49ers fans have already trademarked "The Catch" and "The Drive", but Eli Manning to David Tyree should have a simple name of its own to be remembered for all time. My choice is The Scramble.
I was still moving stuff and only heard the first half on radio. When I got home, I cleaned up then walked down to a bar near the Parkway to see the last quarter on TV. From what I heard, I didn't miss much of the offensive excitement.
The bar I went to was LOADED with Giants fans. A good play by the Patriots was barely acknowledged. A good play by the Giants was met with a lusty and sustained scream. The drive in the last two minutes by the Giants was amazing, but Eli Manning scrambling out of the grasp of multiple Patriots to complete the pass to David Tyree was so amazing, you'd think it was choreographed for the corniest football movie ever made.
I was rooting for the Patriots, if only to shut the damned 1972 Dolphins up, but it would be hard to ask for a more dramatic game to the very end.
I had a dream last night that I offered Tom Brady some m&m's. He refused, but I insisted. I waited until he had a mouthful, then asked "Even though you lost, you still get to have sex with Gisele Bündchen tonight, right?"
In my dream, the moment is immortalized with Brady cracking up, a mouth full of m&m's fully visible.
If you can win 18 games and lose 1 in a season the wrong way, that would be what the Patriots just did, but in my mind they have nothing to be ashamed of. Brady still has three Super Bowl rings, and he's still a young man.
And as I said, earlier, wow.
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