I’m still riding a post-Super Bowl high today, even if my belly is telling me I downed too much nacho cheese last night.
I noticed this morning on social media that one of my friends thought last night’s Super Bowl was dull and that he went to bed before the game ended. I can’t help but feel sorry for him. Don’t worry, blog readers. I made sure to give him plenty of grief.
The game was close throughout and the finish was fantastic, with the New York Giants pulling out a four-point victory against the New England Patriots.
A few thoughts:
- While his catch will likely not live on the way that David Tyree‘s did, you could argue Mario Manningham‘s catch was more impressive. There was an element of luck to Tyree’s famous grab in the Super Bowl a few years ago. Manningham’s catch on the Giants’ winning drive was pure skill.
- People need to lighten up on Wes Welker for not making that catch that went off of his hands in the fourth quarter that could have helped the Patriots preserve a victory. That was a tough play. Could he have made the catch? Of course. He’s a Pro Bowl receiver. But that’s no gimme.
- The Super Bowl win does mean a lot for Eli Manning and his legacy. But two championships to older brother Peyton‘s one does not make Eli a better player over the course of their careers. When I hear people even suggest that, you realize how much this society can be a victim of the moment. Don’t forget how great of a player Peyton Manning was (and is, if he can come back healthy). When you stack up the numbers during their careers, it’s not even close. It’s just that the Colts haven’t had the playoff success that the Giants have had.
- Any Vikings fans thinking down the road to a Super Bowl in Minneapolis if a stadium deal can be approved? The thought crossed my mind. The Twin Cities hosted a Super Bowl two decades ago. Would be pretty cool if it returned.