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Yea ... oh, that's premature?

I don't think so - I think Eli and the Giants have won a lot of respect and admiration for knocking off the Packers and 49ers - either of which would have given the Pats fits in the Super Bowl.

So the big question now is "Can the G-men stand up to the Pats attack?"

Personally I'm rooting for them but I think it's iffy .... :rolleyes:
 

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The Giants already beat the Pats in NE this year. To me it's really a pick'em type game that will be high scoring and will come down to what most games come down to - turnovers.

Go Giants!
 

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And no one outside of the NE could give a flying canary who wins. :ignore:

I'm expecting the TV ratings to be down from normal.
 

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G-Men win big as Pats can't stop Giants running and passing. Giants D will also stop the run forcing Brady to be one dimensional and a sitting duck. I'm thinking 35-21 and its not even that close.
 

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And no one outside of the NE could give a flying canary who wins. :ignore:

I'm expecting the TV ratings to be down from normal.

I disagree. I think this is a very exciting matchup.

I'm digging that it's in Peyton's house with his brother and chief rival duking it out. to me, that's just classic good times.

With all the "Pats are a dynasty" talk, I'd love to see Giants take it. But all I really want is A REALLY GOOD GAME!
 

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I'll be in teh non-watching segment during basketball season. But SuperBowl is much more than a sporting event.
 

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I want the Giants to defeat that other team by 10 points.
 

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I hope the Patriots win but I think this one is way too difficult to call. It should be exciting for Pats/Giants/Indy fans because of all the substories, and all around the country there are Superbowl fanatics who watch religiously just because it's the Main Event.

But I'm not nearly as much a Pats Fanatic as I am a RedSox Fanatic, and truthfully I just wish this season would end so that I can rescue the poor Pats gnome out in my yard from further abuse! You see, my sister-in-law Deb and nephew Tony are HUGE Pats fans and both very superstitious. Her husband Bill/Tony's dad is neither. In their house the same Pats Santa figure has had a spot on the TV stand for the last five years or so - it comes out of hiding every September and doesn't get put away until the Pats season is done, and the thing drives Bill absolutely insane. It would me, too, the thing is ridiculous. :rofl:

A couple years ago I got a Pats gnome and put it in the Yankee Swap for Christmas, fully intending that Deb and Tony would support my effort to add another kitschy thing to their Pats shrine and drive Bill more crazy. Well, Deb and Tony wanted to play but Bill snuck that damn gnome into my garden the following September and Deb and Tony forbade me to touch it. They do the same with it now that they do with their hideous Santa.

Right now the gnome is face-planted in the garden because the wind knocked it over one day, and Bandit has peed on it every day for more than a month. But nope, they won't let me touch it AT ALL. Sunday night as soon as the game's over that thing is going in a bag in the garage, and next September it's going up in the tree on Bill's front lawn. I'm putting it right where the spotlights will shine on it, and I'm using industrial-strength twine to anchor it there. Ha - that will teach Bill. :hysterical:
 

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Right now the gnome is face-planted in the garden because the wind knocked it over one day, and Bandit has peed on it every day for more than a month.

Is Bandit a Ravens fan?
 

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Is Bandit a Ravens fan?

:hysterical: :hysterical: Now that is just funny! Bandit couldn't care less about football OR baseball, but for some reason he watches TV when a hockey game is on. I wonder if the ice surface is processed by his eyes differently than any other TV image?
 

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Madden 12 the video game ran a simulation and the Giants won 27-24
 

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What's interesting is that Madden (the game) has been wrong only twice in all the years it's been running these Superbowl simulations, and one of those times was the last Pats/Giants match-up. Hmmmmmm.
 

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Did I call it or what? :p
 

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Two impressions:

1)The game wouldn't have been close had the Patriots secondary been flagged for all of the PI's they committed.

2)Tom Brady wasn't the best QB on the field. Eli was sensational.
 

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Two impressions:

1)The game wouldn't have been close had the Patriots secondary been flagged for all of the PI's they committed.

2)Tom Brady wasn't the best QB on the field. Eli was sensational.

And let's not forget the basic fundamental mistakes -- blown tackles that would give a high school coach fits, 12 men on the field, intentional grounding in the end zone. That last one alone could have been the difference. Sure, it was two points -- but it was two points and a free kick, resulting in nine for the Giants.

Blah. The better team won. Maybe we'll figure out a way to beat these guys next time. (We'll see. I think Brady has two or three more seasons in him. And their defense needs a lot of shoring up over the off season.)

It's about time to start looking for a new quarterback and start grooming him. Otherwise, we're the Colts.
 

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A really happy Giant fan here. My son and I saw the start of the turn around aginst the Jets but there is no way I could've imagined the G-Men winning the SB!! Amazing!!

I really thought this was the Pats game because they were really hitting hard and Brady seemed on his game but at the end their D didn't hold up and Eli is the man.

One other note - I thought the commercials were very weak.
 

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I thought the Madonna show was sad - but I did notice NBC was smart enough to use Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" for a bit right after the halftime show - made the overall effect a little less sad.
 

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What a great game by the little brother of Peyton Manning. Great Game Eli Manning !!
 

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You Typed A Mouthful.

The Giants already beat the Pats in NE this year.
Yeh -- but the Giants also got beat twice this season, in their own division, by . . .

. . .
the Washington Deadskins.

( Who'd a thunk ? )

Full Disclosure: I played horn in the Washington Redskins marching band -- just 1 season (1969). So it goes.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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What a great game by the little brother of Peyton Manning. Great Game Eli Manning !!

I'd say it's time to start talking about them as Eli and his big brother. Tough loss for the Pats fans but realistically we had to know it could have gone either way, and Eli really elevated himself. Although, I'm still much more amused by those &$%&% Mannings when they're on ESPN commercials than when they're on the field.
 

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Yeh -- but the Giants also got beat twice this season, in their own division, by . . .

. . .
the Washington Deadskins.

( Who'd a thunk ? )

Full Disclosure: I played horn in the Washington Redskins marching band -- just 1 season (1969). So it goes.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

This is what is so crazy. After they lost that game to the Redskins late in the season I was like they're done. Then the next week my son and I went to the Jets game and all of a sudden the tide starting turning.

Truly amazing championship run.
 

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Awesome game! The right team won, earning me $250.

I also agree that the Pats were getting away with interference (they tend to get away with A LOT). But overall, I was happy with the officiating. All were playing rough from teh start and the refs let them play. I did notice cameras were quickly averted from scuffles.

They gave a generous spot to the Pats late in the game to generate a questionalbe first down with extra shots at teh end zone. Didn't Matter.

I was also glad that teh commentators kept Peyton out of it. Wasn't until we got back to local feed that they started with Peyton stuff. Not a fan of Collingsworth, but would have listened to him more rather than "We looked for Peyton in the lockerroom since we assumed he'd come down to celebrate. We'll let you know when we find him...." why?? It wasn't his victory nor defeat. nothing to do with it.

Commercials? eh, not so exciting. Half time show? I'm not a huge Madonna fan, nor big on halftime shows in general, but I was very pleased with it. Was it last year that the sound was so messed up?

I had an excellent SuperBowl week even tho my team was out of it long long looonnnnnggggg ago.
 
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