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The official Super Bowl XLII thread.

Postby Yasden » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:36 am

Surprised no one made one yet.

I won some big money yesterday watching Tom Brady finally unravel and show his true suckfulness. This was further evidenced today by the fact he AND Randy Moss are opting out of the Pro Bowl game this Sunday.

Crybabies.

I'm by no means a Giants fan but if you watched the Pats/Giants game in Week 17, you knew that they had the means of taking them down even then. They blew it in the 4th quarter is all.

I just wanted to say that this was by far one of the best Super Bowls I've ever watched, although the 2nd & 3rd quarters were a snoozefest.

That play in the 4th quarter where Eli managed to avoid three guys and a sack and still make a pass that was caught off the HELMET....WOW! I was yelling in amazement. If that play had not been made, the game would've most certainly been over for the Giants. It would've been about a 4th and 14 and if the Pats had gotten the ball back they would've just run the clock down.

Just thought I'd share my thoughts on the game and although the Seahawks blew it in Green Bay, I'm glad to see the NFC win it again.

Side note: Derek Anderson and Chad Johnson are starting in place of Brady & Moss...looks like NFC will probably win this too!
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Re: The official Super Bowl XLII thread.

Postby Sarvis » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:02 am

Yasden wrote:That play in the 4th quarter where Eli managed to avoid three guys and a sack and still make a pass that was caught off the HELMET....WOW! I was yelling in amazement.


Me too, actually... which is odd because I don't really follow or care about football at all.

Was a kickass play though.
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Postby Corth » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:06 am

Heh, I was so relieved that he managed to avoid getting sacked that I didn't even appreciate the magnitude of the catch when it happened. :)
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Postby Kifle » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:53 am

I really don't think it's that Brady unraveled, but more that his offensive line did. He had no time at all during the last part of the first half and most of the second to throw the ball at all. It didn't help things that Eli was also playing like a monster. I think I only saw him make maybe two mistakes the whole game -- and the interception wasn't one of them. He threaded the needle really well on a pass that was dropped. He earned that ring -- as did the giants' D-line.
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Postby Yasden » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:53 pm

Brady had been unraveling for a good solid two months. Look at all the close games they barely won (some they should've lost by all rights). The Giants blew the 21-16 lead they had on them the last time they played.

Hell, even the Ravens nearly beat them.

I wanted at one point to see them get the perfect season, but then I started watching Brady's "throw one halfway across the field and hopefully Moss catches it" antics and realized it's not him that's carrying that team, it was Moss' insane ability to pull the ball down out of the air with his big lanky 6'4" frame.

50 TD's says a lot, but when almost half are to 1 guy (and most of those were bombs), it shows that their short field game is lacking (other than Wes Welker, that guy can freakin' run).

I enjoyed seeing Brady off his feet more than a two dollar hooker on dollar day. His O line should be the ones not going to the Pro Bowl, honestly.
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Postby ssar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:12 pm

Watched the last cppl of mins only, and that's all I needed really.

Those 2 great plays by NY were awesome - Manning's passes were sweet, and the catches were too.

Glad the Patriots didnt win actually - would have been too much of a "fairy tale" of a year for them, being undefeated.

Geez Brady threw a few speculators in that last minute - you could tell he was really squeezing for something out of virtually nothing.
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Postby ssar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:16 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs0 ... id=3229763

"the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history.

Only the "MASH" series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people"

Now THAT is awesome.

M.A.S.H. ftw!
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Postby Dalar » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:42 pm

Really, MASH had that many viewers? I find that hard to believe.
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Postby Yasden » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:25 am

There were a lot of Vietnam/Korean War veterans and their families that loved that show. My dad was one of them.
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Postby Dalar » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:05 am

Yasden wrote:There were a lot of Vietnam/Korean War veterans and their families that loved that show. My dad was one of them.


http://www.infoplease.com/year/1983.html

Population: 233,791,994

No clue on how accurate that is. 106 million viewers out of 233m? What's the ratio between kids and adults?
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Postby Corth » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:42 am

The MASH finale was absolutely huge. I was an itty bitty kid at the time, but I still remember how much excitement there was. It was kind of like the Seinfeld Finale but even bigger.

BTW, I'm confused. Ssar is a football fan.. and we're not talking about soccer either? Since when do aussies follow american football?
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Postby ssar » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:41 am

I actually enjoy most sports when played & run well.

Including most codes of football - Rugby Union is my fav.
I played representative Aussie Rules (AFL/"Aerial Ping Pong") when at school but didn't and still don't really like the game that much.
Enjoyed Gaelic Football at school too.

One of my good mates is a big fan of Gridiron / NFL, also the big games are advertized here a bit, especially the Super Bowl which is the only NFL game shown live on FTA TV in Australia.

Joined in on a few casual muck-around Gridiron games with a few friends in some parks in Vancouver a few times whilst I was there too - was kinda fun.

Love M.A.S.H. waaaay better tho.
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Postby Ashiwi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:29 pm

I can't stand football, and I ended up hooked by the last quarter of the Superbowl. Personally, I think that after how they manhandled him, Tom Brady had every right to run home to mama crying like a little girl. Watching him pull his butt up out of three inches deep of astroturf was somehow satisfying every time.

My daughter needs to be grounded, though... During the halftime show she looked over at me and said "Who IS this old dude???"

And MASH came on at a time when there were very few other options on TV. It was a quality program with great acting, great scriptwriting, fantastic characters, and a real heart, and it played to an audience that was far more socially concerned than today's seems capable of.
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Postby Sarvis » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:14 pm

Corth wrote:The MASH finale was absolutely huge. I was an itty bitty kid at the time, but I still remember how much excitement there was. It was kind of like the Seinfeld Finale but even bigger.



And less sucky.
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Postby Yasden » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:08 am

Not only that, but it was kinda forced, considering the set burned down. Who knows how long the show would've run had that not happened.

Like Corth said, the show was absolutely huge. I explicitly remember watching it all the time with my dad when I was a little kid. Of course I never caught onto a lot of the comedy until I watched reruns was a teenager.

There weren't many shows back during those days that had a huge drawing, most had their own small group of followers (Dukes, A-Team, Dallas, C & L, etc...). MASH was that one show that was universally watched by most because of its theme. It was the first real sitcom/drama combo series that focused on real life issues.
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Postby Kegor » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:00 pm

Won a nice chunk of change Super Bowl Sunday myself. A 12 point spread? Can you say free money?

Awesome game and definately the best Super Bowl I've ever seen. Loved every minute of it. ;)
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Postby Kifle » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:33 pm

Ashiwi wrote:My daughter needs to be grounded, though... During the halftime show she looked over at me and said "Who IS this old dude???"


She should be commended for not knowing who writes crappy music, imo! But, at least it's better than having Justin Timberlake at the superbowl... Seriously, show me the guy who watches football that would also buy a Timberlake album. Seriously...
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Postby alendar » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:44 pm

Kifle wrote:
Ashiwi wrote:My daughter needs to be grounded, though... During the halftime show she looked over at me and said "Who IS this old dude???"


She should be commended for not knowing who writes crappy music, imo! But, at least it's better than having Justin Timberlake at the superbowl... Seriously, show me the guy who watches football that would also buy a Timberlake album. Seriously...


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