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Da Super Bowl

  
Everyone has talked and talked about the Super Bowl. The Carolina Panthers are clearly a better team. They are solid. They tackle and block better than anyone in the NFL. The Denver Broncos have a GREAT, spirited defense which has carried the Broncos to where they are this year. 

Although I can see many ways that the Panthers can win the Super Bowl, I really only see one way for the Broncos. They have to continue to play great defense and crush the run. They have to stop Cam from running and hold Jonathan Stewart. Then they will have the ability to lock down the Panther receivers. The Broncos offense can not turn the ball over. 

If the Panthers force turnovers, this game is over. If the Panthers are able to move the ball on offense, this game is over. 

If the Broncos win, it will be because of Wade Phillips coaching the greatest game of his life. 

I’m looking forward to GREAT game. (Hate blowouts in the SuperBowl.)

The Masters

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When you listen to golf geeks talk about the Masters, it’s like the Masters is the SuperBowl, the World Series and the Final Four all wrapped into one. I just picked up the game of golf a couple years ago. I’m not a golf geek by any stretch of the imagination, but I have spent some time watching the top pros truly hit the ball with the grace of a ballerina. I have a couple of thoughts going into the opening round of the 77th Masters:

There is a certain amount of randomness in golf. No matter how good you are, sometimes it is the little things that really help set you apart. A perfect shot can hit a small rock or ridge which can kick your ball into the woods or a couple feet closer to the hole. There is no way to see or plan for this. It just happens. Whoever has their mojo working has a real edge.

Tiger Woods has to have a clear advantage. He has won three times already this year. If he starts out hot he could be trouble. He has to control his driver and continue to putt lights out.

Rory McIlroy – It depends. He could be great or just average.

Phil Mickelson – Who knows? Phil is either on or off. If Phil is on his game he will be hard to beat.

Brandt Snedeker – Was playing some of the best golf at the beginning of the season, but… He got hit and hasn’t played that well since his return from injury.

Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson – all have the game to win. Can they put together four strong rounds?

Best Superbowl Plays (Updated)

No one really talks about SuperBowl 34 (XXXIV). It is as if it wasn’t played or was a boring game. It was played and it was anything but boring. Tennessee Titans verses the St. Louis Rams. I think it was one of the greatest SuperBowls ever played. Steve McNair versus Kurt Warner. Neither quarterback threw an interception. Warner passed for over 400 yards and two touchdowns. McNair threw for 214 yards and ran 8 times for 64 yards. Both QB’s had great games. The Titans were trailing 23 – 16 (Update: score was corrected.) The clock was ticking. McNair marched the Titans down to the 16 yard line. No timeouts for the Titans. Last play of the game. McNair avoided the rush and fired a strike to Kevin Dyson, who looked open, wide open, at the three-yard line. The Titans seemed to be about to tie the game. Then, from out of nowhere, Mike Jones tackled Dyson, who desperately tried to extend the ball into the endzone as he fell, but he was short. The tackle was perfect. He wrapped him up around the legs/ankles. Mike Jones makes the stop that crushes the Titans.

So, what do you think is the best play in Superbowl history?

Update:

Since a couple of people mentioned David Tyree’s catch and Eli Mannings’ escape, I thought that I would include it here.

Another great play was James Harrison’s run back.