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April 2017

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The Giants WON!!! Woohoo!!! and congratulations to the underdog team that never quit.

I was rooting for the Giants for some pretty silly reasons, which I'll put below a cut so as not to bore non-football fans on my flist. But no matter who won, it was a great game. Superbowls usually aren't, but this one was a real nailbiter. MVP in my opinion was the Giants defense, who took away the Patriots super-weapon, Tom Brady, but kudos have to go to the entire team. They were amazing. And, I believe, only the second wild card team ever to win a Superbowl.

1. They were underdogs. Yeah, if I'm watching two teams, neither of which are the Redskins, I will root for the underdogs, as long as they continue to fight. These Giants never gave up, never gave in.
2. I had a nostalgic desire to keep the 1972 Dolphins as the only team with a perfect record. The Pats came so close, though, that I'm glad I'm not on the plane with them going home.
3. Personalities. I like Eli Manning and don't much care for Tom Brady. (Moment of pleasure for me was seeing Peyton jumping around at the winning TD.) Also, even more strongly, I loathe Randy Moss. (Yes, G, I use the word advisedly.) The idea that he was in the Superbowl was revolting, the idea that he might be on a winning team even moreso. In fact, the only thing that could have improved this game would have been if he'd dropped his TD catch. (meow) Also, while I'm not a huge Tom Coughlin fan, it sticks a bit in my craw that Belichik treated being caught cheating as if it were no big deal. Yes, everyone does it, but he could have at least pretended shame.

So, I'm a happy camper tonight.