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Chester 04-02-2008 05:33 AM

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Originally posted by Hedgehog
My understanding is it's a bit of both. They actually sing on top of themselves.... something to do with malfunctions, and the avoiding of.
I was told before the game kicked off to load up on the over 1.45 for the national anthem due to it being recorded (Singing or no singing).

Ended up being 1.54

Hedgehog 04-02-2008 05:36 AM

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Originally posted by Chester
I was told before the game kicked off to load up on the over 1.45 for the national anthem due to it being recorded (Singing or no singing).

Ended up being 1.54

God man... do you gamble on two flies climbing up a wall???? ;)

Chas 04-02-2008 05:43 AM

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Originally posted by oz_da II
Lawrence Taylor wasn't very anonymous from memory...
Okay, that's one...from over a decade ago...good start.

The exception does not prove the rule.

P.S.: In the Giants's two Super Bowl wins with LT playing, the MVPs were Phil Simms (quarterback) and Ottis Anderson (running back).

Del Martian 04-02-2008 05:56 AM

Very enjoyable game for the neutral - I really didn't care who won but the best team won and credit to Eli for the last drive and David Tyree for one of the best catches on that last drive.
Agree with JLM about the smugness of the Pats and Brady who did his usual 50 yard sprint down the tunnel after a loss, rather than being a real sportsman and shaking your opponents hands and accepting defeat like a man.
My man LT has taken some heat recently (some deserved) but he really was on the mark in saying the HC has no class. Miserable SOB!
Good national anthem. Mike Carey officiated it well and Tom Petty - well, I guess he's good for 59!

Interesting week ahead for New England I suspect.
Well done NYG

oz_da II 04-02-2008 05:57 AM

Deon Sanders was anything but anonymous...

joyce the voice 04-02-2008 06:32 AM

Well played the Giants. Eli was amazing on that last drive. Teams often do well with three minutes plus timeouts as it's hard to know what defence to play. How Eli didn't get sacked on that crucial third down I'll never know, but he showed extraordinary skill. And the Giants defence was amazing. They deserved to win.

Personally this is a very painful loss. The Patriots gave me my second-best ever sporting moment in 2001, and the last seven years have been amazing. To be so close to 19-0, well, it's pretty unbearable.

As for all the hate on here, give me a break. Belichik shook Coughlin's hand, what more do you want? He was 40 seconds away from perhaps the greatest achievement in the history of the NFL. The man has given his life to football, and he was devastated. Belichik, like his team, is a class act, which is why class players, like Junior Seau and (soon enough I'm guessing) Jason Taylor come to work with him. He always praises the opposition; he never makes excuses. People hate the Patriots because they're good. They don't waffle on about God, like some teams I could name; they don't whine about the officials; they simply play. The Spygate thing is a joke--from what I can see, coaches cover their mouths when they call the plays, and if you wanted to tape them you could do it from the stands. I'm proud to be a Patriots fan. I watch every game, and they've given me more pleasure than Palace ever will (1990 excepted), that's for sure.

joyce the voice 04-02-2008 06:42 AM

Richard Seymour:
""It's definitely tough. It's a heartbreaker. At the same time, we understand what it is. It's a game. Give the Giants all the credit in the world. They made the plays when they needed to and it's unfortunate, but you have to take the good with the bad. It's a tough way to lose, last game of the season like this, basically when all the marbles were on the table. It's just disappointing. I don't think there are any words to [describe] what we feel. We have to experience it and go through it, and understand what it is. We lost a football game. We didn't lose in life. We give the Giants a lot of credit. Make no excuses about what happened here today. They came out and they made the plays. Eli was spectacular. He didn't go down in the rush. We had him several times and he came up big for them. They're well coached. They did it."

Brady and Belichik (less eloquently) said about the same thing.

James 04-02-2008 08:06 AM

Unbelievable game. Well done NYG.

Latvian Eagle 04-02-2008 08:49 AM

:lux: So happy! ;) Don't you just love being right sometimes?!

I missed a lot of the game as I fell asleep but it sounds a cracker and I've seen the highlights this morning.

Now let me hunt down Slovak Eagle with a hatchet after he stopped me from putting 20 on the Giants to win the Superbowl at 7/1 the other week. :grrr:

davematt 04-02-2008 10:35 AM

Play off wins at Tampa Bay, Dallas, Green Bay, and a win at the 'Big Dance' against the undefeated Pats; Well played Giants. A deserved victory.

Defence was simply outstanding; how many teams even came close to keeping the Pats at a low 20, let alone 14!

Eli played well, but the defence won them that match.

As for Brady; he had a mare. Although he didnt get much protection.

selhurstparkflyer 04-02-2008 11:02 AM

What a game and my team won.

Yes, the Giants play in New Jersey but the Meadowlands is but half an hour drive from Manhattan. Anyway who cares? I used to live in New Jersey and have followed the Giants since the early 1980s, when they sucked big time. Its great to see them win this one, against all the odds. All 4 teams they beat in the Play Offs were teams they had lost to in the league (twice to the Cowboys) and all away from home. That's quite some effort and the defence, for me was what won the game.

I went to bed at half time and was sure the Giants would win; the Pats offence was going nowhere and only a couple of silly fouls and mess ups stopped the Giants leading at half time. Didn't quite think it would go that close, despite the Giants nail biting play of record this season!

Neil 04-02-2008 11:25 AM

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Originally posted by Selhurst Guy
how the f*** can 59secs of play take 18mins? How can anyone find this 'sport' entertaining. especially when the best bit was the Tom Petty 'Concert' (a f***ing concert!) at half time?
More concerned that this guy is at Reading University - I hope to god he is the cleaner....

Clueless, at best.

Didn't see a huge amount of the game due to me being knackered but kudos to Manning and the Giants D. They really proved the doubters wrong.

Moss never should have left Oakland..... ;)

AddiscombeEagle 04-02-2008 11:46 AM

What a great game. Managed to stay awake for it all. Really enjoyable game and am glad the Giants won, thought there defence was amazing.

What a great catch as well on that third down on that final drive. Great stuff.

Benzhiyi 04-02-2008 11:49 AM

Wow. Amazing game. Pretty difficult to find the words to sum it up.

But I'll try...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaha.

Hahahahahahahahaha.

Ha.

Strathclyde Eagle 04-02-2008 12:59 PM

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Originally posted by joyce the voice
As for all the hate on here, give me a break. Belichik shook Coughlin's hand, what more do you want?
To be fair, he did shake Coughlin's hand. The trouble was doing it before the final whistle. Okay, with all the confetti and other ceremonies the seconds after a Super Bowl ends are chaos, but leaving the field before the game is officially over was reminiscent of the 1991 Detroit Pistons.
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Originally posted by joyce the voice
The Spygate thing is a joke--from what I can see, coaches cover their mouths when they call the plays, and if you wanted to tape them you could do it from the stands. I'm proud to be a Patriots fan. I watch every game, and they've given me more pleasure than Palace ever will (1990 excepted), that's for sure.
I'd also say the Spygate thing is over-rated.

However I think Palace give me more pleasure than any other team, but that's possibly because the ride is wilder. The lows are lower but it ultimately makes the highs higher (hope that makes sense).

greybot 04-02-2008 01:00 PM

Don't usually watch NFL as find it too boring and slow. That game was anything but. Great stuff for the neutral fan

davematt 04-02-2008 01:04 PM

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Originally posted by greybot
Don't usually watch NFL as find it too boring and slow. That game was anything but. Great stuff for the neutral fan
Agree. It was a quite incredible nights entertainment. The whole event as a spectacle cant be matched anywhere.

So, three more years of regular season games heading to London. How about the Superbowl at Wembley?! Now that would be some occasion. Would love to see this great city transformed into one big massive NFL carnival for a week!

I set a life time aim of going to a world cup; I achieved that. Going to set a simply massive one now; attending a Superbowl once in my lifetime! Would be the most immense experience ever.

elliott 04-02-2008 01:06 PM

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Originally posted by Benzhiyi
Wow. Amazing game. Pretty difficult to find the words to sum it up.

But I'll try...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaha.

Hahahahahahahahaha.

Ha.

My thoughts entirely. BB and TB showed exactly the class I've come to expect of them after the game too.

Crack open the champagne boys! The record still stands!:lux: :lux:

Latvian Eagle 04-02-2008 01:09 PM

I'm still shocked (yes I must be slow) that Tom Brady was only a 6th round draft pick! :eek:

elliott 04-02-2008 01:12 PM

199th pick.


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