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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