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The Trickle - Super Bowl
February 8, 2010 - Brian Ferry
The Super Bowl
(As I read those words, I think of the delivery of a line from the musical 1776 that I witnessed during my high school years. "The eagle." "The dove." The TURkey.")
It's an easy blog, I admit. It won't appeal to some of my readers, I admit. (It's still odd to think there are people who intentially visit my blog more than once.) I don't have a blog quota, I admit. Still, I feel compelled to blog about the Super Bowl. I didn't watch the whole thing. I was working during the first half. I didn't watch much of the second half. From all accounts, it was a good game. I like the Colts. I like the Saints enough to want them to get the Super Bowl monkey off their backs. Either way, I was in good shape. I predicted that the Colts would win by more than a touchdown. Not such good work there. I watched a pre-Super Bowl show on ESPN. The panelists debated whether or not Drew Brees was an elite quarterback. Some said he needed to win at least once Super Bowl to be in the elite class. That's a lot of rot. Was Terry Bradshaw a better quarterback than Dan Marino? No. Did Bradshaw get dragged to four Super Bowls by 1. defense, 2. offensive line, 3. other offensive skill positions? Yes. Did Marino get dragged down his entire career by having no defense and no running game? Yes. Did Marino's stats benefit from having no defense and no running game? Yes. Did he have to throw against defenses intent on stopping the pass because of those? Yes. So, is Drew Brees in a category with Marino? No way. Is he in the quarterbacking class of Terry Bradshaw? Umm, no. He's better. Will he win four Super Bowls? I seriously doubt it. Is that his fault? No. I wonder if any quarterback will ever win four Super Bowls again. I suppose Tom Brady might.
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