February 4, 2008

Super Bowl XLII

I grew up in Dallas, which means I am a Cowboy fan. Their chaplain at the time was a member of my church, I graduated from high school in Texas Stadium, and I even attended a PTA meeting with Norv Turner (his kids and my brother went to the same elementary school). I am a Cowboy fan whether they are winning or losing. Then I married a guy from Kansas...

No, I didn't stop being a Cowboy fan, but I entered a new phase that I like to describe as becoming a true fan of football. I always liked the sport, but never really thought about studying the game with no concern about the outcome. It was kind of freeing! So since I was living in San Diego at the time (a team Dan was very familiar with as an arch rival of the Chiefs), it was easy for me to become a fan. Even now I am really only a "fan" of those 2 teams. If I'm ever lucky enough to see the Cowboys & Chargers in the Super Bowl (maybe Super Bowl XLIII?) then I would have to root for the Cowboys. They are my heart-team, despite Jerry Jones being the owner.

In the true spirit of "experiencing each moment", I would be remiss if I didn't blog what I was doing today: watching ESPN. I only watched about 30 minutes this morning, but as soon as Timothy went to school and Sam went down for nap, I've watched it all afternoon. To lessen my guilt, I folded 4 loads of laundry, but I would have watched even if the laundry wasn't there to do. I LOVE post-game coverage, and what a game this was!!!

I went into the game rooting for the Patriots. Hello, the Giants knocked the Cowboys out of contention. Then they went on to beat the Packers, and even though I grew up hating them, I have a great deal of respect for Favre. I love guys that have played in the league for years and years, which is why I love Jr. Seau who is formerly with the Chargers. I had hoped the Patriots would be his ticket to Super Bowl victory.

I hate to admit it, but the Giants won me over in that opening drive. It's great to see Eli Manning playing tough football without the whiny face. Then the defensive line was just unstoppable. Back to back sacks on Brady? What in the world? How did they do it??? Oh, and then that pass to Tyree-both the pass and the catch!!! That's the kind of play that should be in a Super Bowl. That is the coolest play I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!! So even though the Patriots are undoubtedly a better team than the Giants, they played an inferior game. And I always think a team that dominates a game should be the one to win it. I congratulate New York...

but hope Dallas destroys them next year!

2 comments:

jill said...

i LOVED THAT GAME. one of the best ever i think. i too am a cowboys fan thru and thru, and in recent years became to love the colts. HOWEVER, i rooted for the giants, b/c along w/being a 'boys fan, i root for the NFC. tom brady is tired to me, as his is mullet.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

This game was the first time I've really missed having a tv. It was odd not to watch.