Monday, February 04, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
There are two, and only two, die-hard Patriot fans in the place. Warren and me. Whereas I worried about the Chargers, Cowboys, Colts, Ravens, Steelers, and Giants going into those games, Warren was cool under fire the whole season. The more he told me not to worry, the more worried I got.
Hasan is a dyed in the wool Giantsí fan, having grown up in NYC. Weíve been going at each other for the last two weeks, all in good fun. Iím so confident of a victory by the Pats in the Super Bowl I promised Iíd buy him whatever DVD comes on the market trumpeting an upset win. Iím so confident I told him I would not allow him to reciprocate with a Patriots DVD. Candy. Baby. Some limb I climbed out on. You catch my drift.
This game is both historic and momentous for the Patriots. The biggest game of each individual playerís life. If I were Bill Belichick Iíd use the same exact words to my players that Herb Brooks directed toward the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team before the start of the Third Period, when they were down 2-1 to Finland. ďIf you lose this game, youíll take it to your f---ing grave! Your f---ing grave!Ē
Now for my prediction: the game will be over after the first quarter. Think Iím kidding? I picked the Patriots to beat the Redskins 56-3 this season, and I have a witness.