February 4th, 2008

You got Served!

18-1

The game's not over until the last play is run and the last second ticks off the clock. The Giants demonstrated their understanding of that fact by clearing the field of celebrants to take a knee and run the final second off the clock. Bill Belichick demonstrated his lack of a similar understanding by grumping across the stadium, shaking hands, and leaving the field before that final play was run. The Pats (and most of the sports media that I saw, honestly) had been treating a Super Bowl victory, and thus a perfect season, as fait accompli for about the past five weeks; I imagine that's why they lost.