I haven't been this happy about the outcome of a football game in a long time. The cheating New England Patriots *LOST* to the Giants in the Super Bowl. They did *not* achieve their undefeated season. They did *not* join the 1972 Miami Dolphins in perfection. They lost, like all cheaters eventually do.
Belichick didn't even have enough class to stay on the field to see Eli Manning take the final knee. This from the coach who ruthlessly ran up the score unnecessarily against opponent after opponent. From the coach who cheated his way to victory, including rumors of filming the Rams walk-through before the 2002 Super Bowl, which the Pats "won" in an upset. But could he stand there like a man and take the loss when it was him on the losing end? No, he slunk off like a pouting teenager to go cry in his room. Go cry, emo coach. Classless to the bitter end.
And frankly, as that last second remained on the clock, as confusion reigned on the field, and as Belichick slunk off, my one thought was that he was trying to somehow create a technical issue with the end of the game so that he could file some kind of complaint with the NFL about the outcome. Given his actions in the past that type of conniving seemed to fit his style. But the refs cleared the field, got the Pats players to come back out and officially ended the game normally. Ha!
Now it's time for the federal government to bring the hammer down on these cheaters. For those who question why the US government is involved, the answer is that the NFL has been granted a special exemption from anti-trust laws and are allowed to operate as a virtual monopoly. As such, the government reserves the right to ensure that the NFL is presenting pure, untainted sporting events.
So the NFL needs to break the back of these losers, including (in my opinion) a lifetime ban for Belichick and the GM. They have tainted the sport with their flagrant, blatant, indefensible cheating. And if the NFL doesn't act then Congress needs to step in and do the right thing.
Oh, and congratulations Giants on the great, great win. Eli Manning enters legendary status with that final drive, and his scramble on the long pass to David Tyree was nothing short of miraculous. And then the top-of-the-head catch by David Tyree was almost unbelievable even though I watched it with my own eyes. He *wanted* that ball and went up and got it.
And in so doing drove a stake through the heart of the bloodsucking, evil-doing Patriots. And, at least for today, all is right in the world of sports.