Saturday, February 05, 2005


Remember Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002? St. Louis vs. who, New England? This was supposed to be the game that made Mike Martz a Certified Offensive Genius. Things didn't quite turn out that way, did they?

Best Nike ad, ever, appeared the day after. Full page, just a swoosh, and the words:

That's Why They Play the Game

And now it's Bill Belichick's turn. However, I'm not going to bet against the Patriot's:

  • New England's defense has shown that they can play with anybody, at any tempo. Next to McNabb, Philly's best offense is likely to be a gimpy TO, and Brian Westbrook. This defense handled the Colts, smashed the Steelers.
  • If I've learned one thing over the last three years, it's never, ever bet against Tom Brady and Adam Vinatieri in the last few minutes of a big game. They may need inexplicable and previously unknown rules, but they'll find a way to win.

Pats 23, Eagles 21. On a last second field goal.