Monday, February 4, 2008

Cinderella Team

"We shocked the world, not ourselves!"
-Antonio Pierce, New York Giants Linebacker

You'll be able to crack open your laptop, flick on the TV or flip through the pages of any newspaper and find tons of coverage on yesterday's Super Bowl - and with good reason. The game was an incredible display of how faith and hard work can persevere and translate into some good football.

The Giants were not supposed to win. They were a 12-point underdog entering the game against the undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots. Needless to say, the New York Giants have gone on to become the second wild-card team in league history to win the Super Bowl and the first from the NFC.

I find myself speechless yet proud of a team that defied the odds, silenced the critics and inspired a city. I'll turn to the words of David Tyree, who after making five catches for 43 yards and one touchdown, became the most unlikely go-to-guy of the night, having only totaled five catches, 40 yards and zero touchdowns all season. "You can't stand in the way of destiny."

'Nuff Said. Now let the ticker tape fall.

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