Monday, February 4, 2008


As hard as it may seem to a lot of people, I was really rooting for the Patriots last night. To be honest, I don’t like either team really, but I just hate the Giants more. The first reason is that I am a Cowboys fan. How can I cheer for a team that I want to lose every week of the season? If you were a Chiefs fan, would you root for the Raiders or Broncos in the Super Bowl? If you’re a Mizzou fan, do you cheer for Oklahoma in the National Championship? Also, I am having trouble living in a world where Huckleberry Manning is the Super Bowl MVP. The man is a football savant. I think his mother still ties his shoes, but he has played outstanding over the last 6 weeks. I have not liked him since his little draft day stunt to force a trade to another team.

On the other hand, there was a little perverse glee in watching Belichick do a tense post game press conference. It is kind of funny that the Patriots were trying to patent the “19-0 the Perfect Season” slogan. It was especially fun after reading this column by the Sports Guy Bill Simmons. I am normally a fan of his unless he is writing about the Patriots or the Red Sox. He recently wrote a column comparing the Patriots to one of the best Celtic teams ever (1985-86). He did this before the season was over! Talk about karma!

Anyway, with the loss of the Cowboys and the Giants as Super Bowl champions, I can’t wait for the playoffs next year.


Anonymous said...

HUCKLEBEE MANNING??? that is SO great!! He is the goofiest thing ever, I tot agree.
However, give me goofy over TB any day. He and all the hot women he sleeps with annoy me!
Plus, then I kinda felt like I was cheering with Payton, and I do adore him, :)

editnerd said...

I know it's hard to believe "dumb-face" Manning is a Super Bowl MVP. Then again so are Larry Brown, Desmond Howard and Dexter Jackson. They're all HOFers aren't they?