This isn’t a phrase I have ever uttered – until last night. At the start of the game there was definitely some mixed emotions. The Cowboys lost to the Giants in the play-offs and so I was upset with them, however, the Patriots were trying to do something that had never been done before and that is pretty cool. To be part of something that big is pretty awesome, something that you can take with you for the rest of your life and be proud of. People say, “It’s just a game” but it isn’t, it is SO much more than that.
I had a few friends over to watch the game on the big screen. We brought in the couch and the chair from the other rooms and everyone was seated comfortably in my spacious living room. There were hot wings from hooters and quesadilla wraps from Fridays and I even made a big pan of chili for Frito pie. I also made brownies and Sprinkle’s cupcakes and all-in-all I will say it was one of the best Superbowl parties I’ve ever been to and my first Superbowl party that I have ever had.
As I was watching the game I could feel my heart pulling for the under dog, by halftime I wanted the Giants to win – no doubt. By the end of the 3rd quarter I was still hoping the Giants would win and at the end of the 4th, when Burress caught that touchdown pass I couldn’t believe it. It was inconceivable.
During the game the cameras kept panning up to older brother Manning and you could see him trying to hold himself together for most of the game. He was composed and showed little emotion, but at the end you could tell he was excited. What at the odds that two brothers would win Superbowls so closely together? Did anyone think that Eli could pull this out? I know I didn’t, but I was sure glad he did.
I wanted the Cowboys to go to the Superbowl, but since they didn’t, this was the next best thing.