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The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

Posted on: January 15, 2011 2:59 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Warning to Giants fans and football purists: there’s a chance that reading this story will feel a little like finding out that you’re your significant other was just being nice when he or she said they loved the first meal you ever cooked them.

Remember that epic 2007 Week 17 Saturday night thriller between the New York Giants and the undefeated New England Patriots? That was the game where both teams played their hearts out even though neither technically needed to win (both had already locked up their respective playoff spots). Everyone understood that the Patriots’ hearty effort stemmed from their desire to register the first 16-0 season in NFL history. But the Giants? They played all-out simply out of passion and principle. For that, they were lauded by football fans worldwide. After all, THAT’S what it’s all about – THAT’S what warriors who play this great game stand for!

But what if the story was farcical?

"Well, I'll let you in on a little bit of a secret," former Giants defensive coordinator and current Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo recently said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "You know, as much as we wanted to win that game -- all of us did -- and we played it to win it, we made a decision defensively we weren't going to jeopardize trying to win the Tampa Bay game (in the first round of the playoffs) by throwing out our whole game plan in the 16th game of the season. So there was a little bit of a pullback there."

So the Giants played hard, but they didn’t technically play all-out.

"I remember as close as we got to winning that game I felt a little bit bad about not throwing a little bit more at them in an attempt to win the thing," Spagnuolo said.

As is the case when your significant other admits to not having actually loved that first meal, knowing now that everything turned out just fine in the end allows you to still smile about the disappointing news.

“(The Patriots) were better than us that day and they should have won,” Spagnuolo added. “But we did some different things in the Super Bowl that we didn't do at all in the 16th game. I don't know if that helped or not, but we'd like to think it did."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:19 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

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Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 5:07 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

Yeah, Strahan should have been MVP, 1 sack and 2 tackles, lol, woopdy doo.  At least Eli deserved the MVP, unlike Brady's first one where he threw for 14o yards and his defense shut down the Rams and got him a pic 6.  Ty Law should have been MVP that game, not Brady. 



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2011 11:04 am
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

I love the fact that Patsy fans are STILL being bad sports about that game. Thats where the real victory still lives on. New York Football Giants Super Bowl 42 Champions.



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 10:49 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

yeah they didnt have that miracle catch in the playbook for that game because without that they lose the superbowl also   LMAO



yeah just like the Pats taping opposing teams practice before games.....because without that they never win a Superbowl .... now thats funny and something to laugh about 



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 10:47 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

One and done.  The whole bunch.  The good news is...oh wait, there is no good news for you.  Eli is the Dumber Manning and won't win another anything, and Strahan and the defense should have shared the Super Bowl MVP.  He's gone-and the heart of your team's gone.  Tiki's still running his mouth...

And the Giants are done for the forseeable future.  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......




Another bitter Pats fan mad about the ruined "Perfect Season" .... LOL .....Cheatriots and Bellicheat....thats the real legacy for the Pats .... famous for cheating LOL ....Their SB wins are tarnished forever and you guys know it ROFLMAO



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 8:51 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

One and done.  The whole bunch.  The good news is...oh wait, there is no good news for you.  Eli is the Dumber Manning and won't win another anything, and Strahan and the defense should have shared the Super Bowl MVP.  He's gone-and the heart of your team's gone.  Tiki's still running his mouth...

And the Giants are done for the forseeable future.  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 6:49 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

thanks for this almost significant bit of info.



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 4:30 pm
 

The truth about the '07 NYG-NE season finale

yeah they didnt have that miracle catch in the playbook for that game because without that they lose the superbowl also   LMAO


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