OT: Niners Vs Giants Open Thread
The Giants might want to cover Vernon Davis a bit better. Just sayin....
they did...well enough anyway
commercial based on his TD dance?
"I don't know what I'm talking about therefore it's a touchdown."
Brandon Jacobs = soft
Giants fail to convert 4th and 1. The trusty handoff-up-the-middle doesn't get it done this time.
The Giants jerseys always seem at least a size too small.
Not sure either are great match-ups for Brady. Can we have him play the loser?
The Giants have the 49ers beat 3-2 with Herrmann, Manningham and Baas. (SF also has Goodwin)
Is the theme "Michigan produces great coaches at all levels" or "Michigan should have hired this guy"? He's certainly the most high profile in this game, but I don't know that producing great coaches helps recruiting, whereas, having arguably the best QB of all time does.
But then I don't know that Baas really helps our recruiting does either. Manningham just catching a TD doesn't hurt though.
But then my generally antipathy to NY teams, and Mannings probably has me leaning towards SF. Still think Harbaugh has foot in mouth disease, but he's an excellent coach, and I'd rather he be cocky than a cheater. And I think he does things the right way.
Looking like another last minute game either way. And either way I want them to lose to Brady. Though not sure they will.
I think both of these QB's are better than Flaco and these two teams run the ball pretty good. Don't know if NE can handle that combination the way they played today, even though NE won.
Nice series for the Giants.
Still tied at 7.
But I want Harbaugh humbled a little bit. I think he has had so much success so early, I believe he needs to be brought back to earth. However, he may be the second coming and win everything no matter what, but humility would help him a lot. Maybe it's sour grapes but he trashed talked UM about grades, dissed the Lions (twice), and in my opinion he acts just too damn cocky. Just saying. I don't know him but appearances are usually a good indicator.
who hasn't dissed the Lions at least a couple of times this past decade or two?
Go 49ers. I don't really care for Harbaugh's comments about his alma mater, but at the same time, I'm not really a fan of anything that comes out of New York.
Giants receivers dropping a ton of passes on this last drive.
End of 2nd, 10-7 Giants.
14-10 49ers. Vernon Davis with his second TD catch.
can score again here, this game will change big-time
I've been a Michigan fan and a Colts fan for my whole life. There are rumors of the Colts being really interested in Tressel. Irsay has flown to Florida twice in the last two weeks to interview him. My gut reaction is that if the Colts hire Tressel, I'm no longer a Colts fan. If that happens, what should I do? Am I being irrational?
But it will be the first job the vest has had where the players make more money than he makes.
I had to come here because this is the only place where people could join me in understanding how stupid that punt was.
NY just got dicked out of a TD. Even if the call is reversed the damn ref blew the whistle.
It appears you can't return a muffed punt anyway.
but Im sure I have seen teams advance the ball in that situation before.
Gotta love that guy. I'll never forget his catch to beat Penn St. with 2 secs left on the clock (that Lloyd argued back on the clock earlier that game). I was sitting in the corner of the endzone, not very far from that amazing game winner.
All I can think of when Mario Mannigham catches touchdowns
Manning to Manningham... that was a sweet catch. I've been waiting for him to get involved!
Gotta love Super Mario!!
Penn State dagger through the heart redux (maybe from the other side of the field, though)!
EDIT: M. Scarn beat me to it. Thx for the memories!
Alex Smith's legs in the playoffs.
Alex Smith has some wheels.
Its like Manning has Tommy Rees syndrome only with CRUZ!CRUZ!CRUZ!CRUZ!CRUZ!CRUZ!CRUZ!
But these have been damn fine games today.
I'm all about the Baas/Manningham combo.
CRUZCRUZCRUZ . . ..
Love the Zook punt. Embrace the Zook punt.
From dual conference championship OTs.
Mathlete, do an expected value on whether you want the ball first under NFL overtime rules. I can't figure it out of the top of my head.
with constant Xfinity commercials beginning abruptly just as the whistle blows a play dead but ending before the next snap (still clearly interrupting the broadcast)? Or is it just the local broadcast in DC? wtf... never seen this before.
And BOOM goes the dynamite.
He may well have cost SanFran the game.
But that would be a shitty way to lose.
Giants in the Super Bowl is why there should never be an extended college football playoff.
They're not even in the playoffs.
Exaclty. Lose seven games and be in the championship. That's the definition of a meaningless regular season.
Ready to screw it up for Brady again. Sigh.
I would disagree. I do root for both NY teams for full disclosure but I am really a college football fan and only really follow the NFL playoffs.
Guess you can use that as evidence to your point but I would say that the Giants earned this. You beat at least two quality teams to reach the Super Bowl. They played well enough in the regular season to make this point. They improved enough throughout the season to be good enough when it mattered.
To me the team that does well at the end of the season and postseason deserves to be in the championship game. College football this season proved that even the current BCS format where supposedly the regular season matters did the exact opposite.
Agree to disagree.
if not for the extended playoff.
I do not mind it. The season si so short already that injuries can make a dramatic impact on a team's performance during the season.
I agree. And I think we were both rooting for Michigan to beat Duke this year. But as an objective matter, I think a smaller playoff is better for the sport. In fact I would much rather see a 16 or 32 team NCAA basketball tournament (though its not practical with the number of autobids that have to go to garbage conferences). If Michigan gets to where we want it to be as a basketball school, what will even be the point of the regular season? /off-topic-rant
Thomas game hero.
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Wow. Williams has screwed up twice on punt returns...and fucking Devin Thomas is the one who recovered both.
Now that was a dumb penalty.
It's often said that one mistake is not the reason for a loss, but two? Williams: this one's on you!
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Both Harbaugh brothers are NOT fans of their special teams right now. #1/3ofthegame
Too bad Frank Beamer isn't also a Harbaugh...
In the Sugar Bowl.
More obvious in the replay that he didn't want to stay to be sociable. And in the post-game show (the network one), the Fox team said Harbaugh turned them down for an interview.
But Amani Toomer is enthused on the local postgame. And even pleased that Cruz broke his Giants season record, saying he's glad it was by such a good kid.
Those Giants sure know how to win games when the weather gets ugly.
Best of luck to the 3 former UM captains (and Super Mario) in the Super Bowl.
Now this is a sequel on which I am onboard.
A different ending.
I hope Brady plays a great game and represents us well.
That said I am from 45 minutes outside NYC originally so I have to go with the home team.
If a playoff like this had produced the rematch in college football this year I would have been onboard. However, to me that will always be illegitimate because I truly think Gundy would have given Saban a run did his money (in a hypothetical playoff).
Should be a great game.
Love those Giants baby! Good weekend for Michigan boys. The rematch is on!
Brady throw for over 400 yards with 4tds and Manningham catch for over 200 yards with 2tds in a Pats win.
If the Giants end up winning I only hope its because Manningham goes off. probably wishful thinking but that's what im going for!
According to Wojnowski, Harbaugh didn't let Fox into the locker room for a post-game interview.
"Jim Harbaugh blew off Fox and wouldn't talk after the game. I love that he hates to lose, but that's not good. He is who he is."
Managed to speak with the Network after the game. And while both sucked, Baltimore's was more suddenly crushing. Can't talk the talk when you're winning if you hide when you lose.
The NFL championship is all-Northeast teams, unlike the NCAA championship. Good for the cold-weather states.