Monday, February 08, 2010

Life could imitate sport


In a sense, the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV victory was closer than the 31-17 score would indicate.

For most of the game, Colts quarterback marched the down the field virtually at will. Colts running backs gashed the Saints repeatedly for large games. And until 3:12 left in the fourth quarter, the first overtime game in Super Bowl history seemed a distinct possibility.

But in all the most important ways, the game was a blowout. At virtually every key moment, the Saints outplayed and outcoached the Colts, and for that the Saints own a Super Bowl, a piece of history, and no small amount of joy for New Orleans.

Football is always a game of accumulated moments, but this Super Bowl in particular resolved itself into a collage of three plays and decisions that decided the title.

[snip]

In Super Bowl XLIV, fortune favored the bold.


My guess is the really big game in Washington D.C. will also go to the bold. Sure hasn't happened yet.
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