Super Bowl XLII Open Thread

***UPSET! The Giants win the Super Bowl!***

The reading of the Declaration of Independence in honor of the troops was amazing. It choked me up. Update: Here’s the video:

Jordin Sparks’ version of the Star Spangled Banner was almost a good as Whitney Houston’s. Almost.

Brady’s ankle was checked out and he says it’s “pain free.” I’m sure when the Giants’ defense tries to sack him, they will go for the ankle.

Ok. I loved the Bud Light/breathe fire commercial. Hysterical.

Woo hoo! Giants score first with a field goal.

Patriots score a touchdown three seconds into the second quarter.

NOOOO! The Pats intercepted.

It’s halftime and the score is 7-3 Patriots. So far it’s not a bad game. Usually the Super Bowl ends up being really anti-climactic.

The halftime show is Tom Petty. Does half the audience even know who he is? At least we won’t have any wardrobe malfunctions. Hopefully. But it was really good; one of the few that I remember liking.

Ok, it’s now the end of the third quarter, and this is really starting to get boring. It’s still 7-3 Patriots because no one can get the stupid ball down the field. At least Tom Brady has gotten his clock cleaned a bunch of times.

Finally, something is happening. The Giants just made a big play. Is it possible that this game might actually come alive? Someone – anyone – please score for the love of Pete!

Yes! Another pass completion for the Giants.

Yeah!!! The Giants score! It’s now 10-7. Come on Giants, win this game!

Patriots score with a little more than 2:42 left in the game. It’s now 14-10.

Wow! What an incredible catch! I can’t believe Eli managed to get out of that sack.

Unbelievable! The Giants score!!!!! Only 35 seconds left in the game!

Brady sacked!

GIANTS WIN!!!!!! I can’t believe it. Actually, the game technically isn’t over because there’s one second left and the ball needs to be downed in order for the game to be over, but hundreds of people have stormed onto the field. The officials have to try to get everyone off the field. This is really bizarre.

Ok, now the game is over. Man – what an exciting fourth quarter.

And what did John McCain say earlier today: Somebody show me how you beat the Patriots. That, Senator, is how you beat the Patriots.

I bet Lt. Col. Greg Gadson is thrilled. He is the man who’s credited with turning around the Giants’ season.

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