Chris and DV talk about the merits of a Tiki Barber comeback - the history with his former team, the New York Giants, as well as what he can bring to a team and to what degree his impact would be. Considering the title, we don't think much about Barber. Especially when you consider the straight hating Barber has spewed towards Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning. Don't be mad because you quit a year before the Giants won the Super Bowl, Tiki. Anyway you can DL the ESR here!
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to win Super Bowl XLV. The Packers went into halftime with a 21-10 lead after the Steelers scored a touchdown just before the end of the second quarter. It looked like the Steelers had all of the momentum heading into the second half. However, despite outscoring the Packers after the half, the Steelers couldn't make enough of a comeback to win. If they had, they would have owned the record to come back from the biggest deficit (18 points) in the Super Bowl. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns without any interceptions, but was also great all postseason, leading the sixth-seeded Packers through three rounds before taking the team to the promised land. Rodgers now has as many Super Bowl victories as former Packers QB Brett Favre, but in addition has something Favre doesn't - Rodgers has the Super Bowl MVP.
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DV and Chris really go hard into why the New York Jets lost, but you can't take anything away from the PIttsburgh Steelers who have a chance to win their third Super Bowl in six years.
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DV and Chris go deep into whether or not Jay Cutler was a punk and abandoned his team, the Chicago Bears during an important game against long-time rivals, the Green Bay Packers. It's for the Super Bowl, Cutler!
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The NFC Wild Card weekend kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks mixing it up in the Great Northwest on Saturday, January 8th at 4:30PM ET. There has been much ballyhoo about the Seahawks making it into the postseason as NFC West division champions with a losing record (7-9), the first time that's happened in the NFL's history. Feel bad if you're a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New York Giants fan, both of whom finished with 10-6 records, but because of the current playoff system will be watching instead of playing.
Last week I wrote: “The Saints, to win, must sustain long drives and keep Peyton Manning off the field.” Somewhere between a Colts’ ten-point lead in the first quarter of the Super Bowl to the end of the second quarter, the Colts lost their mojo. Peyton Manning only had six snaps in the second quarter! Then the Colts lost the second half kick-off. Drew Brees spent the second half spraying the ball around to everyone, and the Saints took Super Bowl XLIV, 31-17.
So, the Super Bowl happens in just a couple of days. Have you ever needed to explain to a child (or clueless non-football fan) what football is, and why the Super Bowl is so important? Our friend Ze gives it a shot…check out the video above. You may want to use this as your template for explaining the issue in the future - if you can be sure not to blink like he does. Hit us back with your thoughts in the comments.
The first episode of The End Score Report is up. Meet Dan Devone, FOX sports anchor, and check out his thoughts on this weekend’s Super Bowl XLI. He gives you his pick, plus a preview of some of the commercials we can look forward to seeing. That’s right - K-Fed is gonna blow up!
In order to get a better perspective on the sports-world, I have dedicated the last couple of days in being slothful and training my body to become a pompous, second-guessing fat man. In the tradition of fat men media honcho’s who criticizes too harshly, I try to emulate the likes of Mike Golic, Mike Francesa, John Kruk, and Peter King. Here are my “random thoughts”:
- The Super Bowl commercials were terribly boring.
- The officiating was terrible. The live-blog did not discuss the horrible holding call on Seattle while driving in the Pittsburgh red zone, and the ensuing personal foul on Hasselbeck’s low tackle after the INT.
- I’m really happy for coach Bill Cowher.
- The game was an overall huge disappointment, entertainment factor wise.
- Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash says the Seattle Seahawks were cheated on the Mike and Mike in the Morning news flashes.
- Has anyone seen Shaun Alexander? I thought he was the MVP.
Let us know what you think.
Hines Ward was voted the Super Bowl MVP today. Ward caught 5 receptions for 123 yards and 1 TD. The most spectacular of these plays had to be the 43 yard touchdown pass thrown by Randall El. Mr. Ward, from all of us at EndScore, congratulations on your trophies.
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