Guest Blog Entry
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Am I the only one who *didn't* think that the first half of the Superbowl was "a dog"? Surely I can't be the only person who appreciates a good defense? I personally love watching a linebacker come out of nowhere to stuff a run behind the line of scrimmage, or to make a huge sack. I love watching the linemen push the pocket in around the QB, forcing a mistake or a lost opportunity at the very least.
I actually found the first half far more interesting, wondering what the heck either team was going to try next to break out and get some points on the board. I would have been a very happy camper had the game ended after 30 minutes. The second half was fine, but it was, well, ordinary. I couldn't get pumped up at all for New England to make that last drive, because that's what they *always* do. Vineteri actually missing two field goals early on, now that was exciting.
Prior to Tom Brady's pass to Deion Branch with 3:11 to go in the first half I thought both sides were playing scared. I didn't see it so much as two great defenses but more like two inept offences. Carolina didn't look like they were going to get a first down all night. I hear what you're saying about appreciating good defense but I can't say I loved this game until the flurry at the close of the second quarter. I think the final quarter was extremely entertaining and hardly "ordinary".
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