This is from a few days ago, but I wanted to make sure we got this out there. As I’m sure most know, the Pats had a send off “pep rally” at Gillette the other day before the team left for Indy. At the rally, Tom Brady stated this:
“We have the greatest fans in America. You guys have proved that year in and year out with your support. I wish I could take all you guys to Indy with us. We’re going down there, and we’re going down there for one reason. We’re going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.”
Yup, certainly a low blow by one of the best quarterbacks, arguable of all-time. Is anyone surprised that the NY Media tried to spin this on Brady and blow it out of proportion? Not only that, but Gary Myers, writer for New York Daily News tried putting Brady on blast even more so, saying he provided the Giants with bulletin material and comparing his statement to Jerry Jones well planned act of giving his players NFC Championship tickets before the Divisional game a few years back. I think it’s safe to say the Giants are scared. No, petrified. They just have no motivation to win this game, and the New York media knows it. In a pathetic attempt to stir up spirits in New York, the media just gave the Patriots all more of a reason to stomp all over the Giants. Brady’s been there before, he knows the routine. He’s never been one to stir up controversy in the media prior to a big game. Never. New York on the other hand? Jeeze, where do I begin?
Thats what the media does best, blow things out of proportion. I know what they were trying to recreate though, we all must remember Tom’s famous “We’re only going to score 17 points? *laughing* OK” after Plaxicos 23-17 prediction in 2007.
Just to touch on the other part of the article, I highlight doubt the Giants are scared in any way, in fact they are probaly one of the only teams in the league (Maybe the only) that feel extremely comfortable playing Brady and the Pats. As far as no motivation, the Giants are hungry, they were counted out before the playoffs even started. There were even rumors of Coughlin possibly being fired at the end of the season after that embarrasing Redskins game.
I expect a hard fought game from both teams, with that being said: Patriots- 27 Giants – 24.