Super Bowl XLII: My First Account

Gabe SimondsContributor IFebruary 6, 2008

A man walks into a building where people, mostly men, bet on sports at. He is a regular there — every Saturday placing bets on the football teams he thinks will win. This week he comes on Sunday, January 27, 2008, a week before the Super Bowl. He skips the line and goes to the owner. "I would like to place a bet on the Giants," he says to the owner.

"$50,000 on the Giants," he says.

"$50,000, really?" says the owner. "I am helping you here when I say please bet for the Patriots. Trust me, they are heavily favored and are going to overwhelm the Giants."

"Ok, but only because you told me to," said the man. Now that man would be regretting switching to the Patriots not only losing 50,000 but also losing the opppurtunity to win $600,000, because of the 12-point favorite Patriots getting upset by the Giants.

The undefeated Patriots played the wild-card Giants in Super Bowl XLII and lost.

With the Giants' defensive line of Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, and Michael Strahan overwhelming the Patriots' offensive line, the Giants were able to faze Brady. He was only able to find Welker, as the receivers were also well-guarded, especially Randy MossTom Brady was hit, sacked, and picked up off the ground by the Giants defense during the game. 

The play of the game was the amazing catch by David Tyree, who caught it while bending behind Harrison, while holding on to the ball on his helmet after Manning's miraculous escape from the Patriots defensive lineman. Also, I liked when Brady threw a desperation pass to Moss on fourth down.  

If you have a chance, watch the replay of the game, because it was that good. 

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