George Hale’s Perspective on Sports: Patriots vs. Giants

Updated 3 years ago

YEAR AFTER YEAR I HAVE SAID THAT I WILL TREAT THE SUPERBOWL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER GAME AND ENJOY IT.AND EACH YEAR I FAIL.THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS TO DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULT.THE GAME IS MOM, APPLE PIE AND ICE CREAM.IT’S THE SUPERBOWL AND NOTHING IN THE SPORTS WORLD MATCHES IT.STARTING EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THE NATION WILL BEGIN A DAY OF EXCESS OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.OF COURSE ONE DAY CAN’T CONTAIN THE EVENT.IT’S NOT JUST A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IT’S AN EXPIERIENCE.I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT EVEN I WAS SURPRISED AT ONE ELEMENT OF THE HYPE LEADING UP TO THE BIG GAME.FOR THE FIRST TIME THE N F L SOLD TICKETS TO “MEDIA DAY”.YOU GOT IT.FANS SHELLED OUT BIG BUCKS TO WATCH THE HORDE OF REPORTERS RUNNING AROUND WITH CAMERAS AND RECORDERS ASKING , FOR THE MOST PART, INANE QUESTIONS.THERE ARE NO LIMITS APPARENTLY. THE COST WAS TWENY-FIVE BUCK PER COPY BUT A NUMBER OF TICKETS WERE SCALPED FOR HIGHER PRICES.THE GAME IS ALWAYS OVERSOLD, OVEREXPOSED AND OVERDONE.ANY SUNDAY NIGHT IT WILL BE OVER.NOW IF YOU ADD THE CITIES OF NEW YORK AND BOSTON TO THE MIX THE MARKET FORCES SIMPLY GO BONKERS.ANYONE WHO IS ANYONE WILL BE THERE.CERTAINLY NOT MANY REGULAR SEASON FANS.IF YOU CAN GRAB A TICKET THE COST AVERAGES TWENTY-FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND THE ENTIRE TRIP TO INDY ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND.ALL OF THIS SAID WE DO HAVE A REAL GAME TO THINK ABOUT.I HOPE, AS I DO EVERY YEAR THAT WE HAVE A GOOD GAME.BIG PLAYS, SPECTACULAR CATCHES AND NO GOATS OR FALL GUYS IN THE END.TO BE HONEST AND AS FAIR AS I CAN BE YOU CAN MAKE A CASE FOR EITHER TEAM.DEFENSE WINS MOST OF THE BIG CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES IN SPORTS AND I DON’T BELIEVE SUNDAYS CONTEST WILL BE ANY DIFFERENT.GIANT FANS ARE COUNTING ON IT TO CARRY THEM TO THE LOMBARDI TROPHY.NEW YORK FANS THINK THEIR TEAM IS BUILT FOR THIS MATCHUP.THEY USUALLY RUSH FOUR LINEMAN WHICH LEAVE SEVEN TO LOCK UP THE PATRIOTSRUNNERS AND RECIEVERS.WITH ELI MANNING IN CHARGE THEY HONESTLY FEEL THAT THE SHAKY NEW ENGLANDSECONDARY IS GOING TO OFFER NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES.THE GIANT FOLLOWERS ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT WHILE THE PATRIOTS WENT 13-3 THEY DIDN’T BEAT A SINGLE TEAM WITH A WINNING RECORD. THE PATRIOTS LOSSES CAME TO TEAMS WITH WINNING RECORDS.OF COURSE THE LAST LOSS WAS TO THE GIANTS.OK THAT’S THE CASE NEW YORK FOLKS MAKE AMONG OTHER THINGS.SO WHAT DO THE PATRIOTS DO TO WIN THE GAME.ARE THE G-MEN ON A ROLL THAT CAN’T BE STOPPED.I DON’T THINK REVENGE IS EVEN IN THE PLAYBOOK.MOST PATS PLAYERS WERE NOT AROUND IN 2008.TOM BRADY, WHEN FOCUSED IS A GOOD AS IT EVER GETS IN THE NFL.IF GRONKOWSKI IS EVEN REASONABLY HEALTHY THE GIANTS WILL NOT MATCH UP WITH HIM.I WONT GO DOWN THE LIST OF PLAYERS BUT NEW ENGLAND HAS A ROSTER OF PLAYMAKERS WHICH SHOULD KEEP THE GIANTS ON THEIR HEElS ALL DAY.THE NEW ENGLAND DEFENSE, HAS IMPROVED GREATLY IN RECENT WEEKS.MAKE NO MISTAKE.IT WILL BE BETTER THAN MOST OBSERVERS RATE THEM.THIS IS GOING TO BE A POISED, DEDICATED AND DELIBERATE TOM BRADY GAME.NEW ENGLAND IS EQUIPPED AND PREPARED BILL BELICHICK TEAM HEADING TO AFOURTH SUPERBOWL WIN.THE PATRIOTS WILL BEAT THE GIANTS 31-20.FOR ME, I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE COMMERICIALS, THE HYPE, MADONNA OR ANYTHINGELSE.I’M READY FOR FOOTBALL AND A PIECE OF THE GIANTS.THIS IS GEORGE HALE WITH MY PERSPECTIVE ON SPORTS.


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