Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Letdown

Just in case you haven't heard-the New York Giants are in the Super Bowl. That's the good news, the bad news is that they are facing the immovable object and the unstoppable force all in one: The New England Patriots.

If the Giants win today, I would chalk it up as one of the greatest underdog stories in all of sports, going hand-in-hand with the 1980 Men's Olympic Hockey victory over the U.S.S.R.

The New England Patriots are 18-0, and will more than likely overcome an Eli-led G-Men team to bring home the coveted undefeated season. Tom Brady's injury has been as publicized as Lindsay Lohan's stints in rehab, and once again, he has found himself on this week's injury report:

QB Tom Brady, Probable (Right Shoulder)

Tom Brady is fine and will probably be throwing sky-tickling bombs to Randy Moss before the end of the first drive, and definitely before the end of the first quarter. I'm thinking maybe some sort of ridiculous, head-scratching flea-flicker like the one they pulled off against the Steelers (Source).

The only way the Giants win is if some crazed New-Yorker somehow manages to sneak a U-Haul van into the University of Phoenix Stadium and runs over Tom Brady. And for the not so dramatic, maybe the Giants defense just does their best 2000 Ravens "D" impression, you know, the one that dominated them nearly a decade ago.

I wouldn't be too surprised if Eli Manning throws an interception on his first pass, as we all know Rodney Harrison will be in his face all day. He has played well, but something's got to give.

Plaxico Burress has not done the Giants, specifically their defense, any favors by predicting the score. He has insulted a sleeping giant, causing Tom Brady to laugh at the fact that the Patriots will only score 17 points. This one could get ugly.

Final Score: Patriots 37, Giants 24

Super Bowl XLII MVP: Wes Welker, 10 receptions, 115 yards, 2 TDs

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