Sunday, February 03, 2008


In the single most devastating loss in NFL history, the New England Patriots fell short of the greatest season ever by the smallest of margins. Yet it was the greatest of margins. In an 18-1 season, there is only one game that is impossible to lose and the Patriots did the impossible. Their glory was reduced to an insignificant blip on the radar of the 2007 season. Congratulations to the New York Giants, wild card team that played every one of their playoff games on the road.

All the talk for two weeks about Tom Brady equaling Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana will be put off for at least another year. All the talk about the Patriots being among the greatest dynasties will fade for a while. It should never have been brought up. They are a full two Super Bowls and one hall-of-fame quarterback short of the 49er dynasty of 1981-1995. The 49ers won five Super Bowls and had two hall-of-fame quarterbacks, Joe Montana and Steve Young.

It was a great game down to the last play, which made the game worth it by itself. On a side note, I wasn't sure who I wanted to win before the game. But with the opening kickoff, I started cheering for the Giants. I'm tired of the wrong Giants winning a championship. Pitchers and catchers report soon.

1 comment:

  1. Best game I have watched in a long time.

    I was rooting for the Giants. My team actually won :)