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Can the Giants pull this thing off?
The NFL has had its share of Super Bowl upsets over the years. Not recently, unless you count the referees fixing a game for the Steelers and upset. But the truth is, there hasn't been a true feel-good underdog story since the Patriots defeated the St. Louis FC in Super Bowl 36. And there are a lot of similarities with the Patriots of that year and the Giants of this year.
The most notable is that the Giants lost to the Patriots at home during the regular season. Just as the host Patriots had lost to St. Louis FC during the regular season. And the Patriots came into Super Bowl 36 as huge underdogs just as the Giants are this season. Giants coach Tom Coughlin has often be maligned during his coaching career with the Giants, much like Bill Belichick was in New England. People forget the huge controversy that led up to Super Bowl 36, whether Drew Bledsoe would start over injured incumbent Tom Brady.
But here's the rub. The Patroits had the benefit of playing a game against Mike Martz. One of the worst head coaches in NFL history. A man who pissed away a budding dynasty so badly, even Barry Switzer feels bad for him. The Giants will not have that luxury this time. In fact, the Patriots have a huge advantage in coaching. And quarterbacks. When it comes down to it do you want to have Brady or Eli Messiah. (And speaking of Eli, why has the Super Bowl become like our presidential primaries? Can't we get another (expletive) family involved instead of a retread that isn't half as good as their brother/wife?)
The Giants have tried to convince us that they are going to win the game with the Reservoir Dogs outfits to Plaxico's prediction. But who are they trying to convince us, or themselves?
Patriots 42, Giants 9.