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6 February 2012

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Sun King, would it not be easier to get to wherever you need to be to score a field goal than score a touchdown? (remember i know nothing so more learning than discussing). The Giants were 2 behind then scored 6 for the touchdown so by Manningham (thanks for that) going over the line accidently the Patriots had to make their own 6 pointer (a fieldgoal would have left them 1 behind). I guess the Patriots' tactics would have been spot on if Manningham hadnt of fallen backwards and made one of the silliest looking touchdowns ever (if that is seen to non-Superbowl fans it would be one of incredulation) because that wasnt even part of the Giants gameplan!

But they were so close to the catch in the final second!!!!!

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Good news, vonbontee: there's got to be a website where you can see it again (with or without commercials).

Needless to say, New York is a happy town today.

Last night, the lights on the Empire State Building and surrounding buildings were blue (with a bit of red) - the Giants' colors. Quite pretty!

Meanmistermustard, this is actually what IMO makes american football fun: you get to plan and think as if you were the team coach, and it can become rather chess-like.

At the end of the game, if you're losing you want to do two things:

- score enough points to take the lead

- but not leave so much time on the clock that the other team has time to come back one final time.


If the runner (Bradshaw) had sat on the 1 yard line as it looked like he was tempted to do, the Giants could have run down the clock by running a few meaningless plays and then kicked a field goal for 3 points with just a few seconds on the clock and won the game by one point. It would have been the easiest of field goals. But there's no sure thing! What if the kicker had missed? (happened two weeks ago to another team). A few years back, the Giants lost a game in the last seconds on a bad kick.

In the end, Bradshaw decided to go for the touchdown and the sure six points.

The Giants then had to hold their breaths and hope that the Patriots wouldn't come back to score with a minute left (an eternity in football land) - and as we saw, it was close!

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