Saturday, December 29, 2007

Beautiful Imperfection?

ONE HOUR BEFORE KICKOFF, Giants-Pats. For the first time in either recent or distant memory, I am rooting, hard, for the New Jersey Eleven to dethrone or at least derail the Pats' so far perfect season. There are numerous reasons for this, in fact a series of innumerable ones, but this is neither the time nor place to sort these matters out. Suffice it to say I detest everything Boston-related with a passion that borders on the ludicrous. I hate the Red Sox and their annoying Nation, i detest the Celtics (it's hard to hate Kevin Garnett, but there's nothing wrong with hating on both Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, trust me). Hell, I might even take the British Redcoats and the Over now against the Colonists in the Boston Massacre if they did it all over again.

Then there's the Boston Cheatriots, with a paranoid, joyless, almost Nixonian coach, a confirmed steroid abuser at safety, Rodney Harrison, and a star QB who got one model pregnant, ditched her for a newer version, and smirks his way through life to the point where if this was a Hollywood movie, you know this guy would get his big-time comeuppance any time now.

This game featuring the 15-0 Patriots and 10-5 Giants was at first to be shown exclusively on the NFL Network -- ranking in fan popularity right behind Al-Jazeera TV. But somehow over the past few days, it was announced that this game will be broadcast over NBC, CBS, Fox News, Nickelodeon, the History Channel, the Sundance Channel and on both Food Channels. In fact, none other than Rachael Ray and Bill O'Reilly are set to man the booth in an epic battle of dueling loudmouth annoying cable TV personalities.

The Giants have two things going for them: a power running game and perhaps the league's best pass rush. With New England missing two starters on their offensive line, their own biggest strength is in danger of being nullified -- that's right, ahead of pretty boy Tom Brady, malcontent Randy Moss, and their front seven on defense, the absolute key to this team's offensive dominance all year long is an alarmingly efficient offensive line. The first 10 games of the year Brady had more time to survey the field than perhaps any QB in the history of the game -- more than even Dan Marino in his prime with the Dolphins, or Troy Aikman with the Cowboys in their Super Bowl years, this guy is guarded more closely than President Bush visiting Iraq.

So let's see history made, all right -- the end of history. With a ridiculous four Sports Illustrated covers under their belt this season alone, most right-thinking football fans will be rooting for the underdog Giants to pull off the upset. Hopefully the rumors are exaggerated and tens of thousands of Giants season ticket holders did not sell their tickets to this game to New Englanders. But then again, what better way to enjoy this first New England loss than to see it reflected in the disappointed mugs of spoiled Cheatriot fans? Just asking...

Prediction: Giants 24, Patriots 20

3 comments:

jimithegreek said...

IT WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD GAME FOR 3 QUARTERS ANYWAY!I KINDA LIKE MOSS CAUSE HE DISLIKES THE MEDIA! YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT BRADY, I USED TO LIKE HIM BUT THERE IS SOMETHING TOO SMUG ABOUT HIM. ALSO THE WAY HIS WAS JAWING AT THE BEARS WAS LOW CLASS. HE IS A GREAT QB BUT CANT PUT HIMIN SAME CLASS AS MONTANA, STAUBACH, BRADSHAW ETC

Wardens World said...

Moss is honest, I'll give him that, like when he said after the game that he basically didn't care about Jerry Rice's record, but he liked sticking it to all his critics. He might just be the best WR of all time, talking about Moss: who else that tall has had his kind of breakaway speed. But I think he will bolt the Pats for more $$$ if he gets a ring this year. I can't imagine they have that much cap room.

Yeah, Brady is hard to root for. There's still a chance Colts or Chargers can knock them off, but they would have to win a shootout the way the offense is rolling.

Giants were oh so close, but needed to be at full strength with Shockey and Bradshaw at RB to pull it off. They got some horrible calls too, about 5 or 6 biggies. Seems like the league gave them a good whistle all year long, didn't wanna be seen as standing in the way of perfection, plus it's a great marketing tool to have an undefeated team going into the playoffs.

GATT said...

GOOD WISHFUL ARTICLE BROTHER BUT INCORRECT. CLEAR AND PUT THE FACTS.
BROTHER G