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Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:14 am
 

VIDEO: Eli discusses Bradshaw on Letterman

By Josh Katzowitz

If you wanted to hear Eli Manning’s full explanation on why he yelled at Ahmad Bradshaw not to score on what turned out to be his game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI, watch him as he discusses his thoughts on the “The Late Show with David Letterman” (on CBS!) that aired Monday night.

As the Super Bowl MVP walked out, he received a standing ovation from the crowd and a half-hug from Letterman before they discussed the game-winning play. Manning, of course, had a good reason for shouting at Bradshaw as he handed off the ball.

“When you score a touchdown, you don’t want to give Tom Brady time to score a touchdown,” Manning said. “He’s very good in that situation.”

Click the video for the entire discussion on the matter.



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Posted on: February 6, 2012 3:34 pm
 

Giants LB proposes to girlfriend on field

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By Ryan Wilson

No idea what would've happened if Tom Brady had completed that pass to Wes Welker with four minutes to go in the game. The Patriots probably would've gone on to win Super Bowl XLVI and Giants rookie linebacker Greg Jones would've had to find a less public venue to propose to his girlfriend.

Lucky for him, Brady and Welker couldn't connect, Eli Manning and Mario Manningham could and New York won its second Super Bowl in four years. And as soon as the celebrations began and the confetti cannons got to work, Jones, who didn't show up on the stat sheet Sunday night, took the field after the final whistle to make it official with girlfriend, Amanda.

“She was bawling,” Jones told the Newark Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo Monday morning as he and his teammates left the Marriott Downtown to return to New York (and continue the celebration along the way, it turns out). “I was like, ‘I don’t know how long she’s going to keep crying.’”

Jones, a Michigan State product, has known Amanda for three years. Garafolo notes that, via Chris Vannini, Amanda appears to be former Spartans basketball player Mandy Piechowski who know makes her living as a model.

“She definitely knows how I feel," Jones said. "A speech wasn’t even needed." When asked why he wanted to marry Piechowski, Jones said: “Just everything we’ve been through together. She’s been here since Day 1 and she knew me long before everything else.”

If nothing else, we know that models are loyal. Tom Brady can verify that.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:22 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Boston writer rips Brady, promptly feels backlash

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By Ryan Wilson

Man, let Tom Brady play a poor 20 minutes of football on the biggest stage in sports and the gadflies are there ready to pounce. Never mind that the Patriots quarterback set a Super Bowl completion record earlier in the game, or that a Justin Tuck sack midway through the third quarter changed everything. None of that mattered to the Boston Globe's Eric Wilbur who published a scathing rebuke of Brady's performance literally minutes after his Hail Mary pass fell harmlessly to the turf as time expired.

Giants 21, Patriots 17
A sampling:

"Sorry, Tommy Boy, this one's on you. Your hideous performance led to the Giants' 21-17 Super Bowl title win. How embarrassing for your coach, your teammates, and your fans. … What happened to you?

"What an embarrassment for the Patriots organization and Bob Kraft. So now the Giants have taken Lombardi from you twice, and you haven't looked this bad in a playoff game since...well, two weeks ago against the Ravens. Maybe that moment will actually hit you as you're whittling down water slides in South America looking like Prince Valiant this spring."

Oh boy. So, to recap: Brady, a three-time Super Bowl champ and two-time Super Bowl MVP, and a future first-ballot Hall of Famer is, according to Wilbur, an "embarrassment" and his performance "hideous." We have no idea what Wilbur would do if he was a Jets fan.

But even in a town where expectations for the local sports teams are unreasonably high, there are limits to the criticism. Hours after Wilbur's post was published the backlash began. The Big Lead referred to him as a "Boston-trolling columnist" before dissecting his diatribe sentence by sentence.

ProFootballTalk.com's Michael David Smith wrote that "Brady wasn’t at his best on Sunday, but he wasn’t as terrible as Wilbur thinks. And the suggestion that he doesn’t care is absurd." Smith linked to a piece by Yahoo.com's Dan Wetzel, who recounts an inconsolable Brady sitting at his locker well after the game had ended. And Bruce Allen of BostonMediaWatch.com noted that "Wilbur’s post … reads more like a drunken fan rant than something crafted by a veteran journalist."

Wilbur spoke Monday to 98.5 The Sports Hub.

“I guess because I dared criticize the god of New England," he said via SportsRadioInterview.com. "If he had won that game we would’ve lauded him as the greatest quarterback ever so if he messes up in the game and loses it why can’t he take some of the poison? It seems like fans can’t admit that.”

Asked if, a day later, he still believes what he wrote, Wilbur said, "I still believe it. There were a lot of people saying ‘you know sleep on this and you’re going to look bad in the morning.’ It was a little over-the-top and I admit that but I think that was purposely so just because like I said if he would’ve won the game it would’ve been ‘oh Tom Brady’ so you know what? Let him get a little bit of the criticism.

"I guess that’s what people don’t get," he said. "It was a little over-the-top and purposely so but then again you don’t understand Vancouver writers either so.”

We eagerly await Gisele's response to all this.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Giants celebrate their win on plane ride home

By Josh Katzowitz

INDIANAPOLIS -- I’m leaving for the airport in five minutes so I can be whisked away home. Here’s hoping my plane ride is entertaining as the Giants jaunt today.

This from the YouTube account of linebacker Mark Herzlich
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Posted on: February 6, 2012 1:20 pm
 

For the gambler in you (post SB edition)



By Josh Katzowitz

If you’re a football fan who likes to plan ahead, we salute you. And thus, we present to you the odds your favorite team will win Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

Green Bay Packers 6/1
New England Patriots 7/1
New Orleans Saints 8/1
Philadelphia Eagles 12/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 12/1
Houston Texans 12/1
Baltimore Ravens 14/1
New York Giants 15/1
San Diego Chargers 16/1
New York Jets 16/1
San Francisco 49ers 18/1
Dallas Cowboys 18/1
Detroit Lions 18/1
Atlanta Falcons 22/1
Chicago Bears 30/1
Arizona Cardinals 30/1
Miami Dolphins 35/1
Cincinnati Bengals 40/1
Indianapolis Colts 50/1
Tennessee Titans 40/1
Oakland Raiders 50/1
Carolina Panthers 50/1
Denver Broncos 50/1
Kansas City Chiefs 50/1
Seattle Seahawks 60/1
Buffalo Bills 60/1
Washington Redskins 60/1
Minnesota Vikings 75/1
St. Louis Rams 75/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 75/1
Cleveland Browns 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 100/1

And though I imagine the hard-core gamblers already know the results of their Bovada prop bets, here’s what happened in case you’re still hung over (or if you had to be in court this morning).

-National Anthem over 1 minute 34 seconds

-Kelly Clarkson wore “Anything else”

-Kelly Clarkson Belly was not showing

-Kelly Clarkson did not forget or omit a word

-Madonna’s Hair was blonde

-Madonna did wear fishnets

-Madonna did wear a hat

-Madonna did not wear an NFL Shirt or Jersey

-Peyton Manning was shown on TV under 3.5 times

-Giselle Bundchen was shown on TV over 0.5 times

-Andrew Luck was not mentioned at all

-Jim Irsay was not mentioned at all

-Mitt Romney was not shown

-Robert Kraft was shown over 3.5 times

-Tom Brady’s son was not shown at all so all wagers were refunded

-Gatorade shower was purple. Purple was not an option so all wagers were refunded

-MVP did not thank anyone

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:53 am
 

Ochocinco in court Monday morning, paid $200 fine

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By Josh Katzowitz

After his team lost Super Bowl XLVI in which he played almost no role, Chad Ochocinco had quite a postgame hangover Monday morning. He had to be in Hamilton County court in Cincinnati in order to pay a fine for a tinted window violation and a driving under suspension infraction.

Wrote Ochocinco -- who recorded one catch for 21 yards vs. the Giants -- on his Twitter account Monday morning (with all sic’s included): “Court appearance done in Cincinnati, having to appear in court for window tint being to dark is a bit extreme, nonetheless no jail time.”

He was charged with the offenses last July, and he missed his court appearance Dec. 20. Judge Russell Mock continued the case until Monday, and there were no arrest warrants issued.

The Boston Herald, reporting that Ochocinco paid a $200 fine, asked Hamilton County bailiff Daniel Deters what Ochocinco looked like and he said, “Like he’d just lost the Super Bowl.”

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:00 am
Edited on: February 6, 2012 11:46 am
 

Super Bowl XLVI through the lens of Twitter

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By Ryan Wilson

A look back at Super Bowl XLVI via the Twitter Machine.


Pregame...

icecube
At the SuperBowl with 2 of my sons. Today is a good day.
2/5/12 4:48 PM
greggdoyelcbs
Biggest ovation during"America the Beautiful"? When the camera showed a room full of U.S. soldiers.
2/5/12 6:17 PM
DonteWhitner
Mark my words! TOM is about to tear their ASS
2/5/12 6:38 PM

After Brady is called for intentional grounding in the end zone leading to a safety...

MikeSilver
For those of you millions who don't watch football except for today: That doesn't happen a whole lot
2/5/12 6:41 PM
CindyBoren
Wow. Intentional grounding for a safety. Wowowowowow. I blame Gisele Bundchen.
2/5/12 6:41 PM
DrSaturday
Nobody throws the ball away for a safety with the poise of Tom Brady.
2/5/12 6:41 PM

Commercials...

keithlaw
M&Ms and LMFAO. Two of the worst things on the planet in one commercial.
2/5/12 6:54 PM
CoxBytes
Not only does #Chevy survive the apocalypse but so does #BarryManilow.
2/5/12 6:58 PM
NotBillWalton
"You sunk my Transformers 4!"
2/5/12 7:03 PM
Mengus22
"Getting your taxes done is like swimming in your own urine." That commercial logic actually makes sense.
2/5/12 7:11 PM
BryanDFischer
Adriana Lima is the leader in the clubhouse for best commercial. For whatever it was.
2/5/12 7:36 PM
ry_hudson
Clint Eastwood just scared everyone into watching the second half.
2/5/12 8:19 PM
AroundTheHorn
Voltron and HeMan in a commercial. Everyone else is playing for second.
2/5/12 9:09 PM

Steve Weatherford's punting exploits...

JustinKutcher
I don't know if I've ever seen a punter as animated as Steve Weatherford... #SBXLVI
2/5/12 7:32 PM

Madonna halftime show instructions...

AP_NFL
Everyone has flashlights for #Madonna halftime show. Crowd told wait for cue, no one listening (@cliffbruntap) #SB46
2/5/12 7:38 PM

Haltime...

SWhyno
Madonna is trying to out-Lady Gaga Lady Gaga.
2/5/12 8:02 PM
OzzieGuillen
Madonna u are the best u are a friking good
2/5/12 8:03 PM
RealSkipBayless
Greatest Super Bowl halftime show EVER.
2/5/12 8:19 PM
MettaWorldPeace
I feel like kissing Madonna Lol
2/5/12 8:21 PM
AARP
RT if you think #Madonna is rockin' it! #SuperBowl
2/5/12 8:12 PM

In-game observations...

jadande
I love the fact Ochocinco contributed to a Super Bowl TD drive...with his grill in
2/5/12 8:29 PM
sbnation
Enter the code, open the safe, take money, make it rain. Aaron Hernandez TD celebration GIF: http://t.co/m4FYgLAj
2/5/12 8:42 PM
richarddeitsch
I look forward to First Take discussing Tim Tebow on Monday.
2/5/12 8:59 PM

On Brady's interception...

heathradio
That was cool of Tom Brady to pay tribute to Brett Favre on that play. #GUNSLINGER
2/5/12 9:04 PM
 

On the Welker drop...

ArashMarkazi
The reaction of the Patriots defense to that incomplete pass by Tom Brady was funnier than any Super Bowl ad today.
2/5/12 9:32 PM

On the Manningham catch...

KegsnEggs
MANNINGHAMHAMHAMHAMHAM
2/5/12 9:33 PM

On Bradshaw's touchdown...

AndyHutchins
FUNNIEST THING EVER
2/5/12 9:43 PM

No review of the ridiculousness would be complete without a final word from James Harrison...

jharrison9292
Told you, cheaters never win!!!!!!!!!
2/5/12 9:53 PM

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Posted on: February 6, 2012 10:13 am
Edited on: February 8, 2012 3:11 pm
 

Gisele can't believe Pats dropped so many passes

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By Ryan Wilson

In general, Tom Brady leads a charmed life. He's an NFL quarterback, three-time Super Bowl champ, UGG spokesman -- and the cherry on top -- he's married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Yes, the Patriots fell to the Giants Sunday night in Super Bowl XLVI, and yes Brady was distraught by the outcome, but in the scheme of things, it won't define his career.

Of course, the criticism in the hours after the loss were swift and, well, critical. Brady was accused of a horrible performance even though he started 20 of 24, broke Joe Montana's Super Bowl completion record in the process, then suffered a Justin Tuck sack that changed everything. He finished the night 7 of 17 and a slightly off-target throw to Wes Welker with four minutes to go ultimately proved to be the difference.

Gisele, who was at the game, had to endure jeers and taunts from Giants fans as she left her suite at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“Eli rules!” screamed one fan. “Eli owns your husband!” yelled another.

Gisele's response?

“You (have) to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she snapped back, according to CBS New York. “My husband cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”

Welker took full responsibility for not coming down with a Brady throw that was also high and behind him.

"The ball is right there," Welker said when asked if he was looking for it on the other shoulder. "I've just got to make the play. It's a play I've made a thousand times in practice and everything else. It comes to the biggest moment of my life and I don't come up with it. It's discouraging."

Brady, for his part, didn't waver in his support of Welker.

"Wes was running down the field and it looked like they messed the coverage up a little bit and I threw it to him," said Brady. "(Welker) went up to try and make it, as he always does, and we just couldn't connect. He's a hell of a player. I'll keep throwing the ball to him for as long as I possible can. He's a phenomenal player and teammate and I love that guy."

Apparently, a TMZ source says that Brady's teammates are "disappointed" and feel betrayed by Gisele's comments. 

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