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Next Day Thoughts: Super Bowl 44

So, Super Bowl Sunday is behind us, and we move onto the offseason. Officially, at least. The Giants have been in offseason mode for awhile. I wanted to, before GiantsGab became your home for all offseason Giants news, recap the Super Bowl 44. Here are some next day thoughts, Super Bowl style

-What a ballsy move by Sean Payton to open the second half with an onside kick. Don’t recover it, and you probably lose the game. I thought it was the emotional turning point of the game. Sure, after the Saints scored, the Colts came right back, but now the Saints were in it. I can’t believe Payton did it, though. An onside kick? In the Super Bowl? Unheard of, unless you’re trying to win the game in the waning seconds. Can’t believe he did, but it worked out. He looks like a genius now.

-Can we say Drew Brees is the best QB in football? Sure, Manning (Peyton) is tremendous, but Brees was masterful. Absolutely masterful. 32-39. 288 yards. Just incredible. Well deserving of the MVP

-Tracy Porter made a great play on that interception (and honestly, is there a better feeling than that? Running back that interception, to seal a Super Bowl win?), but Reggie Wayne didn’t break out of his cut fast enough. I don’t know if he got mixed up, or if he was just lazy, but he could have at least knocked it down.

-Pierre Garcon’s drop on that third down in the second quarter was huge.

-Garret Hartley has a hell of a leg.

-Time to hang it up, Matt Stover

-I was utterly convinced that Manning would tie the game up. Convinced. Sure of it. And, they were moving. But, one play, one interception, changes everything.

-Saints run defense isn’t that good. I like Joseph Addai, but he’s not that good. Saints are helped by their offense and a great pass defense.

-I watched the game with a bunch of people who don’t like football. It was an interesting experience. First, they just talked during the game. And not about football. About random things. That made it harder to concentrate. But, it was nice actually teaching football to them. I will say, it’s better to watch football with fellow football fans.

-Best Super Bowl ad? Click here

-I liked The Who. Some didn’t. I did. Laser show looked pretty sick.

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2 Responses to “Next Day Thoughts: Super Bowl 44”

  1. andrew ilnicki says:

    that was without a doubt the best superbowl ad.

    every time i watch it i laugh harder than before.

  2. my favorite one…one that no one else seems to dig is the one where Megan Fox took the picture of herself…and sent it out.

    And they flashed to a mom banging on a door saying “What are you doing in there?”

    Oh, God, I laughed at that one for awhile.

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