Archive for February 4th, 2008
While Big Blue has rightfully hogged the New York spotlight on this Monday, another team decked in blue pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind victory on Sunday – a 5-3 Rangers win over the Canadiens in Montreal. The win marked the Blueshirts’ third straight road victory and saw the team score five unanswered goals to eradicate an early 3-0 deficit.
It was the sort of game that, as a fan, you can recognize its significance as the action is unfolding before your eyes. Larry Brooks sums up that sentiment nicely in the Post today, all but guaranteeing that the team, whom he dubs “Baby Blue,” has set itself on a collision course with a deep playoff run. Via the Post:
From Philadelphia to Newark to this home of hockey. These are three games that turned around the Rangers’ season. These are the 72 hours in which the Blueshirts underwent an Extreme Makeover.
On Thursday afternoon, the Rangers were disappointing underachievers. As of late yesterday afternoon, they had become contenders …
For the rest of my life I will never, ever get tired of watching this play.
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New England Patriots’ fans everywhere are stunned today. ESPN’s Bill Simmons offers up a pretty typical reaction. Over at Pats Pulpit they are referring to last night’s defeat as ‘Ultimate Humble Pie.’ I know it doesn’t taste very good.
SI.com’s Don Banks says the Giants showed the Patriots what they used to look like.
Maybe the most surprising thing about Sunday’s outcome was that despite the Pats’ 18-game win streak, the Giants, with their modest three-game winning streak in the playoffs heading into the Super Bowl, played like they were the hotter team. To quote the NFL’s rather lame Super Bowl XLII catch-phrase, they wanted it more. They out-hit the Patriots, they out-hustled them, they out-played them at every key moment of the game.
No matter how you look at it, the Super Bowl was a …
Kim Mattingly, the wife of Los Angeles Dodgers’s assistant coach Don Mattingly, was arrested over the weekend and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after she allegedly refused to leave her husband’s property.
The couple filed for divorce in November, and Don Mattingly announced last month that he would be moved from hitting coach to major league special assignment coach for the 2008 season because of family reasons.
I know I am biased, but this will have to go down not only as one of the greatest Super Bowl upsets ever, but as one of the best of the 42 Super Bowls ever played.
The game featured great defense, a classic Tom Brady late-game drive, an even better Super Bowl-winning drive from Eli Manning, an unlikely hero in David Tyree and enough twists and turns that you could spend all day dissecting each and every drive.
This Giants’ victory typified the type of team they are, and the type of season they had.
I thought the Giants would have to be perfect to beat the Patriots. They weren’t close to perfect. They missed some opportunities in the first half, including a critical interception on a ball muffed by Steve Smith. An Antonio Pierce penalty helped New England get its first touchdown. There were a couple of fumbles that …