Sunday, February 03, 2008

This is Why We Watch Sports

Giants 17, Patriots 14

As elementary as it might sound, the team that played better won the game. It's just that no one expected the New York Giants to be that team.

It feels too soon to call this the greatest upset in NFL history, as some are doing right now, but given what was at stake for the New England Patriots and how the Giants were largely viewed as a speed bump on the way to football immortality (guilty as charged), I'll probably come around to sharing that opinion after sleeping on it.

Nothing is a sure thing in sports these days. That's why despite all the stories about steroids, shootings, dog fighting, or whatever else that surrounds our favorite games, we still care most about the final result on the scoreboard. The games are what matter the most.