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The Best Game Ever Played

Posted by evankessler on February 4, 2008

Up until this Sunday, the phrase, “best game ever played” was associated with the the Giants overtime loss to the Colts in the 1958 NFL Championship. However, the way the Giants and Patriots gallantly fought fifty years later in 2008’s version of the NFL Championship, a valid argument could be made for affixing that label to the game entitled Super Bowl XLII. The entire game was seemingly unreal. A hard fought defensive struggle for the majority of 60 minutes, the game was transformed into a nail biting photo finish in the 4th quarter. The stout defense of the New York Football Giants left New England Quarterback Tom Brady battered and bruised while the heart of Eli Manning and unsung players such as David Tyree and Steve Smith, were able to serve as the antidote to the team that some were referring to as “The Best Team Ever” in one of the most improbable performances in recent memory.

In what was the most exciting and perhaps best game I’ve ever seen, the New York Giants triumphed over the New England Patriots 17-14. There is no feeling other than bliss encompassing the City of New York right now and rightfully so, for when Eli Manning hit Plaxico Burress in the end zone with 35 seconds left to end the Patriots perfect season, it lent a resounding truthfulness to the phrase, “nobody’s perfect”.


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