Monday, February 6, 2012

A Spot-On Super Bowl Prediction; Joe Namath

The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 to win the Super Bowl.
If only I had more conviction ...
If you read my blog Sunday morning (posted Saturday night), I picked the Giants to beat the Patriots 21-17.  Too bad I don't have a bookie (of course I also picked LSU to beat Alabama)!
Congratulations to Eli Manning and the Giants, who out-played Tom Brady and the favored Patriots.  That's two Super Bowl victories for Eli, to one for his more heralded older brother Peyton, if any one's keeping score.

Click on photo to watch trailer.

Speaking of quarterbacks,  if you subscribe to HBO, it is well worth the time to watch the 87-minute documentary on Joe Namath, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of his high school championship in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 2011.  There may never be another Joe Willie Namath.  The former Alabama and New York Jets star quarterback was both brash and humble; forceful yet fragile.  His reached the highest highs and lowest lows.  He was Broadway Joe, but at the same time, the same grounded kid who never forgot his humble upbringing in western PA. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy HBO's Namath.   

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