Sunday's big game is approaching, and we'll all have an opportunity to see one of the greatest spectacles in modern sports...the Super Bowl. It's a staple for even the most casual sports fans. Whether you tune in for the commercials, the halftime show (Madonna this year , hopefully someone pulls out a titty a la Janet Jackson to spice things up a little) or just the game itself...one thing holds true...that the Super Bowl more than just a game...it's an event!
This year's game features the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 2007 Super Bowl when the Giants stopped the Pats from going a perfect 19-0. This only adds to the many subplots going into the game. Here's a quick look at their respective roads to the Super Bowl..
At this point, New England is a 3 point favorite, but it seems like most of the people I'm talking to are leaning toward the G-Men. The Giants certainly seem to have momentum and have looked, at times, unbeatable. Their D is clicking on all cylinders and Eli and his two stud receivers are playing their best football all season. As the Giants themselves proved in 2007, Brady can be rattled.. and if you pressure him enough throughout the game to make him consistently uncomfortable, he may make a mistake or two. New York certainly has the big guns to do it with guys like Tuck, JPP, Umenyiora, Kiwanuka, etc. My guess is that they'll be pinning their ears back all night and gunning for sacks.
The Pats, on the other hand, have a notoriously shaky secondary that seems susceptible to big plays...and there's no one in the league right now that's better at cracking off a big one than Victor Cruz. However, anchored by superhuman Vince Wilfork, the Pats' defensive line has been playing lights out in the playoffs thus far. It'll be intriguing to see if they can get one more big game out of their inexperienced and limited D. Rob Gronkowski's health is also a major concern, and he's officially listed as questionable right now but my guess is unless they have to amputate...he'll play.
So yeah, figured we should get a dedicated topic going for this. Share your plans to watch the game, predictions, thoughts, whatever...and let's hope we get an awesome game.