Just a blurb here, but I just finished watching Super Bowl XLIV and that was a great game. It was a lot closer than the final score of 31-17 made it appear and it was great watching the New Orleans Saints keep their heads up and after the Colts jumped out to an early 10-0 lead. The Colts simply dominated the first quarter and it looked as though they might be unstoppable. But Brees and his guys stuck together and turned things around in the second quarter. They didn’t score any touchdowns, but they started moving the ball. Kicker Garret Hartley was superb when he was needed and then Brees and his offense started doing what they do.
Sean Payton was gutsy throughout the game. It didn’t always work out, but when they recovered that onside kick, I think any doubters realized the Saints could win the game. Yahoo’s NFL blogger over at The Shutdown Corner is eating his words right now after posting a hast first-half blog about Sean Payton’s vanity. (more…)