Monday, January 23, 2012

Boomer's NFL Conference Championship Sunday Evaluation and Gainer's Final Thoughts

#1 New England Patriots 23 vs. #2 Baltimore Ravens 20 Final

When Billy Cundiff’s potential game-tying field goal went WIDE left sending the New England Patriots to their franchises 7th Super Bowl appearance, all you could say was “missed it by that much”. In a close game, the Patriots hung on to win the AFC Championship Game, 23 to 20. If you would have told me before the game, that Tom Brady would throw 2 INT’s and have no passing TD’s, I would of replied, “well, the Ravens are in the Super Bowl”. Not the case, (figures ONLY Brady, right?) even getting outgained (398-330), losing the turnover margin (-2), and losing the time of possession, the Brady-led Patriots still found a way to win. The Ravens, who actually held a 17 to 16 lead, could not cash in on a Patriots turnover, settling for another FG (20-16). With the Patriots facing a 4th and goal, the “Golden Boy” Tom Brady leaped over the pile and scored the GW touchdown with 11:29 left in the game. It would have been pretty interesting to watch OT, if Cundiff would have made that field goal. Anyways, the Patriots will have a week off now, before facing the Giants in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI (a rematch from Super Bowl XLII, in which the Giants won 17 to 14). **Stay tune for my Super Bowl preview, right here at Rock Bottom, here in a couple weeks**

#4 New York Giants 20 vs. #2 San Francisco 49ers 17 Final/OT

Did someone say overtime? That’s exactly what we got at “The Stick”, in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants on Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard GW-field goal, pulled out the 20 to 17 OT thriller. I didn’t necessarily like the ending of the game (49ers Punt Returner fumbled, giving the Giants great field position), however, it is what it is. Clearly, a game dominated by both defenses, it was TWO costly turnovers (both from the Punt Returner Kyle Williams) that doomed the 49ers in this one (Giants scored 10 points off TO’s). Neither team could generate any consistent offense, especially the 49ers, who were 1 for 13 on 3rd down. The Giants go to the Super Bowl for the 2nd time in 4 years on the foot of Tynes and sets-up a Super Bowl XLII rematch vs. the New England Patriots. **Stay tune for my Super Bowl preview, right here at Rock Bottom, here in a couple weeks**

Conference Championship weekend recap

Well, on my picks I went 1-1, but those were two entertaining games to watch and we should have ourselves another great (re)match between the Patriots and Giants in the Super Bowl. Poor John and Jim Harbaugh would have been one great (and definitely annoying) storyline for the Super Bowl. Oh well, we get Brady/ELI Manning again. 

And as we all know, Gainer is pretty upset about the two teams involved as a Jets fan (WORST CASE SCENARIO!).  His review below:

Stupid is as stupid does...

I mean, look at this guy, I'd hit that...

In all honesty, I hope the stadium blows up (Also, it would be ironic since it is in Indy that Peyton Manning would be my choice to do it).