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Silver Lining Thoughts On The Super Bowl From A Jets Fan

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Haven't we seen this script before? Different Super Bowl you say? Well, Super Bowl XLVI looked an awful lot like Super Bowl XLII did, with game changing catches, an Eli Manning fourth quarter drive, a disappointed Tom Brady, and another celebration for the city of New York. Now, DP devotees know that yours truly is a Jets fan, and quite honestly, watching another Giants/Patriots Super Bowl was not only depressing for the lose-lose situation it presented, but sadly reminded Jet nation of how dysfunctional our franchise is. And yes, how long it's been since we've been in a Super Bowl (1969!). However, similar to my feeling on the Giants winning Super Bowl XLII (Famine Over: G-Men Are Giants In New York City), I am content with the outcome of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady leaving the big stage without any hardware.

Any while this year's Super Bowl win for the Giants hurts more than the last one for the mere fact of a now brewing rivalry (and increased inferior complex of the Jets) with the Giants, it is good to see the city of New York, and I guess the state of New Jersey (?) celebrate a championship. I'm especially happy for a guy like Eli Manning and a head coach like Tom Coughlin. A humbled guy that works hard, and another who has been publicly fired several times, both continuing to defy the odds and the critics, and continue a winning legacy.

And yes, Mario Manningham's catch was amazing. But the throw by Eli was twice as awesome. Perfect placement. Clutch.

What do I hate (besides the obvious)?

What else? Frauds. Fraudbags, to be more specific. You just have to love all of the "Giants" fans that came out of their idling for the next "in" thing to latch their fraud-ism to. And yes, Spike Lee is the biggest offender of them all. Wasn't he wearing a Joe Namath jersey last year and parading around in Jets gear when the Jets were in the AFC Championship? But you know what, such is the price die-hard fans have to pay when they're on top of the mountain.

Nonetheless it was a great Super Bowl. Congrats to the New York Giants, the real Giants fans, and of course, this city I love oh so much, - New York Freakin' City.

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