Well, if you’re New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whose team just saw its bid for an undefeated go up in smoke against the New York Giants, 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII, you abandon all semblance of class by running off the field before the final play is won.
This never ceases me to amaze me about sports: When everyone thinks something is going to happen, you can almost bet on the opposite happening.
And this never ceases to amaze me about football: Despite everything that teams can throw at you, sophisticated schemes and diverse attacks, it almost always comes down to who hits harder, and who is flat-out tougher.
And tonight, there’s no question that the Giants were that team.
Well, that’s my immediate thought anyway.
This ranks as one of the best Super Bowls in the past 20 years in my book.
And speaking of Giants to be happy for, how about former University of Kentucky Wildcat Jared Lorenzon, who didn’t see action but got plenty of face time next to New York coach Tom Coughlin.
What a great moment for a guy who was out of football, hung with it and now has a Super Bowl ring to show for it.
Congrats also to former University of Louisville Cardinal Sam Madison, who saw plenty of action at cornerback for the Giants and recorded two tackles.