Monday, February 05, 2007

Wake Me When It's Over

Congratulations to the Colts. You won, arguably, the most boring Super Bowl I've ever seen over one of the most undeserving, overrated, hapless and bumbling opponents ever. Yay. Everyone throw a monkey off your back. Oh happy day.

The biggest question I have: If it was $2.6 million to air a 30-second ad, how much exactly did Lunesta pay the NFL to turn its marquis event into a three-and-a-half-hour televised version of one of their pills?

No, actually, the biggest question I have is this: How in the hell did the Bears ever get to this game?

Is the NFC really that bad? I mean, I watch the Redskins all season, so my view on the NFC isn't exactly rosy, but in the hell was this team 15-3 coming into this game? That was one of the worst-tackling, most poorly executed, super-soft, meek and timid defenses I have ever seen. The Colts are the soft ones! Have been for years. Now all of a sudden they look like tough guys? Brian Urlacher must once and for all go down as one of the most overrated defensive players of this generation- he looked confused and weak from start to finish. I'm not gonna lay this game at the trembling, slippery and amateurish feet of Rex Grossman, either, despite the fact that his ineptness is matched only by his comical look of being overwhelmed in almost any situation. Even if Rex had thrown for 300 yards and no interceptions, the Bears defense was rendered clueless and heartless in what has to be the last 60 minutes in which that team is ever again, for as long as oxygen is breathed on this earth, compared to the Bears team which so thoroughly whipped the Pats' asses in the days of yore. If you made it through that sentence, congratulations. The Bears, upon reading it, would have misread the subject, tripped over the verb, let the prepositions slip through their hands and the direct object get behind the two-deep safety.

I'm not going to do the Boston Globe thing, and say, "Man, if the Pats could have made just ONE stop in Indy, we could've crushed the Bears..." Obviously, that goes without saying. I hope last night was a wake-up call to the Pats' front office. The Super Bowl last year, this year and probably next year is yours for the taking! If you can put together a team that can just make the Super Bowl, you're already most of the way there to winning it. The NFC is embarrassing! On a sloppy night, the Colts did enough to win. I got the impression they could have done more. After the touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne, the Colts hardly threw the ball downfield. Didn't need to. Wasn't gonna be necessary as long as throwing the ball six yards into the flat would result in three missed Bears tackles and a gain of 18 yards.

As the saying goes, I had no dog in that fight, but that fact did not stop me from once, just once, firing my Sox cap at the tv in disgust after Grossman's second fourth-quarter pick. I was mad the Colts were gonna win. I was mad the Pats weren't even there. But mostly, I was mad that the Bears didn't even seem to respect the opportunity they were given. After the New Year's Eve loss, Grossman said his head wasn't in that game, that he wasn't prepared, what with it being New Year's Eve and all. Well, I just looked at a calender, and for the life of me, I can't figure out what the hell holiday the Bears thought yesterday was.


Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

I actually thought last night's game was rather interesting, Matty. The worst Super Bowl I can remember was Miami's win over Washington, 14-7 in 1973, giving them a perfect season. Only Garo Yepremian's fumble highlighted a really rotten game.

1:49 PM  
Blogger MattySox said...

I would disagree...aside from the "excitement" of the first quarter, which was really more a product of nervousness and bad weather, I thought the rest of the game was mind-numbingly boring. Just two teams fumbling around, one less than the other. The Colts were obviously superior, but who could really make that statement very forcefully based on how poorly the Bears played? Just not interesting to me at all.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Peter N said...

Wednesday here...and the rain made everyone's "new holiday HD TV purchase" look like standard definition. Rex was not clutch, but the halftime Prince show was great!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

It's SOX time, Matty:

The Sox Bullpen makes me nervous;

So do 26 Consecutive Weeks of "FOX Saturday Baseball";

Opening Day is 25 Days Away.

1:42 PM  

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