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Old 02-05-2008, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Right here. Right now.
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a'la "The Immaculate Reception", etc...

I heard someone on the radio here refer to David Tyree's miracle helmet catch as: "The Beantown Beatdown"
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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"The Slingshot." Because with that play, David took down Goliath!

That play was so huge. If the Giants don't convert, it's fourth down, and they probably lose. Eli makes the improbable breakaway, Tyree makes the inhuman catch, and the Giants stop the "unstoppable," undefeated Patriots, all on that one amazing play. It helped deny the Patriots a shot not just at the record books, but at being called the greatest team to ever play. Because of all that, I have to say the Slingshot was the single greatest play in NFL history. I'm not big on hyperbole, but I can't think of a more history-changing play than that one.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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"The Slingshot." Because with that play, David took down Goliath!

That play was so huge. If the Giants don't convert, it's fourth down, and they probably lose. Eli makes the improbable breakaway, Tyree makes the inhuman catch, and the Giants stop the "unstoppable," undefeated Patriots, all on that one amazing play. It helped deny the Patriots a shot not just at the record books, but at being called the greatest team to ever play. Because of all that, I have to say the Slingshot was the single greatest play in NFL history. I'm not big on hyperbole, but I can't think of a more history-changing play than that one.
I agree. I don't care who you rooted for during the game, it would be hard to argue with the place that one play now secures in NFL history.

The entire play was an escape from the seemingly inevitable was as if there was some sort of a divine intervention. Both parts of the catch were highly improbable, but Eli's escape and Tyree's truly amazing (a word I pretty much NEVER use) catch, together... IMPOSSIBLE!

I could watch that replay 1000 times and still not understand how he didn't drop it, or Harrison didn't flip it out of his hands. One thing is for sure - if I watched it 1000 times, I'd smile big 1000 times. ....
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Thanks Dave! THAT was really using your head!
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Default How bout a Super Bowl Haiku?

That was one Slippery Tyree...

The One that Soughed (sounds like plowed) that Chowd Crowd...

Brady and Moss gather no Gloss.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I call it "lucky".
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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One article I read called it the "Hail Manning". I loved that!
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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One article I read called it the "Hail Manning". I loved that!
I know Eli was on the run and under pressure, but Manning deserves NO credit for that one. It was a great/lucky catch, horrible throw. "Hail Manning". Manning is average at best. But wait, lemme guess... now that he has a ring on his finger, that automatically makes him great, right? Cmon people, Manning (Eli) is not a great QB. NY's defense is what won that game, no ifs ands or buts. His brother, on the other hand, is a great QB. Time will tell how Eli turns out, but as it stands now, he's average.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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What about "The Helmet Catch"?
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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I could watch that replay 1000 times and still not understand how he didn't drop it, or Harrison didn't flip it out of his hands. One thing is for sure - if I watched it 1000 times, I'd smile big 1000 times. ....
Same here!!!!
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