XLII – The Answer To Life, The Universe, And Everything

Supposedly there’s some sporting event going on today that will be played out during cutaways from the non-stop coverage of the supreme efforts of our nation’s finest advertising agencies. Consider this your place to fire away with your insights, observations, and pithy comments as our nation bears witness to the battle for your hard-earned disposable income while phenomenally talented athletes display their skills in The Douglas Adams Bowl. It’s New England vs. New York. It’s Patriots vs. Giants. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and it’s a helluvalot of fun. And… GO!

YFSF author John (Trisk) YF is at the game and checked in with this update at 12:33EST: On the bus to the Super Bowl now. Its raining and cold here. Anticipate a closed roof. Hope all is well in YF/SF nation.

Enjoy the game, everyone.

31 comments… add one
  • Nice HHGG reference ;)

    AndrewYF February 3, 2008, 5:30 pm
  • Oof, another half like that from the Pats (and the Giants D, which looks superb) and New York will be celebrating, rightfully.

    SF February 3, 2008, 8:17 pm
  • We are.

    The Sheriff (Andrews) February 3, 2008, 10:17 pm
  • i feel sick and i want to throw up.
    Go Red Sox.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF February 3, 2008, 10:20 pm
  • As my SBNation colleague at Pats Pulpit put it: the Ultimate Humble Pie.
    An excellent job by the Giants defense, with just enough contributions from their offense.
    Oh yeah. Not that any of them will see this, but the next ESPN reporter who interviews a member of the ’72 Dolphins should be shot. The story of the Giants and their great play > unbridled smugness.

    QuoSF February 3, 2008, 10:23 pm
  • A great football game to watch. I didn’t have a horse in this race; I certainly loved the drama

    attackgerbil February 3, 2008, 10:30 pm
  • Hah. But at least they should have the last laugh, after being belittled time and time again this season.
    New York beats Boston. Let’s make this a habit, eh?

    AndrewYF February 3, 2008, 10:31 pm
  • That was a great/horrible game.
    Haven’t been so tense during a sporting match since ALCS 2004 Games 4-5-6.
    So, uhhmmmmm… Let’s go, Red Sox!

    Hudson February 3, 2008, 10:48 pm
  • I wonder where I can pick up a copy of that Pats championship season book the Boston Globe had already printed?

    Brendan (YF) February 3, 2008, 10:53 pm
  • Brendan, if you find out where the Globe printing press is, check the dumpster out back. (Feh.)

    Hudson February 3, 2008, 10:55 pm
  • Andrew: If you’re referring to the Dolphins, they’re pretty rightly belittled. Look a little deeper at their season and #’s, and then think of the context. The top athletes were still gravitating a bit more towards baseball in the 70s.

    QuoSF February 3, 2008, 11:13 pm
  • Well, at least Trisk will be happy. :)

    Jackie (SF) February 3, 2008, 11:14 pm
  • That book’s hanging out with the Yankees 2004 ALCS Championship t-shirts in some third world country.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF February 3, 2008, 11:14 pm
  • Keep telling yourself that, Quo. Yeah, they’re bitter old men now, but at least they still have that ‘only perfect season in NFL history’ thing to fall back on. No context or statistics can take that away from them.

    AndrewYF February 3, 2008, 11:31 pm
  • “But please, Jintsfans, talk a ton of trash in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. It will make the result that much more satisfying.
    Posted by: Hudson | Monday, January 21, 2008 at 07:39 PM”
    Thanks Hudson you made my week….

    sam-YF February 3, 2008, 11:35 pm
  • Sure, they have that to fall back on, but you can’t ignore the context. Had they won the Super Bowl but lost one regular season game, they wouldn’t be remembered for anything at all, because they really weren’t that great a team.
    Get your soundbite from Don Shula, and keep Mercury Morris off the TV/airwaves.

    QuoSF February 3, 2008, 11:35 pm
  • The stadium was nuts! I cannot tell you how loud it was when Plax caught the game winning td. I’m on top of the world. Flying home tomorrow when I get home I will share some stories and pictures.

    John - YF February 3, 2008, 11:58 pm
  • “Sure, they have that to fall back on, but you can’t ignore the context. Had they won the Super Bowl but lost one regular season game, they wouldn’t be remembered for anything at all, because they really weren’t that great a team.”
    Okay. But they did, and the Patriots didn’t. Just like the Seattle Mariners, they’ll simply go down in the annals of “great team, but not great enough”.

    AndrewYF February 3, 2008, 11:59 pm
  • Hudson, thanks for the laugh. I just might go look for a copy as it may be worth something someday. But really, best Super Bowl I’ve seen in this lifetime (only 22 yrs). Just thought it was very fitting that the perfect Pats lost any chance of history (there are two other 18-1 teams and both of those teams won Super Bowls, the Niners and Bears)

    Brendan (YF) February 4, 2008, 12:01 am
  • Andrew. I don’t disagree on that. Losing the Super Bowl basically destroys any legacy the Patriots might’ve had based upon this season. But can we maybe, somewhere, get the general public to admit that there were many many teams in the history of football better than the ’72 Dolphins, and that given the context, their perfect season really wasn’t that amazing?

    QuoSF February 4, 2008, 12:17 am
  • This New York-New England Super Bowl has me stoked for the start of baseball season.
    I won’t be surprised if there is a Yankee-Red Sox ALCS with just as must drama as this Super Bowl.

    yf2k February 4, 2008, 12:36 am
  • It’s amazing how close the Pats were to winning. They will be kicking themselves for years.
    I simply don’t know how Manning got away from that scrum, launched that long pass, and then the Giants receiver pulled it down on top of his helmet and held on when hitting the ground.
    Similarly, there was a near-interception on the last Giants drive which would have ended the game.
    Basically I give credit for the win to the Giants pass rush, and some blame to the Pats’ offensive line.

    Hudson February 4, 2008, 1:35 am
  • Wow. Wow. Wow. Riding the T back from the game was like a religious experience. It was filled with Pats fans, who, much like Hudson, were busily (and in some cases, tearfully) switching from hubris to analysis.
    I can’t say that we NY partisans haven’t done a bit of that ourselves in years past. Humility is a good thing. But while I send my condolences to my fellow Bostonians, I’ll indulge in the following lyrics from Weezer:
    Oh yeah
    Alright
    Feels good
    Inside
    I’ll leave it to the New England Patriots to guess the song title.

    Adrian-YF February 4, 2008, 1:53 am
  • // I can’t say that we NY partisans haven’t done a bit of that ourselves in years past. //
    More like from hubristic to obnoxious.

    Hudson February 4, 2008, 2:06 am
  • im no Pats fan but its still “Say It Aint So” and it’ll do.
    Way to go Big Blue. Amazing win. The Giants D was the best its ever been and everyone on this team played their hearts out.
    David curb-stomped Goliath

    ansky February 4, 2008, 2:40 am
  • Best superbowl I’ve seen in my lifetime. I don’t care for either the Pats or the Giants, so I was just rooting for a good game. And I sure as hell got one.
    Cheer up Pats fans–pitchers and catchers report in 9 days!

    Atheose February 4, 2008, 8:41 am
  • AG, I just got the reference in the title!
    That was a great Superbowl. And a great defensive performance by the Giants. Brady didn’t have much time, and when he did, he was off. Just unreal to see that offense held down. And that final drive by Eli was spectacular. Lost in the postmortem was just how a good of a job the NE defense did for most of the game. I thought, after the Moss touchdown, the Giants wouldn’t be able to march down the field. Eli surpised a lot of people, including me.

    Nick-YF February 4, 2008, 9:06 am
  • Congrats, Gints fans! And congrats to Trisk, who made the long trip.
    In a sign of adulthood, I missed a good portion of the second half due to a three year old with a 104+ fever, and ended up not nearly so concerned about sports. In the end, I am not sure if I should thank him or not.
    I hope people don’t use this game to diminish the Pats’ season (though clearly the season itself hasn’t been ultimately as great as it could have been), and I also hope Pats fans don’t demean what was obviously a stellar (and superior) effort by the Giants by calling this a fluke or anything like that. Again, Congrats to the Giants and their fans, well done.

    SF February 4, 2008, 9:17 am
  • Quo – better teams, perhaps, but better season.. obviously not.. =)

    Lar February 4, 2008, 9:38 am
  • The Red Sox better go 173-0

    Daniel February 4, 2008, 9:54 am
  • Lar – can’t disagree with that statement. But eh.

    QuoSF February 4, 2008, 7:10 pm

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