Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You Play to Win the Game

Congratulations to Ahmad Bradshaw for scoring the winning touchdown in this year's Superbowl.  I am, however, perplexed at the idea of the Patriots letting him score.   Oh, I understand what they say their logic was but to me it goes against everything you are taught in sports.  You play to win the game not let people score and take the lead.  Had Bradshaw hit the turf at the 1 yard line and the Giants attempted to kick the field goal, that doesn't mean they would have made it.  A fumbled snap, laces in, a blocked kick, or a Scott Norwood wide right are all possibilities. The New York Giants put points on the board and took the lead.  That is what they're supposed to do.  Then you are to put your defense on the field and let them do their job. 

New England had only score two touchdowns in the first 59 minutes of the game.  Logic says that they won't score another in less than a minute.  Yes, I watched the New Orleans and San Francisco game.  Here are my thoughts on that:  play better defense and stop changing the way you play.  Don't go to the prevent defense, do what you have done the entire game. That is what has put you in the position to win. Why change that?  That irritates me to the point of throwing objects at the TV screen.

You may think Belichick's call was the right one.  I never will.  To me, he gave the game away.  He let the other team a score the winning touchdown.  The outcome may have been the same had the Giants kicked a field goal but at least they wouldn't have given the game away.

P.S.  I find it hilarious that Eli has two rings and Peyton only has one.


  1. Everytime I look at the title of your post I hear Herm Edwards saying that in my head.

  2. I know I had the same problem. And then all of the Coors Light commercials began replaying in my head.

  3. As usual, due to my lack of interest in anything sports related, I have no idea what you are talking about. I even watched the game and still don't follow. All I remember is that the Patriots lost and an M&M got naked in one of the commercials.

  4. Now, was that the big hockey game everyone is talking about?
    K. Ellis

  5. I can't imagine my life without sports. And hockey doesn't count.