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saints vs vikings 2010.

i'm not one to talk about sports all that much, but this game warrants some words from me as i currently live in new orleans and there's been a lot of hype about the saints this season.

i don't have any particular hometown loyalty to the saints or anything because the reality of the matter is i don't care about football all that much. That said, i think that the saints have had a pretty phenomenal season overall and are very well deserving of the chance they have at the superbowl.

*that* said, i thought they played a pretty awful game against the vikings and that they were very lucky to win. the number of 3rd downs they failed to convert, the number of times that they could have monopolized on the Vikings turnovers and did a sloppy job of it - and overall, the momentum belonged to the vikings. they outplayed them in offense and defence except that they made all of those almost turnovers and actual turnovers.

never mind that it was probably a better play for farve to continue to run the ball, dive, take the timeout and then go for the field goal attempt. it was fortunate for us that it went down like that, whatever.

But that pass interference call in overtime should have been reviewed by the booth. given the other plays that were reviewed in overtime, it was poor officiating to decide not to review that given its crucial outcome, even if they didn't overturn it, which they should have. that was poor officiating, and could have cost the vikings the game.

obviously i was rooting for the home team by default, but i have to say that a part of me was rooting for the vikings simply because it would have been great for brett. He was battered like crazy out there, and yet he still pulled out some crucial plays. If he was able to win that game at a point when he was feeling like 50% out on the field whilst the Saints and Brees were struggling at their 100%, that would have been a great victory for him personally, and i would have been okay with that.

it'll be interesting to see what happens in the superbowl. I think the Colts should and will win it, and if i were to base my standing on the games that i saw today, i might even prefer it. Or at least if the Saints win, they should have a win that's based on the sort of solid play they had in the regular season and not what they've shown since.

okay. testosterone moment over.

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nytelyte
Jan. 25th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Before the game started, I was *positive* that the Vikings had the stronger team and they were going to *TROUNCE* the Saints, but deep down I wanted the Saints to win because... Well, it's their time to win a super bowl.

The game was poorly played by the Saints, and I agree with most everything you've put up here. I'm still wondering how the Vikings didn't just smack them in the face, to be honest. I will admit, however, that the field goal kicked to end the game by the Saints was *ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL*. Man, that was a BEAUTIFUL field goal kick, nearly flawless. XD

Was a good game to watch, I'm not gonna lie, but I was a little disappointed.
lifeofmendel
Jan. 25th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
the field goal was the best play that the saints made all game.
cidgregor
Jan. 25th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about the PI call, but as you might not know from not watching football much, penalty flags are actually NOT reviewable calls. The official who called in might be over-ruled by another official who perhaps got a better look at it, but that rarely happens.

But yeah, the Vikings definitely played a better game for the most part, but the thing about football is that when you commit five turnovers compared to ONE by the other team, you just cannot expect to win the game.

You should get into football more, I love talking about this kind of stuff. =P
lifeofmendel
Jan. 25th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
i've been following it this season on a semi-regular basis, but it's not one of those things that i'll turn on deliberately or get too fanatical about. *shrug*
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drinkycrow
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
for whatever it's worth, i hate the Saints.
marseille
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Despite the fact that I'm against football, I will root happily for the Saints and for their city.
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