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Wild Weekend

It's late, and I'm worn out from our Superbowl party, and watching endless postgame interviews and commentary, so this post will be short. Tomorrow I'll be back and post some more thoughts about the miracle we just witnessed in Arizona.

All I want to say right now is that LIFE IS MAGICAL AND FULL OF JOY!!!

The Giants did it. My god, what a game. My heart stopped a half dozen times. Incredible victory. Incredible upset. And that one play... Eli escaping from half the Patriots team and firing that pass to David Tyree... the catch he made.. that one is going down in NFL history along with The Catch, the Holy Roller, the Immaculate Reception, the Music City Miracle, and the other immortal moments...

I'm exhausted, but very happy.

G-MEN RULE!!!

(And hey, our Inside Straight launch party was a huge success as well. So it was a Wild Cards weekend all around. More on all of that tomorrow._

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trinities
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
When I found out that the Giants won, my initial reaction was: "George R. R. Martin is going to be very happy about this." I was actually waiting for your post all night.

Rest well after all the partying!
fragilemuse
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
hehe.. that was my initial reaction as well :)
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lyrandor
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
CONGRATS!!!
Enjoy the sweet taste of victory, my friend.
Congratulations!. I hope to feel the same if Real Madrid wins the Europe Champions League this year.
neoqbirdie
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
I can't wait to hear about your thoughts on the game; I was rooting for the Giants in part because you're such a big fan. There were some fantastic plays, leading me to wonder just what exactly Mrs. Manning fed her boys when they were growing up, ha ha ha.

I was so shocked and elated when the Giants scored that last touchdown. It was a eucatastrophe.
komgol
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
Congratulations from California
Normally I'm not much of a football fan (more of a baseball man myself). However, I did watch this game, and I did root for the Giants (hard), because I knew that you are such a big fan. My fiancee and her brother both rooted hard for the Giants too. It was hard to get them to read a "fantasy" book, but they're devoted Martineers now.

Just created this account to let you know that three people in California were rooting for the Giants today because of you.

How about that play towards the the end? I thought Eli was going down, and remorsefully stated "that's the game." Then suddenly he's out of it, and there's a glimmer of hope, and then BOOM, amazing pass and a perfect catch. Great fun to watch.
nycfalcon
Feb. 4th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations from California
Once upon a time I too lived in California and rooted for the Giants.

How's this for a great pass and catch. Taken from wikipedia...

Trailing the Minnesota Vikings 20–19 with 72 seconds left in the fourth quarter at the Metrodome in week 11, Phil Simms completed a desperate fourth and 17 pass to Bobby Johnson for a first down. The completion led to Raul Allegre's fifth field goal and an important Giants victory 22–20.

The year was 1986.
baroqueandroll
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
Well..
I dunno if I'd put it up with the Immaculate Reception.

;)
dilbert719
Feb. 4th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Well..
Maybe, maybe not, but it still deserves a name.

My nomination: The Backbreaker. (Both for its effect and because I was wondering for a second if Tyree was actually going to be able to get up, given how he was taken down.)
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icemannorth
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I guess this more than makes up for the loss during the Saratoga weekend?
balefont
Feb. 4th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
hee hee
Yeah, Stego seems eerily quiet. O.o
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jonnivalentine
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
Belicheat
Go Giants! And it's especially perfect how evil little Bill stormed off in a horrible show of unsportsmanlike conduct.
My happiness at the Giants' win, and Eli's Houdini Escape, was incredible. Hooray!
pilgrim23
Feb. 4th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Belicheat
Congrats on the victory.

I will say that going out to mid field to give your old friend a congradulatory hug is more sportsmanlike than your name calling. The 1 sec they put back on the clock meant nothing. I knew someone out there would comment on it.
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yagathai
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
LIFE IS MAGICAL AND FULL OF JOY!!!

We thought perhaps it might be. ;)
bbeitel
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
Congrats to the Giants! The real offensive MVP was David Tyree, who saved an interception and possible Pats TD by making that miracle catch! Give the actual award to the Giants defensive line. They harassed Brady the whole game, and absolutely canned the Patriots' running game. An amazing finish to a brutal, defense-dominated game.
hippoiathanatoi
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
Amazing playing by the Giants D, putting Brady under so much pressure. I think it made the difference in the end. But Manning's two TDs at the end were something, I gather (missed the 4th quarter, on account of my not really wanting to stay up to nearly 4 AM ;)

I admit, when I went to bed, I thought the Patriots were going to win it. Seemed like the third quarter went their way.
thedisgrace
Feb. 4th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
I'm not a football fan at all, really, but when I heard the Giants won I immediately thought of you. Congrats on your team's victory. Unfortunately, my close friend's boss(who is a huge Patriot's fan) is going to be in a pissy mood all week, and my friend is hoping for a nice-sized rock to hide under, so I guess not everyone can win. I guess them's the breaks. ;)

Glad you got something to cheer up your week, at any rate!
nycfalcon
Feb. 4th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Your friend's boss acts pissy, then your friend needs to wear an 18-1 hat to work.
princejvstin
Feb. 4th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
I couldn't believe my eyes, even given his maturity in the postseason, when Eli marched the Giants down for the winning score.

Gregg Easterbrook would say that the "Football Gods" did it to Belichick on purpose--they whom they destroy, they first raise high. I'd say 18-0 and a chance at going 19-0 qualifies as being raised high, eh?
trutwijd
Feb. 4th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Nice - I can't wait to read TMQ's thoughts on the game - I think he made some accurate predictions. The most telling that the league's leading in passing has _never_ won the super bowl - the streak continues with Brady's loss.

I'm not a real fan of either team, I was kinda hoping the Pats would win it so everyone could shut up about the comparisons to the 72 Dolphins. Oh well, now the long wait until next year...
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smofbabe
Feb. 4th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
Needless to say, was thinking of you during the game. Congratulations!
dajamieson
Feb. 4th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
Stayed up to watch the game. Never seen a worse display of refereeing. Handballs, offsides and terrible fouls all over the place. They even gave a couple of goals which were quite clearly over the bar.





:p
balefont
Feb. 4th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
cute, daj
;-)
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missysedai
Feb. 4th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
I don't care about football. But my husband and eldest adore it, and they yelled and yelled and yelled about the Pats and I got tired of hearing it. I stuck my head out of my office and said "I hope the GIANTS win so George R.R. Martin won't be sad!"

And then they did, and I laughed myself hoarse. This post is a great thing to wake up to.
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