Monday, February 04, 2008

10 Reasons Super Bowl XLII Was the Best Super Bowl Ever



Before we begin, I have to say that this list is coming from a huge Colts fan. That should explain many of the things on this list. And now, the top ten reasons that the New York Giants 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII was the best Super Bowl game ever.

10) The underdog won. Everybody loves an upset. That's why we love Braveheart. And Apple.

9) It was a great football game. Seriously, regardless of which team you were cheering for, this was an awesome game. It was close throughout, it came down to the last second, there were no terrible officiating calls, and both teams really played well.

8) Bill Belichick's red hoodie. I still don't understand why. Honestly, why?


7) The Manning sandwich. The Patriots pulled off 18 straight meaningless wins in between losing to Peyton Manning in the 2006 AFC Championship game and Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLII.

6) The 2007 Patriots are not the best team ever. Not even close. Most of us have known this all year, but now we don't even have to have this discussion. You can't even bring their names in to the conversation. Heck, the 2006 Colts are a better team, because they actually won the Super Bowl. I'm so glad we won't have to listen to all of that garbage any more. I'm especially glad, because so much of that talk happened before they even played the last game. So next time, keep your mouths shut until the season is over please.

5) Belichick's blunders. 5a: It's fourth and thirteen and you have an opportunity to kick a 49-yard field goal. The odds of hitting that field goal have to be greater than... oh I don't know, the Patriots beating the Giants by 12 points in the Super Bowl. Not sure why Belichick decided to go for it there, but I'm glad he did.

5b: Belichick solidified his position as the most classless coach in football by walking off the field before the game was over. This should surprise no one.

4) Seeing Brady on his butt. Not only did Brady spend a huge part of the game sitting on the bench, but when he did play, the Giants absolutely punished him. I've never seen Brady get pressured that much, and it was a joy to behold. This picture never gets old.



3) Seeing Tom Brady cry.



2) The greatest play in Super Bowl history.


You can't say enough about this play. I don't know how Manning was able to scramble out of that sack, then throw a perfect pass to the only spot his receiver could possibly catch it. Then David Tyree (who only had 4 catches in the regular season), pulls off the miracle. I mean, at one point he just has the ball pinned between his helmet and one hand. That's just sick. Whatever, I can't even talk about it. You all saw it. I could watch it a million times. In fact, why not enjoy it just one more time:



1) And the number one reason Super Bowl XLII was the best Super Bowl ever...18-1*. Or to put it another way, cheaters still never prosper.

Well, there you have it folks, the greatest Super Bowl ever played. To the Patriots' credit, I am glad that they didn't make any excuses after the game and admitted that they played their best and just flat out got beat.

Also, can we please see more commercials like the Chester Pitts story? That was awesome.

11 comments:

Ange said...

Oh good, glad you posted about last night so quickly! You just can't write a better ending than that game last night. Besides for last year of course... this is my SECOND favorite Super Bowl ever.

jonathan said...

Amen, brother.

Caleb said...

#7 is my favorite. Also number 6. Heck, these are all great... oh man, even from ENGLAND this game was intense! Way to go, Giants defense. I've never been so happy seeing somebody get sacked so many times...

Arthur said...

Dangit, wish you guys could've been here to watch it with us. Maybe next year? I'm not even going to say it, but it would be cool if sometime before our lives are over there were two brothers who played against each other in a Super Bowl.

scruff said...

yeah...it would be cool if tiki and rhonde played in the super bow.....

Brian said...

I was more excited about the outcome of this Super Bowl than last year's. I can't explain it, but it's true.

The OzMan said...

You have the definitive "Top 10" for this Super Bowl. Couldn't agree more on every point. So...what do we call "the play?" I'm for the Non-Perfection Reception or the Slip & Grip.

Arthur said...

Scruff- ...

Bri- Dude, I would have to agree with you on that. And I think there are at least two reasons I was more excited about this Super Bowl result than last year's (when Colts won).

First of all, the AFC Championship game was like our Super Bowl last year. It was a way better game and nobody really had any doubts about us beating the Bears.

The other reason is that it's getting to the point where seeing the Patriots lose is almost as exciting to me as seeing the Colts win. That's crazy.

Oz- Thanks for stopping by. And I think I'm partial to the "Non-Perfection Reception" over "the Slip and Grip." Too bad the Immaculate Reception is already taken, cause this one was more Immaculate.

Clara said...

I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you dumb shit. The only reason this was your fav SB was because you hate the Pats. You fucking moron.

Anonymous said...

Haha, thank you for commenting! You are correct sir, I do hate the Pats and that was the only reason it was my favorite Super Bowl.