The Quickest Myth Ever Establsihed

What is the quickest myth ever established:

The New York Giants outplayed the New England Patriots. 

Now I know that every person that just read that is thinking, “Wow, this guy is a moron.” But let’s think about it for a minute.

Would you call “the catch” a miracle? Would you call “the catch” a fluke? Would you call that outplaying someone, or just getting lucky?

Would you consider fumbles recovered by New England, but given back to the Giants by the refs a grounds for considering the Giants to have “outplayed” the Pats? (note: bad coaching yes, but outplaying, no.)

Listen, I have no problem saying that the Giants D-Line outplayed the Pats O-line. I have no problem saying N.E. was crazy for man coverage on Plaxico on the touchdown pass. I have no problem saying any of those things.

BUT WHEN THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO A FLUKE, 1 in a MILLION, CAN’T BELIEVE I JUST SAW THAT, PLAY. Well let’s save the comments of outplaying for another game.  Simply put, if that miracle doesn’t happen, then no one is saying they outplayed them.  Not to take away from the Giants, but come on, let’s be realistic.

That being said, that was the greatest play I’ve ever seen. I was in a bar with Giants fans (note: of course I was routing for the Pats) even I was exchanging high fives with fans I had been jabbing with all game.

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3 Responses

  1. Dude I think you are absolutely wrong here. The Giants had some breaks go against them that were also all luck. They had the interception that Steve Smith practically lateraled to Hobbs, and then the bone headed special teams player of the Giants who could not get his ass off the field quick enough. These two plays along resulted in extra possessions for the Pats that they probably should not have had. Taking those into account you see that breaks went both ways and when it is all said and done the Giants outplayed the Patriots, period.

  2. Matt,

    Gonna have to go with ryan on this one. First of all, if I remember correctly, that play was a third down right? So they still had another one coming if he doesn’t make that catch. Plus, N.E. still had time to move the ball down the field and they didn’t. Little known fact: Brady has never had to lead a TD drive when it counted. He’s only had to get them in position for the kicker. Makes you think how clutch he really is.

    That being said, the Giants had the ball longer and had 70 more total yards and (most important) 4 more points.

    I’m not sure what it takes to outplay someone in your book, but in my book, the Giants outplayed them.

  3. oops, 3 more points. Same difference.

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