Monday, February 4, 2008

Gotta Give Credit

I know, I said I was done talking about the Superbowl, but you have to give credit where it's due.

This is an amazing play.

For everyone that compares Grossman to Elie and some such silliness, this is actually a spectacular play that I can see happening for the Bears -- except that Grossman would have overthrown Tyree (in this case, Berrian or Davis) with a wounded duck pass that would have been a delicious interception for the opposing team. Grossman would then walk off the field with a shit-faced grin and get a firm slap on the ass from Lovie for "trying real hard."

Then the media attack would come.

Watching Elie scramble out of that man-pile and somehow get a pass off is amazing. Tyree is a hero for somehow catching the ball with his helmet (that's using your head!), and Manning is the MVP (by default, really). If Manning throws a pick there, he's the Bill Buckner of football.

Well, OK, maybe the inverse Buckner of football (Buckner won it for the Mets, technically. New York likes him).

Watching Manning make that pass was amazing. Thinking about Grossman making that play gives me a headache.

Coincidence? I think not.

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