Darth Vader has one more Giant obstacle
A good friend of mine — she’ll remain nameless because she’s just not the type of person who wants the glory — dubbed the Patriots Darth Frickin’ Vader. And that was before their victory in the AFC Championship Game.
Moral of the story. Nobody outside the six-state region of New England wants the Patriots to win the Super Bowl. They are the Hatriots. It’s obvious. Everyone always goes for the underdog and the Giants are the perfect underdog. Three road wins to get to the Super Bowl. Only one road loss all year. No statistical reason to play the Patriots hard in the last game of the regular season and they played their hearts out. Gotta love it.
This is going to be a tremendous game. Many teams would be awed by the Patriots. But the Giants went toe to toe with them in that aforementioned Dec. 29 game and that confidence has to carry over.
I think the Giants would have a much better chance to win this game if it was in cold conditions, such as Green Bay last week. But I think that mild weather will revive Randy Moss and Tom Brady is going to put on a full-fledged, aerial assault. The Giants will try to have a time of possession type offense and keep Brady and Co. off the field.
My only qualm with this game is that we have to wait so long to see it. Forget about the bye week. I want to see this game — NOW.
If the Patriots do go 19-0, it will be the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen in all my years of watching sports.
You can be sure Bill Parcells will feel weird watching this game. Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick are both coaches that grew under his tutelage. And Bill Parcells of course, coached both of these franchises. Being a Jersey guy, you’d think Bill would be rooting for the Giants. But I’m sure he’s rooting hard for Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown — guys he coached back in New England.