The New England game ended the way I like. The Green Bay game did not. Overtime, Green Bay wins the toss, an interception, and then Lawrence Tynes gets the third field goal attempt after botching the first two. Did anyone catch Giants coach Tom Coughlin's temper tantrum after Tynes messed up the first? I hadn't seen anything like it since basic training. Sadly, though, it seems to have worked as a motivational device.
Anyway, I know Giants fans, and they simply don't deserve the victory. Everyone disenchanted with money-drenched professional sports has to love the plucky little municipally-owned team. And anyone annoyed by fair-weather fans (as a former Bleacher Creature, this often afflicts me at baseball stadiums not located in Boston or the Bronx) has got to love the dedication of those who love the Packers.
“It makes me feel like a sissy,” said Troy Aikman on national television when Fox cut to that shot. I have to agree. Over to you, Carlos.