Photo courtesy of blogs.babble.com. New England Patriots football has always been about what happens on the field. Lately though, off-the-field incidents have taken center stage.
By Josh Kramer
Super Bowl XLVI was a game for the ages. It was a dream matchup that did not disappoint on the field by any means. Over the past five days, since Eli and the Giants captured their 2nd Super Bowl title in four years, an awful lot of “Gossip Girl” action has been going on. And I for one am sick of hearing about this nonsense.
Here is a quick rundown of the incidents:
Incident 1: A good portion of the media pointed the finger at Wes Welker for his “drop” in the 4th quarter this past Sunday. Many felt as if Welker’s drop was the main reason why New England lost the big game. In the aftermath, Pawngo, an online pawn shop, delivered a large helping worth of Butterfingers to Boston’s Copley Square. 900 pounds worth to be exact. That is a lot of candy. The frustrations towards the best slot-receiver in football have cooled a little, with many realizing upon further review that the “Golden Boy” did not make a very good throw. Continue reading
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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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