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2/3/2008

Super Bowl {First Half} Thread

Filed under: Current Events — DRJ @ 4:20 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

My version of a Super Bowl live-blog:

The Giants took an early 3-0 lead but the Patriots came back to score a touchdown (short run up the middle) following a 43-yard return and an interference play in the end zone. So the score stands 7-3 at the beginning of the second quarter.

Manning threw a “Hail, Mary”-type pass to get the Giants inside the Red Zone. The Patriots brought a blitz but the Giants line held and he completed the pass to Toomer, who somehow managed to keep his toes in bounds.

I didn’t realize this but the Giants lead the league in delay penalties and dropped passes. And they are showing it today.

Patriots intercepted to stop the Giants’ drive. It was tipped off the receiver.

I’ll put the rest in the comments.

[Edited to make this a “First Half” thread.]

— DRJ

14 Responses to “Super Bowl {First Half} Thread”

  1. Anyone see the Garmin-Napoleon ad? I especially liked the little horse.

    DRJ (517d26)

  2. With a little under 9 minutes remaining until the half, the Giants had the ball but fumbled the handoff and the Patriots recovered. Still 7-3.

    DRJ (517d26)

  3. The Giants’ defensive line is dominating right now, holding the Patriots to a 3-and-out on the last two possessions. They really sacked Brady, too. Giants will start at their 40.

    So far, however, the ads haven’t impressed me as much as the Giants defensive line.

    DRJ (517d26)

  4. Okay, I take that back. The Bud Light commercial was good.

    DRJ (517d26)

  5. 3 minutes to the half and the Giants’ offensive line is doing pretty well. However, Manning was sacked on the blind side and fumbled. The ball was batted forward and Smith recovered for a first down, but the down will be replayed after a penalty on the Giants for batting the ball.

    Got that?

    DRJ (517d26)

  6. On third down, Manning overthrew the receiver and it was nearly picked off by the Patriots’ Randall Gay, who left the game earlier with an injury to his right arm/shoulder and now seems to have injured his left arm. Gay was so open that I think he would have definitely had an interception if he weren’t playing hurt.

    DRJ (517d26)

  7. Charles Barkley for T-Mobile.

    Priceless.

    DRJ (517d26)

  8. 7-3 is boring. I’m starting to root for the commercials.

    DRJ (517d26)

  9. On the other hand, if you like good defensive performances, you’d like watching the Giants’ defense play so far.

    DRJ (517d26)

  10. Patriots make a 3rd-and-13 but they have to use a misdirection play to do it. Well-played but the rush is lethal.

    DRJ (517d26)

  11. The Patriots move to the 44 but fumble on the next possession and the Giants take over with 10 seconds left.

    DRJ (517d26)

  12. Giants tried a jump ball into the end zone to end the half but it fell incomplete. At half-time, the Giants have 139 total yards and the Patriots have 102. Still 7-3.

    Anybody here or is it just me?

    DRJ (517d26)

  13. The Pat’s O-Line is getting beat over and over. They aren’t giving Brady any real protection… I love it.

    Down with the Pats!!!

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

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    chekbazarette (d27733)


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