Monday, February 07, 2005

Super Bowl Recap

Well, Super Bowl XXXIX is in the books. As the Banshee and 90% of the nation predicted, the Patriots were triumphant. I don't know if the Pats won as much as the Eagles lost. The Pats played well, but the Eagles were just plain bad on offense. They turned the ball over 4 times and put on one of the worst clock management exhibitions of all time in the last 5 minutes of the game. It was horrific. In contrast, the Patriots simply did not make any big mistakes. Tom Brady was marvelous, as usual, in this big game. He threw 2 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Brady did not win the MVP this year, however. That honor went to wide receiver Deion Branch. Branch tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches.

Congratulations are certainly in order for the Patriots. Sunday's victory makes 3 Super Bowl championships in 4 years. They have now earned a place amongst the NFL's most storied dynasties. Head coach Bill Belichick is now being mentioned as one of the greatest coaches of all time. Belichick's genius will certainly be tested next year. The Patriots will head into the 2005 season without their offensive and defensive coordinators who have left for the greener pastures of head coaching.