Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Bowl Post-Mortem

For the record, I'm a Patriots fan.

And like my affinity for the Red Sox, it has nothing to do with their recent success. I was a Pats fan waaaaay back in the early 80's...back when they were gawd-awful. I was a fan when they were blown out of the '85 Super Bowl by the Bears. And I continued to be a fan when they want back to being gawd-awful for the next decade or so.

So, of course, I was pulling for the Patriots last night. Though I have to say it was an interesting dynamic for me, because usually, if there's an underdog, and I don't care too much either way, I'll root for the underdog. And the Giants were giant (ha ha) underdogs. Except they're from New York. And I just can't root for a team from New York. And they were playing the Patriots. Who I like. But the Patriots are coached by Bill Belichick. Who I greatly dislike. The man is a football genius, but he's an arrogant jerk.

Hm. With all these issues, I may need therapy.

There's a website,, that sells posters that are parodies of those horrible "motivational" posters you see in cubicle-hell offices. Check out the site, there's some really cool ones. Fairly recently, they've added a section to the site that allows you to create your own. They won't make it into an actual poster for you, but you can save it to your comupter as a .jpg.

So, thinking about the game...and especially the end of the game, when Bill Belichick left the field even though there was a second left on the clock and the Giants had to run another play, I created one of my own. Pretty sums up my feelings for Belichick (you can click on the picture to make it bigger):



Art said...

That's a good one. Belichick leaving the field like that just astounded me.

Dana said...

I love it!

J & I have talked often this season about how the Patriots would be at least a little more likeable if their coach wasn't such a horse's behind.

In other news - I was trying to talk to the family I used to nanny for in Grand Island - but we had to give up - Sam teh 6 year old was wailing unconsolably about his team losing last night.

Was a good game at least - the Giants just wanted it a little more it seemed!

Rev Scott said...


That'll blog.

Nicely done.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh good grief whiners! it is not the first time a coach has run onto the field with one second left on the clock - ONE.

LutheranHusker said...'re right...EXCEPT time wasn't just ticking off. The Giants still needed to run another play. Belichick held up the game by walking across the field, then just left with his team still out there.

That was classless.

davenu said...

I gotta agree with you on this one. But in all fairness, they should have just let that last second tick away and let that be the end of the game.

krugie23 said...

I agree with the last comment. What's one second. He was already on his way out. Why go back? I'm actually surprised they got law and order back on the field and were able to play that last play. 1 second when it was obvious was a little silly. Just let the game be over already.

LutheranHusker said...

It may have been a little silly, but it was also the rules. and the referees, unfortunately, are bound by the rules, even if they don't seem to make the most sense at the moment.

The rule was that the clock had stopped and could not start again until the ball was snapped. Bill Belichick knew that...was stopped halfway across the field by a referee who tried to get him to go back...and still made the decision to leave. Even though his team (at least 11 players on defense) was bound by the rules to stay and play another down.

Still classless.