Sunday, February 04, 2007

Ah well, we'll always have 1985, I guess.

Chicago Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo

Well, after Devin Hester (pictured above) ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown, it was pretty much downhill for the NFC Champion Chicago Bears, as the Super Bowl was won convincingly by the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17.

Peyton Manning won the MVP in the same manner some Hollywood actors win an Oscar, as a lifetime achievement award. Oh, Peyton outplayed Rex Grossman, but the game was truly won by the Colts DEFENSE, which was the joke of the AFC in the regular season but the TOAST of the AFC in the playoffs and Super Bowl.

Tony Dungy, a fine and classy individual, Bill Polian (4 SB losses with the Bills) and Manning all have the giant Ls removed from their foreheads, and they deserve this championship. They and their Colts were the last team standing, and that's what counts.

Congratulations to the Champions of Super Bowl XLI, the Indianapolis Colts.

SIDE NOTE: This makes my final record 9-2 for the playoffs, not too shabby. My two losses were when the Colts beat the Ravens and the Bears.

3 comments:

Richmond said...

I'm pleased that you now know the feeling of a well-fought, but losing, fight. Oh, I forgot: you still have the Illini to remember as well. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

LeftWingCracker said...

THAT was a low blow, Mr. Bastard Son of Joe Kapp, at least the Bears have a ring...

Richmond said...

How low do you want me to go? Actually, I'd prefer to be the Bastard Son of Sir Francis--as thew man with whom I share a birthday used to say--given that he took us to three Super Bowls, made the Hall of Fame and has presumably a lot more money.
You might also want to remind me of 1967, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000 (plus 1968 and 1969 thrown in for good measure). You know, all those years we made the Final Four and lost. As a Big Ten fan--you might also want to throw in 1984 when we lost to Indiana (and HIM) since Brad Daughtery and Kenny Smith were both hurt and Matt Doherty couldn't figure out how to score when we needed it. Incidentally Mr. Chicago fan, need I remind you of our contribution to the Chicago sports landscape from our 1984 team? Has he left the building yet?