their is more to be a great qb than postseason, because although that is the biggest stage and all, their are plenty of people in sports that show up during the big stage, but are not consistent in the regular season, or play on a below par level compared to their postseason play level.
i dont like comparing sport to sport, but lebron james no doubt is a top talent in the nba, but he has 0 championships, does that mean he is not a top player in the game?
derek jeter has 5 rings, does that mean he is a better player than ted williams was who has 0 rings and 1 postseason appearance i believe?
playoffs are a big part, dont get me wrong, but what seperates the top echelon players and the very good players is the ability to perform at a consistently high level in the playoffs and REGULAR SEASON.
The giants get hot at the right time, thats what happens, and good for them, at the end of the day as long as you win, no one should give it back. But lets be honest, if the giants have a regular season like they had this year, they prob wont make the playoffs next year ( 1st time in 36 years nfc east division winner won 9 or less games)
if playoffs were all that mattered, dan marino is one of the worst qbs of all time, see how absurd that sounds?
QB's who can literally carry bad teams are rare. However, in today's world it seems that every Tom (pun intented), Dick, and Harry is considered to be an "all-time" great because they played in or won a Super Bowl.
Tom Brady has NEVER...EVER...carried a bad team. He's had great games where he picked up somebody else's slack, but he's never had to carry a team like Marino, Peyton, Elway, or some of the other REAL All-Time greats have had to do.
It's very possible Eli was the 5th best QB this past season but he still wasn't on a level w/ Brady, Rodgers & Brees(or a healthy Peyton thouhg I'd rather have Eli as my QB in January than Peyton).
I'm not going to compare football to any other sport so I'll leave those comments to other people.
The Giants did what they needed to do to win the Super Bowl. I want that exact situation to happen to the Dolphins. There will always be people that try and diminish that feat. "Oh they only won 9 games this year", "Eli isn't elite b/c they weren't 13-3", "They play in a weak division", "If Gronkowski wasn't hurt, NE wins by 2 TDs - Skip Bayless".
All of those statements in quotations are all meaningless drivel. They're for the sports talk shows, and ESPN, and the internet. They're all about entertaining. That is not why the game is played.
Good. In reality, Manningham made the catch, the refs know the rules and got the call right, and the Giants won the Super Bowl. There's nothing more to say.I discuss reality whether for or against teams I like or dislike.