courtesy: Tim Roske /AP
Scotland will be watching Super Bowl Sunday as one of their own tries making history.
Lawrence Tynes of Greenock takes the field for the NY Giants. It was Tynes 47 yard field goal, the longest in the frozen tundra of Lambeau field that led the Giants to Super Bowl XLII.
The New England Patriots are on the cusp of making history by becoming the first unbeaten team since the Miami Dolphins in 1972. A dominating performance by any standards. The Pats are favoured by a spread of 13 points.
Despite their superiority, the Pats Super Bowl performances have been close affairs, winning each of their three titles by the difference of just a field goal.
The NY Giants have been the story of the playoffs with solid performances from Eli Manning, Ahmed Bradshaw, and Plaxico Burress on offense and the defensive exploits of Michael Strahan and a highly under rated secondary who have risen to the occasion. RW McQuarters has led the charge with 3 interceptions.
I expect this game to be tight with the Giants pulling off a memorable upset on a Tynes field goal as the clock expires.
No wardrobe malfunctions are expected as Tom “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Petty and the Heartbreakers perform the half time show.
A NY Times article on the unsettled nature of the Giants kicking game before Tynes walked in.
Tynes is an interesting story. Here is Soccerblog’s profile >>