Should have done this weeks ago. Now that things are finally starting to happen--and actually, it's looking damn good so far--y'all might not have time to bother with these classics from a bygone era. Things like Tracy Porter's game-clinching pick in the Super Bowl. But I, frankly, never get tired of watching this stuff, and I even found some things I hadn't seen before.
So, if you feel inclined, take some time out from the rapid-fire tweets emanating from Metairie and soak in these moments all over again. There's no time limit...you can stay in as long as you like, but you'll get all wrinkly.
To begin with, some Super Bowl highlights:
I know a lot of people don't like Jim Rome, but I haven't heard anything yet that he had to say about the Saints in the Super Bowl that I didn't agree with completely. Like this take: "You wanna know why no team had ever attempted an onsides kick before the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl? Because there's never been a coach with the stones to do it."
More Jim Rome: "I got just two words for you, Hot Lips Houlihan: Who dat?"
More Jim Rome, on Drew Brees: "Don't tell me he's not the NFL's best leader. You say that, I say 'you're wrong.'"
This is the video Rome references above, shot at Lucys:
And while we're on the subject of Drew Brees, here he is on Sports Science--52mph, 6° launch angle, 600 rpm, and just the right amount of wobble:
Back to the Super Bowl. Here is The Moment...Tracy Porter's pick: "What was I saying? 'Don't blitz'? Well, they sent everybody. And the Colts ran their favorite play!"
Some reaction from the stands:
Another angle from inside the stadium:
A family in Lafayette reacts to the interception: "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" Notice the Drew Brees moment.
Another family reaction: "Hallelujah! Who dat!"
The same moment in Serio's:
And afterward, Tracy Porter pisses in Manning's Wheaties:
This is the classic Jim Henderson call of the same play:
Here, Bob Lamey calls for the Colts:
By way of segue, here's Paul Allen's call of a similar situation in the NFC Championship game: "This is not Detroit, man, this is the Super Bowl!"
...and here's some fan reaction:
...which led to Garrett Hartley's kick, and the Superdome erupts:
Here is the kick viewed from that end zone:
That's all for now. I may add more videos later, but at the moment my ears are bleeding. Time to take a rest.