball

obnoxiousmodesty
01-21-2008, 08:02 AM
It'll be a good game, so I'm not disappointed, except to the extent that the Colts aren't in it.

Arcadian
01-21-2008, 09:08 AM
Green Bay at the end of the season was a lesser team than the Giants. It wasn't just one game.

Gyron
01-21-2008, 09:29 AM
Has this ever happened, where 2 brothers went to the super bowl in suceeding years on different teams?

And both at the Quarterback position no less?

Slick Pinkham
01-21-2008, 11:11 AM
That game-ending 9 minute 13 second posession, just lining up and knocking the snot out of the other guys,

was truly a thing of beauty for anyone who likes playoff caliber football.

I predict that this will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. Only the people within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis will not care. Too bad for them.

I'm glad to have seen Jordan in his prime, Tiger Woods in his prime, Larry vs. Magic in the 80s, the 32-0 IU team in 1976.

I feel no less fortunate to be enjoying the 2007 Patriots.

idioteque
01-21-2008, 12:23 PM
That game-ending 9 minute 13 second posession, just lining up and knocking the snot out of the other guys,

was truly a thing of beauty for anyone who likes playoff caliber football.

I predict that this will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. Only the people within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis will not care. Too bad for them.

I'm glad to have seen Jordan in his prime, Tiger Woods in his prime, Larry vs. Magic in the 80s, the 32-0 IU team in 1976.

I feel no less fortunate to be enjoying the 2007 Patriots.

As far as I'm concerned, MJ could've been born 10 years earlier. Had he, I think the Pacers would have won a couple of championships in the 90's.

I will enjoy this SB, however, even as a Colts fan. I have always liked Eli a bit and I'd like to see the Giants win, but if the Pats win, it will at least be cool to have seen a team go 19-0. I never thought that I would see that outside of Madden.

ABADays
01-21-2008, 12:50 PM
Has this ever happened, where 2 brothers went to the super bowl in suceeding years on different teams?

And both at the Quarterback position no less?

I'm not even sure about brothers playing in the Super Bowl period. The only ones that come to mind for me as a possibility would be the Barber brothers - Tiki and Ronde.

Shade
01-21-2008, 12:51 PM
The SB is disappointing in that we already know who's going to win. We've already seen these two teams go at it at nearly 100% and NE emerged the victor.

In fact, this time around, I wouldn't doubt if the Pats won in a blowout.



I predict that this will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. Only the people within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis will not care. Too bad for them.

Actually, quite a few Indy residents will watch the game to watch Eli, and/or see if the Pats go down. Most people will watch the game to see history being made. But most people outside of Massachusetts don't like the Patriots, and I'd bet the Giants have quite a few bandwagon fans for the next couple weeks.

Infinite MAN_force
01-21-2008, 01:07 PM
Nobody respected the Giants through the entire playoffs and they won every single game they were projected to lose. They Beat Dallas AND Green Bay. They also took the patriots to the limit in the regular season finale.

If you think that somehow Green Bay had a better shot at knocking off the Pats, you must not have watched that game. Giants just flat looked like the better team.

As far as matchups go, considering the importance of pressure when it comes to stopping Brady, Ill take the team that led the NFL in sacks. Thank you.

Brady is destined to be knocked off by manning for the second year in a row, count on it... :D

Hicks
01-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Well, Shade, you were convinced if we had to play Jacksonville, we'd lose because we'd already gone at it at nearly 100% and the Colts won, so.....

Sollozzo
01-21-2008, 01:51 PM
That game-ending 9 minute 13 second posession, just lining up and knocking the snot out of the other guys,

was truly a thing of beauty for anyone who likes playoff caliber football.

I predict that this will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. Only the people within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis will not care. Too bad for them.

I'm glad to have seen Jordan in his prime, Tiger Woods in his prime, Larry vs. Magic in the 80s, the 32-0 IU team in 1976.

I feel no less fortunate to be enjoying the 2007 Patriots.


To think that people in Indianapolis are the only people that don't like the Patriots is naive thinking. It is also naive to imply that people in Indy won't be watching the game. I bet the ratings in Indy will be in line with all of the other markets in the US outside of New York in Boston.

I bet majority of the country will be jumping on the New York bandwagon. And that is something that rarely happens. How many times does the United States want to see a team from New York win it all? Most people root against the Yankees, most people didn't like the Knicks. But the Giants will become America's team.

DisplacedKnick
01-21-2008, 02:04 PM
I was disappointed with this SB after last weekend.

There are only two teams in the league with anything approaching NE's raw talent level - Indy & Dallas. They were the two teams that would have a shot vs a NE team in good weather. Anyway, after last weekend the next two NE games became pretty uninteresting to me.

I don't think the Giants have less of a chance than GB, or that the SB will be worse with them in it - but I do think that other than having to play Jacksonville the 1st weeked, NE found a relatively easy road to the trophy.

And that's not to diminish what they've done. There have been more dominant teams in NFL history IMO but if they win in two weeks, they'll have done something nobody else ever has.

Lord Helmet
01-21-2008, 02:47 PM
That game-ending 9 minute 13 second posession, just lining up and knocking the snot out of the other guys,

was truly a thing of beauty for anyone who likes playoff caliber football.

I predict that this will be the most-watched Super Bowl in history. Only the people within a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis will not care. Too bad for them.

I'm glad to have seen Jordan in his prime, Tiger Woods in his prime, Larry vs. Magic in the 80s, the 32-0 IU team in 1976.

I feel no less fortunate to be enjoying the 2007 Patriots.
Pretty silly logic, as I would bet a lot of people will be watching in Indy, rooting for Eli and the Giants.

Trader Joe
01-21-2008, 03:12 PM
To imply that only people in Indianapolis won't be wanting to see the Pats win is silly. The average NFL fan and more importantly the average sports fan doesn't want to see an undefeated sports team. People want parody, not dominance.

Granted there isn't much parody in the NFL right now. The NFL has been pretending to have parody for the past 4-5 years now when in reality they are arguably the most predictable professional sports league.
I think the Pats will win by 2+ TDs.

Shade
01-21-2008, 04:59 PM
Well, Shade, you were convinced if we had to play Jacksonville, we'd lose because we'd already gone at it at nearly 100% and the Colts won, so.....

Jacksonville got better as the game progressed, and we barely held them off, only because we had already padded a 14-point lead in the first half. To me, that was really the first visible chink in our defense's armor as well, and it just seemed to get worse from there.

Slick Pinkham
01-21-2008, 05:00 PM
OK, I was judging the attitude by the title of this thread and threads on another Colts / Indiana message boards, which have suggested that the matchup was boring and uninteresting.

Shade
01-21-2008, 05:00 PM
To imply that only people in Indianapolis won't be wanting to see the Pats win is silly. The average NFL fan and more importantly the average sports fan doesn't want to see an undefeated sports team. People want parody, not dominance.

Granted there isn't much parody in the NFL right now. The NFL has been pretending to have parody for the past 4-5 years now when in reality they are arguably the most predictable professional sports league.
I think the Pats will win by 2+ TDs.

I think the word you're looking for is "parity." ;)

Isaac
01-21-2008, 05:01 PM
The Giants will win this game.

Shade
01-21-2008, 05:01 PM
OK, I was judging the attitude by the title of this thread and threads on another Colts / Indiana message boards, which have suggested that the matchup was boring and uninteresting.

I'd say "anti-climactic" is a bit more accurate a description.

Moses
01-21-2008, 05:07 PM
The Giants will win this game.
Not likely. If the SB was in a cold weather area, I would say that the game would be somewhat close..but it's going to be at least 55-60 degrees in Arizona. New England's offense stalled out in December and January when they played in cold weather. I'd look for their offense to get back on track in Phoenix. Expect the Pats to put up at least 40 easily.

DrBadd01
01-21-2008, 05:19 PM
I for one will not be watching this game. It is obvious that the Pats have it and the last thing I want to do is watch my rival win ANOTHER title. Its like a Yankee/Red Sox fan watching thier rival in the world series. bleh!!!! Too make matters worse its against the OTHER New York team.

grace
01-21-2008, 06:08 PM
The truth is the Super Bowl sucks most years. If it was NE vs. Dallas this year there would be no way in hell I'd watch. I would have been O.K. if GB had made it, but since it's NY I'll actually have a rooting interest (more than just my blinding hate for everything NE).

I told Kegboy 2 weeks ago that if the price we had to pay for winning the Super Bowl last year is all this :censored: with those cheatin' Patriots I guess I can live with it. I don't like it, but I can live with it. The question is can the NE fans live with the * that will be attached to them for the rest of eternity?

Isaac
01-21-2008, 07:36 PM
Not likely. If the SB was in a cold weather area, I would say that the game would be somewhat close..but it's going to be at least 55-60 degrees in Arizona. New England's offense stalled out in December and January when they played in cold weather. I'd look for their offense to get back on track in Phoenix. Expect the Pats to put up at least 40 easily.

I think if the Giants dbacks have a slightly better then their average game New York has a legit chance. They are the team that can pressure Brady and force New England in to some tough 3rd downs. The Pats O-Line and Lawrence Maroney need to both have excellent games in order for the Pats to put up 40 because the Giants will use the same formula that Jacksonville and San Diego used to take away Randy Moss.

jeffg-body
01-22-2008, 12:56 AM
I think it will be a good game. I thought back a bit and remember the Rams vs Pats in the superbowl and the Pats were the underdog and ended up winning on Vinateri's golden foot.

I always like rooting for the underdog.

Slick Pinkham
01-22-2008, 10:22 AM
If the Giants were to win, we would all suffer from even more TV commercials by the Manning brothers, since Eli would get a big bump in popularity.

Oreo licking commercials would be aired just as often as the truck commercials "This is our country."

Not a pretty sight.

The Patriots must win to save us from such a cruel fate.

;)

McClintic Sphere
01-22-2008, 10:57 AM
It will only be disappointing if Strahan and/or Ongulayaolauiushi doesn't plant Tommy Boy in the Phoenix sod. Oh and the Cheatriots all perish justifiably in some type of biblical-style retribution, involving locust or something.

Isaac
02-03-2008, 10:11 PM
The Giants will win this game.

Ahem. I was even certain of this when the Pats took the 14-10 lead. OK, that was a lie but HELL YES!!!

This was my second favorite super bowl ever.

Shade
02-03-2008, 10:26 PM
The Giants already gave the Pats their best shot, and it wasn't enough.

Blah.

Can we get this idiot out of here already? That's two straight seasons he's been DEAD WRONG.

Moron.

:D

Shade
02-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Ahem. I was even certain of this when the Pats took the 14-10 lead. OK, that was a lie but HELL YES!!!

This was my second favorite super bowl ever.

If your favorite isn't last season's, I'm gonna give you a turbo-kick in the nuts. :-p

BoomBaby31
02-03-2008, 11:04 PM
Can we get this idiot out of here already? That's two straight seasons he's been DEAD WRONG.

Moron.

:D

It's okay Shade everyone knows you're the Debbie Downer of the forum.

Shade
02-03-2008, 11:07 PM
It's okay Shade everyone knows you're the Debbie Downer of the forum.

I'd rather expect the worst and be pleasantly surprised than be...well...a cocky Patriots fan. ;)

grace
02-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Can we get this idiot out of here already? That's two straight seasons he's been DEAD WRONG.

Moron.

:D

After the game was over I called Kegboy and told him I was going to e-mail :kravitz: and ask him since he predicted that Dungy would retire this season and the Patriots would win the Super Bowl would he please predict that Hillary would be the next President.

Isaac
02-04-2008, 01:18 AM
Remember that I also made the 10 reasons the Colts will win the Super Bowl last year in response to someones 10 reasons the Colts will not win the Super Bowl thread. Not to toot my own horn or anything though. [/toothorn]

wooolus
02-04-2008, 01:33 AM
I'd rather expect the worst and be pleasantly surprised than be...well...a cocky Patriots fan. ;)

Beware of Shades, if he's against you in a big game, you win

Natston
02-04-2008, 02:42 AM
Beware of Shades, if he's against you in a big game, you win

LOL