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Pats vs. G-Men: REMATCH!

After an incredible NFC Championship, the New York Giants will face the Patriots in Super Bowl 42. I guess I should start by saying I like the Giants. In fact, they are my team in the NFC. As anyone here will tell you, we get all their games on TV and there are many old timers in these parts that are die-hard Giants’ fans. My grandfather, for example, was a huge Giants fan. If you want to watch a football game at 4 p.m., chances are you’ll have the Giants. There’s a lot of history between the two teams, especially since they used to scrimmage back in the days when the Pats held their training camp at Bryant College.

Some of the greatest games in Giants history had Coach Belichick on their sideline such as Super Bowl XXV. Meanwhile, Coach Coughlin was at his side, coaching wide receivers. At the same time, current Pats coach Pepper Johnson was playing linebacker for the G-Men. Most importantly regarding Super Bowl XXV, as a sixth grader I got a night of no homework in my math class for correctly predicting the Giants over the Bills. On the preceding Friday morning, our entire class wrote our predictions and prayed for our choice. Of course, this was pre-football-nut-Angela and it was more of a lucky guess than thoughtful analysis but no homework is no homework especially when it’s math. Under those circumstances, it also marked the first Super Bowl in which I had a vested interest.

That said, it was a little bittersweet to see the Giants win last night. I was trying to root for the Packers, not just for my old buddy Goob but because if the Patriots were able to defeat them in the Super Bowl, they’d have defeated almost all of the top teams of the 2007 season thus making 19-0 that much more significant (not that 19-0 wouldn’t be significant, but you get the idea).

But anyway, betcha a lot of analysts are eating crow this week after criticizing Tom Coughlin for playing all his starters in the Week 17 Patriots-Giants match up.

So, it should be a fun two weeks and, if that Week 17 contest was any indication, it should be a really exciting Super Bowl. Plus, New Yorkers really know how to have fun. For example:

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The Morning Show on Q104.3 in New York have printable Bridget Moynahan masks for fans to try and distract Tom Brady. I don’t know if they’ll work though, to me, it kind of looks like Courtney Cox. I’m patiently awaiting a response from the Boston Herald. Surely, they’ll come up with something to counter, Oreo Cookie masks maybe? 😉

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9 Comments

  1. Maybe they’ll come up with Seinfeld masks?!?

  2. I was kind of ambivalent but I was leaning towards the Packers for the same reason as you, plus a chance for SB 31 vengeance.

    Funny the Pats just missed out on getting a rematch for their two Superbowl losses two years in a row.

  3. Jonathan

    You know what’s funny? They ripped that from the Panthers. The week after the Cowboys lost they went to Charlotte to play the Panthers. That same week they were passing out Jessica Simpson mask out all over Charlotte. That’s Funny huh? BTW Did I tell you I moved to Charlotte?

  4. Actually, I think the initial idea was stolen from Red Sox fans who donned Blonde Face masks this past summer when the Yankees and A-Rod visited Fenway Park. Yep, just like the American Revolution, Boston’s are ahead of everyone. 😀

  5. As a Skins fan I hate the Giants soo…… GO PATS!

  6. The pain still hasn’t gone away. I’m boycotting anything to do with sports until the SB is over just so I don’t have to be reminded of that horrible freaking game.

    And go freaking Patriots. I hope you curb-stomp the New York I WISH SPORTSCASTERS WOULD STOP SAYING FOOTBALL HERE BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THEIR NAME Giants.

  7. Well, they’re probably saying New York Football Giants so people don’t get confused with the baseball team that HASN’T PLAYED THERE IN 51 YEARS.

  8. @John – Ha ha ha

  9. lol @ John!

    We’re really excited about the SB. My littlest boy is old enough now to get into it. We plan on having a pretty big party for it. No southern team to root for, but we like the underdogs when in doubt.

    Go Giants!!

    🙂

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