a few thoughts about superbowl XLIV:
- it is a new American holiday. similar to thanksgiving 400 years ago. thank you for america, for capitalism, for sports. my parents were hosting yesterday. my parents. sports…
- in the ESPN international broadcast they said “from Miami, FL, USA”. not often you would hear Americans state a location in the format of city, state, country. it is a sport with great international following. still, to call the winners the world champions. doesn’t the American champions suffice?
- if you had to expand the brand how would you do it? a non US team? a longer season? NBA – an 82-game season before a long playoff seem crazy too.
- even if you wanted the saints to win, you did not give yourself a chance to believe in it
- it is a great redemption for those seating in the stadium with bags on their faces a few years back. the saints winning a play-off game? just 2 in 42 years and i think both were in 2006
- reminds me of the stories 40 years ago of super bowl iv and how KC won despite the vikings being heavy favorites. sean payton is a bit like hank stram
- no NFL season MVP has won the Superbowl.
- manning in 4th quarter was not what you expected. the quarter started colts 17 saint 16, colts with the ball and manning completing a 15 yard pass to about mid field. drive ended in missed field goal. talk about change in momentum
- wasn’t this the superbowl with the least turnovers (1) (and sacks – 1) in a long time?
this one had 1. record is 0
Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants, XXV
St. Louis vs. Tennessee, XXXIV
sacks – hard to find an answer
- i did believe that if the saints will score 30 or more they will win
- XLIV – some kids tell me they had to learn Roman Numerals
- seems that to be a true champion, you have to adjust your game and to control momentum. momentum does not just swing wildly. champions learn to use it
- drew brees was not good enough for SD chargers and a ‘maybe’ for Miami dolphins before the saints took a chance on him. they were 3-13 in 2005.
- let Mardi Gras begin. it never really ends