Friday, January 27, 2012

Rematch, by Casey Mitchell

This is Casey Mitchell guest blogging for ST today. After two great Conference Championship games, the big game is set between the Patriots and the Giants. This match up could be completely flipped around if it weren't for a couple of goats from the Ravens and the Niners. It could be Baltimore and San Francisco in the Super Bowl if it wasn't for the right leg of Billy Cundiff and two critical fumbles by Kyle Williams. Trust me, I wasn't to happy with Kyle Williams at the time, but time moves on and people need to realize that they are part of a team. Eli manning is the true definition of tough. Mud in the face, Justin Smith right in his grill, and he still finds a way to extend the play and still deliver the ball right on the money when it's all on the line. With the win over the Niners, Manning won his sixth road playoff game, which is a new record. This game will not lack anything when it comes down to the quarterbacks. While Eli Manning has been getting a lot of the accolades lately, Tom Brady has just booked his ticket to his fifth Super Bowl. Brady didn't have his best game last week against the Ravens, going 22 for 36 and throwing two picks, but he did enough to get lead his team to Indianapolis. It was sure a great game four years ago when New York upset the Pats to kill their perfect season. The revenge factor is certainly there for New England and it will be quite the interesting game next week in the rematch for the ages.
Well the Ducks dodged a bullet with Chip staying in Eugene instead of heading to Tampa last week. While we have him now, I don't see him coaching the college game for too much longer. Who can blame him? He has done a great job with the Oregon program, leading us to three BCS games in three years. He said he had some unfinished business to take care of, and hopefully he takes care of that and sticks with us. But if we win a Natty in the next few years with Chip as our coach and he decides to leave, it's his choice and he will always remembered as a great coach for the Ducks.

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