It was not a pretty game by any measure, save perhaps for the Giants' defensive linemen's performance. But I'll say this for Super Bowl XLII: I was on the edge of the couch for most of the 4th quarter, and the game was a live one until the second-to-last tick of the clock.
Once again, I don't think that a Manning deserved to win the MVP. My MVP? Syracuse University's own David Tyree, who:
- caught Manning's first touchdown
- caught Manning's crazy Tarkentonian scrambly hail mary
- and most importantly, Tyree dropped the flutterball that almost got picked off--had he caught it, short of the first down, they would have lost a bunch of time, and had trouble setting up the offense.
I am a little sorry that Merc won't have any company in Perfectville, and I'm even more sorry that Junior Seau didn't get a ring, but it's hard to feel sorry watching the SuperPats catch an elbow to the chops like that.
That's all. See you in the autumn, NFL.