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The random endorsement: The New York Football Giants

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Watch this video first. Listen to the words, man.

/me Clears throat.
/sings 18 and 0 (18 and 0) one more to go (one more to go), SuperBoooooooooowl.

Patriots fans no doubt heard that song a few times between when they beat the Chargers to clinch the AFC and Sunday night. Too bad they’ll now have sing, 18 and one (18 and one) what have we done, we suuuuuuuuck. Get real, Pats fans, the Giants absolutely destroyed your little team.

Today’s endorsement is given, with great pride, to the New York Football Giants. Dynasty!

Before I get into the details of this endorsement, let me say that in all my 22 years, this was the first NFL season I paid to. I was always a baseball guy growing up and had picked up on the Champions League—fútbol—in high school. But after constant harrassment from some of my friends, who questioned my Americanness, for not watching football. I tried to follow this as best I could, time permitting. To be fair, the media’s (ESPN and Drudge) constant “OMG THE PATS ARE UNSTOPPABLE” helped keep my interests… even though, so I’m told, the Colts go 11-0 pretty much every year. But I’m not from Boston and don’t give a damn about its sports teams.

So the Giants. What a wishy-washy team. That’s part of what makes their victory so amazing. Starting the season 0-2 and with a quarterback who the papers here loved to vilify, you half-expected the Jets to do better. (But then you laughed at the prospect of the Jets winning their division much less the world title.) The team’s performance on Sunday was magisterial. Praise has and will continue to be heaped upon Eli, but you’d be silly to ignore the team’s defense that night in Phoenix. Sack after sack it shut down the Patriots’ vaunted offense—Moss made what, like, one catch all game? In our dumb Internet jargon, the Giants pwned Brady. Stamp a big FAIL on his forehead. No disrespect to Brady, of course. One day I hope to be a part of the biggest choke in sports history.

18-1. Thus must really sting.

To paraphrase a friend of mine who’s a legit Giants fan and could well bleed blue, the victory was like the Declaration of Independence being signed all over again except it won’t be John Hancock but Eli Manning who has the biggest signature.

I also enjoy Strahan’s wiseass attitude. Watch any interview he does and just do a slow clap for him. He deserves it.

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