The bridesmaid has finally been given the chance to become the bride.
It has been fifty-two years, but the National Football League team the Philadelphia Eagles finally won the championship game against the seemingly unstoppable five-time championship team the New England Patriots and the pretty boy quarterback Tom Brady. It was a nail biter down to the last few minutes until a game winning touchdown followed by a fumble by the Patriots sealed the former champs fate and allowed the underdogs to snatch the victory much to the joy and shock of the viewers across the globe watching.
Boy, was that a game!
As much as it pains me to offer any sort of positive remark to the New England Patriots, both teams played well. It was anybody’s game to win, and it just so happened to be the Eagles time to take the top spot. The Patriots played to the level they always played at. It just so happened to be that the Eagles played better. They took more risks that paid off and simply completed more passes and plays that resulted in points being added to the board. It was a good game.
Their quarterback also did extremely well.
Most of the time in football, the MVP, or most valuable player, is the player that seemed to contribute the most to their team’s victory. This year was no exception. Quarterback Nick Foles, who was serving as the back up for the injured main quarterback, stepped up in more ways that one can ever imagine and led his team to the ultimate victory and trophy. As a player, he certainly deserved the awards and praise he was given. However, I do not know if I would go so far to call him the most valuable.
That honor should go to the coach.
Holy God was that coach a brave one. Fourth downs usually result in the offensive team punting to the other team and changing possession. Not this guy, he went for it for the first down, and it paid off. He went for two instead of just kicking the extra point, and it paid off. If there was a risk to be taken to help his team make it to victory against the always winning team of the Patriots, he went for it.
Motivation and hope in spite of all odds.
The underdogs. This team went in with almost no one believing they could take down the empiric machine that was the New England Patriots. They proved everything and everyone wrong. They kept their cool, believed in themselves and each other, and the won.
Victory for Philly.