Mention that the Patriots seem like underdogs in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, and you’ll be mocked, likely by someone citing the Vegas line that has established the Patriots as favorites.
Meanwhile, look around listen to analysis and predictions from around the country and tell me 75% of “experts” aren’t saying that the Giants are going to win this thing. The Giants themselves have said it multiple times this week.
Based solely on the past two times these teams have met, the Giants should win this game. It would be an upset if they didn’t. There are a lot of other things to consider, however.
Abandon all hope, ye Patriots fans - Jerry Thornton lays out some of those very things. Required reading.
Dispatches from Indy: Media day – Chad Finn recaps yesterday’s activities.
Super Bowl Media Day: Lies, Brady Bashing and Rich Cimini is an Idiot – George Cain also weighs in on media coverage from yesterday.
Mariucci passed on local boy Brady – Bill Burt talks to NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci about passing on Tom Brady when Mariucci was coaching the 49ers.
What we learned Tuesday: Super Bowl XLVI will be referendum on Pats’ offensive line – Christopher Price looks in details at some of the themes from yesterday.
Dante Scarnecchia always there - Jackie MacMullan with a second fascinating column this week, this time an in-depth look at the offensive line coach, the only member of the organization to participate in all previous six Super Bowl appearances by the team. Karen Guregian also has a piece on Scarnecchia.
Getting a grip on things - Ian Rapoport’s notebook has rookie Stevan Ridley determined to make the most of his chances on Sunday. The Globe notebook from Greg A. Bedard and Michael Whitmer has Sebastian Vollmer expected to play on Sunday. The Patriots Journal has Bill O’Brien keeping focused on his Patriots duties this week.
No boos for Thomas a good thing for all - Joe Haggerty says that moving on is best for everyone.
Celtics win, but nearly blow big lead again – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics barely hanging on after blowing a 21-point lead.