Holly: NOW IS THE SEASON OF MANNING.
TSW: Short of the Steelers winning SB XLII, this is best outcome. (And I am proud that three out of the four Ladies who made picks, picked the Giants.)
Clare: I cannot believe what I have just seen.
TSW: So glad it wasn’t a blow out. I cannot believe how many people said this game was going to be lame.
Andrea: WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Best Super Bowl since Rams/Titans! Holy crap! WOOOOOOOO!!!! [falls over, asleep]
Metsy: I spent the whole drive home trying to collect my thoughts, trying to figure out what words would eventually come poring out once I was in front of the computer. And the only ones that came were: “GIANTS WON!! I’m so happy for Eli!!” I cannot even snark about Eli anymore, he proved he can hang (and more) on the biggest stage in football. I’m so proud of him and these Giants. They not only did what so many people deemed impossible – defeat the Patriots – they also put on a hell of a show. Not only tonight, but all season long.
This entire season has been an exercise in showing the world how they can’t be stopped. An 0-2 start didn’t stop them, crushing losses didn’t stop them, ending the season on loss to the Patriots didn’t stop them, the freezing cold didn’t stop them. The fact that they were 12 point underdogs didn’t faze this team. They knew they belonged, and that was the only important thing.
When it’s all said and done (and I know there will be a lot of ink spilled on this Super Bowl), 14-6 > 18-1 when you win the Super Bowl.
SA: Damn you Dreamboat for blinding me.
Holly: I will say this for Brady: He is the clutchest sack-taker I have ever seen.
Clare: I’m sorry, SA, but my dad and I had a great time yelling “HE GOT KNOCKED ON HIS AAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!” every time The Dreamboat went down.
Metsy: That’s funny, that’s what every guy at the party I was at screamed whenever he was on his back.
Texy: I generally hate New York anything (except Metsy!), but I was a Giants fan tonight. YAY METSY! YAY JUG-EARED LITTLE BROTHER!
I was disappointed/angry for the Pats defense when their own coach and QB walked out on them and off the field before the game was even finished. Those defense guys had to stand out on that field and feel ashamed and sad for that last second play — and I think it’s really shitty that certain other members of that team and staff didn’t feel it was important or sportsmanlike to support them.
Watching Bruschi bow his head and put his helmet back on, knowing he had already been beaten — while his own coach abandoned him for the locker room? That sucks. Randy Moss was on his way out, and turned around and came back and stood on the sidelines to watch the final play… he gets mad respect from me for that.
Metsy: Clare–I made pudding shots! for the superbowl party I went to (no way was I gonna cook anything feeling crappy – although I feel a lot better than yesterday morning), and they were a hit!
Clare: I was a cooking fool this morning: I watched the game at my parents’ house, and I brought my caramelized shallot and blue cheese dip, half a pan of Nigella Lawson’s snowflake brownies (I kept the other half for myself, ha ha ha), and a raspberry Pavlova. All big hits (KIND OF LIKE BRADY GOING DOWN LIKE A TACKLING DUMMY HAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAA!!!)
SA: Ha. Like I’ve said, I root for Brady. Not so much the Pats. I was actively rooting for the Giants tonight, especially in the fourth quarter. And after all Eli has gone through from Ole Miss to the Giants, I’m really happy for him.
Metsy: I’ve been a Belichik (semi) apologist for a long time, only because I always try to see the good in people, but I see no redeeming quality in that man. Sure, he’s a football genius, but he’s a heinous human being. Sad to see The Dreamboat follow that lead.
TSW: Sooo full of 9-Layer Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip… can barely type.
I’ve never high-fived so many times for a team that was not the Steelers.
Texy – Besides walking off the field with one second left, the post game interviews wih Belichick were horrendous. I’ve never seen anyone so angry.
SA: Do you mean the one that was on Fox right after the game? I laughed at him. He looked like an idiot.
I will not make excuses for Brady and certainly not for Belichick. 18 times this season their opponent stayed on the field until the clock struck 0:00. Granted this was the Super Bowl and you’re disappointed, but be a man and stay for the damn 2 seconds. That just made them even more hateable.
Texy: Ugh – no kidding. He was such a douche to the reporter who, to be honest, was asking those annoying but necessary questions in the most tactful way possible.
TSW: Before that – Chris Mortonsen on NFL Network. I thought Belichick was going to stab him with his own microphone.
Holly: I’m so pissed I missed the postgame interviews. They turned on the stereo at the bar right after the trophy presentation and I just got to stare at their silent, ugly mugs.
Metsy: I got a pic of Belichik’s son – he plays lacrosse for RU – this week, and if you think Belichik looks like a douche – you gotta see his son!
Texy: Oh sweet lord – TOOL ALERT! TOOL ALERT!
Holly: Speaking as the resident curmudgeon, I have to say…that goofy-ass grin on my face watching Eli hoist the trophy was completely devoid of cynicism, and that hasn’t happened since…..last year’s Super Bowl.
TSW: I know you love him Holly, but they should have shown more than one shot of a drunk Shockey in a suite.
Holly: My love for Shockey is completely unnatural and insurmountable.
TSW: If you are Shockey, do you wear the Super Bowl ring? We debated this at length. (I say he will not.)
Holly: Yes. And I think he’ll be starting barfights left and right just so he can punch people with it and leave the imprint in their faces. And that’s why he’s the man for me.
J-Money: I place the blame for the defeat solely on Belichick’s Kool-Aid Man red sweatshirt (red hooded swweeeeaaaatshirt). Why change from the Rescue Mission-esque grey one he’s worn all year?
Also, the Giants’ D made Brady look like a smug, newsboy-cap wearing pinata. A pinata full of FAIL. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Holly: Oh, and…Eli gets a ring. Tiki does not. World without end, amen.
Metsy: That right there shows that the world sometimes is just.