Super Bowl 42

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Top Properties

 The stage is set for sports biggest show, the Super Bowl.

As expected, the New England Patriots have skipped into Ari zona with an 18-0 record; the first of its kind. Unexpectedly, the New York Giants have made their way to the desert to attempt to thwart them on their path for perfection.

 

The Patriots will be heavy favorites to win the game as the opening line favors them by 12.5 points.

Prior to week 17 match-up between the Super Bowl combatants, I made a grave mistake in repeatedly saying, "The Giants MUST rest their players and prepare themselves for Tampa Bay." Well- they didn't, and were better for it. They played the Pats tightly for almost 3 quarters and took that momentum into three con secutive playoff wins on the road (Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay).

No one's shocked that a Manning is in the Super Bowl for the second straight year...ALL are shaken to hear that it's Eli and not Peyton. The little brother has played light's out for the past four weeks in taking his team to the ultimate of destinations. The remaining hill is a tough one to climb, but few outside of New York gave them a shot to get this far.....

I don't really feel that with 2 weeks of preparation time, a mortal coach can out-scheme Bill Belichick (cameras or not)...I think the Pats are about as talented as they come on top of that. BUT, I think the Giants will give them a game and keep it closer than is going to be anticipated by many...and they, as the ultimate underdog will hold my rooting interest.

Underdog says: "Eli and I are like brothers from different mothers. I'm with him all the way!"

 

 

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Joyce Heffner-Williams
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Giants fought well in the last game of the season.  Hope Eli keeps it together and gives us a great Superbowl Sunday!
Jan 21, 2008 02:21 AM #1
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Obeoman Glade Jones
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Okay, okay, okay...

That was a heartbreaker for all of us in Wisconsin.

 

Best of luck to the Giants!

But next year,look out!

Steve

http://obeoman.blogspot.com

 

Jan 21, 2008 02:25 AM #2
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Jim

Being a Wisconsin native it was hard to watch the end of that game last night.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Jan 21, 2008 02:31 AM #3
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Jim Ludes
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I too was pulling for the "old man" in that one fellas....but I'm pleasantly surprised that Eli stepped up.....hopefully they can push the Patriots in two weeks time.
Jan 21, 2008 03:55 AM #4
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Ryan Martin
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Jim - WOW... That was an awesome football game! Hate to say it Packer fans, but it was nice to see the look on all of those fans faces at the end of the game. I doubt anybody dressed in green and yellow saw that one coming. 
Jan 21, 2008 04:43 AM #5
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Rich Dansereau
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Great Blog Jim! I'm with you and Underdog! I am a huge fan of the other Manning (Last year's Superbowl MVP) but I did go to Ole Miss so I will definitely be pulling for the younger Manning to stick it to Brady and Co. in Arizona! If Eli (Peyton is Manning) and the Big Blue play like they have the past few weeks, I think they will have that Lombardi Trophy in New York where it hasn't been since their Superbowl XXV win in 1990.

There is a great article in the New York Daily News about the Giants' victory!

Jan 21, 2008 05:04 AM #6
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Jim, this time I left the writing to everyone else and just did a flat out BIAS opinion. Great job here.
Jan 21, 2008 09:45 AM #7
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Jim Albano
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Giants will find a way. Pats are great but are starting to show some vulnerability. The pressure is really on them to try and stay perfect. I believe the Giants will play fast and loose because they're playing with house money now. No one gave them a chance and yet they've arrived.

Jan 21, 2008 09:59 AM #8
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The Giants have really been a surprise with their abiliuty to win on the road. I will pull for them but....hey, I feel an upset...Giants 37 - Pats 29!
Jan 24, 2008 03:23 AM #9
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David Hood
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I have been picking against the Pats all year, well why not one more time. G men win this one. The Pats come up short of the goal line, How is this possible you ask well yesterday I saw this score.

 Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets in their Australian Open semifinal yesterday to end the defending champion's record run of 10 straight appearances in Grand Slam tennis finals.

 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

 

Jan 25, 2008 01:25 AM #10
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Federer is the most underrated athlete going. Brady has had the greatet QB season ever and he's still not as far ahead of the field as Federer is in his sport.
Jan 25, 2008 04:01 AM #11
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Jim I guess that's why they play the games...Hope is a good one. If the Pats win what a run!
Jan 27, 2008 06:13 AM #12
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The Pats will adjust as we all know they were gunning for records in week 17. I see them winning big next Sunday.
Jan 27, 2008 06:57 AM #13
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Jay, the misses and I were watching (well, I was watching) NFL Network's Who is..... Tom Brady yesterday. I couldn't help but be pulled in by the same emotions I had watching him at Michigan and cheering for him to pull NFL upsets and win super bowls. Love the combine footage of him looking like he just walked in off the street, and running the 40 like he was in quick sand. She says, "I hope the Giants beat them." I looked at her and said, "not going to happen." Truth is, in a game like this- I won't decide my true rooting interest until kickoff. I thought I wanted Favre and the Pack to win the NFC Championship...but their lack of heart vs. the NYG's made me go 180 during the game...
Jan 27, 2008 01:23 PM #14
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Jim, we just watched the last Pats - Giants game again.......I'm nervous and tomorrow is going to be a nailbiter!!! COME ON PATRIOTS!
Feb 02, 2008 05:31 AM #15
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I saw some of the replay on the NFLN myself...Giants looked pretty good....it'll be fun to see the wrinkles a 2 week layoff gets us! Does BB drastically out-prepare and coach Coughlin? Can the Giants play loose and free like they did in week 17? Does the unflappable Brady feel any pressure to cap of the perfect season, etc.?
Feb 02, 2008 05:55 AM #16
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I have the Giants game on my DVR recorder and I still need t oedit out th ecommercials so I can make room for the Super Bowl.

The Pats I heared this morning are not going to do a walk around today. I was a litle surprised by that.

Pats will win. Getting psyched and i am sure Danny T. is pumped just as well.

Feb 02, 2008 06:11 AM #17
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Last chance for the upset pick. come on Gaints!!

 

David Hood
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