You’re two-time Super Bowl MVP.
NBC’s Photo Montage Of Tom Brady Was Just Ridiculous
NBC’s clearly out to make the players in this game look as demented as possible.
Champion: Noun; A person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition, esp. in sports.
All the talk will be about “Elite” Eli, Coughlin the Coach, even Mario Manningham’s magnificent grab, & deservedly so, but take a moment to consider Mark Herzlich & his journey.
He beat cancer, after being told to forget football & maybe even walking ever again. He went undrafted. When the NFL returned from it’s lockout, he chose to sign with the Giants, making the squad out of training camp. While he may have been inactive tonight, as his teammates won the Lombardi trophy, there is no doubt that his life’s story can be defined by just one word tonight.
“TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE NOW!”
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi trophy (L) as head coach Tom Coughlin looks on after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 5, 2012. [REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson]
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Let’s get this party started! Just in time for the game: the history of tailgating.
On Nov. 6, 1869, the two teams met on a field where the [Rutgers] gymnasium now stands in New Brunswick, N.J. There were 50 players — 25 to each team playing a game with rules more akin to rugby than modern football — and 100 spectators. Apparently, the Rutgers supporters, seeking to set themselves apart, wound scarlet-colored scarves around their heads. This may have been the one of the first times that college sports fans adorned themselves with their school colors, but it wouldn’t be the last.
Tailgating websites — yes, they exist, along with entire businesses devoted to making products designed for an event that some fans consider to be more important than the game itself — like to presume that spectators at the Princeton-Rutgers game may have tailgated on the back of wagons at that first game. But the official history has them sitting on a low wooden fence. There’s no mention of food or drink, critical elements to modern tailgating. But we can assume that the spectators may at least have brought a flask or two of strong liquor to keep warm on what was likely a chilly fall day. The game started at 3 p.m. and after it was finished the teams had an “amicable feed together,” according to a report in the Rutgers’ college newspaper: “At 8 o’clock our guests went home, in high good spirits, thirsting to beat us next time, if they can.”
Chloe just showed us how to properly tailgate the Super Bowl.
Mike & the Mad Dog’s embrace on “Radio Row” in Indy, Tuesday.
Mike and the Mad Dog…Sports Radio 66, W-F-A-N
They’re talkin’ sports, goin’ at it as hard as they can,
It’s Mike and the Mad Dog on the FAN
Nothing can get by ‘em, turn it on and try ‘em, Mike and the Mad Dog, W-F-A-N
The Eagles have spent the last three years stocking the ranks with lots of young, respectable team players. They’ve drafted captains and All-Americans, guys who can represent the team proudly. They’ve also jettisoned a number of me-first malcontents and with questionable work ethics, like…