Discussion in 'general sports' started by paolo, Dec 23, 2017.
Whoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Fly Eagles Fly on the road to VICTORY!
Nick Foles. Wow.
Somewhere in the third quarter I was starting to nod off. I won't be getting to sleep for a while now...
Was a good game to watch, even down to the last seconds I thought Brady might put in a monster pass and win the game but the Eagles held out to take a deserved victory.
Delighted as I am that the Eagles have finally managed to win a Superbowl title - and in such thrilling style - if either Clement's or Ertz's TDs had been overturned on review - and both could easily have been - then I'm sure the Pats would have prevailed. I can't escape the suspicion that the NFL video reviewers gave the Eagles a huge benefit of the doubt on both those calls as a means of showing that they weren't prepared to give the Pats any decisions that could be seen as favouring them.
That said, the Eagles fully deserve their title, not just for the way they played last night, but for their season overall, in which they overcame many long-term injuries to key players that would have done for the chances of many other teams. But each time they managed to plug the gap and carry on without hardly missing a beat, particularly with Nick Foles' superb playoff performances.
Last night could well be Foles' last performance for the Eagles, but what a way to bow out if it is, his place as a Philly legend assured. They're probably putting up his statue next to Rocky's right now. Incidentally, I read somewhere that he is the first ever QB to both throw a TD pass and receive a TD pass in Superbowl history.
That was the point at which I turned over to Sky and did not regret it.
I don't agree. The main thing in both cases was that the rulings on the field would have had to be overturned - that means the officials would have too see 'incontrovertible' evidence that contradicted the call.
Clement's was borderline, and probably would have been upheld if called incomplete (out of bounds) on the field. It was tough to call though, even watching frame-by-frame slow-mo, and in no way incontrovertible.
Ertz's was clearly a touchdown. He took several steps in possession after the reception and dived to break the plane. I was very confident that one was going to stick.
Fair comment, although you see close ones like those called back quite often, and I really thought they'd overturn the first one. I'd have been sick if they'd overruled either of them, but it wouldn't have surprised me if they had. Thankfully, sense prevailed!
Got round to watching the rest of the game I'd recorded. Awesome stuff, what a game! Good to see such bold calls and exciting plays. Had forgot how much I do like NFL - started watching avidly in about '85 when it began showing on C4. 'The Fridge' etc
Anyway, great game
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Even after totally failing to identify one team. Ulp.
And generally not much bothering.
Blimey. I know it’s the obvious shout out, but that reverse fake to Foles was the utter shiz. I’d watched no end of cheesy college trick plays the weeks before, but you settle in. This shit can’t happen in the NFL.
And then it did.
Inside the ‘Philly Special’. If you were rooting for them, it’s great.
(Told from a few different views, and the page is clunky. If you can get a reader view, better)
Peter King's Monday Morning QB: Eagles Super Bowl
“Foles had not been thrown a pass since his first season quarterbacking the Arizona Wildcats in 2009. He caught it … for a loss of nine yards.
This is what it takes to stun the Patriots: a play they’d never seen run by the Eagles, with a passer who’d never thrown an NFL pass, and a receiver who’d never been thrown an NFL pass.”
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