Well, Sunday has come and gone and we’re set for Super Sunday. This year, the NFL’s big game definitely has its share of fantastic stories, each of which I’m sure will be played far beyond the saturation point long before we arrive at February 4th.
Indianapolis fought back from a 21-3 deficit to finally overcome Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 38-34. Peyton Manning will now lead his team in a Super Bowl, his first in 9 years of helming the Colts offense.
In Chicago, the Bears put away fears that Rex Grossman couldn’t lead himself out of a corner, much less a team to the Super Bowl. Headed by runningbacks Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson, the Bears offense rang up 196 rushing yards and defeated New Orleans (the new "America’s Team") 39-14.
I’d like to add, while still on the subject of the NFC Championship Game, that the Bears fans might actually take the cake from the Giants for having the least-classy fans on the planet. I use the below picture as evidence:
Another interesting story to note: Super Bowl XLI will feature not only the first, but the first two, African-American head coaches to ever coach in the Super Bowl. Tony Dungy, coach of the Colts, and Lovie Smith of the Bears, who worked as an assistant to Dungy in Tampa Bay before leaving for Chicago, will make Super Bowl history when they take to the sidelines on February 4th.
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