"Who the heck is David Tyree?"
That's something that could have been asked before Super Bowl XLII, but certainly not after.
The 18-0 Patriots came into the contest heavily favored over the Giants, who had to scrape a wild-card berth to get into the postseason.
The Pats were supposed to light up the scoreboard with their prolific offense, but the Giants' stingy defense had other plans, and the score was 7-3 in favor of New England going into the fourth quarter.
The G-Men took the lead four minutes into the quarter after some guy named Tyree scored a touchdown.
But the 2007-08 Patriots were led by Tom Brady and Randy Moss. These two record-setting players hooked up for a touchdown with 2:42 left in the game.
The Giants would not have it. The team came out and put together one of the most incredible drives in history. Eli Manning dropped back on a 3rd-and-5 and should have been sacked, but he managed to fight his way out of it and heave up a pass that Tyree caught on his helmet. The team then scored on a 13-yard strike to Plaxico Burress to go up 17-14 with 35 seconds left.
The G-Men then held on to win the best Super Bowl in history.
Let's hope that the 47th Super Bowl can outshine even this historic contest!