Super Super Bowl
I fully expected to be napping by the middle of the second half Sunday night.
It’s not that I lacked faith in the Steelers and the Cardinals. I just figured there was no way we could have another great Super Bowl.
Look back at the past decade of Super Bowls, and you’ll see few back-to-back barn-burners. The Rams and the Titans locked in that epic last-second, goal-line battle in 2000, only to be followed by the Ravens’ blowout of the Giants. Then came the Patriots’ last-second field goal to beat the Rams in 2002, only to be followed by the Bucs’ throttling of the Raiders.
You get the idea.
And after last season, it was difficult to see the pattern changing. After all, the Giants and the Patriots gave us a game for the ages. There was the drama of the undefeated season, the Giants taking the lead in the fourth only to be answered by the Patriots, the huge top-of-the-helmet catch by David Tyree and finally the game-winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress with less than a minute remaining.
Surely, we couldn’t expect an epic repeat.
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