Confident but not that confident, Part III
never seemed in doubt, but the Pats game yesterday was still close. Look for an even tougher game against the Giants in the Superbowl. I'm still confident the Pats will win -- but less confident than I was against the Chargers. The Cinderella Coughlins have defied the odds. They know they can play with the Pats. They've beaten the two best teams in the NFC to get here. They're on a roll. In some ways, their playoff trajectory is not unlike the Pats of 2001-2002 -- though their coach is the polar opposite
of Belichick in terms of temperament. ... Anyone notice how no players, in the initial moments after the Giants' dramatic win last night, went out of their way to congratulate their head coach? Granted, I saw only three or four seconds of Coughlin's reaction after the overtime kick. Maybe I missed something. Still ...Update
-- 'Coughlin is as happy and feisty these days as Coughlin gets.'
... And that was before last night's game. ... BTW - If they weren't playing the Pats, I'd be rooting for the Giants. They have a proud but slightly tragic franchise that's won my grudging respect over the years. ...