Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tom Brady (pictured above) was not a happy man four years ago as he exited the field following a loss in Super Bowl XLII. Do not expect the same outcome on Sunday.
By Josh Kramer
Coughlin vs. Belichick. Manning (Eli) vs. Brady. New York vs. Boston. It does not get any better than the scenario that has been set up for Super Bowl XLVI. There are millions of storylines floating around about America’s most anticipated sporting event of the year. And 99.9% of the storylines will be moot come Sunday at 6:29PM, when the ball is kicked off in the “House that Peyton Built (Lucas Oil Stadium).” Four years ago to the day, these two teams representing two of the biggest sports markets in the world met in Glendale, Arizona for rights to the Lombardi Trophy. If Sunday’s rematch can be half as good as what America was able to witness four years ago, the game will be a memorable one.
For nearly two weeks, we have been well aware of the matchup on Sunday for football’s biggest prize. And for two weeks, this game has been dissected and analyzed until I feel like there is nothing more to discuss. It gets to the point every year where it is time to just play the game. When the analysis and incite loses its luster. I feel like we have hit that point. Just like any big sporting event, this game will likely come down to one or two key plays. Four years ago, “The Catch” was the play that in essence ended Brady, Moss, and New England’s remarkable attempt at football immortality. Who will make the play this year that changes history? Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. It is going to be a very long off-season for Ed Reed (pictured above) and the Baltimore Ravens after letting a golden opportunity literally slip through their fingers on Sunday.
By Wesley Kaminsky
Before I get started, can you remember a better season of football than this one? Yes, we live in a sports world where we all happen to be caught up in the moment at times, but there is no denying the drama and heartbreak that took place in both the regular season and the post-season this year. Just in case you need your memories refreshed as to what happened on Sunday, here you go.
Game 1: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots:
It seems as though it’s rare that we see the top two seeds in the conference go at it in the championship game, but the NFL world was in for a treat on Sunday when the Ravens and Patriots clashed in Foxborough. This is one of the rare occurrences where you can legitimately make the argument that the better team didn’t win. With all the pressure on Joe Flacco leading up to the game thanks to comments by Ed Reed, the Baltimore quarterback had a lot of pressure on him. Some were even saying he was playing for his job, and if that was the case, then he indeed won it. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Billy Cundiff (pictured above) is now the most hated man in Baltimore sadly.
By Josh Kramer
Championship Game Scapegoats
How would you have liked being Billy Cundiff or Kyle Williams on Sunday? New members have joined the exclusive club that features the likes of Bill Buckner, Dan Goodale, and Steve Bartman. Okay maybe not Steve Bartman. And maybe not even Bill Buckner for that matter. But Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams joined an exclusive club of “Choke Artists” on Sunday. Now I am a person who firmly believes that all teams win as a team, and lose as a team. It is never just one specific individuals fault. But the common fan and the media love to portray losses squarely on the shoulders of a specific individual. It is just the way our culture operates, especially in regards to sports. The blame game simplifies things. It keeps complex situations black and white. This is the beauty of scapegoating. Continue reading
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