And New York Win Superbowl XLII
Well if there was a result that I was very happy in predicting then it was New York’s win over New England last night in the Superbowl. For the last couple weeks some of my friends who knew I had an interest in NFL had been asking me on my thoughts. So naturally I said chances are New England will win it but that I had a feeling New York, if they turned up on the night like they have been the last few games, could win. As the Superbowl came closer I was more confident in the prediction so much so I had a bet on that they’d win it. So to see that drive in the 4th Quarter, that pass from Eli Manning to David Tyree for a big gain and finally Plaxico Buress’s catch in the end-zone to give New York it’s most famous 17-14 victory.
It was the best game I’ve ever watched, regular or post-season, even surpassing the first Superbowl I watched between my Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks (well maybe not) but still it was a fantastic game. Unlike last year the two teams were evenly matched trading blow for blow. New York’s defence were massive last night giving up hardly anything and making Brady look surprisingly average. Eli showed that he could do what his brother did and in my opinion did it better. Last year Peyton and the Colts had it fairly easy against Chicago, Eli had to work hard and give it everything for this one. Don’t get wrong it takes a lot to win a Superbowl and Peyton should get all the plaudits I just think that now if anything people should break Eli away from his brothers shadow.
It was one hell of a game and one hell of a victory for New York. I’m sure it’ll be a lovely notch for New York over their Boston rivals and certainly add some spice when the BoSox visit Yankee Stadium during the baseball stadium. However whatever comes of Eli and his Giants next season, no-one can take away their perfect game against their nearly perfect opponents.