Well the New York "Football" Giants did it. The Goliath, that being the New England Patriots, were toppled by the David (the G-Men). Last week I was looking for history to be made...and it was, just not what I expected. To review, the Manning boys had the chance to be the first brothers to go back to back in Super Bowl wins, and they've done that, (with Peyton looking down from on high...in the luxury box). They are also the first brothers to each win a SB after their father (Archie) ended his career without ever going to the playoffs. Now they are also the first brother duo to be named back to back MVP's. Hey I never said this would be the type of sexy history that a perfect 19-0 season would have been. But it is still history that was made. Kind of makes you wonder what Momma Manning has been feeding those boys down in N'awlins, LA. There must be a special gumbo recipe she has, or maybe she's been over to Algiers, LA, (some of you from Louisiana know what I'm talking about).
Now remember how everybody talked about Brady's vast core of WR's, but the WR crew that really came up big was the Giants. All of them came up big at some point, but the biggest playmaker was David Tyree. If it wasn't for "the catch", we would be saying 19-0 is the best ever. Of course Plax is the one that sealed it with the TD catch. Speaking of Plax, he may become a good prediction man. He said last week that the Giants would win 21-17, and Brady scoffed, laughed at, and discounted the notion. Turns out Plax was almost right, (he estimated a little too high).
Finally, I want to talk about the end of the game, and gives some unexpected props to one man. The game still had 1 second left, and they had to make it official by running one more play. We all saw the teams coming together before the game ended, and we saw most of the Patriots go to the locker room, including head coach Mr. Phelps, I mean Bill Belicheck. But the one guy I give props to for staying out there until the end is Randy Moss. I don't know if most people caught the camera cut away to him getting ready to walk off, then turn and wait for the last play to end, but I caught it. You remember how he got criticized for walking off with 2 seconds left in a certain defeat when he was with the Vikes. Well this time he was the utmost professional, sticking it out in a certain win in the biggest let down of a team in history, even though the coach left. Some people are already giving Billy Bear a pass, but I say he should have been standing right next to Moss until the end. He should also get the same criticism Moss has in the past.. People always want to bring up Moss' past when they want to talk bad about him. Well let's give him a cyber pound for being a pro in staying until the end. Hats off to you Randy.