Monday, February 08, 2010
I poured my heart and soul into the live blog (keep scrolling down) during the game but there are a few things that I want to hit on further. This was a pretty solid Super Bowl. And while nauseating, it did complete a great story. Now we don't have to hear about the Saints and Katrina again. It's over. So we've got that going for us. I've got 4 more thoughts on the game:
4. Get ready to vomit because Jeremy Shockey has TWO Super Bowl rings. This does not feel like it should be true. I hate him.
3. The kickers were surprisingly a big difference. Matt Stover attempting a 51 yard field goal was beyond stupid. But Garrett Hartley was a stone cold killer on his three long kicks. The Stover miss was demoralizing while the Hartley makes gave the Saints life when they were still trying to find their rhythm. He won't get a ton of press, but Hartley meant a TON to the Saints tonight.
2. Bold coaching moves will be rewarded more than vanilla. This is the same shit that has doomed Jim Tressel in past big games. When you run a basic and fundamental game plan, you will almost always lose. You have to creative. Sean Payton did a few crazy things in this game (on the goalline and the end around) but his creativity proved to be the difference. That onside kick was just a fucking sick call. If they don't get it, they lose by two scores. But they do and that was the turning point of the game. On the contrary, you know exactly what the Colts are going to do. They always end up becoming one dimensional by throwing the ball in the second half instead of feeding Addai. I thought that Payton straight up owned Caldwell. After the first quarter when New Orleans lost their jitters, the Colts had no answers.
1. Peyton Manning is not the best QB of all time. He's not even in the discussion. What is it with this guy and him coming up small in big games. He didn't play like himself which leads me to believe that it's something mental with him. If I had to pick one QB to win me the Super Bowl, Peyton would be about 5 on that list. Hell, even his bogus Super Bowl MVP from three years ago was a pretty shitty game for him. Please stop saying that he is one of the best. He is no Montana. No Elway. No Bradshaw. No Brady. No Roethlisberger (yeah, that's right). Ben ain't throwing no pick sixes in the Super Bowl in the 4th quarter. Don't get me wrong, I like Peyton. He seems like a good guy and all, but all of this "best ever" praise is nothing but bullshit. He has the same number of rings as Jeff Hostetler, Brett Favre, Trent Dilfer, and Brad Johnson. Think about that...those are the four worst Super Bowl winning QB's ever!
Ugh, fucking Drew won the picks contest here with a solid 10-4 run and nailing the MVP. His reward is nothing.
Ummmmm, that's about all I have to say. I've been working on my laptop for about 6 hours tonight and I think my thighs are on fire. Smells like rotisserie chicken. Time to put this fucker away. GEAUX SAINTS!!!