Who Wants It More? The Giants did
OK, the numbness is starting to subside. I was in shock at the end of Super Bowl XLII.
I was lucky enough to go to Phoenix and had so many great experiences before attending the game. One thing that bugged me was the slogan for the Super Bowl -- Who Wants It More? I thought that was too cliche. Of course, both teams wanted to win. Even though the Patriots didn't perform well, I don't think that the giving anything less than maximum effort.
But, the Giants did 'want it more'. They made all the big plays. The Patriots had chances to do so, but never did. Even though the Patriots didn't perform at their usual high level, they didn't make a lot of big mistakes, either. But, those couple of plays that had to happen all went the Giants way. Did the Giants 'want it more'? I don't know, but they certainly did more than enough to win.
I'm going through the stages of grief. I zoomed through Denial and Anger. I don't think I ever did any Bargaining. I was stuck in Depression for a while -- I skipped the posh post-game team party so I could eat dinner at a restaurant called Rock Bottom. I think that some time yesterday I moved to Acceptance.
I know that it's just a game. But, it would have been so much better if the Patriots had held on one more time.