Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI; Eli Manning Gets a Corvette
In an exciting Super Bowl that surprised NFL analysts but not many fans, the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots by a score of 21-17. For Patriots fans, it's like 2008 all over again. That year, the perfect Pats marched into the Super Bowl undefeated only to be trumped by the same NY Giants in an exciting nail bitting finish. This Super Bowl rematch came down to the wire in the last 2 minutes of the forth quarter as well. Just as Manning did four years, he guided his squad 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the Patriots didn't contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left. That left enough time on the clock for Tom Brady to deliver a last minute drive but he was unable to convert. Eli Manning walked away with the Super Bowl MVP trophy yet again and also with a brand new, all-black Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition. No run of the mill Vette, the special package celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chevy's founding on November 3rd, 2011, and is only being offered on 2012 model year cars. Although I thought the Super Bowl was competitive this year, the masses didn't think so. This year's championship game only generated a 47.8 overnight rating/71 share, according to the Nielsen rating system, showing a slight decline from last year's 47.9 rating. Either way, congrats to the New York football Giants for a great performance.