Patterico's Pontifications

1/20/2008

Patriots vs Giants in the Super Bowl

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 8:41 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Super Bowl will match the New England Patriots, who defeated the San Diego Chargers to win the AFC title, against the NFC-champion New York Giants who overcame frigid conditions to beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime.

The 18-0 Patriots against Eli (not Peyton) Manning. A Northeast Super Bowl. That’s a surprise.

— DRJ

22 Responses to “Patriots vs Giants in the Super Bowl”

  1. I’m predicting the Giants by 24.

    Kevin (4890ef)

  2. I think most of us are surprised, but Farve played back to 2006 when a majority of us thought he should retire. He was throwing low, high, and carelessly. That stupid long pass into the end zone was vintage (bad) Brett Farve. The Packer running game netted 28 yards, a pathetic stat that doom most teams who visit those depths. Biggest surprise had to be Manning the Younger who hit his receivers and didn’t turn the ball over. I think he has arrived.

    And I’m so glad that Georgia is dead. She killed LA twenty years ago. Serves her right.

    Howard Veit (cc8b85)

  3. lol @ giants by 24, not a chance. i was rooting for the ol man to win one last time but alas, not to be. the packers just dont have a running game and allowed giants offence 40 mins on the field, tough to win that way. in any event, its NE by however many they want to win by this year, a perfect season, no doubt.

    james conrad (7cd809)

  4. Howard….ooooohhhh….that’s hard….

    How can the Pack only get 28 yards rushing???

    Take the Giants and the 14 1/2….

    reff (99666d)

  5. Howard,

    St. Louis loved her but I know how hard it is to forgive when it comes to football. I still hold a grudge against Jerry Jones for the way he fired Tom Landry.

    DRJ (517d26)

  6. Given the weather conditions of the Packers-Giants game, I think the outcome was mostly chance and luck. It looked as bad as I remember the Ice Bowl. And I bet the cold didn’t help Favre’s damaged shoulder any.

    DRJ (517d26)

  7. Granted it was bitterly cold on the field, as you could see in TV close-up shots of players like Bret Favre, but just what the heck was Green Bay’s game plan? Did they even have one? What was their offensive coordinator doing? You’d think after a couple of their screen plays went for serious negative yardage, the Packers would have realized they had to go to Plan B. Did GB prepare for this game thinking they were going to play some patsy team like the Rams or Niners instead of the Giants? The second half of the game was simply painful to watch. The Packers were not just outplayed; they were outcoached.

    Iapetus (ea6f31)

  8. The Patriots have already proved recently they can beat the Giants…that was the last game of the regular season. Eli and the Giants played well, but in the end, the Pats pulled away…like they will in the Suoer Bowl.

    The Giants will once again give the Patriots a game…but NE simply has too many weapons, too many ways to win games for the Giants to beat them.

    Paul (dd77a9)

  9. A Northeast Superbowl? I won’t be watching.

    Veritas (75ee03)

  10. The EXPERTS have yet to pick the Giants…The week 17 game was closer than everyone expected…G-Men MUST get pressure on Pretty Boy Brady – if so, I do believe Pats can be beaten. Will it happen? My hope is that on the day after the Super Bowl all of the 1972 Dolphins will go away forever…And please, 2007 Patriots, do NOT continue the tradition of celebrating a team’s loss. It’s time for history to be made, and hopefully, entered into with more class than listening to a 70 year old man talk about lacin’ up and playin’.

    WT (09ee19)

  11. I don’t care by how much, but go Giants!!!

    I hate the Pats so very, very much…

    Scott Jacobs (425810)

  12. Pats – by a gajillion. Because this one will make it “ever”.

    Jane (5a66ce)

  13. As a Green Bay Native who tried to play outside before the Ice Bowl and who worked in the stands (the seats)at Packer games, I’ll say that the conditions were the same for BOTH teams, and it is if you mind it.

    As for the running game, Hats off to the Giants for shutting it down, but on the other hand, the Giants didn’t get a sack did they?

    My real question did the “Bikini Girls” stay that way the entire game, and how much did they have to drink?

    Now on to Georgia F. I was in Anaheim when she moved the team and it’s “1-2-3-Kick” offense. I said then as I say now, if the city doesn’t own the team, it can and will move.

    PCD (f14ddd)

  14. I’d say it was a pretty even matchup, considering that it went into OT.

    Unfortunately, the Pats are going to roll.

    Techie (ed20d9)

  15. I think all of us Angelenos owe Georgia F. a measure of thanks each time we tune into a decent game. Because of her, we don’t automatically have one televised Sunday game each week devoted to a rotten team. Instead, we generally get to watch a decent matchup from somewhere else around the league. As far as I am concerned, the NFL should stay out of Los Angeles.

    JVW (378b48)

  16. Yawn.

    Ken Hahn (7742d5)

  17. I will personally burn a New England Patriots flag on game day, in front of as many Patriots fans as I can find… and then piss on the ashes.

    Okay, maybe not the second part. But their flag is gonna burn.

    I hope some of you fellow Patriot-Haters will do the same. Take pictures. Maybe Patterico can get a collage going.

    Leviticus (14b3a1)

  18. Leviticus,

    Conservatives are good sports. Evidently the bigger the lib, the poorer sport they are.

    PCD (f14ddd)

  19. I still hold a grudge against Jerry Jones for the way he fired Tom Landry.

    I’m a Giants fan and have been for my whole life, and I lost any respect I had for the Cowboys that day. I hated them, but I respected Landry a lot.
    I also don’t have any respect for Daniel Snyder for changing “Jack Kent Cooke” stadium to “Fedex Field”. That was low.

    On the plus side, I’m still watching football. Go Giants.

    Veeshir (5f9b87)

  20. I will personally burn a New England Patriots flag on game day, in front of as many Patriots fans as I can find… and then piss on the ashes.

    Okay, maybe not the second part. But their flag is gonna burn.

    Don’t forget the seething. And maybe you can ululate a bit. And then seethe some more.

    That’s not gonna change the outcome of the game, though. I wonder what the rings are going to look like this time.

    Pablo (99243e)

  21. This is the first Super Bowl that I can recall that I could not care less if it is even played. Maybe it could end in a tie after 84 overtimes. Or the game could be cancelled indefinitely due to a freak snowstorm blowing through Sonora. Or something. Anything. Just make the Patriots go away. And any NY team. Ugh.

    JD (fc7319)

  22. There is nothing more enjoyable than reading the messages from the Patriots haters. The Pats Rule..! We know we’re hated, especially by the San Diego, Colts and NY fans. When you “haters” write, you’re only feeding our joy. So keep writing..! It will make the win next weekend so much sweeter knowing you are all LOSERS..!

    Sully (38858c)


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