Super Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by Seth on February 5th, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Here's your MGoBlog Official Rooting Guide:



  New York Giants
New England Patriots
MVP Candidates David Baas and Mario Manningham, plus RBs coach Jerald Ingram and Asst. (to the) Linebackers coach Jim Herrmann Tom Brady and Zoltan Mesko, plus Mallett if you count him.
Known Buckeye Associates Jake Ballard (TE) and Jim Cordle (backup to Baas) DL Coach Pepper Johnson (played under Earl Bruce).
Spartans Charitably Employed Greg Jones (backup MLB) and Devin Thomas (3rd string WR) Brian Hoyer, but I don't count this against them because I find a Spartan as manservant to both Brady and Zoltan (srsly: he's listed as the Space Emperor's backup as PK holder!) totally acceptable.
Suspected Domer Sympathizers Justin Tuck (starting SDE) Sergio Brown, a 3rd string safety
Other known affiliations The original Mara (current owner's grandpa) bought and disbanded the Detroit Wolverines (NFL) in 1929 just so he could have Benny Friedman Kirk Ferentz, Nick Saban, and Charlie Weiss all served as asst. coaches under Belicheck at one time. OC Bill O'Brien will become Penn State's new Head Zook after game.

Sorry to have taken over M-Wolverine's thread. I planned to have this go up at 5:30 and he beat me to it. Here's his original post:

Less than an hour away.  Should be a good game. The commercials. The halftime show featuring someone steering her kid to Michigan.  Brady, Zoltan and Mallett vs. Manningham, Baas and Herrmann. I'll be rooting for Brady to win his fourth, and get to the arguably greatest player/QB of all time level, so we can say THAT GUY came from Michigan. (And my general stance of rooting against Mannings). But if you're a diehard Giants fan, no problem.  Just remember your team has twice as many Spartans as the Pats. ;-)  Enjoy the game, the food, the family, friends, and fun!



February 5th, 2012 at 9:18 PM ^

I like how Collinsworth criticized Manningham for not giving enough cushion on the sideline but neglected to point out that Manning through the ball right on the sideline and the safety was right there. Manningham still should have gotten both feet in, but if they runn that route more inside, it's picked off.

Pats finally catch a break in what should have been PI on Moore


February 5th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

Seems like since the first drive the Giants move the ball well until the Pats 30/40 yard line area and finally get stopped. It's like a "bend but don't break" defense is actually kind of working.


February 5th, 2012 at 9:47 PM ^

If the Giants just wanted to run the clock why didn't they just take the knee? Seems easier than telling your tail back to just fall over at the one.