Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl summary

I was happy to see the Giants knock down the Patriots last night.

In the weeks leading up the Super Bowl, I was getting real sick of all the talk about how great the Patriots were and how they will be regarded in history -- as if they had already won the game!

As a Yankee fan, I admit that I'm something of a hypocrite when it comes to the Patriots -- I was just sick of seeing them win all the time.

Speaking of the Yankees, on Mike & Mike this morning there was an interesting discussion: how does the Patriots going 18-0 and then losing the Super Bowl compare to the Yanks dropping their 3-0 lead to the Red Sox in the 2004 ALCS?

Really it's apples and oranges. They were just trying to find a way to play up the New York-Boston rivalry. And I don't think there is any question the Yankees transgression was worse. But it makes for fun conversation.

4 comments:

Mike said...

An interesting analogy but I'm not so sure the Yankees loss was worse, at least in public opinion. Sure the Yankees had to lose 4 consecutive games to lose it so it was a more monumental failure. But it's already ancient history outside of New York and Boston. On the other hand, the Patriots loss will be remembered FOREVER as the 18-0 team that lost their shot at immortality in the final minute of the Super Bowl! The Patriots will NEVER live this down, ever.

Great game!!!

Aaron Hull said...

Yes...you are a hypocrite.

Roon said...

Always taking the high road, Aaron...

You're lucky you're a Dallas fan or I'd be letting you have it. Oh wait, they lost too!!!

Aaron Hull said...

I was just agreeing with you buddy...you brought it up!!

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