If you give the media two entire weeks to talk about one game, you’re bound to hear some ridiculous things. Early in week 2 of the coverage I thought I’d take a look at what people are talking about, and bitch about it for a while!
Patriots’ victory party
Here’s a headline from the New York Post on Monday: “Keep Talking, Tom. Giants will make Brady pay for already planning victory party.” Man, Tom must have really talked some shit. The New York Daily News dropped this gem, “Huh? Tom Brady already planning post-Super Bowl party.” The gall of that Tom Brady to guarantee I victory! What a cocky bastard. Anyway I’m going to give Brady’s quote its own paragraph so you can see what caused all of the hype.
“We’re going down there, and we’re going down there for one reason. We’re going to give it our best and hopefully we’ll have a lot more people at our party next weekend.”
Yes, that is all he said.
Rex Ryan, who coaches in New York, guarantees Super Bowl victories before the preseason. Here we have Tom Brady who shrugs his shoulders and in his patented aww shucks tone basically says, “We’re gonna do the best we can and it’d sure be neat if we won” and it is a big deal apparently. When I saw some of these headlines it reminded me of looking through the TV guide as a kid trying to find movies that featured nudity, and then after waiting up till 3 in the morning all I got was two seconds of side boob. I don’t know how many times I have clicked on a sports article with a salacious headline only to be disappointed. These stories literally rely on someone picking up the newspaper (as if anyone actually buys newspapers) and saying, “GRRR THIS MAKES ME MAD!” and then throwing it down without actually reading the article. I think the next level of Belichick trolling the media is Brady starting out each press conference with, “The other team is awesome, I just hope we can keep it close and not lose by three touchdowns.”
The Giants have a way of turning any thing they want into a slight, and if they are going to do that anyway Vince Wilfork might as well just give a graphic description of violating Justin Tuck’s mother on media day. That way he can finally be disrespected to the extent that he imagines he and the rest of his teammates are.
The key to the game is the Giants front four
Here’s a drinking game!
Take a shot every time you hear someone on ESPN or the NFL Network say that the key to the game is the Giants getting pressure with their front four. If by the end of the week you still have a job, family, friends, or your driver’s license…you win!
Brady won’t “allow” his team to lose
A lot of sports casters secretly wish they were writing screenplays instead of commentating on actual sporting events.
The mystique of Tom Brady has been built up to the extent that pundits tend to believe he will actually “will” the team to victory and he won’t “allow” the team to lose this Super Bowl re-match. As Ryen Russillo astutely stated on the Scott Van Pelt show on Monday, Tom Brady could have an absolutely masterful effort and they could still lose. They could still lose by 17 points. What if the offensive line doesn’t block well? What if Julian Edelman gets locked in man to man coverage against Victor Cruz on a few key downs?
Tom Brady might be the most important player on the field on Sunday, but that’s the beauty of football – he still needs his teammates.
ELI MANNING IS TRYING TO WIN HIS SECOND SUPER BOWL IN THE SAME CITY THAT HIS BROTHER PLAYS OMG THE IRONY!
Eli has done enough with his career so far that he deserves more than endless questions about his brother’s condition during the build-up to his own Super Bowl appearance. Does a reporter honestly believe he is going to say something controversial like, “Our Dad is going to beat up Jim Irsay!” or something we all didn’t know like, “He didn’t want me to tell you this, but I like you guys. Anyway, Peyton’s career is over. Next question.”
I know there are some questions that just have to be asked, but do they really have to be asked that many times?
What are you already annoyed about this week? Let us know in the comments section!